Ways to Lower Your AC Bill during the Summer Heat

Ways to Lower Your AC Bill during the Summer Heat

The summer heat has once again arrived, meaning you'll be depending on your home's AC to keep your family cool, comfortable, and in good spirits. When regularly running your AC, your energy bill is liable to climb higher and higher. But by taking certain measures, you can keep your energy bill from sucking your bank account dry. At River City Heating & Air, our local HVAC specialists can expertly conduct maintenance that optimizes your AC's efficiency, which will in turn reduce your energy bills.

How to Decrease Your AC Bill

Installing a programmable thermostat can be very helpful with ensuring that your AC isn't running when it isn't needed. Your programmable thermostat will make it easy for you to create a heating/cooling schedule that accounts for your family's daily routines. Though there will be some modest installation costs, you'll save money over the long run because it'll be much less likely that your AC is operating when nobody is around to be cooled by it.

If it's a manageable expense, old, drafty windows should be replaced with energy-efficient windows. This way, cooled air will remain inside the home, while hot summer air stays out. And if it's not in the budget to replace your windows, you might instead consider weatherstripping the windows that are letting air pass. And when the sun comes blazing through your windows, you can use blackout curtains to reduce the amount of solar heat gain.

By keeping up with HVAC maintenance, your AC will work much more efficiently. Homeowners often take care of simple types of HVAC maintenance such as changing out filters, which typically needs to be done every 90 days, though may need to be done more often during periods of high use. For more complex maintenance needs, it's best to call in a reputable HVAC technician who will ensure that your AC system is functioning flawlessly.

AC Service in Bismarck, ND

When you need AC service in Bismarck, contact River City Heating & Air at (701) 561-0804. Our local HVAC company can take care of any of your residential or commercial AC needs. Feel free to give us a call today to make an appointment!

River City Heating & Air Blog
Posted: June 30, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ


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