Your energy bill will naturally increase during the summer in Rockport, TX. But you can control it by following a few cost-saving tips. Save on cooling costs this summer by following these four tips:

Check the Air Filter

Your air filter captures dirt and dust. Leave it alone for too long, though, and the build up of that dirt and debris will cause poor airflow, force your air conditioner to work harder and raise your energy bill. It’ll worsen your indoor air quality, too. Keep the air circulating smoothly and IAQ healthy by changing the filter every 60 to 90 days.

Program the Thermostat

Your programmable thermostat can save you a ton by limiting air conditioner use during those times when you’re gone or asleep. Take advantage of this convenience. We recommend a set point of 72 degrees when cooling the home and a set point of 78 degrees the rest of the time. If you still use a manual thermostat, consider upgrading to a smart model.

Clean the Area Around the Compressor

The compressor is the unit that sits outside your house. It blows out all the heat absorbed from your home, so make sure it’s clear to do so. Cut back any bushes that are growing near it, and remove any dead leaves or dryer lint from the area as well. Ideally, the compressor should have about two feet of clearance around it.

Avoid Heat-Generating Activities

After the usual maintenance tasks for your AC system, you should think about cutting down on oven usage, dryer usage, hot showers and other heat-generating activities. By preventing the build-up of heat in your home, you avoid using the air conditioner as much.

Bodine-Scott Air Conditioning Co. has been providing air conditioning repairs and installations in the Rockport area since 1961, so call us today for professional work. Each of our service technicians has undergone the training necessary for NATE certification. We can service any make or model of AC system.

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