As we approach the extreme heat and humidity of the Shreveport-Bossier City temperatures during the summer months, it is more important than ever to not only have a reliable air conditioning unit but one that is also energy efficient. Anyone who has lived in the area’s subtropical climate knows how expensive energy bills can be during this time of year. Fortunately, today’s air conditioning technology provides quality comfort with energy efficiency. If you are currently using an older air conditioning unit that no longer seems to be functioning as it once was or have noticed an increase in your energy bills, it may be time to invest in an energy-efficient air conditioning unit.
Reduce Energy Consumption
The energy required to run traditional AC units contributes to overall utility costs. New and efficient air conditioning units on the market today consume around 30 percent less energy than traditional units. In addition to saving you money on your utility bills, energy-efficient units are better for the environment, cutting carbon emissions by burning less fossil fuels.
There are several things to consider when purchasing a new air conditioning unit. If your focus is saving on utility costs, consider an AC unit with energy-saving settings. This means your air conditioning unit will automatically turn off its compressor and fan once space is sufficiently cooled. Instead of manually switching your AC off every time you have reached the desired temperature, you can enjoy your cooled home and let your AC unit do the work for you.
As more people upgrade their homes to be “smart”, they should consider how their air conditioning unit can fit into the equation. Manufacturers now offer many types of WiFi-enabled units that are fully customizable via your phone or with the help of Google or Alexa. With this level of customization, energy savings can have a huge impact on your monthly utility bills.
Upgrading your air conditioning unit is the best way to save on energy bills, but there are a few things you can do in the meantime to ensure your current unit is working as efficiently as possible.
- Contact us for routine maintenance and repair 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Make sure your filter is cleaned once per month
- Close foundation vents in the winter and open them in the summer
- Close your fireplace damper when not in use
- Open drapes in the winter when the sun is shining, and close in the summer to eliminate extra heat
- Shut off all appliances, computers, and media units when not in use
Now is a great time to upgrade older air conditioning units with AccuTemp Cooling and Heating. Between power company rebates and current manufacturer discounts, our specialists can help you determine the best unit for your home at an affordable price. We are trusted specialists in cooling your home, so believe us when we say you don’t need to sacrifice comfort to save on utility bills. Contact us here or call us at 318-861-2255 to start saving today!