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Stay Cool and Reduce Your Energy Costs This Summer

July 17, 2020 | Blog

The scalding temps of the Texas summer are here. But with many of us staying indoors and trying to keep cool, you may notice a spike in your energy costs. While rising electric bills are unfortunately just a part of the season, there are actually a variety of things you can do to save yourself some money, all while keeping your family comfortable all summer long.

#1 Install a Smart Thermostat

If you don’t already have a smart thermostat, now is a great time to invest in one. They learn your family’s comfort preferences and automate temperature adjustments to keep you cool while maximizing your energy savings. The smart thermostats you can set and forget from Trane, like the ComfortLink II XL1050, or the XL824, will save you up to 3% of your total cooling cost for every degree you raise your thermostat above 72 degrees.

#2 Adjust The Temperature

Your home doesn’t have to be a winter wonderland to keep you cool during the summer. Adjusting your thermostat seven to ten degrees warmer can save you up to 10% on your energy costs each year. The U.S. Department of Energy recommends setting your thermostat at 78 degrees during warmer months, as it can keep you comfortable in light, breathable clothing.

#3 Invest in Energy-Efficient Windows

Did you know that your windows can impact your energy usage by 30% each year? Installing Energy Star windows will keep cool air in and warm air out, reducing how much you spend on your electric bills. When replacing their old, single-pane windows, customers saved up to $465 per year.

#4 Seal Cracks and Openings Around Doors and Windows

Even if you have the most efficient windows, cool air can still escape through openings and cracks around your windows or doors. A gap as small as ⅛ inch can cause as much air to escape as a 2.4-inch hole in the wall. Keep your home insulated by sealing cracks and openings with caulk or weather stripping.

#5 Rely On Your Ceiling Fans

Your ceiling fans are great at circulating air that your A/C has already worked to cool. Keeping them running during the summer will allow you to keep your home four degrees warmer without sacrificing any of your comfort.

#6 Upgrade Your A/C Unit

Running an A/C unit that is ten years old or older will cause your energy bills to soar. If yours is on the fritz, or you think it’s time to replace it to save on your energy costs, our expert team of technicians can help. There are a variety of Trane units available to meet your needs. From the XV20i TruComfort, Trane’s most efficient; the XV18 TruComfort, Trane’s quietest; to the XR14, Trane’s best value, there is something available for any home.

Contact Us

At Air Tech of Humble, we’re always here for you and your home comfort needs. We’re here to help you save on your energy costs, and can lend our advice and expertise when it’s time for you to replace your unit. Contact us today at (832) 309-3771.

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If the compressor in your air conditioner fails twice in the first 5 years, we will install a complete and new condensing unit. If the heat exchanger in your furnace fails in the first 10 years, we will install a new furnace.
If your system breaks down during the first year and leaves you without heating or cooling, we will be there within 24 hours or we will pay you $500 for your inconvenience.
You will save a minimum of 30% on your heating and cooling costs or we will refund double-the-difference of your savings not realized during the first year.
All technicians in your home have an extensive background check performed and are randomly drug tested for your safety.

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This is the 2nd time we’ve used Elite and I can honestly say they will continue to be my go to company when it comes to heating and AC repairs. They are extremely professional, quick service times, and affordable, even for this single momma! Thank you again for saving us during this chilly winter.

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My technician Michael Ford was very knowledgeable and he made sure everything was working effectively. Michael was very professional and customer friendly. From the first day I started service the customer service has always been great. I would definitely recommend Elite because they are definitely going to give Elite service and great pricing!

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Very honest and thorough. From the first contact with the scheduler to updated communication for appointments, very professional. Michael provided us different options to address system issues and charges were reasonable. 5 of 5 stars in service, highly recommend

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