We’ve officially hit the dog days of summer here in Austin, TX, which means your air conditioning system is going to be busier than ever. That usually translates to higher monthly bills and in some ways that’s inevitable: you’re simply going to have to pay more for running an air conditioner seven days a week than you would running it three days a week. But those higher costs could hide some unnecessary costs as well: paying more than you need to for the service you expect. You can cut into those high bills in a number of ways, starting with common-sense solutions like setting your thermostat a few degrees higher than you’re used to. A trained technician can help with a number of more formal steps designed to lower your air conditioning bills.
A Maintenance Session
Ideally, maintenance sessions should take place at the beginning of the summer, and if you’ve already had your unit serviced, you probably don’t need to worry. But if it’s been a year or more since your last maintenance session, now is the perfect time to schedule one: lowering the risk of a breakdown and improving your unit’s efficiency for these last few brutal weeks of summer.
High humidity levels make the air feel hotter than it is. If there’s too much moisture in the air, your sweat won’t evaporate, which is the way your body cools down. You feel hotter (as well as sweatier and grosser), and while your air conditioner can serve as a sort of de facto dehumidifier, it takes a lot more strain and energy to do the same job. A whole-house dehumidifier can ease that burden, as well as improving your indoor air quality immeasurably.
For more upgrades that can lower your air conditioning bills, call the experts at Intelligent Air Services today!