The hottest temperatures of the year are here! Dave Broussard A/C & Heating is dedicated to keeping your cooling costs low and your comfort levels high. We’re sharing 5 quick tips you can do to keep your energy bills low in the blistering South Louisiana heat!

 

1. Install and set a programmable thermostat.

Programmable thermostats are huge energy-savers because they’re completely customizable to your schedule. When you know you’re going to be away from home, simply program your thermostat to raise the temperature. Doing this can save you up to 10% on cooling costs.

 

2. Use ceiling fans.

Not only do these improve your levels of comfort, but also they allow you to raise your thermostat setting by roughly 4 degrees without compromising any comfort. Because ceiling fans use significantly less electricity than central AC, you’ll definitely save energy and cut costs.

 

3. Insulate your attic, walls, and ductwork.

This one makes a huge difference. When warm air leaks into your home, your AC has to work much harder to maintain the temperature. This adds immediate costs to your energy bill and long-term costs due to the excess, unnecessary wear-and-tear on your AC.

Did you know? On average, air loss through ducts accounts for about 30% of a cooling system’s energy consumption. That’s a lot of wasted energy and money.

If you aren’t sure where to start with finding and sealing cracks in your home and ductwork, give us a call to learn more: (337) 857-3432.

 

4. Install energy-efficient window coverings.

Direct sunlight can significantly raise the temperature in your home. Energy-efficient window coverings allow light to enter your home but block solar heat. With the proper research, you can choose the perfect window coverings that are both for decoration and for saving energy.

Click here to check out the U.S. Department of Energy’s guide to energy efficient window treatments.

 

5. Get your AC checked out.

Regular maintenance on your AC has a big impact on the efficiency and lifespan of your unit. Your AC is a complex machine that contains a lot of moving parts. These components accumulate wear and tear over time and can lead to problems if not maintained.

Think of it this way. You wouldn’t let your car run for years without an oil change. The same applies for your AC unit. It should receive regular maintenance to make sure you’re getting the most performance and to make sure you get the most years possible out of your AC.

Customers who are on our HVAC maintenance plan enjoy comprehensive maintenance services that facilitate optimal efficiency, reduce damages done to units by normal wear, and help to avoid more serious complications in the future.

Click here to read more about our maintenance plans designed to save you money.

 

Summer Savings With Dave Broussard A/C & Heating

At Dave Broussard A/C & Heating, we’re here to save you money every way we can. Summer energy costs can be high, but you can slash those costs when you follow these tips.

For more ways to save this summer, call Dave Broussard A/C & Heating: (337) 857-3432.