How to Save on AC This Summer

How much do you think homeowners spend on their AC each year? A few million? Even a billion? Try 11 billion dollars on for size. If you're surprised right now, then you're probably enjoying the cost-saving benefits of an air conditioning system that runs smoothly and has been upgraded for energy-efficiency. But if your reaction was more of a grimace of recognition, then you're not alone. Plenty of homeowners spend too much on cooling down during the summer. We've provided you with a few simple tips on how to lower your cooling bills without breaking a sweat.


Get a tune-up. If you don't take your car to the mechanic for a regular inspection, you can look forward to escalating maintenance bills and higher payments at the pump. The same goes for your air conditioning unit or system. Bent coil fins, a dirty evaporator coil, clogged filters, cracked window seals, and other small problems can quickly add up into expensive headaches that are cheating you out of maximum efficiency. Call an HVAC services specialist in Langhorne, PA, for a thorough tune-up.

Install a high-efficiency unit. High-efficiency isn't a marketing gimmick in the case of these wonder-working systems. A high-efficiency air conditioner can save you up to 50% on your energy bills. Ask your local HVAC services specialist in Yardley, PA, about an Energy Start-certified, high-efficiency unit that will lower your cooling costs.

Get a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat, which can be programmed to suit your schedule and even learn your climate preferences, can prevent energy faux pas from draining your checking account. Too many homeowners make the mistake of cranking up their AC to rapidly cool it off—not only does this not work, but it's costly. Avoid the temptation by programming your thermostat to cool down your home by the time you get back from work, running errands, or vacation. Speaking of vacation, never realize that you've left the AC on when you're halfway to Florida ever again. With a smart thermostat that has Wi-Fi capabilities, you can shut off the system via your mobile device.

If you need help lowering your energy bills, give One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Bucks County a call at (267) 930-2733. We'll find the right solution for your home, and with our flexible financing options, home comfort will continue to be affordable.