Nothing is better than coming into a cool, comfortable house after a long day in the Austin, Texas, summer heat. But how do you maximize the comfort in your home? There are steps you can take to beat the heat outside without breaking the bank paying outrageous utility bills.

Help Your System

When dealing with the extreme temperatures that are a part of Texas summertime, sometimes your HVAC system may need a little extra help. The US Department of Energy recommends keeping your thermostat set on 78 Fahrenheit to keep yourself cool enough without running up a massive utility bill, but if that’s not cool enough for you, there are things you can do to take the strain off of your unit. Talk to one of our professionals about humidity controls and other things you can add to your home to help increase efficiency.

Be Smart with Your Thermostat

Having your HVAC system run all day while you’re at work adds an unneeded strain to a system that is working hard to cool an empty house. If you want to reduce the stress on your HVAC system and lower your utility bills, consider having a Smart Thermostat installed. These devices enable you to control your home’s temperature remotely. You can turn your interior temperature up during the day while you’re gone and begin the cooling process before you head home for the day. Your system and your bank account will thank you.

Sleeping Well

When you sleep, your body temperature decreases as body heat radiates from your extremities. This provides you a great chance to take some of the stress off of your HVAC system as you can raise the desired temperature of your home. Whenever you agree on a temperature that works for everyone in the home, Energy Star recommends increasing the temperature by four degrees when you go to sleep at night.

It’s hot outside when summertime comes to Austin, Texas. You’re counting on your home to be a cool place where you can unwind and relax. Take the steps needed to make your house more comfortable and contact us today to schedule your next service appointment.

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