The summers can be brutal in Trophy Club, TX, and the resulting cooling costs can be brutal as well. However, there are several methods you can implement to lower your energy bills and increase the overall energy efficiency of your HVAC system. With just a few simple steps, you’ll realize significant energy savings.

1. Maintenance

Scheduling a regular maintenance plan for your HVAC system is important not only for extending the life of your system but also for improving its energy efficiency. With a maintenance plan, a professional technician will check and clean various components of your cooling system, which may include the filters, coils, refrigerant levels, connections, cycling performance and other similar features. This ensures the cooling system is performing as efficiently as possible.

2. Thermal Curtains

Installing thermal curtains for your windows will help reduce the amount of heat entering through your windows from the sun. These curtains contain multiple layers of fabric that feature thermal resistance (R-value) and reduce thermal transmittance (U-value). Thermal curtains typically have three layers that consist of a decorative panel, a thermally resistant panel and a lining panel that protects the middle layer from the sunlight.

3. Thermostats

The thermostat is one of the most useful tools in your home for increasing your energy efficiency. In the summer, set the thermostat at 78 degrees Fahrenheit for the hours you’re home and at a level a few degrees higher for the blocks of time you’re not present, like when you are away at work. You can set a programmable thermostat to these levels automatically; if you have a “smart” programmable thermostat, you can manage it from your mobile devices.

Improving your home’s energy efficiency saves you both energy and money. If your system hasn’t had it’s spring maintenance, call North Tarrant Heat & Air today to schedule service, so your cooling system will be fully optimized for the summer.

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