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close up of a fan. With one of the warmest winters on record is there a way that we can increase our HVAC energy efficiency?

Summer Energy Efficiency Tips 

The 2023-2024 winter season was ranked the warmest winter on record for the United States, with eight states observing their warmest winter on record. According to the National Centers for Environmental Information, February 2024 was the nation’s third warmest February on record. With the warmest winter on record still in full swing, is there a way that we can increase our HVAC energy efficiency?

Lucky for you, we have a list of summer energy efficiency tips for you to get ahead of what could be another very hot summer here in the Lakeway area.

Prepare for Summer to Help Increase HVAC Energy Efficiency:

Adjust Your Thermostat

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommends that while you are at home, your air conditioner be set to 78 degrees in the summer to get the maximum utility bill savings. That may not work for your household or be a comfortable temperature. A general rule of thumb is that for each degree you set your thermostat above 72 degrees, you can save up to 3% on your energy bill. recommends increasing the indoor temperature by 5 to 7 degrees when you’re away from home. This can support your energy-efficiency goals and lower your monthly energy costs. However, in Texas, we have to consider humidity levels as well.

Program Your Thermostat

When considering what temperature to set your thermostat to maximize your HVAC energy efficiency, a programmable or smart thermostat will make adjusting your temperature and setting a schedule much easier.

Use Fans

A ceiling fan won’t actually lower the temperature of your home, but it can create a wind-chill effect that makes you feel cooler by speeding up the evaporation process on your skin. This means you can increase the temperature on your thermostat and still feel comfortable while saving on energy costs.

Close Curtains or Invest in Energy Efficient Window Treatments

Adding window treatments to your home can provide an extra layer of insulation. In the summer, using energy-efficient window treatments can help to keep your room cool by preventing cold air from escaping. During hot summer days, closing the window treatments can help prevent the sun from heating your home, reducing how hard your AC needs to work.

Invest in a new HVAC System that is Energy Efficient

It might be time to invest in a new HVAC system to maximize HVAC energy efficiency. Lennox Air Conditioners are ENERGY STAR qualified heating and cooling products. When you choose ENERGY STAR products, you know you’re making a wise choice that can significantly reduce your monthly utility costs.

If you are looking to upgrade your system to a more energy efficent HVAC system or you’ve noticed that your AC isn’t cooling, call us! We can help you choose the right HVAC system for your family’s needs this summer. And remember, we promise to bring total home comfort wherever we go!


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