Summers in Balch Springs, Texas can be brutal. Though the weather’s warm outside, you can keep your home crisp and comfortable. Cool your home more affordably than ever with handy fan hacks and HVAC maintenance tips to keep costs low.

Use Your Fan Right

Your ceiling fan doesn’t actually lower the temperature in your home, but it can create a wind chill effect that makes you feel cooler, so you can use less air conditioning and stay comfortable more affordably. In the summer months, set your fan to rotate counter clockwise so it blows air down on those in the room.

If you have a standing fan instead of a ceiling fan, set it behind a bowl of ice for an added hit of cooling. Keep in mind that neither type of fan will lower the temperature in other parts of the house, so save energy by turning them off if no one is in the room.

Upgrade Your HVAC System

If your air conditioner is between 15 and 20 years old, it’s time to consider a replacement. A new energy efficient model will cool your home more affordably. Not only will you enjoy faster cooling with more minute control over your temperatures, you’ll have smaller utility bills every month too.

Schedule System Maintenance

Regular HVAC maintenance will keep your air conditioner running as efficiently as possible. A system that receives its annual tune-up will require fewer repairs and enjoy a longer lifespan. If your HVAC hasn’t had a tune-up in the last 12 months, schedule yours now for a cleaner system that runs as smoothly as possible. Remember to change your air filter between visits at least once every three months so your air conditioner doesn’t have to struggle pulling air through clogged mesh.

If you’re overdue for your annual maintenance visit, contact Willard Heating and Air Conditioning at 972-395-5139. We’ll get your system in peak shape so you can tackle our Texas summers with confidence.

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