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Ways to Lower Your AC Costs this Summer

Don’t catch yourself unprepared for the rising costs of your electric bill when the summer heat waves roll in. This can be one of the most expensive times of year for homeowners because of the astronomical rates from utility companies. It’s time to start helping your money to work harder this season. You need to find a few sneaky ways to lower the cost of air conditioning and keep more money in your pocket.

Take a few of these steps now to start preparing your home for a cooler (and less expensive) summer.

Invest in sealing up your home

If you live in an older home, there’s a good chance that your windows and doors are leaking your precious chilled air into the great outdoors. Your weatherstripping or caulking might be too old to perform its job anymore. The good news is that this is a very easy fix that you can do yourself, even if you’re on a budget. Find out what parts of your home are leaking by standing oustide and feeling around the edges of your windows and doors. When you feel cold air, you know that your seals need a little bit of attention.

Install a programmable thermostat

Invest some money in a smart programmable thermostat like Nest. This allows you to change the temperature in the home at set points throughout the day. By raising the temperature while you’re at work and while you sleep, you could save up to $180 per year. Based on your savings, leading manufacturer Nest claims that it pays for itself in less than two years.

Stop turning down the thermostat

You can expect to be a little warm during the summer months. Nobody wants to turn up their thermostat, but it is a great way to save a ton of money during the hottest part of the year. Try setting it at the highest possible temperature that you can tolerate. The recommended indoor temperature when you’re at home is 78 degrees Fahrenheit (26 degrees Celsius).

Run the ceiling fans

Turn the fans on while you’re in the room. The sudden burst of moving air can help you to cool down significantly faster than air conditioning alone. You should be able to raise your thermostat by several degrees as long as you have the fans running. This can be a great way to save money. Remember to turn them off when you leave the room or you’re paying for electricity that you don’t really need. After all, fans do very little to cool down the temperature of the entire home.

It is possible to save money on your summer cooling costs this year with a few handy tips to help you maximize your home’s efficiency. If your bills are still astronomical but the house is hot, it might be time to have one of the most experienced air conditioning service companies like Classic Air Conditioning and Heating take a look at your unit. Let us help you cool down this summer with seasonal AC maintenance and repair work!

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Karrie Mikle
Karrie Mikle
2022-05-06
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Everyone I have dealt with at Classic over the last several years always go the extra mile with customer service. Reliable, pleasant and knowledgeable team - especially JOEY SCALA!
Sarah Rogers
Sarah Rogers
2022-05-03
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Eddie, Isaac and saul did amazing work, talked to me about everything, and made sure they installed my new ac properly. Thank yall so much!
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CHERYL SCHILLINGS
2022-04-18
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William Bragg
William Bragg
2022-04-08
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We've been using Classic Air Conditioning & Heating Services for the past five years to include Installation of new units (flawless by the way), bi-annual check-ups that are scheduled and carried out without a second thought on my part, and in emergencies (backed up drain in the bathroom with a response time in under 24 hours to troubleshoot the problem). Their technicians are master's at their craft, personable, and cut to the chase on his service calls. I never feel like I'm being given the run around or a sales pitch with this company. Today, Mitchell Wesch went above and beyond walking us through what was happening and provided a multitude of options and expected timelines for future repairs. Once again, a great example of exemplary customer service. He was able to troubleshoot the problem with zero delay. We're ready for the Texas summer, and are already looking forward to the next scheduled service call. Thank you Classic Services for keeping our home healthy and happy.
Sondra Von Gyllenband
Sondra Von Gyllenband
2022-04-08
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These folks are kind and helpful. They will above and beyond to assist. They make sure what needs to be done is done. Sondra
Lexie Gillotti
Lexie Gillotti
2022-04-06
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Theresa did an amazing job! She informed me about everything she was doing and took extra pictures so I could have them for my record. She was quick but still answered all my questions. She definitely saved the day when my condensor froze over on the coldest day of the year, leaving my family in the cold. She was out at my house within the hour and had everything fixed in minutes.
MARIE ORTEGA
MARIE ORTEGA
2022-03-29
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Very professional presentation and very very quick arrival day Same Day to our needs much better than anyone in San Antonio, very disappointed with services from San Antonio. Importantly corrected our problem in same day. Took their time and gave advice and great great pricing. Won’t go anywhere else. Will always consider local businesses instead.
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2022-03-26
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2022-03-10
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Stephanie Corona
Stephanie Corona
2022-02-23
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Well, once again, Classic comes to the rescue. I am on their yearly maintenance plan and yesterday Nate showed up for a late afternoon service call. Nate was professional, friendly and knowledgeable. This company never ceases to impress me. From the person that answers the phone to the people that come out to help. ALWAYS on time, responsive and caring. GREAT JOB NATE!!!

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