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In the middle of summer, when we’re desperate for some relief from the heat, a cool home becomes a major priority.  But even if you already have air conditioning and your home is at a comfortable temperature, you may be wondering how to keep your costs down while also reducing your energy consumption (and bill, of course).  

 

The good news is that there are many straightforward and cost-effective ways to increase your home’s efficiency while still staying cool.  Whether you’re seeking solutions for a historic house, a new apartment, or an unairconditioned space, the following tips will help you to get a handle on the heat:

 

Window Coverings

 

Alright, this first one is not rocket science—but using window coverings effectively is a simple best practice that can actually reduce the heat in your home by up to 33%.  Close your windows and window coverings during the hottest and sunniest hours of the day (often while you’re away at work anyway), and then open them to let in the cooler fresh air and less direct sunlight early in the morning, late in the evening, and at nighttime.

 

Seal It Up

 

According to home efficiency experts, most people would have a hole at least the size of a basketball in their home if they added up all the leaks and cracks where temperature-controlled air is escaping.  Taking a little time to seal things up now can save you big time in the future.  

 

Pay special attention to holes in ducts, poorly sealed windows and doors, and areas of the home where insulation may be scant or absent (ceilings, roofs, and attics are major culprits).  You can also make an appointment for a home efficiency audit with a local agency to provide a more in-depth snapshot of how to increase your home’s efficiency.

 

Program for Success

 

Your air conditioner and thermostat are great cooling tools, but you’re the one controlling them and calling the shots.  

 

Make sure your thermostat is providing accurate readings, and then program it and your air conditioner to higher temperatures during the hours you’re not at home.  It also helps to keep your air conditioner in good repair with regular maintenance and to use it for its dehydrating function as well as for its temperature control.  This brings us to our final tip…

 

Evaluate What Is Truly Comfortable

 

You don’t have to be married to a particular number on your thermostat.  Sometimes dryer air, even at a higher temperature, can actually feel perfectly pleasant.  

 

Maintaining good airflow in your home with the use of fans and open windows can genuinely reduce the need for constant air conditioning—as long as you’re savvy about how and when to use them.  Good quality window coverings along with a well-sealed home can further reduce your home’s heat.  

 

And, of course, planting shrubs and trees for natural shade plus evaluating the orientation of your home and windows (if you have the luxury of building new) are also significant heat neutralizing considerations.

 

New Braunfels Service

 

Classic Air Conditioning & Heating is a locally owned business that can help you with all of your home cooling questions and needs.  If you’re seeking heating and air service in New Braunfels, TX, give us a call today!

 

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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!
CHERYL SCHILLINGS
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.
Jeffrey Fields
Jeffrey Fields
2022-03-26
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Jan Smith
Jan Smith
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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