Summer Energy-Saving Tips

By Rachel Walker


As the weather heats up, it’s important to keep your house cool. Running air conditioning all day can be very expensive, especially if your HVAC system is not efficient, or if your home is not properly sealed. If you’re seeing unusually high electric bills in the summer, that could be a sign that your HVAC system needs to be repaired. For help enforcing your repair rights, reach out to our counseling line at 512-474-1961.

Running a fan costs less and is more energy-efficient than using central air conditioning. You can save on energy costs by using a fan instead of AC, or by setting the thermostat a few degrees higher than normal and letting a fan make up the difference. Seniors, adults with disabilities, and low-income families with children can receive a free fan through Family Eldercare’s Summer Fan Drive. Eligible adults can call 512-459-4FAN (4326) to request a fan.