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Economical AC Habits: Save Energy and Money

August 16, 2023 | Blog

To turn on my air conditioner or not to turn on my air conditioner? You may face the dilemma between needing to cool off and saving on your utility bill. Rest assured that you can stay cool while not breaking the bank on your utility costs. Barker’s Heating & Cooling is here to help you save energy and money while keeping you cool this summer.

Habits To Increase AC Efficiency

Seasonal maintenance is key. Schedule regular tune-ups for your AC system, including professional inspections and minor repairs. Dirty air filters are another reason for reduced AC efficiency. Remember to clean or replace your air filters every 1-3 months to improve airflow and maintain efficiency.

Regulating your thermostat and using fans, curtains and shades can also help. Install a programmable thermostat and set higher temperatures when you’re away from home or asleep to reduce energy consumption. You can also use ceiling or portable fans to help circulate cool air throughout a room without sacrificing comfort. During the hottest parts of the day, curtains and shades can help keep your rooms cooler.

Caring for your windows and vents also makes a difference in AC efficiency. Inspect your windows, doors and any other potential openings for air leaks. Seal them with weatherstripping or caulk to prevent conditioned air from escaping. Ensure all vents and registers are unobstructed by furniture or other objects. Clean your air ducts regularly to remove dust or debris that can hinder airflow.

Efficient Air Conditioning Systems

Traditional, ducted AC systems aren’t the only option for dependable climate control. Here at Barker’s, we’re proud to offer a range of energy-efficient systems for increased indoor comfort.

Inverter Air Conditioners

Inverter technology allows the compressor in the AC unit to operate at variable speeds, adjusting its output based on the cooling needs. Ductless mini-split systems feature this technology and are the standard for customized cooling.

Energy Star Certified Units

Look for air conditioning systems with the Energy Star label. These units meet stringent energy efficiency standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and can significantly reduce your energy consumption compared to non-certified models.

Whole House Temperature Zoning

Consider a multi-zone system if you have a larger space or multiple rooms requiring cooling. A ductless AC system uses individual thermostats and dampers to control the temperature in different zones, allowing for personalized cooling and reduced energy waste.

Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Systems

Capable of providing both heating and air conditioning, VRF systems are known for their high energy efficiency and precise temperature control. They can vary the refrigerant flow to different building areas based on the cooling demands, minimizing energy consumption and maximizing comfort.

Brazos Valley AC Services

If you need help with your HVAC system to stay cool and economical this summer, Barker’s Heating & Cooling is here to help you. We are a full-service HVAC and plumbing company serving Brazos Valley since 1974. Contact us today!

Why Choose Barker's?

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You will save a minimum of 30% on your heating and cooling costs or we will refund double-the-difference of your savings not realized during the first year.
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If we do not have your new system operating by the date promised, we will pay you $500 for your inconvenience.
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We guarantee that the equipment we have installed will perform as we have stated, or we will remove it and return 100% of your investment.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Very Professional

Chandler did an excellent job checking out our heat pump. He was very professional, communicated well, was responsive to our questions and I was very happy with everything he did.

Steve M.

Honest and Trustworthy

Our AC went out during a late summer heatwave. Called Barkers and Victor worked very hard to get the outside unit up and running. Two hours later we conceded to the death of a 29 yo unit. Victor notified the office the next morning, and within 24 hours we had a complete new system installed, and the house cooled by the time I got home from work. Highly recommend. Honest and trustworthy.

Susan H.

Very Impressed

We were impressed by this company from the first phone call. Reed was an exceptional young man; very personable and professional. The installation team of Mike, John and Cody did an excellent job. Barker’s is a business with high standards and we are very satisfied with everything about them. So glad we found this company!

Donna D.