AC & Heater Repair in San Antonio

Heating Costs vs Cooling Costs

With the summer heat in full effect, it can be hard to imagine an end to this madness. But the good news is, the seasons will change and relief is in sight! When the cooler weather rolls in, it is time to transition from cooling to heating. But have you ever taken the time to compare what it costs to cool your home with what it costs to heat it? Don’t worry, we will save you the time!

In a place like San Antonio, the obvious answer is that cooling costs you more, but that is not always the case. The average home in America spends about 25% more on heating bills than they do on cooling bills. While San Antonio homes are far from average, the gap between the two costs is far less than you think. If you used your furnace and air conditioner the same amount of time every year, your heating bill would be higher. The air conditioner only costs you more because it is getting more use. If you were looking for a definitive answer, you might be disappointed. The truth is, your cooling and heating costs depend on a multitude of different factors that you can and can’t control. Some things you can do to cut down on your home’s HVAC costs include:

  • Proper Insulation
  • Weather Stripping
  • HVAC Maintenance
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Drapes/Blinds
  • Proper Ventilation
  • Upgrade to a high efficiency system

If you live in San Antonio or the surrounding areas, your HVAC system might be your best friend. You rely on it to keep you comfortable all year round, so why not make sure it is working to the best of it’s ability? Here at Schmidt Mechanical, that is what we do best. Whether you need help with cooling or heating, we will provide quality service for a reasonable price.

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