Find your location


How to Cut Costs on Your Heating and Air Conditioning Bill This Summer

How to Cut Costs on Your Heating and Air Conditioning Bill This Summer

Posted by
Ed Miller on Mon, Jun 07, 2021


Summer is a great time of year for family fun, barbeques, and outdoor activities, but the season can also be pricey. Maintaining comfortable indoor temperatures can often lead to high energy bills, especially in Jacksonville. Luckily, we have some great tips that will help you improve your home’s energy efficiency and reduce the price of your heating and air conditioning bills.

Use Ceiling Fans

One great way you can immediately reduce the amount of energy you use in your home is by utilizing ceiling fans. Ceiling fans circulate cool air so that your air conditioning doesn’t need to use as much energy to maintain cool temperatures in your home. We highly encourage that homeowners install ceiling fans throughout their homes in order to increase air circulation and reduce energy costs.

Replace HVAC Air Filters

Replacing your HVAC air filter is an easy and simple way to cut down on energy costs. When your filters clog with household particles, like dust mites, hair, dirt, and pollen, your HVAC unit is forced to work harder to circulate air and maintain your home’s cool temperature.

Clean your air filters so that your HVAC can run more efficiently and with less energy. Air filters are incredibly affordable and easy to install without professional assistance. We recommend that you change your air filter at least once a month to get the most out of your HVAC unit.

Upgrade to Energy-Efficient Windows

Energy-efficient windows are a great way to improve the insulation of your home. Older windows have difficulty keeping in the cool air that your HVAC unit provides, so switching to more energy-efficient windows will reduce the amount of energy it takes for your HVAC unit to maintain a comfortable temperature. The cost of replacing your windows may seem pricey, but you’ll save yourself money over time by shrinking your electricity bills.

Seal Your Windows

In addition to upgrading your windows, you also need to make sure that your windows are properly sealed to optimize your home’s insulation. If your windows aren’t properly sealed, warm air from the outdoors will seep into your home and cool air circulated by your HVAC unit will escape. This will force your HVAC unit to use more energy and will ultimately drive up your electricity bill. Identify the leaks and cracks reducing your home’s insulation, and use caulk and weather stripping to seal your windows.

Use a Programmable Thermostat

Although obtaining a programmable thermostat will have an initial startup cost, you’ll save money on future electricity bills. You can program your thermostat to not operate during certain times of the day so that your HVAC isn’t using as much energy. You can easily program your thermostat to remain idle while you’re away from your home and return to normal functions shortly before you return. Some thermostats can even be programmed from your phone! You can instantly set your home’s temperature while you’re away.

Service Your HVAC Unit

Regular servicing of your HVAC unit will ensure that it’s running at its most efficient. If your unit resides outdoors, you need to clean around it and remove built-up debris that may be blocking the unit. Additionally, you should hire a professional to clean your HVAC coils and make sure that your system is running as efficiently as possible. Hiring a professional can also increase your HVAC’s lifespan because they ensure that your unit remains in optimal working condition.

Contact Snyder Heating & Air to Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient! 

If you’re ready to optimize your HVAC unit to reduce your air conditioning costs, contact us today! We provide expert HVAC repair and maintenance services that will make your home more energy-efficient and comfortable.



AC Unit,


where you’ll find snyder

Snyder Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Electric serves families across Florida. You'll find our technicians are just a short phone call away in neighborhoods throughout these counties:


  • Alachua
  • Baker
  • Clay
  • Duval
  • Flagler
  • Nassau
  • St. Johns


  • Broward
  • Martin
  • Miami-Dade
  • Palm Beach
  • St. Lucie

Customer Reviews

This was an exceptional experience! We woke up to our A/C on but not cooling (it was 6am and already 81 in the house). The person who set up our appointment was very nice, able to get us seen same-day, and let us know of some options to help save us money.

-Christy Cormier

The service from Sam and Chris was excellent! They were very knowledgeable and professional. They were able to answer all of my questions and completed all of my electrical issues. I will definitely use them again for future jobs. Thank you!

-Adrienne Beal

From the get go I could tell that the Snyder employees were truly professionals and didn’t push to make sales like other companies I’ve talked to my whole life. They took the time to explain so that I could make a decision. The installers and later the duct cleaners were very respectful during their work here. Thank you.

-Mike Daniels

Snyder Heating and AC is dependable, always on time and techs have always been courteous and knowledgeable. Emanuel was a great addition to the company. He was friendly and knew what he was doing. Thank you for great service.

-Linda Ackley

Snyder came in and did a total overhaul of our duct system. They had a great knowledge of what to do to make our home so comfortable! The technicians were all so professional and took great care of us! We’re so thankful for their expertise. Great and easy communication with the call center. We will definitely use them again!

-Crystal Hill

Snyder provided an amazing experience from start to finish. Most of us dread getting estimates with pressuring salespeople. Erik was a great guy, explained all my options and didn’t try to pressure me to act quickly! Justin followed up with my husband and I to offer further assistance in our decision. Again, no pressure, just helped with our follow up questions.

-Michele Bauer

Very prompt, professional, courteous, and cleaned up after repair. Had water line break in my front yard and no pressure. Very pleased and would highly recommend Snyder for all your plumbing, and AC needs. Thank you for making a rough morning get better with ease and professionalism.

-Chuck Jr.

Snyder was easy to get in contact with and had availability the next day. Clint came out and needed some parts so had to reschedule us for the next day for installation. He did a great job converting our old 3 knob shower to one. Looks great! Professional and courteous. 100% recommend this company, especially Clint.

-Nicole Hansen

Very thorough and professional Job

-John Ridenour

Excellent work. Hard worker. Highly recommend.

-Andre A

Professionalism You Can Count On
Schedule Your Air Conditioning Repair Today!

With our highly-skilled technicians & upfront pricing, you can trust the local Jacksonville, FL experts at Snyder Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric for 100% satisfaction, guaranteed on all Air Conditioning Repairs.