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How to Save on Air Conditioning Expenses

With the summer fast approaching, a properly cooled home is something everyone looks forward to at the end of the day. Nobody wants to spend any longer than required in the sweaty, sweltering heat, and everybody wants to rush into the cool, calm and soothing atmosphere of their air conditioned homes or offices. But is this still possible with the sky rocketing fuel and electricity prices? Well here are a few tips to help you beat your rising expenses, and maybe even save a buck or two.

1) Higher Temperature Setting. While it may not feel too nice to walk around with your air conditioned room just a few degrees below your outside world, the following fact might help you bear the inconvenience. A drop in the temperature setting by about 8 degrees saves your electricity bill by almost 35% in summer, and 18% all through the year. When you think about it, it does feel better to run your air conditioner at a higher temperature and save energy, rather than run it with full speed ahead, and sleep under your bed covers.

2) Using Fans. Using fans circulates the air better in the room, thus allowing an even distribution of chilling effect through the room. This saves the electricity bills by almost 29%.

3) Dehumidifying. Dry hot air is always easier to bear than humid hot air. Using dehumidifiers helps greatly, not only by reducing your air conditioning costs, but also by helping your body adapt to the temperature outside, and thus improving your conditioning.

4) Curtains and Drapes. Make sure the registers are not covered. This includes window curtains and hanging plants too. Ideally, the curtains should be held about 25cms above your unit, in case of a window type air conditioner. Also make sure you use curtains to block the heat and sunlight into the room during the hottest part of the day. This not only prevents unnecessary heat accumulation in your room, but also keeps your appliance clean.

5) Proper Insulation. Check your walls for any air leaks that might affect the proper working of the air conditioner. A properly closed residence can improve your air conditioner’s efficiency by almost two times. Also make sure there are no cracks in your windows, and have the rusted parts of your window sill replaced in extreme cases.

FAQs

What Temperature Should I Set on My Thermostat?

The ideal temperature to set on your thermostat will vary by season. In the summer, it's recommended that you set your thermostat between 70˚ and 75˚ while you're at home. When you're away from home, setting the thermostat nearer to 80˚ can save energy, which will save you money on…

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What Size HVAC System Do I Need?

The best size for your new HVAC system will depend on a number of factors, like: The size and layout of your home The number of windows and doors your home has The cooling load required to meet your comfort needs The best way to ensure you select a perfectly…

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How Long Does An Air Conditioner Last?

The lifespan of an AC system will depend on various factors, like: The type, brand, and model of the system you have Whether the system was installed properly How frequently it's used How often it receives maintenance service On average, air conditioners can last about 10 to 15 years. The…

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How Often Should I Schedule AC Maintenance?

We recommend air conditioner maintenance service at least twice a year, once before you turn your system on for spring or summer and again before you shut your system down in fall or winter. If anyone in your family has respiratory issues or a compromised immune system, more frequent AC…

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