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Mistakes That Are Costing You Money with Your AC
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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Air conditioners are what you rely on during the hot summer months to keep yourself and your family comfortable and cool. According to US department of energy, air conditioners in USA consume about 6 percent of all the electricity produced in the US.

We like staying cool but are concerned about the high bills too at the same time. But how can we achieve that? Here are a few tips that would help you to save some energy usage while you run your air conditioners this summer.

1. Adjust the Thermostat

While some people can feel comfortable with their AC’s temperatures set somewhere in the 70s, other prefer to keep the temperatures quite low. Did you know you could save almost 3% of the cost for every degree of temperature rise on the thermostat?

2. Close All Doors and Windows

When you leave the doors and windows open, the humidity levels inside the house rise, and the cool air escapes. Extra humidity and cool air escaping automatically means your AC now has to work harder to maintain the indoor temperature. More humidity not only requires more work from the air conditioner causing more consumption, but also damages the equipment and reduces its life.

3. Use Fans

Place fans strategically throughout the house to help the cool air circulate well inside the house. They will help you feel more comfortable even when the indoor temperature is slightly higher. Use of ceiling fans is another great way to circulate the cool air inside the house.

Avoid over usage of bathroom or kitchen exhausts as they continuously remove the cool and cause your AC to work harder.

4. Buy the Correct Size Unit

Buying a big or oversized AC will not cool your home better. If the AC is too large for your house, it will keep cycling on and off too soon. This makes them ineffective in removing the humidity and to provide uniform cooling. On the other hand, if the equipment is inadequately small, it will need to run constantly to cool the house to the desired temperatures. This will reduce the life of the equipment and cause it to consume more electricity. It is important to take your house through an inspection to find the appropriate size for your house.

5. Locate Your Unit at the Right Spot

It is important to keep your outdoor unit cool too. Make sure to install it at a shady spot of the house. Placing the unit in direct sunlight will require more work from the AC to cool down and function. Also make sure the outdoor unit is placed at a good distance from the plants and shrubs, as they can block the ventilation and clog the condenser coils.

In addition to all the above, it is recommended that you take your AC equipment through regular maintenance to assure a longer equipment life as well as reduced consumption of electricity through efficient running.



 

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