Only when it is safe to turn off the stove, it seems that so hot enough to start having money of your air conditioning costs. In the Midwest, the unusually warm weather had people already use their air conditioners. And in many areas, electricity rates will increase. You can save money on air conditioning?
You can. You just have to be smart about it. Although there are people who believe saving air conditioner is purely a luxury we do not have, I do not agree. In many parts of the country, not only the air conditioning required, very important. Children and the elderly have difficulty cool when they get too hot. The heat can be as deadly as it was cold, and often can kill faster.
So, if the air conditioning is a must for you, go ahead and turn it on. There are other places where you can cut corners. There are also some steps you can take to reduce your bills.
First, when you buy a window air conditioner, consider the size of the room you put it. You should not buy the largest sale of AC, if the room is not very big. With very small or very large units will cause the unit to work harder to get and it will cost you in the long run. Look for units that are energy efficient (ranked 11 or more) and a good brand – they will last much longer.
If you need to replace the unit with central air conditioning, make sure that you are looking for a SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) of 13 or more. A less profitable to run. Efficient equipment that cost more, but long term, reduced electricity bills.
Keep your hearing. Have you ever tried to breathe through a straw for a period of time. You know how much you take. This is what happens when the AC filter is clogged. Clean or replace the filter monthly during the summer and have your central air conditioner serviced at the end of each winter. If you have a window unit, make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the winter the unit. You might have to cover or remove them during the cold months.
Your air conditioner is one of the greatest monsters of energy in your home. If you have an old air conditioner, it may be possible to replace it with a more efficient system that is newer. Costs must be paid back in a few years if you replace a player with more than 10 years.
Take the time to install a programmable thermostat so as to adjust the temperature accordingly. Having a thermostat at 78 degrees when you are home and 85 degrees when you go for a couple of hours.
Did you know that some gardening “saves up to 30% of cooling costs? Planting shade trees and shrubs around your home, especially in the west and south. This will reduce the direct sunlight that warms your home. You can also close the curtains on the sunny side of the house to block the sun.
If you have a large window on the sunny side of your home, consider installing awnings for shade. You can also paint the colors brighter than your home will reflect heat from the sun, not absorb.
Losses can suck the heat and cool your home. Closing premises that services are at your home. Stopping a potential project under doors and around windows with gasket. Fill gaps around your fireplace. He considers replacing windows with new energy efficient windows in terms.
Make sure your attic well ventilated. Thirty percent of the heat in your home is absorbed through the roof. An attic fan can reduce cooling costs and get the air moving around your home.
Ceiling fans can not be the dream of a designer but can make your home cooler. Using a ceiling fan can help you adjust the thermostat 5 degrees higher, which reduces cooling costs. The implementation of the fan does not lower the temperature, the air moves to mitigate the perception that the actual temperature.
You can also save on your air conditioner to turn off. Lights create heat, then turn it off when not in use. The computer generates heat, so do not operate. Use slow cooker or microwave to cook dinner for not heat the kitchen with hob and oven.
There are many ways to stay cool during the summer. If you stay at home all day, consider a trip to the mall or the library to reduce the need for cooling. They are all the housework in the morning or evening when it is cooler outside. Drink lots of water and stay hydrated. And stay cool.