Energy-Efficient Cooling Tips for Your Air Conditioner
With just a few weeks left of summer, there’s still time to get the best out of your air conditioner. If you’re looking for the most effective ways to stay cool while saving energy, look no further than these tips:
Set the temperature high. Make sure you set your thermostat at a high temperature during the hot days of September. Truth be told, when there’s a smaller difference between indoor and outdoor temperatures, you can lower the costs of cooling.
Remember cooler is not better. Setting your thermostat to the coldest setting will not cool your home off faster. In fact, cooling off a room takes time. So don’t make the mistake of setting your air conditioner too cold, as this can lead to unnecessary expenses.
Turn on a fan. If you own a window AC unit, consider using a ceiling or tower fan in conjunction with your air conditioner. Doing so will help the cooler air to circulate, spreading the cold air around your room more rapidly and effectively. Plus, you won’t have to use as much energy from your air conditioner!
Turn off appliances. Shutting off appliances that give off excess heat, such as lamps and TVs can save you a great deal of money in the long run. This is because you won’t have to crank your AC has high to fight the heat from these devices.
Buy an energy-efficient model. One of the best ways you can cool off your home while saving energy is to look for an ENERGY STAR labeled air conditioner. These units are 10 percent more efficient, which can save you that much more money on your next utility bill!
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Is your AC giving you troubles this season? If so, contact Leslie Heating & Cooling. For 25 years we have been providing trusted customer service to clients throughout the Chicagoland area. Leslie Heating & Cooling is a family-owned and operated business based in Woodridge, Illinois and is here for all of your emergency needs, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To learn even more, give us a call at (630) 576-9235 or visit our website.