How To Save Money On Air Conditioning Costs

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During days when the sun feels generous enough to provide the Earth with excessive heat, it is difficult for people to keep cool. Good thing with people though, being the most complex species in the planet, humanity was able to create a device that can alter the properties in the air for a more comfortable conditions. One device that can do that is the air conditioner. Since their invention, air conditioners have been helping people fight the heat. With air conditioners however, the fight may seem to have taken a more costly road.

Air conditioning can have big effects on your utility bills. But there are times when the use of air conditioning is unavoidable. But know that there are ways for you to save on air conditioning costs without sacrificing your convenience. Note that even the smallest of changes can have good effects on your bills.

  1. The first thing that you should do is to keep away all the lamps and anything that produces heat away from your thermostat. Why is this important? Well, having these items around can make your air conditioner work harder than they need to.
  2. Instead of the regular bulbs, use CFL or LED bulbs because they produce less to no heat at all.
  3. As much as possible, keep your microwave, oven and toaster use to a minimum.
  4. If you are going to use your dishwasher, dryer or any heat producing appliance, it would be preferable to use them in the evening where the sun is absent.
  5. When you wash your clothes, line dry them to avoid using the dryer. Remember appliances produce heat and the more heat there is inside your home, the harder it is your air conditioners will work.
  6. Keep the curtains and the blinds closed during the hottest parts of the day.
  7. Conduct annual maintenance check on your air conditioner and conduct air conditioner repair when needed. When air conditioners are unmaintained, they often work twice as hard as they should.
  8. Place plants inside your house and plant fast-growing trees along the south and west sides of the house.
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