Small tasks around the house can
reduce your cumulative air conditioning costs.
Here’s a few tips to help you keep cool, save on the total energy output
of your household, and save on your air conditioning bill.
the air filter in you
a/c unit regularly.
a professional inspect you
a/c unit to make sure everything is proper working order.
your air ducts and inspect for leaks. Have your airducts cleaned regularly.
the vents in all unoccupied rooms. If
you have central heating/air, close the vents in rooms that you do not use
every day. That way, you A/C doesn’t
have to work as hard to pump cool air throughout the house.
CFL bulbs in light fixtures – These bulbs generate less heat than normal
your oven for the outdoor grill! Minimizing the use of heating appliances like
ovens, dryers, crockpots, or toaster ovens will keep your house cool and will
trim the total energy output of your household. Plus, the food will taste
the curtains and blinds during the hottest parts of the day to reduce the heat
that enters through doors and windows. The
less heat that enters your house, the less heat gets trapped, and the less you
a/c unit has to work.
ductwork in attics, crawlspaces, garages and other unconditioned spaces. Replace any old or worn insulation to
maximize its capabilities.
a programmable thermostat that allows you to set the temperatures for different
times of day!