During the summer, there is a tug of war between wanting to stay cool and trying to keep costs low. The more you rely on your air conditioner to maintain a comfortable, the higher your monthly operating costs are going to be. Fortunately, there are changes you can make that will help keep your air conditioner costs low without sacrificing too much of your comfort. Read on to find out how to keep your air conditioning bills lower this summer.
When using your air conditioner, it’s a good idea to seal your home off from the outside environment by closing windows and doors. This makes your home’s insulation more efficient at hindering heat transmission. Your air conditioner will not have to operate as long to affect the desired temperature changes, which makes it cheaper to operate. However, it’s a good idea to occasionally shut the air conditioner off when you have a breeze outside.
It can be quite tempting to set your thermostat below 75 during the summer, especially on very hot days. However, the greater the difference in desired temperature between your home and the outside environment, the more effort it’s going to take for the air conditioner to achieve it. It may seem like a pretty big compromise, but it’s a much more energy efficient solution to set your thermostat to 78 during the day. Your home will still probably be much cooler than it is outside, and you’ll save some money in the process. You should also consider turning your air conditioner off entirely at night, when you’re not going to be able to appreciate it.
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