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Blog Title: What are some of the ways I can save on air conditioner bill?

Main Que: What are some of the ways I can save on air conditioner bill?

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  • Query By: KEN SHARP (Plainville, CA)
  • Date: 03/23/2015

Answer: "1. Reduce the cooling load by employing cost-effective conservation measures. Provide effective shade for east and west windows. When possible, delay heat-generating activities such as dishwashing until evening on hot days. 2. Over most of the cooling season, keep the house closed tight during the day. Don’t let in unwanted heat and humidity. Ventilate at night either naturally or with fans. 3. Make sure your air conditioning condenser is located in a shady spot and has room to dispose of the heated air it removes from your house. Don't crowd it with shrubs or anything else 4. Thirty percent of the heat in your house is absorbed through the roof. Make sure your attic is properly ventilated. A vent in the eaves allows cooler air to enter. A ridge vent or an attic fan can significantly reduce your cooling costs. 5. Turn off lights when not in use. Lights produce heat, which makes your air conditioning system work harder (and cost more)."

  • Replied By: ALVIN LUCAS (South Haven, HI)
  • Replied Date: 03/31/2015