When the heat rolls in, you might be tempted to use your air conditioner indiscriminately. But that can increase your cooling bills by a lot. If you want to maximize your savings while still keeping your home at a comfortable temperature, you should check into these tips that you can use to get the most out of your air conditioner.
Close the Shades
One of the first things that you should consider doing is making sure that the shades to sun-facing windows are closed so that you can keep the heat outside and more of the cool inside. This is especially true for any windows facing east in the morning and west toward the later afternoon to evening hours.
Leave the Thermostat Setting at Your Desired Temperature
You should also be aware that setting the thermostat lower won’t help you achieve the temperature that you actually want any faster. You might feel like setting the thermostat to 65 degrees will help you get to your desired 72 degrees faster than if you simply left the thermostat there, but it’s just not the case. The air conditioner can only cool the house at the same speed regardless of how long you take to put the air conditioner on.
Try Not to Cook in the House
You should also use the stove fan when you’re cooking. This fan is less expensive than the air conditioner that you’ll use to cool the house, so you should not feel bad about turning it on if you’re cooking. On the other hand, if it’s particularly hot outside one day, another option is to completely skip cooking indoors and opt for a meal that doesn’t need to be cooked or one that you make on the grill.
Wait to Do Certain Chores
You might also like the idea of saving the chores for later. Things like the clothes dryer and the dishwasher make heat. So if you’re going to have a comfortable night, you should simply only run those machines when no long else is around.
When it’s time for you to learn more about how to get the best results from your air conditioner, furnace, and heat pump and take care of any potential maintenance, contact Dignified Heating & Cooling at our office in Lake Geneva, WI.Tags: AC Efficiency