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Save Money & Energy using Air Conditioning


There are ways that you can save both money and energy while using air conditioning. Air conditioning is an important aspect of keeping a room or an office under a proper and conducive temperature. Let us look at some of the tips that would help you to save in both cost and energy when you are using air conditioning. The first thing that you must do is to carefully choose your air conditioner. Not all air conditioners are not the same. When you want to buy one, you must consider the type and the size that you want.

Depending on the size of the area that needs to be cooled, you may pick a small or large air conditioner. Note that a big air conditioner does not necessarily mean a better and cost effective cooling system. The rule is that a standard air conditioner needs about 20 BTU (British Thermal Units) for cooling every square foot. Secondly, you must endeavour to carry out simple maintenance to ensure effectiveness. You can save more than fifteen percent of your energy consumption by getting the correct air conditioning maintenance. You must also ensure that there is nothing obstructing the vents on a daily basis and ensure that the units are clean and not gathering dust.

Another simple step to take to conserve energy and save money is to make sure that every opening that need to be closed remain closed when you are using the air conditioning. Ensure that all windows, draw drapes, doors, blinders, dumpers, storm windows etc. are closed. Doing this helps the air conditioner perform better and faster, and therefore consume less energy and save money. As a small addition you could alternate the air conditioner with a fan in your home. If you have a fan, you can’t effectively use it in place of the air conditioner and it cannot replace the efficiency of an air conditioner, but it could help to speed up the process of generating cool temperature which would result in a lower consumption of energy. The overall effect of good choice, maintenance and practice of air conditioning units is the reduction in expense and energy consumption of your air conditioner. If you feel any need to seek professional help, it is best not to hesitate because in doing so you may result in damage to your unit and so more expenses.

Posted in: Latest News - On: 30th of July, 2011