With the global heat taking its peak this summer season, most homeowners would rather stay and succumb to the comforts of their home with the air conditioner (AC) utilized for an extended period. Because AC systems consume a lot of power, chances are, at the end of the month, homeowners will also have a shock of their life upon seeing energy bills increased significantly!
To avoid this, people may have to go for purchasing a new AC that efficiently works, or they can just learn how to use their existing units more conveniently while paying for the minimum electric bill for cooling. To purchase another air cooling system, you may want to consider the type that works well without all the ducts, like the ductless or mini-split cooling system for example. To achieve the second option, there are only three points to keep in mind.
- Use a thermostat.
Having your ACs work all day even when you’re not around in your home is NOT the way to efficiently lower your cooling costs. The easiest and most efficient way is to use a programmable thermostat and set it to a higher temperature whenever you go to attend outdoor activities then program it to your desired temperature when you return home. The thermostat is the control system of your air cooler and works by determining the room temperature and comparing it to the set temperature. To learn how to program the thermostat, you may have to read the manual since they do not have the same manner of operation.
- Put your fans to use.
As stated above, the thermostat controls the temperature based on the temperature that is circulating the room. Keeping a fan or fans on while the air conditioning unit is on allows the thermostat to maintain a higher temperature. Therefore, the whole cooling system works less and saves up energy. You don’t need to worry about the additional cost of having fans working together with your AC. The energy that the fans require is less than what the AC requires reaching a cooler degree.
- Mind the ducts.
If you have installed a central air conditioning unit, you are sure to have a duct work running around the every room in your house. You may have to check all parts of this duct system, including those that installed in your basement or attic, for any leakage that may cause you to pay a lot of invest to electric companies without getting the maximum benefit of your ACs. The tendency is that the ducts are cooling areas in your house that do not need cooled air, so if you do not do anything to insulate those leaks, you are clearly wasting your money.
Still, the bottom line to efficient cooling and energy conservation lies to the thermostat and its surroundings. Like a brain, the thermostat takes information from the air that goes around it and uses this information to make its whole body, which is the air conditioning, work to its maximum potential. Hence, lesser energy bills.