It is no secret that the air con is the main culprit for your expensive energy bill. Thus, it would be advisable to do things that would save energy. Besides, you would not want to pay the same expensive amount all the time. The first thing to do would be to make sure all windows and doors are closed inside the room. If one of them is open, then it will take longer for the room to cool. Thus, you will end up leaving the air con on for a longer time. Another thing to remember would be to use ceiling fans other than the air con. Besides, ceiling fans don’t really consume much energy compared to the air con. When the room is cold enough, you can turn the air conditioning of the room off and leave the ceiling fans on. It won’t make much of a difference since the room is already cold.
One thing you must always remember to save energy with your air conditioning units is to have them regularly serviced. In fact, you must have them serviced at least 3 to 4 times a year. If you fail to do so, then they won’t produce much air. The insides of the appliances will get jammed because of all the dirt in it. Thus, it would be best to hire experts to service your air-con. Avoid hiring someone who knows as much as you do or else you will just be wasting your money on them. Also, it would be best to have them remind you when you must have the air con serviced again.
It would not be a great idea to place appliances near the thermostat. You better plan the placement of the furniture and appliances once you decide to buy an aircon. The same goes when you buy a new appliance or furniture for the room. You better place it far from the thermostat. If it is placed beside the thermostat, then it will take longer for the room to get cold.
If your air-con is old, it is going to consume a lot of energy. This is one time when you should not think of saving money because you must replace your old AC right now. You must replace it with a new one. Besides, the new models allow you to save a lot of energy anyway. Just because you think your old one is still working, that does not mean you must still go with it.
Finally, it is important to always keep the sun out of the room. If there is one way the sun gets in the room, better block that path with something. If you have curtains and blinds installed on your window coverings, take full advantage of them. Besides, the number one purpose of the coverings is to make sure the sun’s harmful UV rays don’t get inside your room. If the sun’s UV rays get in your room somehow, your furniture will deteriorate and you will feel warm.