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Ten Ways To Cut Your AC Cooling This Summertime

When you're purchasing a central air conditioning system, ensure the SEER number seasonal energy efficiency ratio is 13 or better (14 in warmer environments).A less reliable system will definitely cost you even more to run. Search for an EER(energy efficiency ratio of 11 or higher for area air conditioners. A high efficiency unit costs more, however if you live in a warm environment, it may pay for itself in a couple of years by lessening electricity bills. Perform normalmaintenance on your central air conditioning unit and change the filter once a month throughout the cooling season and have a qualified person service your system at the beginning of each cooling season.

Set up a programmable thermostat so you can differ the climate according to when you're home. Set it to 78 degrees when you're home. If you'll be gone for more than a couple of hours, it makes sense to set the cooling at 85 degrees while you're gone. Make sure your central air conditioning condenser is located in a shady spot and has space to dispose of the heated air it gets rid of from your home. Don't crowd it by having shrubs or anything else. Plant shade trees and shrubs around your house to help reduce the heat of the sunshine, specifically on the west and south sides. This can easily reduce your cooling costs by up to 30 %.

Close drapes on the sunny side of your house and install awnings on the windows on the sunny side of your house. Setup energy effective ceiling fans and run them on warm days. If it's simply a little too warmfor comfort, utilize the ceiling fan without central air conditioning. If it's hot enough to require air conditioning, making use of the ceiling fans at the same time allows you to raise thetemperature configuration by five degrees, which will definitely lessen your costs. Use the ceiling fan only when you're in the space, because running the fan does not actually lower the climate. The moving air increases the amount of evaporation from your skin and helps to cool you off.

The darker the shade of your house, the even more heat it will definitely take in, so if you're building, buying, or considering repainting, select lighter shades for the outside. Thirty percent of the heat in your home is soaked up with the rooftop. Make sure your attic is properly ventilated. Vents in the eaves lets cooler air to enter. A ridge vent or an attic fan are able to substantially reduce your cooling costs. Think about putting reflective window tint on your windows to lessen the amount of heat soaked up.

Any heat that's created inside your residence has to be eliminated by your cooling system, so prevent producing heat inside your residence whenever possible. Cook on your outdoor grill as often as possible, or use a crockpot and the microwave oven. Use the 'air dry' configuration on your dishwashing machine. Close off areas that you aren't making use of and the cooling ducts to those rooms. Turn off lights when not in use. Lights generate heat,which makes your central air conditioning system work harder (and cost even more). Your pc and other home office equipment additionallygenerate heat. Turn them off when not in use.\nAir Conditioning Repair Phoenix

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