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How to Save on Your Air-Conditioning Bills

Here are a few tips that’ll help you bring your air-conditioning (electricity) bills down.

By Eada HudesPublished 5 years ago 3 min read

Summers are incomplete without air conditioners, right? Air conditioners happen to be the biggest saving grace during a scorching summer afternoon, aren’t they? All hell breaks loose whenever the air conditioner begins malfunctioning. Those of you who have this habit of using air-conditioners rigorously would be well aware of the relief an air conditioner brings along.

It goes without saying that maintaining an air-conditioner happens to be a tedious task. Air conditioners need regular maintenance. The coils, the compressor, the coolant, etc. need to be cleaned regularly. Furthermore, it is advisable to seek professional help in case the air-conditioner breaks down. If you are a native of South Australia, then you will be able to find a lot of dealers providing Air Conditioning service in Adelaide.

Commercial air conditioner repair helps save time, money, and effort. Furthermore, it also provides you with a long-term solution to put an end to all your woes related to repairs and maintenance.

Also, electricity bills witness a significant upsurge the moment an air-conditioner is switched on. Here are a few tips that’ll help you bring your air-conditioning (electricity) bills down.

1. Make sure the air isn’t seeping out.

If your home isn’t new, then there’s every possibility that the cool air inside will seep out through door cracks, window seals, a poorly-built attic, etc. You can ask your utility provider to conduct an energy audit. A professional energy rater will conduct a comprehensive energy check. This will include checking the home for leaks. Furthermore, he will recommend a few ways to make your home energy efficient. In case you don’t have the budget for conducting a professional audit, then you can conduct a small audit yourself. Just stand near the doors and windows. If you feel the cold air escaping, then try adding some kind of insulation around the windows and doors.

2. Upgrades can help

Upgrading to a smart thermostat can save you a lot of trouble. Smart thermostats help regulate cooling and heating when you're not at home. Also, contemporary thermostats can be controlled using smartphone apps. Now, that’s easy, isn’t it?

3. Don’t let the blind spots play a spoilsport.

A cracked window would allow the sun to sneak. Not only would it heat up the thermostat, but would heat you up as well. You can close the window blinds. Draw the curtains during the afternoon to keep the sun out.

4. Use a fan.

You don’t need an air conditioner 24/7. Switch on the fan during the evening.

5. Don’t leave the doors open while the air conditioner is on.

Ya, this one happens to be quite obvious. Just make it a point to shut all the doors before you switch on the air conditioner. It will prevent the cold air from escaping. Also, if all your doors and windows are shut, then your AC will cool the room at a much faster rate than usual.

6. Going low doesn’t always help

Don’t always go for the lowest temperature. It will consume a lot of energy. Try temperatures between 22-25 degree celsius. Even a small change in the cooling temperatures can help you save a considerable amount of money. Even a small change in the temperature can save you big bucks. Reports suggest that you can reduce your cooling bills by approximately 10 percent if you set your thermostat 10 to 15 degrees higher for eight hours daily.

Conclusion

Well, you will be glad to know that you don’t need to do anything significant in order to bring your cooling bills down. Just some minor tweaks here and there can help you save a lot of money. All it takes to save money on electricity bills is a bit of smartness.

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  • Mepco Online Bill5 months ago

    Yes really helping to save bill using air conditioning. https://onlinebillexpert.com/

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