The climate can’t decide if it wants to be hot or humid. It could be extremely hot one minute and then highly humid the next. Due to air conditioners, this winter season is also heating up our electrical costs. The use of air conditioners to combat heat results in higher electricity bills at the end of the month.
As an alternative, some people make cooling compromises in an effort to limit their AC usage in order to save money. Here are some suggestions to improve your AC’s cooling and conserve energy if you depend on it to shield yourself from the sun but are also concerned about your costs.
Decide on the right temperature to reduce electricity cost
It’s frequently believed that lowering the AC’s temperature causes the room to cool more quickly. This is incorrect, though. The optimal temperature for a person’s body is 24 degrees, which the Bureau of Energy Efficiency suggests keeping the AC set at. Additionally, the temperature at which you set your air conditioner has a considerable impact on your energy usage. Electricity consumption rises by 6% for every unit of temperature reduction. Therefore, attempt to maintain your AC between 20 and 24 degrees rather than making your home Shimla-like. This temperature will not only make the space comfortable, but it will also ease the load on the air conditioner, improving performance and requiring less energy.
Schedule maintenance and frequently clean the AC filter.
The condenser of the device is always installed outdoors, either in the window or on the wall, no matter whether it is a window AC or a split AC. Even household dust accumulates over time and can block filters. Because of these clogged filters, the cooling system performs worse and requires more power to chill the space. Cleaning your AC filters frequently and scheduling routine maintenance, ideally once per season, will help you save money and increase efficiency.
While routine AC maintenance can be performed once or twice a season, due to pollution and dust storms, changing the AC filters every month is essential. Consult a technician to determine the ideal frequency of AC servicing for your specific model since servicing may also include lubricating and addressing other problems in addition to cleaning.
Turn On the fan
You can turn on your ceiling fan to maximize air circulation and the AC’s ability to cool more quickly. It will assist in efficiently distributing cool air throughout the room by turning on the fan at a modest speed.
Lock windows and doors.
It is always advisable to close doors, windows, and any other open locations where cool air can leave the room in order to preserve your AC’s maximum cooling efficacy. Leaving windows or doors open while the air conditioner is operating will result in higher power usage as the air conditioner will have to work harder to chill the space. Additionally, you can install a door closer, which will make sure that the door opens on its own when you leave the room.
Set the timer.
Use the timed setting on your AC to conserve energy and guarantee a comfortable night’s sleep. Set the timer for the AC to go off automatically after one or two hours, once the room is comfortably cool, before retiring to bed. This lowers evening electricity use and eliminates the requirement to manually turn off the AC in the morning. Additionally, remember that running the AC nonstop all day will wear out the system and its components. Instead, program your AC’s timer to turn it off after a particular amount of time.