Tips for Conserving Energy and Money with your Air Conditioning System

Energy Efficiency in Air ConditioningBetween 50-70% of a home’s energy is used on heating and cooling. While a good portion of this effort goes toward heating water for dishes, clothes, and showers, regulating a home’s temperature eats up much of the energy bill. There are ways to minimise your costs by following a few simple practices.

When you are looking to install a heating or cooling system, look out for product features designed to save you money from the beginning. We are able to advise you completely obligation free on the best systems for your circumstances and budget.

Programmable Thermostats

Programmable thermostats have the quickest return on invest, sometimes as fast as two months. These particular devices allow you to set the thermostat to raise or lower the temperature when you leave the house, then adjust the temperature again just before you walk back through the door. This product will keep you from heating or air conditioning your home unnecessarily while you are away from home or asleep. This will result in great cost savings

Energy Efficient HVAC Units

The energy star rating ensures that the product will perform above a certain efficiency standard, thus guaranteeing energy savings. The energy cost savings can be at least 20% with units of this type.

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There are tips to save money and use less energy with your heating and air conditioning systems and we have put a few of them together here

  • Install door brushes on all entry and exit doors. This will significantly reduce or even stop any free airflow under the bottoms of doors.
  • Upgrade your home insulation. It will give a great return on investment, especially if there are areas in your home that have no insulation at all, such as in basements or lofts. There are local authority grants for insulation if you qualify which is worth looking into.
  • Close off areas of your house that you do not use regularly. This is a sensible way to control energy usage. Close vents and doors to rooms that are infrequently used, as there is no sense heating or cooling a portion of the home that you do not use.
  • In hot conditions, do not run dishwashers or clothes dryers during the hottest parts of the day, as your air conditioning unit will have to work overtime to bring the temperature back down to level. You can reverse this principle in wintertime to conserve heat, as the operation of these appliances will generate a certain amount of heat.
  • Turn the heat down when you leave the house during the day. The few minutes of cold that you will have to bear when you return home are worth the 8+ hour savings in your daily heating bill.
  • In the summer, pick the same temperature or even turn air conditioning off when you leave to save energy and money.

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One Response to Tips for Conserving Energy and Money with your Air Conditioning System

  1. Renne October 8, 2012 at 9:00 am #

    🙂 Well I already follow most of the energy saving tips, but number 4 was really new for me. I didn’t know that my AC works extra for the dishwasher and dryer in the hot hours. 🙂

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