Doing an energy efficiency check-up on your air conditioner will help you not only save on your cooling bills, but also be more environmentally friendly – win-win, right? If you’re looking to get the highest energy efficiency ratings from your current air conditioner, there are a few simple tricks you can use to help you save energy.
For starters, one of the simplest ways to boost efficiency is to keep the thermostat set on the higher end. The colder it’s set, the less efficient it will be. To help offset this, use lined curtains on your windows to keep the sun (and heat) out during peak hours and also check to make sure your home is well insulated. Keep items that produce heat away from your thermostat (think microwaves, coffee makers, and other appliances for example) as this can cause your system to run harder.