6 Ways To Lower Your Electric Bill Even When You're Using An Air ConSo you don't have to sweat it out this summer!
How to lower your electric bill while using the air conditioner
1. Position your furniture layout accordingly
Make sure your bed/workspace is across the AC's fan; this way the cold air hits the target immediately.
2. Make use of your timer
Program your timer to turn off the AC two to four hours after your usual sleeping time.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOWCONTINUE READING BELOWRecommended Videos
3. Have your unit checked regularly
You can do it on a quarterly basis as dirt interferes with the smooth operation of your unit, making it less efficient.
For split type air cons, make sure to run the unit at least once a week, as the pipes need to be used as a maintenance measure.
4. Keep the condensing unit as close as possible to the fan
The less the distance between the two parts, the quicker the cold air reaches the target.
5. Insulate your room
You can use heat-reflective shades or blackout curtains. The denser the fabric, the less heat is allowed inside the room. Another option is to have your windows treated with a heat-reflective film that isn't too dark.
6. Go with trusted air conditioner manufacturers
Choose one that has a proven track record. A cheaper purchase price might mean a lower initial output, but could also imply substandard parts and more visits by the electrician.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
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