Dirty air filters and condenser coils will cause air conditioners to work harder and cost you more money. Dirty air filters reduce airflow, while dirty condenser coils retain heat. Change air filters monthly during peak cooling and heating seasons. And clean the condenser coil at … [Read more...] about Clean AC filters and coils
If you live in a hot, arid climate, an evaporative cooler is a great alternative to air conditioning. It uses a combination of moisture and fan circulation to cool a home, and can reduce cooling costs by up to 80%.A LOZO expert posted this tip. … [Read more...] about Evaporative coolers are a great money-saver in dry climates
Turn the thermostat UP a few degrees in summer. The smaller the difference between inside and outside temperatures, the less work the air conditioner has to do to maintain a constant temperature. Each degree higher cuts cooling costs by around 3%, so turn the thermostat up as … [Read more...] about 1 degree = 3% savings: turn down the A/C!
When direct sunlight falls on air conditioning units, they have to work much harder and use more energy. Try to place window units in a shady spot. For central air conditioning, plant shrubs or trees near the outside unit for shade, but don't block the air flow. The extra shade … [Read more...] about Keep the AC out of the sun
Window air conditioning units do consume a good amount of power, so try to limit their use. For a small apartment, one unit is usually fine, with a fan or two to supplement the air flow. For larger dwellings, just use one for the bedroom and another in the living room where you … [Read more...] about One or two window ACs will do for an apartment