10 Tips for Optimal Use of ACs
1. Do not install AC units on walls that are exposed to direct sunlight through a major part of the day during summers. 2. Reduce air-conditioning energy use by as much as 40 per cent by shading your home as windows and walls. Plant trees to keep the day’s hottest sun off your house. 3. Try turning your AC down at night and utilize the "sleep mode" which lowers the output on a timer. 4. One will use 3 to 5 per cent less energy for each degree air conditioner is set above 25 degrees C to provide the most comfort at the least cost. Keeping ACs at (24–26 degrees C) can save electricity. 5. Using ceiling fans allows you to set the temperature higher because the air movement will cool the room. 6. Clean the air-conditioner filter every month. Clean filters enable the unit to cool down quickly and use less energy. 7. Have your air conditioning unit checked if the Freon gas level is not correct, you will waste a lot of energy and your home will never be as cool as you want it. 8. The gaps around the windows and doors leads to energy loss. Insulate your room properly. 9. Buy inverter or split ACs instead of window ACs. They cost more, but they are more energy efficient and consume lesser electricity. 10. Switch to evaporative coolers from air conditioners during hot/dry summer days.