Ways to Save Energy, Including Air Conditioning Tips

Whether you are looking to save currency or are interested in helping to preserve the planet and having a smaller carbon footprint, it makes great sense to look for ways to save energy, including tips about saving on your air conditioning bill.

What are some of the things you can do to lower your cooling or heating bill? If it is air conditioning, one thing you can do is begin outside.

That is, plant some trees or shrubs that will give shade. Having shade keeps your A/C from having to start with a temperature control that is way too high. Another thing to do is to have curtains or blinds in your windows, then personally, I love to use insulated curtains, otherwise known as blackout drapes, because they absolutely do keep out the sun and the light out. And I guess for sure that my A/C does not have to work so much when I have the blackout curtains closed. Another thing to do is to make sure that you change the A/C HEPA air filter on a typical basis. Personally, I have a pet, and I like to change my A/C filters every month. Other people do not find that their A/C filter is at all dirty after a month. If that is the case for you, you can possibly stretch it to two or three months, however even if your A/C filter does not look dirty after a few months, you should still change it. Another thing to do to save on your air conditioning and have your lake beach house be more efficient is to use ceiling fans to your advantage. I have never had a beach house without some ceiling fans down here in the southeast, and I never will. Sitting under a ceiling fan makes you feel much cooler even though the temperature is not any lower than it is without using the fan. This means you can have your temperature control set a few degrees higher and still be just as comfortable.


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