Air conditioning is one of the best innovations to impact modern life in the last fifty years. Hot or cold air on demand is something that once you have experienced you’ll never know how you lived without it. How can you make the most of it though? Air conditioning can be used in many different ways and here are three simple ways to ensure that you get the absolute most out of your air conditioning use.
Keep it Well Serviced
It might sound like a simple solution but you would be surprised at how many people don’t regularly get their air conditioning units serviced. It doesn’t matter where you are, you could be enjoying your air conditioning, just having a regular service will make sure that your air conditioner works at optimum efficiency all year round. That doesn’t just make sure that you will get the required air temperature as quickly as possible, but it will also make sure that it does it as cheaply as possible.
Once it is on, Leave it on
Turning your air conditioning on and off constantly costs a lot more than if you just let it run. It might seem like a good idea to turn it off once you have cooled down, but it won’t take long for the air to heat up again, that’s when you will want to turn on your air conditioning again. This constant turning on and off cycle costs more money than just leaving your air conditioning running. If you want to make the most of your air conditioner then when the heat starts to really kick in then leave your air conditioning running, you’ll feel the benefit in your house as well as your wallet.
Keep Cool in Other Ways
Air conditioning isn’t the only way to stay cool. There are many other ways that you can use to limit the strain on your air conditioning unit. Firstly if at all possible you should use ceiling fans to help cool your house. With the ability to cool the air by up to 7 degrees and just using the equivalent electricity of a lightbulb the use of a ceiling fan doesn’t just keep you cool but it can save a significant amount of money too. Ensure that your attic has sufficient ventilation too, if your attic is well ventilated it will allow air to flow better around the house and keep it cooler during the blistering heat of the summer.
Your air conditioning unit is an important part of your house, so for that reason alone you should look after it, even more so now you know that looking after it makes it work better and costs you less money in the long term. Remember to not rely on your air conditioning for every aspect of cooling your house, there are other ways that both take the load off your air conditioning unit and save you money. If you look after your unit, it will look after you.