Top 7 Make Your Air Conditioner Work More Efficiently
By: Jeffrey Orloff - http://saveenergy.about.com/od/homecooling/tp/ac_usage.htm
Summertime means running the air conditioner non-stop. When the temperatures
heat up, the efficiency of our air conditioners drop dramatically. There are
some steps that you can take that will ease the burden on your home's air
conditioner to help it run more efficiently and at a great savings on your
4) Get Rid of Hot Air
Use an exhaust fan when cooking to help expel hot air from the house. If you don't have an exhaust fan, cool the room by setting up a floor fan in the kitchen while cooking. The fan not only cools the air, but can also help move it out of the kitchen.
5) Use the Dehumidifier
When people say, "it's not the heat, it's the humidity," they are right. If you have a dehumidifier turn it on when the temperature rises. Ridding your house of the humidity will help make your family feel more comfortable. You may even be able to set your air conditioner above 78 degrees when using a dehumidifier combined with fans.
6) Keep Your Air Conditioner Out of the Sun
The ideal location for a central air conditioning unit is on the north side of a house. While this may not be practical in every case, the general idea of keeping the unit out of the sun can be achieved in other ways.
Landscaping does more than make your yard look nice. By planting shrubs or trees around your air conditioning unit, you can help it cool your home more efficiently. The shade from this landscaping can also be used to keep the sun's direct rays off your home!
7) Save Chores for the Right Time