If you live in The Lakelands, or South Carolina more generally, then air conditioning is nothing short of a god send. With temperatures across The Lakelands consistently upward of 90 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer, nothing can quite beat coming home and cooling down under the AC.
However, there are other things you can do in addition to using your air conditioner to help keep you cool this summer. These top 3 tips are particularly awesome, because not only will they save you money, but they will also prevent overuse of your unit, which can keep you from taking a trip down to the wholesale air conditioner store for an AC replacement.
1) Close those blinds – Incredibly, 30% of unwanted heat comes through your windows. Yet, by simply closing your blinds, you can stop your property becoming like greenhouse. By simply closing your blinds and NOT using your air conditioner, you can get a temperature drop of up to 20 degrees. By using your AC in conjunction with closing your blinds, you can get your room nice and cool, quicker than before. It will even help you save on the electric bills and the blinds will help contain the cool air already inside, meaning that you won’t have to run the AC for as long.
2) Use doors wisely – You undermine the usefulness of your air conditioner if you keep leaving your doors open. Air conditioners are designed to cool a limited space, not an entire house. So, make sure that when you use your unit, that you keep the doors closed to contain the cool air.
3) Try adding ceiling fans – Ceiling fans will not only help to circulate the cool air from your air conditioning unit, but they will also help to create a wind-chill breeze effect. This will help in cooling you down faster and could add to your savings. Again, just like closing the blinds, running a fan is generally cheaper than running AC constantly. So, after you turn off your AC, keep your ceiling fans going to keep the cool air circulating.
We all love our air conditioners, but using them constantly is not only bad for the environment, it will put you out of pocket. Furthermore, overuse could result in you needing to get an AC replacement. By following these simple tips, you will increase the longevity of your beloved unit, which won’t only increase its life, but will save you money in the long-term.