If you live in Port St. Lucie, or Florida more generally, then air conditioning is nothing short of a god send. With temperatures across Port St. Lucie pretty much consistently upward of 90 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer, regardless of whether you are at First data field or Veterans memorial park, 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 over-use of your unit, which can keep you from taking a trip down to the wholesale air conditioner store for an AC replacement.
- Use doors wisely – You completely undermine the usefulness of your air conditioner if you keep leaving doors open. Air conditioners are designed to cool a particular space, not an entire house. So, ensure that when you are using your unit, that you keep the doors closed to contain the cool air.
- Close those blinds – A staggering 30% of unwanted heat comes through your windows. However, by simply closing your blinds, you stop your property becoming like a model greenhouse. Just by closing your blinds and NOT using AC, you can get a temperature drop of up to 20 degrees. By using AC in conjunction with closing your blinds, you can get your room nice and cool, more quickly than before. It will even help you save on the electric bills. The blinds will help contain the cool air already inside, meaning that you won’t have to run the AC for as long.
- Try adding ceiling fans – Ceiling fans will not only help in circulating the cool air from your air conditioning unit, but they will also 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 tips, you will increase the longevity of your beloved unit, which won’t only increase its life, but will save you money.