The winter season is almost gone and with the spring and summer seasons on the horizon, temperatures will increase, along with your energy bills. While it is natural to want to keep your house comfortably cool, you also want to make sure your AC, after the lengthy pause it has gone through, is safe to use and doesn't cause any hazards.
We have accumulated a few ways your AC conditioner can be kept safe for use and help you save up on your energy bill.
If your house is old, the air that is cold on the inside might be slipping out through either fully open windows or chinks and cracks and whatnot in them. Your air conditioner will have to put twice the effort of keeping your home cool should this be the case and any gaps and meagre-level sealing around your windows are letting cold air out.
Advanced thermostats or those that can be programmed are known for managing heat and heat regulation for you when you are an hour away from home or an hour away before you sleep. You will find a pre-cooled house to your liking. Also, these settings can be dealt with and changed by means of a remote controller or a smartphone application on your phone.
Use of Ceiling Fans
Many believe turning the ceiling fans off aids in faster and more long-lasting cooling of an air-conditioned home, however, it is not true. Should you choose to turn your ceiling fan on, it will prove to be a more quick of a cooling-assistant that what people say. Also, you can minimize the degree of your AC and let your fan spread the cold air for your AC, helping you stay safe with lesser consumption of units with minimized energy bills.
Summers are perfect for cooking outdoors. You can host parties and whatnot. All the heat that will rise from your stove or grill will stay out, allowing your AC to not take the brunt of this generated heat and continue on keeping your house the comfortable cool you want.
Replace Air Filters
You will find that replacing your air filters is not only you being safe, but it is also you taking good care of your AC. In the long run, you will find it will aid you in lowering your AC maintenance by a half as most of the problems people visit their repairmen for are caused by faulty air filters. Better safe, and less spendthrift-y as possible than sorry.
Consider Solar Panels
While they can be expensive in the beginning, solar panels are not only the safer bet when compared with old-school electrical wiring, but they can also help save up on your utility. Solar-powered output can help you run your AC, and your entire house at that, safely and without the fear and possibility or short circuiting or fusing of any kind. Besides, solar panels, if looked upon from a wider perspective, will cost less in the long run unlike electrically-run ACs which require frequent maintenance from time to time if you're not careful.
Source by Mike Petty