5 Unexpected Ways to Cut Down AC-Energy Cost
Updated: Aug 24
You may not have realized it yet, but your AC might be consuming as much as 30 percent of your household or office energy usage. Now, if you wonder if there is any way for you to lower your energy bill, this may come as a great news. You don’t need to allow your cooling equipment to ransack your pocket all the time; the solution lies in the ones less considered.
Below, we have listed some of the unexpected ways you can cut down the energy cost consumed by your AC:
1. Look at, not through your windows.
Do you know that choosing the right windows are effective in cutting your AC’s energy consumption? This always goes unnoticed, but your windows are probably old, and is unlike the newer windows that have energy-efficient coating that minimizes, if not entirely block, infrared and ultraviolet light that passes through the glass and into your space. With this coating, the heat from outside can stay outside, while the cold air remains inside your space. So, if you want to start your less-energy-consumption journey, start looking at your windows and not through it.
2. Check your windows for leaks.
While you’re at it, you should also check your windows for any small openings that can be the culprit in your energy bill that has gone bonkers. Poorly sealed windows create leaks, and these leaks allow the precious cool air of your AC leave the room and the heat to enter. Sealing leaks, prevents the heat to come in and the cool air to come out, thus saving energy!
3. Curtains of lighter colors also mean lighter energy bill.
Studies have found that curtains or draperies with medium to light colors effectively reduce the gain of heat from outside by 33 percent. This means, that even though you do not have a newer window, you can still be able to lower your energy consumption by choosing curtains with colors that obstruct heat.
4. It’s a great time for a room renovation!
Just like the case with curtains and draperies, roof colors do matter when blocking heat. As black cars and black shirts get hot when outside in the sun, a dark roof will only bake the rooms beneath, causing temperatures to rise to 150°F or more, especially in the summer sun. S, choosing the right and light colors for your roof is vital in keeping your space cool and your energy bill low.
5. Never skip the maintenance.
If you have been following us for some time now, then you know that we cannot stress the importance of granting a regular maintenance schedule for you AC enough for our readers.
For your AC to improve its efficiency, a regular plan of maintenance is vital – it keeps your AC running a full capacity. Knowing beforehand or in its early symptoms, the problems your AC may be facing and acting on it immediately, comes at a cheaper cost.
On the other hand, if you keep skipping on maintenance schedules, then problems would keep piling up, making your AC work harder, hence, a hefty energy consumption.
Good thing, you don’t need to look further for professionals who can help you provide a timely maintenance and solutions for your AC. Brun Aircondition Sales and Services Incorporated can be reached almost anywhere you are in the Philippines. Talk to us, the AC Experts, and know more techniques to get an economical AC-energy bill.