Spring is here and summer is on the way and that means you will want to keep nice and cool, right? Well if you are in the market for a new AC just know that buying a bigger AC doesn’t always mean you will be cooler. Getting a large AC to cool a smaller area won’t do it as efficiently as a smaller AC designed for the smaller areas. The reason for this is the larger AC will cool to the thermostat’s set point before the dehumidification can occur. Central AC units need to be sized by a professional.
- Set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible. The smaller the difference between the indoor temperature and the outdoor temperature the less your energy bill will be.
- Try not to set the temperature lower than normal, it will not cool faster it will only work harder and cause unnecessary energy usage.
- If you are using a window AC unit, consider a fan to go along with it to help circulate the cool air.
- Avoid placing things that produce heat near AC units
- If you are using an old AC unit consider replacing it with a more efficient Energy Star certified one, they can be up to 15% more efficient than other models.