Much of the country is experiencing its first days where the thermometer reads higher than 80 degrees, showing an encouraging sign that summer is on its way. Rather than waiting for it to get really hot, this is the perfect time to install your window air conditioner so that you can be comfortable throughout the season.
Of course, using one of these appliances means that your electric bill – and the toll on the environment that it represents - will increase. But if you make a few critical moves, you can diminish the costs of cooling your house while remaining comfortable for the entirety of the summer. Consider running your air conditioner only while you're home, rather than all day and night. This can save you a good deal of money and is the kind of action that won't really change how comfortable your house is.
There are even Wi-Fi connected outlet adapters that you control with your smartphone, enabling you to turn your air conditioner on and off throughout the day with your phone.
Experts say that if you find your AC isn't cooling as effectively as it once did, the problem could be related to your condenser coils. Cleaning these before you install the appliance this summer can help to make the most out of your air conditioner.
Staying cool doesn't have to be expensive. With the right energy-saving tactics, you can turn your home into an efficient and comfortable place to spend time at the end of the day.