For many, the summer is a season that is welcomed with open arms. I know I love it when days are longer and my family and I can have picnics outside without worrying about it being too cold out.
And as summer approaches, it's important to make sure all your home appliances are in good working order, especially your air conditioner. Not only will a properly functioning a.c. make life more comfortable for you and your family, but it can also use less energy, which can ultimately help you spend less money on your energy bill. And, I'm the first one to admit how a little extra cash could go a long way in my family. After all, my wife and I are saving up for a second honeymoon in Orlando.
As I was checking my email one morning, I came across an article that gave some hints on how to properly install an air conditioner, which if assembled correctly, could help save you money. First, the article said it was best to install the appliance in a shady spot, such as a home's north side. One thing that is important to remember is that you shouldn't try to cover your unit using brushes or shrubs in an attempt to make it shadier. The article said that the reason behind this was because branches reduces the air conditioner's unit to draw out air, which can the appliance less efficient.
The last piece of advice in the article was to make sure the air conditioner's front and rear filter plates are all waterproof. Many vendors sell plastic covers to keep rain from ruining your appliance.
I've followed these tips ever since I read the article and I am proud to say, these tips helped me save money on our energy bill!