Cool Savings

Cool Savings

Turn the air conditioner thermostat up to at least 78° or higher or use a programmable thermostat. Close doors to unused rooms. Turn air conditioners off when no one is home.
Cool Savings

Shaded AC

Plant trees or shrubs to shade air-conditioning units but not to block the airflow. A unit operating in the shade uses as much as 10% less electricity than the same one operating in the sun.
Cool Savings

AC Check

Run your air conditioner for a few minutes in the spring, before you need it. If you wait until the first hot day to discover is isn’t working, you’ll find yourself on a waiting list, sweltering sometimes for days before an air conditioning specialist can...
Cool Savings

Heating & Cooling Dollars

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, in 1997 the average house spent over $1300 in energy costs. 44% of those costs, or about $600, came from heating and cooling. Yet, by setting the thermostat down just one degree a home could, over an eight-hour period,...
Cool Savings

AC Filters

Change the filters regularly. Dirty filters restrict air flow, reducing efficiency and worse case, can cause the evaporator to ice up. Disposable fiberglass filters should replaced. Electrostatic or electronic filters need to be washed regularly.
Cool Savings

Proportioned AC

Using the properly sized room air conditioner is important for comfort and efficiency. Buying too large a unit will chill the air without removing humidity, leaving you feeling cold and clammy. Talk to your dealer to determine the right size for your needs.