Thursday, April 9, 2009

I'm Back! So here's a tip on air conditioning...

Blogging has taken a back seat the past couple of weeks as I have been quite busy moving in to our new home, but I think I am finally ready to get back on track! So with the weather getting a bit warmer (sometimes... we live in Utah... it can be almost 70 one day and snowing the next...), I offer this little tid bit of information on how to cut your air conditioning costs this season:

Did you know that the air conditioner is a major power eater? Try and keep your thermostat over 78 degrees during the summer to increase savings drastically. For every degree you raise your thermostat setting, you reduce your summer cooling costs by 6 to 8 percent. Use a ceiling or portable fan to feel 3-4 degrees cooler for just pennies on the hour. Also, make use of your blinds or curtains during hot times to keep out the heat. :)

3 comments:

R Clan said...

Thanks for the tip...so, now when are you guys going to help us install those ceiling fans? :)

melissa said...

I think cooling homes was not the intended purpose when Willis Carrier invented modern air conditioning in 1902. The earliest air conditioners were for industrial quality control; the comfort of the workers was incidental. However, artificial climate control made steel and glass skyscrapers practical. Home air conditioning became widely available after World War II and ushered in the age of suburban tract housing. It also spelled the demise of some old-fashioned architectual details and social customs.
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Tony said...

Cleaning of air conditioners is very necessary to make it working properly, to remove dust from air conditioning duct you may also take help of the air conditioning maintenance and service providers.