As the temperature rises, so does the electric bill. Running your air conditioner during the summer months is quite costly, but with these simple tips, you won’t have to sacrifice your comfort to save some money.
1. Make Sure Your Air Conditioner is the Right Size
When it comes to maximizing your comfort while minimizing your electric bill, size matters. If you purchase an air conditioner that’s too large, you could be throwing money away. However, if you purchase an air conditioner that’s too small, it’s likely you’re not cooling your space efficiently. Having the right size air conditioning system is key. Whether you have a window air conditioner unit or a portable air conditioning unit, you need to make … Read more...
Keeping comfortable with a portable/in window AC requires that you maintain the unit. Learn the secrets to keeping your air conditioning unit working properly.
You depend on your portable in-window AC to keep you cool all summer long. That’s why it’s important to ensure that the unit stays in tip top shape. Take good care of your AC unit, and you’ll experience plenty of comfortable days and nights. To ensure that your air conditioner stays in good shape this summer, add the following five maintenance tips to your to-do list.
1. Provide proper ventilation.
Whether the unit is in a window or a portable one on the floor, it’s critical that your AC is in an area with adequate air … Read more...
Choosing the right air conditioner unit, when central HVAC may not an option, involves several factors. To determine what type of air conditioner to buy, consider the following questions:
- What type of window space can I install a unit in?
- Is an in-wall or slide-out unit possible?
- How many BTUs do I need to effectively cool the room?
- Will it need to be portable?
You may also need to factor in the ease of installation and the energy efficiency the AC unit offers.
Types of air conditioners vary depending upon the window space available. A vertically
hung sash window that opens up and down typically can accommodate a standard window air conditioner, while a slider/casement style AC … Read more...
Summer is right around the corner and temperatures are on the rise… Now is the perfect time to assess your cooling needs before the thermometer hits triple digits!
Already have an air conditioner? First, check and clean your air conditioner to ensure it’s running properly. If you haven’t bought a new air conditioner in the past 7 years, upgrading to a more energy-efficient model could save you money on your utility bill.
Need a new one? Whether you’re purchasing a window, portable or split air conditioner, you will find the choices in the market today are much more energy efficient. Before you go to the store, there are two major things you should consider before purchasing:
Getting a cooling … Read more...