Air conditioning is meant to keep the environment in the room comfortable irrespective of the conditions that exist in the outside climate. Therefore if you are constantly running your air conditioner then cost of energy can be enormous. Therefore in this article we shall give you few ways that can help you to reduce the energy cost and yet enjoy the air conditioning of your room. Be it an AC from Samsung or Voltas or any other brand, following are some tips to save your energy bill :
- Proper temperature setting
As a normal practice avoid setting the temperature too low during summer and also too high during winter. The maximum difference between outside temperature and inside temperature must not be above 8˚C. Setting during summer must be 24˚C and during winter 19˚C.
- Sleeping hours
During sleeping hours at night, you may set little higher temperature than what you have set during the day, during summer season and similarly during winters do the opposite so that there will be energy saving during night.
- Use ceiling fan
Fan will circulate the air inside the room and therefore there will be less need of air conditioning and yet comfortable temperature will be maintained at reduced energy cost.
- Keep the windows and doors shut
Prefer to keep the doors and windows shut in the room so that your air conditioner needs to exert more to maintain the temperature.
- Prefer window air conditioner
Prefer to use window air conditioner which will be meant for cooling where it is needed. On the other hand central air conditioning is also used unnecessarily in the area where there is need of air conditioning.
- Regular maintenance
Make sure that your air conditioner is regularly maintained by any trained air conditioning technician so that it may work at optimum efficiency. Clean the filter regularly. Any dirty filter may force air conditioner to work more and as a result more energy is wasted.
- Reduce heat emission in the room
Avoid using high power lamp or any other appliances in the room like computers, TV, ovens, printer or any other equipment which may generate unnecessary heat inside the room. This will force your air conditioner to work more.
- Avoid installing higher capacity AC
Before installing air conditioner you must discuss with any expert HVAC person to determine the exact capacity of air conditioner needed for your room. Installing higher capacity of air conditioner may consume more amount of energy unnecessarily.
- Use dehumidifier
During humid climate prefer to use dehumidifier so that the comfortable environment can be maintained inside the room easily.
- Keep the air conditioner in shady place
Make sure that your air conditioner is installed at a location where there are enough shades available. If it is exposed to sun then it will remain hot during summer time and therefore its cooling efficiency will be poor. With the result the energy bill may enhance. Make sure that there is either curtain or vanishing blinds used on the window to provide shade to the air conditioner.
By following above tips, you can surely reduce the consumption of your electricity bill.