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So you already have an air conditioner, or you're planning to buy one... Save money
and energy these five tips:

   1. Adjust the thermostat

If you've got central air controlled by a thermostat, use a programmable thermostat to
avoid wasting energy by increasing the warmth considerably throughout the
day when the home is empty. You will be stunned to search out that the
distinction between out of doors and indoor temperatures matters the maximum
amount because the temperature within your home.

   2. Clean the air filter

Whether you have central air or a room air conditioner, a dirty filter will reduce its
efficiency, making it use more energy and cost more money to do the same job. Check
your HVAC system's air filter monthly and expect to change the filter every three
months.



   3. Get an annual checkup

   If you have central air, consider an annual checkup – once should cover both the
   heating and the cooling season. A professional should be able to diagnose any
   inefficiency before you've wasted money on monthly heating and cooling bills.

   4. Think small

   Cooling one room with a window air conditioning unit requires much less energy
   (and investment) than a central air system. Ask yourself how you'll use your new
   air conditioner, and choose the smallest option that works. The government's
   Energy Star site has a handy guide to help you choose the right air conditioner for
   your space.

   5. Buy Energy Star
Whether you're buying a central air conditioner (which could qualify for a tax
credit) or a room unit, efficiency matters. An Energy Star central air system will
use about 14% less energy than minimum government standards, and a room air
conditioner will save at least 10%. Use the Energy Star Website before making a
purchase, because while the vast majority of the 1,000-plus Energy Star window
air conditioners barely meet the standards by using just 10% less energy than a
standard model, some are clearly a better value.

				
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