Summer in India is about to start from March to May .The temperature crosses 40 degrees in the month of May. In this hot and humid months, it becomes difficult to live without using the Air Conditioner. On the other hand, the higher electric bill also starts to burn your pocket. Here, we are with some important but easy-to-follow maintenance tips which can enhance the efficacy of your AC without burning your pockets with higher power consumption.
1. A Ceiling Fan Works Great
By raising the thermostat of the ceiling fan while the AC in on in your room can give you a wind-chill effect of 6-7 degrees more cooler feel. It disperses the cooled air efficiently and circulate it throughout the room to make it cooler and reduces power consumption.
2. Be Economical While Running Your AC
It is ideal to set the thermostat of your AC to 25-27 degrees instead of 16-18 degrees to lop a minimum of 18% of your cooling cost in summer.
3. Use An Energy-Efficient AC
Use the inverter ACs with a high-efficiency energy star rating to save energy up to 40%. Opt for Copper ACs instead of Aluminium ACs. Replace your AC used for more than 10 years.
4. Maintain Your ACs
Only using an energy-efficient AC or installing a programmable thermostat is not enough to reduce your cooling costs. You must clean or replace the filters of your AC to lower the energy consumption by 5% to 15%.
4. Avoid The Heat-Generators
Avoid the using of dishwashers, washing machines, computers, microwaves, stereos, and TV during the day time. Try to save these activities until dark when the temperature reduces. Use the exhaust fan of your bathroom and kitchen sparingly to spot-ventilate.
5. Prevent Your Room From The Solar Heat
By using light-colored curtains, reflective/insulated shades, and highly reflective blinds, you can reduce the heat gain by 45% in excess hot days.
6. Regular Servicing Of Your AC
Regular servicing of your AC not only keeps the system running at maximum potential but saves the energy at highest levels also.
7. Use An Energy-Efficient AC
Use the inverter ACs with high-efficiency energy star rating AC to save energy up to 40%. Opt for Copper ACs instead of Aluminium ACs. Replace your AC if you are using it for more than 10 years.