Air Conditioning Tips - 3 simple ideas
Here are three simple air conditioning tips to help you keep cool and reduce the costs associated with air conditioning.
If you don't have a basement, you can opt for air conditioning in only one room of the house. It's a little like the basement thing. It's a special place that's cool and comfortable.
If you're air conditioning only one room, that would typically be the bedroom. There you can be lulled to sleep by the sound of the unit and stay comfortable while you sleep.
Put it on a timer so it shuts off automatically after you fall asleep.
For those of us with large master bedrooms, we could have a sitting area or office space in there as well. This would provide a comfortable environment for more than just sleeping.
Whether you have whole house air conditioning, or just a one room air conditioner, you can limit it to the hottest and most humid times of the year, and use other techniques to stay comfortable during the more bearable times.
It's a simple concept. Do without until you can't do without it anymore and you have to reach for the nob that says "cool." Remember that many people for many years had no air conditioning, and many still have none. Many rely on fans and evaporative cooling.
Air conditioning is a luxury, not a requirement, so doing without it for a portion of the summer is entirely possible.
Of course, none of the air conditioning tips would be complete without the admonition to keep doors and windows closed after you have reached a comfortable temperature. This retains the cooler air inside.
Get in the habit of passing through a door and closing it behind you, even if you just need to talk with someone standing right outside the door for only a brief moment.
When I lived in California, I used to have parties at my house and people would stand in the doorway of my air conditioned house to talk with people outside on the patio. It was something to see.
They would hang there enjoying the cool air as it rushed outdoors from the house. You can always tell who pays the bills by the way they use the resource made available by the bills that are paid.
Call me crazy, but I don't run the air conditioner in my car with the windows down either.
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