Keep your air conditioner running optimally
24 degrees is the recommended temperature for an air conditioner to run at optimal performance. Just 5 degrees lower can lead to 40% higher energy use!
Keep the air flow consistent
Keeping the air flowing with portable fans helps maintain temperatures, reducing stress on the AC.
Keep the hot air out
Dress your windows with shutters, blinds and shades, to avoid direct sunlight heating the room. Also keep them closed when the AC is on to keep hot air out.
Avoid excessive cooling
Keep heat producing devices away from thermostats. It will think the temperature is higher and produce excessive cooling.
Keep an eye on filters for build ups of dust and sand. This can reduce air flow and AC efficiency up to 15%. Periodic cleaning will benefit air quality in the premises!
Don't block the air vents
Ensure air vents are clear from furniture or objects that might disrupt them. If possible point them towards the wall and ceilings for optimum air flow.
Ensure maintenance of your systems is carried out regularly. Including devices like thermostats, valves and actuators. Even minor faults can effect energy use.