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How You Can Get the Most out of Your Air-conditioning System

The rising temperatures that indicate global warming is real. It is a reality that means that we’re going to have to turn on our air-conditioning systems now because summertime is here. To get more out of your air conditioning, you need to better understand how the system works to lower the temperature indoors.

Have you taken the time to understand how air conditioning in Provo, Utah or in the area where you live works? Do you know how the system is able to cool your home? The main function of an air-conditioning unit is to push heat outside. Only then will the unit be of much use cooling the indoor air. But the process also means that the air outside will become hotter. It increases the production of greenhouse gases which, in turn, warms the atmosphere.

In a sense, the use of air-conditioning systems has a direct impact and effect on global warming and the depletion of the earth’s ozone layer. Knowing how an air-conditioning unit works then gives you the power to understand what needs to be done from your end: Reduce the heat inside your home.

Seal All Leaks

If you live in an old house that has never been air-sealed, this can cause a problem. You have to check all the windows, doors, pipes, wiring, chimneys, attic, and insulation. The next step is to seal all cracks that could be where hot air from outdoors can come in and the cool air generated by the air-conditioning system indoors gets out.

Think of Shades, Drapes, and Curtains

While it is easier to cool your home’s interior when there are pergolas, large trees, canopies, and awnings in your garden or backyard, this isn’t always possible. What you can do is to put up shades, drapes, and blackout curtains so the heat from outside won’t easily affect the temperature inside your house.

Use Lights Efficiently

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You need to get energy-efficient lighting units such as LED lights, dimmer lights, and solar lamps. Some people, unfortunately, still have incandescent light bulbs that create a lot of heat inside the house. Switch to newer light bulbs to save more on energy and lower the level of heat indoors. Also, use them efficiently by turning them off when the room is not in use.

Insulate

Most of the time, when it comes to saving on energy bills, the solution is simple: insulate. Properly insulating your basement and attic will help keep the temperature indoors cooler than it is outside. This means that your air-conditioning system won’t have to work harder to make a room cooler.

Use Electric Fans

Your room will be much cooler and easier to keep cold when there is an electric fan working. Not only will the presence of a fan reduce the heat generated indoors, but it will also help the cool air circulate better.

Remember that if you want to maximize the cooling functions of your air-conditioning unit, you need to first focus on reducing the heat inside the room. Once you do that, it will be easier for the air-conditioning unit to make the room cooler. With the help of a timer that turns off the unit automatically (and subsequently turns on the fan) when the room is cool enough, your electric bill will be lower than expected.