3 Ways To Save On Air Conditioning Costs

Posted on: 13 May 2015

When it starts getting hot outside, many of us turn to our air conditioners for relief from the heat and humidity. Unfortunately though, running an air conditioner can sometimes be very costly. However, there are a wide variety of different ways that you can save money on your air conditioning bill. 

1. Don't Cook With Your Oven 

Whenever possible, you should avoid cooking with your oven. The reason for this is that ovens give off a great deal of heat and can make your entire house feel hot and stuffy.

It's best to use toaster ovens, crockpots, and microwaves to cook most of your family's meals, This should help quite a bit to keep the air in your home feeling nice and cool. Another advantage to cooking with those particular devices is that they tend to tend to cook meals faster then traditional ovens. 

2. Tint Your Windows 

Installing reflective film on your home's windows is an excellent way reduce the cost of your monthly air conditioning bill. It's not necessary to install this film on all of the windows of your home. You will just want to make sure that there is reflective film on the windows that tend to get a lot of sun, as it will help to minimize heat absorption.

3. Don't Use Your Dryer 

You have probably noticed that using the dryer to dry your clothes tends to make your home really warm. While this is great on chilly fall and winter days, it's definitely not a good thing when it's hot out. 

Therefore, it is best to air dry your clothes whenever you possibly can. You can line dry your clothes in your backyard or, if you would prefer to dry your clothes indoors, you can hang them up and let them air dry on a drying rack. 

Depending on how large your loads of laundry usually are, you may want to invest in two or three drying racks, as just one rack may not contain enough space to dry all of your clothes. If you suffer from outdoor allergens such as pollen and ragweed, you should avoid using an outdoor clothesline since the wind is likely to blow these allergens on to your clothes. 

There's no doubt about it running an air conditioner in your home can be really expensive. Luckily, trying even just one or two of these tips should go a really long ways in helping you to save money on this particular bill. For more tips, contact a company like Bill's Plumbing Heating & Air.