Boost your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency
Not only can landscaping shade your entire home from the sun to help keep it cool, it can also boost the efficiency of your air conditioning unit. Plant a few inexpensive shrubs such as Boxwoods to shield the air conditioning unit, boost efficiency and best of all, save you money.
Reschedule Cleaning Tasks
Use appliances such as dishwashers, washers, dryers and vacuums when your house is naturally cooler – either first thing in the morning or after dark, and you’ll prevent your air conditioning from working 10% harder!
Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) use about 75% less energy than traditional bulbs and the bonus is that they give off 75% less heat. If you switch to CFLs, your AC won’t work as hard and you will save about $40 in cooling costs over the lifetime of just one bulb.