Your Fan and AC Can Work Together
Whatever temperature you normally use, you can lower it an extra degree or two when you also run your fan. Even though a fan doesn't cool your space, the wind you'll feel from the fan makes you feel cooler than the AC alone. Turning your AC down like this means you're less likely to overuse it.
Nobody's Cool When Nobody's Home
When you're going to be out all day at work, school, or running errands, then your AC should not be running. It actually takes less power to lower your temperature at the end of the day than it does to keep it cool all day long. You'll get even greater benefit from this tip if you update your unit to be programmable.
Here are a few more quick tips:
- change your air filter every three months
- trim the outdoor bushes around your AC
- have a regular tuneup