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Beat the Heat Without Breaking the Bank: Keeping Your Window AC Cool and Efficient

Beat the Heat Without Breaking the Bank: Keeping Your Window AC Cool and Efficient

The summer sun is blazing, and your window AC is working overtime to keep you cool. But who wants a sky-high electricity bill along with the cool air? Don't worry, there are easy ways to make your window AC run more efficiently, saving you money and keeping you comfortable. Check out these tips to maximize your window AC's energy efficiency and keep those bills from blowing a fuse:

Seal the Deal: Block Those Leaks

Imagine trying to keep cool air in a room with a hole in the wall. Yikes! That's basically what happens when your window AC isn't properly installed or insulated. Make sure there are no gaps around the unit where cool air can escape and hot air can sneak in. This might involve getting creative with some weatherstripping or foam insulation kits – all readily available at your local hardware store.

Block the Sun's Fury

Our friend the sun might be a beach bum's dream, but it can turn your room into a furnace. During the hottest part of the day, keep those curtains or blinds closed. This simple step helps prevent the sun from heating up your space in the first place, making your AC work less and you save more!

Follow the Cool with Perfect Aire

Got a Perfect Aire AC with that fancy "Follow Me" remote? Take advantage of it! This clever function transforms your remote control into a portable thermostat by taking the temperature reading in the remote's location. Simply turn on the Follow Me feature and place the remote in the warmest part of the room.  After that warm spot reaches your desired temperature, the AC will now automatically cycle on and off to keep the entire room at one consistent temperature. No more hot spots – just all over comfort and energy savings, since your AC won't be constantly adjusting.

Cleanliness is Coolness

Just like a car needs regular tune-ups, your window AC needs some TLC too. Cleaning or replacing the air filter regularly keeps airflow optimal. A clogged filter makes your AC work harder, wasting precious energy. Make a habit of regularly cleaning or replacing your air filters according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Size Matters: Finding Your AC Goldilocks

An AC unit that's too small for your space is like trying to cool a mansion with a fan. It'll just run and run, never quite catching up. On the other hand, a unit that's too big might cycle on and off too frequently, leading to less efficient cooling and moisture build-up. If you're unsure about sizing, don't worry! We've got a handy blog post to help you out.

Upgrade Your Cooling Game

Sometimes, the best way to save money in the long run is to invest in a more efficient model. If your current AC unit is getting on in years, consider upgrading to a newer, more energy-efficient model. Consider this an investment in your comfort and your wallet!

Bonus Tip: We're Here to Help!

Confused about BTU ratings or just want some personalized advice on keeping your cool space energy-efficient? Don't hesitate to reach out to our amazing customer service team. They're happy to answer any questions and help you find the perfect cooling solution for your needs.

So there you have it! With a few simple adjustments and some smart practices, you can keep your window AC running smoothly and efficiently all summer long. Remember, proper installation, keeping cool air in and hot air out, using your unit’s energy efficiency features, regular cleaning, and right-sizing your unit are all key to maximizing efficiency and minimizing costs. And if you're considering an upgrade, newer models offer significant energy savings. By following these tips, you'll be enjoying cool comfort without breaking the bank. Now go forth and conquer that summer heat!


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