According to the Consumer Energy Center, experts say that the recommended temperature setting for comfort and energy savings in an air-conditioned room is 78 degrees Fahrenheit. Sure that may seem hot, but resist the urge to drop the temperature on your thermostat, which taxes your cooling unit. Overuse of the A/C has been causing power outages, and no one wants that. Plus you can wear fewer clothes when the heat is up!
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Lastly, did you know that an A/C unit that operates in the shade uses less energy? Plant some trees or shrubs around your unit or place a cool umbrella above it to keep it cool. There are so many little things you can do to keep your place energy efficient and cool (in more ways than one!). Do you have any favorite tricks that you've used or seen this summer?
This post was written by Lakshmi.