If necessary reinsulate and plug gaps and cracks with caulking or weather stripping. Weatherproofing saves on both heating and cooling costs.
An air conditioning unit that is protected from the heat of the sun will run less. Try to keep it shaded.
Keep your thermostat away from heat sources and sunlight. The warmer your thermostat the more your AC will run.
If your windows aren’t designed to reduce the levels of heat (low-emissivity) that gets into your dwelling apply some stick-on window tinting.
Keep your thermostat at or around 78 degrees. Every notch below 78 increases energy consumption.
A strip of foil known as a radiant barrier when placed underneath your existing insulation (they must be used together) will reduce heating and cooling costs by preventing warm or cool air from leeching into the attic through the ceiling.
A new HVAC air filter installed once a month will help your unit operate more efficiently.
Installing a programmable or smart thermostat enables you to adjust temperature settings away from anywhere.
Have an HVAC contractor tune up your unit every 6-12 months. Your unit will operate more efficiently and repair costs minimized.
Last resort, invest in a new HVAC unit, suggests AZ Central.
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