Air conditioners are the essential bastions of cool breezes when the mercury skyrockets and the hot summer sun begins to bake down on you. However, staying cool during the hot summer months come at quite the cost, especially if a heat wave hits and you wind up running your air conditioner around the clock. Fortunately, there are ways to conserve energy and save on your air conditioner bill.
Here's a look at the top five ways:
Turn the Temperature Up When the Sun Goes Down
You probably don't need it to be as cold in your home at night. After all, you'll be asleep and won't likely notice a few extra degrees. So when the sun goes down, turn the temperature gauge up on the unit before you go to bed.