Tips to reduce the electrical consumption of air conditioners

Published: 12-Oct-2017

Summer is here, and with it comes rising electric bills as you fight to keep your home cool and take refuge from the sweltering heat. Luckily, there are many ways to fight astronomical air conditioni...

Ideal temperature to promote cooling and cut costs

In an air conditioner the higher the temperature that you set, the lower the electricity consumption. 25 degree Celsius is an ideal temp for both cooling comfort and electricity savings. If you set the temperature lesser than 25 degrees, then your air conditioner will consume more electricity.

Using ceiling fans helps to regulate the cooling of the air conditioner throughout the room. However, if the roof of your house is directly facing the sun, then avoid using ceiling fans along with air conditioners.

Placement of an outdoor unit

If the outdoor unit of your air conditioner is installed in a place where it gets a lot of heat from the sun or from other heat emitting appliances, then the cooling of the air conditioner will be reduced. Also make sure that the outdoor unit is not placed in a cluttered space for maximising its output.


Air conditioners are meant to cool enclosed spaces. So it is very important that the heat entering the room through the walls, ceilings and windows should be minimised. To do this you can white-paint the roof of your house, or use thermal insulation for the ceiling. Thermal insulating wallpaper can also be used for the walls of the room. Keeping the doors and windows closed and using curtains will help improve insulation.

Regular Maintenance

Clean the filters of the ac before start of the season as unclean filters block the air inflow. Also make sure that you don’t miss out on the Annual Maintenance Contract.

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