Control solar heat – keep windows shaded to keep out direct sun. Dark wooden blinds seem to work the best.
Replace filter in air conditioning unit at least once a month. If you can’t replace, at least remove it and clean it in the sink or shower.
Set thermostat at 79 degrees, 2-3 degrees higher if you’ll be away from the house for several hours
Use ceiling fans to make your home feel cooler. You want to keep the fans on “forward” to ensure the warm air is sucked up. Basically, do the opposite of trying to warm your house:)
Turn off all unnecessary lights and appliances – they add heat to your home and cost you money
Do cooking and other heat producing chores during cooler parts of the day (morning or evening). If you have an outdoor grill, fire it up. Not only is grilling a great way to reduce the heat inside your home, it’s healthy!
Turn off exhaust fans after use. Again, you are blowing your cooler air outside. Remember when your folks used to say, “Hey, we’re not heating the outside”? Well, we’re not trying to cool the outside either
Ask the landlord to service the AC at least once a year.
This should not be a problem, especially if the landlord would like the unit to last more than a couple of years. If the unit seems as though it’s not cooling your home efficiently, ask the landlord to replace.
Water Heating and Lowering Water Consumption Tips
Use low flow fixtures/faucet aerators
Don’t let hot water run when shaving, brushing teeth, doing dishes, etc.
If it’s yellow, let it mellow. If it’s brown, flush it down
Do only full loads of wash
Use cold or warm water wash instead of hot to save
Turn off when not in use(Duh!)
Use compact fluorescent lamps instead of traditional light bulbs. There are a slew of energy saving light bulbs on the market. They tend to cost more up front, but end up saving you money in the long run
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