Reducing the load on your air conditioner

The key to reducing the load on an A/C lies in internally generated loads.  Reducing internally generated loads is the simplest step to take towards reducing the overall load on your A/C. This can be done by

  • Shutting off unneeded electrical appliances, lights and equipment.
  • Shifting appliance use to cooler times of the day.
  •  Using local exhaust fans to remove heat and humidity from kitchens and baths.
  • Buying energy efficient appliances

The load on your A/C can also be reduced by improving the building of internal loads. This includes:

  • Increasing insulation levels
  • Shading windows
  •  Reducing air leakage

Putting in a new roof or windows