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How to Reduce Air Conditioning Energy Costs for Your Home

By: Danny Lipford

Air conditioner unit outside

To reduce the air conditioning bills in your home:

  1. Install a tinted film on the inside of your windows to reduce the amount of heat coming in your house by over 60% and prevent harmful UV rays from damaging fabrics and furnishings.
  2. Add awnings to sunny windows to reduce the temperature of a room by up to 15 degrees and save 25% on the air conditioning for that room.
  3. Plant shade trees that shed their leaves in winter on the sunny (south and west) sides of your house.

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  • Kee Bear Says:
    January 26th, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    What about using a newer unit? I heard getting a newer unit can save hundreds of dollars from a unit being 10 to 20 or more years old. Is that true?


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