Your Air Conditioning Could Be Costing You (Infographic)

When the temperatures crawl towards the triple digits in the middle of summer, air conditioning is a temptation that many find hard to avoid. There are several ecofriendly alternatives to cooling down without turning the air on; but in the cases when you must utilize the luxury for your home, there are several important factors to keep in mind. No matter if you choose to rely on air conditioning or not, it’s sometimes hard to understand exactly what is going on when cooling your home.

First of all, cleaning and changing filters regularly is the quickest way to save energy. Switching to a high efficiency unit is another solution. This infographic from the Department of Energy gives an in depth overview of how air conditioning works, how to make your system more energy efficient and ways to cool down your home without air conditioning.

Click to see the infographic in full size and learn more about what’s happening when you use your air conditioning.

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  Infographic by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.

44 comments

David C
David C6 months ago

thanks, really a de-humidifier primarily

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Cindy S
Past Member 6 months ago

ty

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Sue H
Sue H6 months ago

Helpful information, thanks.

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Peggy B
Peggy B6 months ago

TYFS

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Peggy B
Peggy B6 months ago

Soak feet and/or hands in cool water.

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Ruth S
Ruth S6 months ago

Thanks.

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Mike R
Mike R6 months ago

Thanks

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Danuta W
Danuta W6 months ago

Thanks for sharing.

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Siyus Copetallus
Siyus Copetallus3 years ago

Thank you for sharing!

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Jennifer H.
Jennifer H3 years ago

I just had to replace mine. Talk about expensive.

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