Air conditioner 370.
(photo credit: Courtesy)
The Israel Electric Corporation has unveiled “10 essential rules” for sensible
air conditioner operation, in order to conserve as much energy and money as
possible during hot summer weather.
First and foremost, the IEC
recommends reading the operating instructions that come with the machine, as
well as cleaning the filters every six months and preventing all potential
blockages of air vents. The compressor – the external part of the air
conditioner – should be placed in the shade, as sun tends to wear out
appliances, according to the tips. In addition to using the thermostat on the
machine, consumers should also have thermometers to monitor the air temperature
in their households, and should take pains to lower electricity consumption –
even by decreasing the air conditioner by one degree.
While the air
conditioner is on, consumers must remember to close any unnecessary openings in
their households to prevent the entry of hot air, and make sure to set air
conditioning vents upwards, since cold air naturally sinks, according to the
Lastly, the tips stressed that it is crucial to remember to turn off
the air conditioner when leaving the room, and as often as possible, make use of
the machine’s fan setting rather than the cooling setting.