Last week we suggested easing up on the A/C during summer months to conserve energy. But whatever temp you choose, it makes sense to keep your cooling system running as efficiently as possible. Take a few minutes to give it a proper cleaning. You’ll save energy and extend its life.
**How this helps**
Air conditioners suck up a lot of dust and gunk, cutting down their cooling ability. Whether you have a window-mounted unit our a central unit, a quick cleaning will lower your energy bills and improve its performance.
* A quick guide to cleaning your A/C from the Queen of Clean.
* Wash your clothes with cold water.
* Skip the dryer altogether and use a clothesline instead.
* Open a window rather than turn on the A/C if the outside temp is below 70° F.