When temperatures rise, so do your utility bills.

Utility bills rising?  Everyone these days is looking for ways to save money each month.  One of the first places most of us turn to for savings is our home expenses.  One way to save is making sure your homes air conditioner is a right size.  This can make a big difference.  Having the right size of unit or system will efficiently and effectively keep you home comfortable during the summer months.  If your air conditioner is too big for your home, it will use more electricity and leave your home with excess humidity.  If it is too small, it will not be able to keep up with cooling your home.

Air conditioners are not just built to cool your home, but they are also built to take the humidity out of your home.  The less humidity there is in the home, the higher you can set the thermostat and still be comfortable.  Being able to set the thermostat to 78 or 80 will help save you money each month.

Each unit is sized according to how many square feet the unit can cool and dehumidify.  Use the following calculator to determine the estimated size of unit needed for you home:

 

Air Conditioner Sizing Calculator

 

If you find that your current a/c unit is not the correct size, you should consider purchasing a new unit.  This can be costly up front, but there ways to keep the cost down.  If you are a homeowner in Missouri and use KCP&L, there are rebates available.  You can also qualify for tax rebates at the end of the year.  When purchasing a new air conditioner make sure you are choosing a unit that has a good warranty.  Currently Frigidaire has one the best warranties available right now.  Make sure to do your research before you make a purchase and find the right unit for your home.

Stop throwing your money away each month and take the time to find ways to make your home more Energy Efficient.