Today it is very important to save energy not only because of your monthly bill, but also to preserve our planet. That’s why we decided to show you how to use your air conditioner in the most energy-efficient way. For most of us today it’s almost impossible to imagine life without an air conditioner. The air conditioner is pretty common everywhere around us – our homes, office buildings, public transportation. However, it consumes a lot of energy. Do not let the air conditioner be the black hole in your monthly budget. Cool your home and office, and preserve the nature by following a few simple rules. It is important to buy the right size air conditioner for the room. If it is too big, it will simply stop cooling when the set temperature is reached, without removing the extra humidity in the air. This will lead to unpleasant irregular cooling. Set the exact temperature you want to reach. Setting the thermostat of the air conditioner to a lower temperature will not help cool the room faster. Instead of lowering the temperature, you can set the air stream. If the cool air cannot reach the remote parts of the room, lowering the temperature setting will not solve the problem. Adjust the air stream, this will help save energy. The fan of the air conditioner should stop at the same time as the compressor. If you want the cool air to circulate, use a fan, because it consumes less energy. Always check whether all the windows are closed before you turn on the air conditioner. This is something that everybody knows, but it doesn’t mean that you will not forget an open window. A quick check will take you only a minute, but can save you money from the monthly electricity bill. Another thing to do is to make sure the airways of the air conditioner are clean. If too much dust gathers, the air will not circulate at the maximum level. Springs and autumns are the best moments to do that. At least once a year, your air conditioner needs to be checked by a technician, to make sure it works properly and all the parts are in good condition. We would highly recommend to change the air filters regularly. A technician can do the job, but sometimes you will probably need to do this by yourself. This is not a hard task. At times opt to use a fan, instead of an air conditioner. If you live in an area with lower summer temperatures and not too much humidity, a fan could do the trick sometimes. Also, when you are buying an air conditioner, get one that is energy-saving. Just look for a star symbol on it. Each year the electricity bills keep growing steadily. It is important to keep track of your consumption, increase the efficiency of your air conditioner and use it less often. The indoor air quality is crucial, since your health and even productivity depend on it.