Tips to lower your electricity bill on AC usage

Last Updated: Tue, Jul 17, 2018 17:27 hrs
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To use an AC without weighing down your finances, the first thing you can do is invest in an energy efficient model. Choose a 5-star rated window AC or split AC to avail the best cooling and save up to 25% on power bills. However, be it a Voltas 5-star AC, a Lloyd AC or a Daikin AC, an AC with low power consumption is usually heavy on the pocket. However, you can make your purchase more

Choose the right AC for your room

By selecting an AC that is perfect for your room, you can prevent overcooling or undercooling. In case of the latter, there is the likelihood of additional strain on your AC. In order to choose the right tonnage for your room, follow these guidelines.

  • 1-ton AC for a room size of 80–120 sq. ft.

  • 1.5-ton AC for a room size of 120–190 sq. ft.

  • 2-ton AC for a room size of 190–300 sq. ft.

  • Remember to also take into consideration the number of people that frequent the room. So, even if you have a small room but have more than 3 people in it, opt for a higher tonnage.

Create a cooling environment and secure the windows of your home

While your AC will cool down your room, to ensure energy efficiency, try and create a cooler environment. Start by placing plants near your windows and doors. As plants cool the room, your AC will not need to work as hard to cool it. Additionally, ensure the windows and doors are closed when using the AC, because gaps allow the cool air to escape. This puts extra pressure on the AC, causing it to work overtime to reach the desired temperature.

Turn off extra lights but avoid dark colours

Lights can heat up the room, thereby slowing down the cooling. So, make it a point to turn off any extra lights whenever possible. This will help you save on electricity costs in general as well. Additionally, avoid the use of dark colours whether it is paint or curtains. Dark colours tend to absorb heat, creating a warmer ambience that needs extra cooling.

Place the AC strategically and rearrange furniture

Ensure that the AC isn't facing direct sunlight or a window. This will definitely affect the cooling ability of the AC. Also, make sure that your AC isn't directed towards the back of a big piece of furniture, such as a couch or a cupboard, or towards a corner in your room. This prevents even cooling. So, rearrange your furniture and place your AC in a way that it has the ability to cool the entire room evenly.

Service your AC on time in order to maintain it

While your AC may work fine even without servicing, it is better to regularly maintain it. Check with the service centre to find out how often servicing is needed and follow the instructions. This will give your AC a lengthy life, offer energy efficiency, and allow you to save on your power bills.

So, if you are ready to shop for an energy-saving AC, simply check your pre-approved offer. Use the sum that you qualify for to buy an AC for your home from the nearest partner store today affordable by taking advantage of AC offers from the Bajaj Finserv EMI Network.

Here you can purchase a 5-star AC on EMI with minimal down payment at over 43,000 partner stores available across the country offering more than 1 million products. Pay with a single swipe of your EMI Network Card or apply for instant and hassle-free in-store financing.

Apart from buying a model with a 5-star rating, you can save even more energy by using your AC efficiently. Look at how you can do this.

Choose the right AC for your room

By selecting an AC that is perfect for your room, you can prevent overcooling or undercooling. In case of the latter, there is the likelihood of additional strain on your AC. In order to choose the right tonnage for your room, follow these guidelines.

  • 1-ton AC for a room size of 80–120 sq. ft.

  • 1.5-ton AC for a room size of 120–190 sq. ft.

  • 2-ton AC for a room size of 190–300 sq. ft.

  • Remember to also take into consideration the number of people that frequent the room. So, even if you have a small room but have more than 3 people in it, opt for a higher tonnage.

Create a cooling environment and secure the windows of your home

While your AC will cool down your room, to ensure energy efficiency, try and create a cooler environment. Start by placing plants near your windows and doors. As plants cool the room, your AC will not need to work as hard to cool it. Additionally, ensure the windows and doors are closed when using the AC, because gaps allow the cool air to escape. This puts extra pressure on the AC, causing it to work overtime to reach the desired temperature.

Turn off extra lights but avoid dark colours

Lights can heat up the room, thereby slowing down the cooling. So, make it a point to turn off any extra lights whenever possible. This will help you save on electricity costs in general as well. Additionally, avoid the use of dark colours whether it is paint or curtains. Dark colours tend to absorb heat, creating a warmer ambience that needs extra cooling.

Place the AC strategically and rearrange furniture

Ensure that the AC isn't facing direct sunlight or a window. This will definitely affect the cooling ability of the AC. Also, make sure that your AC isn't directed towards the back of a big piece of furniture, such as a couch or a cupboard, or towards a corner in your room. This prevents even cooling. So, rearrange your furniture and place your AC in a way that it has the ability to cool the entire room evenly.

Service your AC on time in order to maintain it

While your AC may work fine even without servicing, it is better to regularly maintain it. Check with the service centre to find out how often servicing is needed and follow the instructions. This will give your AC a lengthy life, offer energy efficiency, and allow you to save on your power bills.

So, if you are ready to shop for an energy-saving AC, simply check your pre-approved offer. Use the sum that you qualify for to buy an AC for your home from the nearest partner store today affordable by taking advantage of AC offers from the Bajaj Finserv EMI Network.

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