Electricity usage of an Air Conditioner

A room air conditioner is used to cool an apartment or a single room, they are often placed inside of a window and bring in outside air while cooling it. Single room air conditioners come in different sizes and use from 500 to 1500 watts.

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Decreasing the use of an air conditioner will help lower costs, cooling is generally expensive and there are not many options to save money without increasing your temperature. If you are in the market for a room air conditioner make sure you get one that is energy efficient and appropriate for your room or apartment. Close windows in your home if you are using an air conditioner, to avoid leaking cold air and making your cooling inefficient. Taking cold showers, drinking cool drinks and wearing lighter clothing during hot weather may allow you to decrease your air conditioner reliance. Using a low energy portable fan instead of an air conditioner may also help save you money.

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