Install a timer on your air conditioner

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Install a timer on your air conditioner

When you connect a timer to your air conditioner, you can significantly cut its energy use. This enables it to switch on and off at set times.

You can also install a button timer. With this, the air-conditioning only comes on when the button is pressed and the inbuilt timer ensures that the system turns itself off after a set period. This stops the air conditioner accidentally being left on during mild days, after-hours and on weekends.

A push button timer for your air-conditioning unit has to be installed by an EcoSmart electrician or a licensed technical services provider. The cost of the push button and installation will be about $300.[1]

However, it’s an investment that can get returned in the form of ongoing energy savings and lower running costs.