Summer Energy Savings when A/C is On
Harry Truman: If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen
Fridge: I can't stand the heat, get me out of the kitchen
The air conditioner (A/C) is used to cool the living space -
not the kitchen. When the A/C is off,
the kitchen (because of the oven, dishwasher and
the indoor R/F) is warmer than outdoors.
The kitchen is often the hottest room and the R/F's door is
frequently opened during cooking when the oven
|The Indoor R/F and the Window A/C work against each other.|
The indoor R/F warms the home while the A/C cools it.
|The Window R/F and the A/C do not work against each other. Although the window R/F consumes more electricity, the A/C consumes less because it does not have to work against the indoor R/F.|