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Filter Cleaning

A dirty filter will slow down air flow and make the system work harder to
provide cooling . Since there is a restricted airflow the heat removal
capacity of the evaporator coil also decreases . It can also lead to
premature compressor or fan failure .
References :ORNL (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

Thermostat Setting
One can save as much as 10% a year on heating and cooling by simply
turning your thermostat back 7-10F for 8 hours a day from its normal
setting .Typically a setback of 1C will save about 1-2% .
This can be acknowledged from the fact that the insulation heat loss from
a building envelope is directly proportional to the difference in the outdoor
and the indoor temperature .

Q= heat loss
UA = Product of the U value and A is the area
T = Difference in outside and inside temperature

Programmable Thermostat

According to Energy Star possible energy saving from a programmable

thermostat is 10-30%.There primary function is to adjust the building
temperature according to a series of programmed settings that result at
different times of the day . A programmable thermostat allows reduction
of these losses by allowing the temperature difference to be reduced at
times when the reduced amount of heating or cooling would not be
EPA 2013
Energy Star

Low E Window Films

Approximately one third of a buildings cooling costs can be attributed to
solar heat gain through windows. Low E Films reject up to reject 75 % of
the solar radiation and thus can help reduce cooling energy costs by 515% .

Energy Protection Agency(EPA) estimates that users can save an average
of 15% on heating and cooling by air sealing their homes. Two major
causes of heat gained in buildings are:-

1. Exfiltration/Infiltration Heat Gained :- Heat gained inside the building

due to cracks ,small holes .
2. Heat Gained Due to Doors and Windows :- Heat gained due to large
openings such as doors and windows .
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False Ceiling
False ceiling can help reduce cooling demand by reducing the heat gained
from roofs by providing a layer of air insulation. Also by decreasing the
room volume it significantly reduces cooling requirement .