Air Conditioning

An air conditioner is the largest user of electricity in your home and it greatly affects your total monthly electric statement.

Follow these tips for real savings:

  • Schedule a tune-up for your air conditioning system to make sure it is operating as efficiently as possible and that is has enough refrigerant to cool properly. If the freon level is low, your air conditioning unit will run more often and will increase your cooling cost.
  • Make sure your windows and doors are tightly closed when running the air conditioner: keep hot air out and cool air in.
  • If you have window units, close off rooms not in use.
  • Use weather stripping around the window where the window unit is placed.
  • Replace weather stripping and caulking around windows, doors and other areas.
  • Install foam gaskets on power outlets and light switches located on outside walls.
  • Use window coverings (blinds and drapes) during the day, especially on the east and west sides of the house.
  • Turn window blinds up instead of down. Use white blinds instead of darker colors. White reflects light and heat, while dark colors absorb them. White blinds can reduce solar heat gain through windows by up to 50 percent.
  • Install reflective film or solar screens on your windows. Run your dishwasher and clothes dryer in the evening (when the temperature in the house is cooler) to reduce the strain on the air conditioner system.
  • Wash or replace monthly the filters in the window unit for greater efficiency. If you have a central unit, the air intake filters should be changed monthly. A dirty filter restricts airflow and could increase cost of your air conditioning system. A good reminder is to change the filter each time you receive your electric statement.
  • Use fans to circulate cool air. You can get a "wind chill" effect of 3 to 4 degrees with fans, so you can turn your thermostat up.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I have trouble with my electricity, how will N.V. Elmar assist me?

    In case you are experiencing full or partial outage the customer should make sure that it is not a tripped breaker or a blown fuse. If all of these are working properly you should contact N.V. Elmar at (297) 523-7147 and we will respond to your querie. In case you are experiencing dim or flickering lights, please contact Elmar and we will investigate the issue. If the issue is with your internal wiring you should contact a certified electrician for assistance.

  • There was a power outage in my neighborhood and my appliances got damaged, will N.V. Elmar provide me with new ones?

    According to our connection terms, N.V. Elmar is not responsible for possible damages to any electronic devices as consequence of a power outage.

  • What should be done when the customer is deceased, in order to transfer ownership of the account?

    The applicant must supply the certified death certificate (overlijdingsakte) as well as the valid proof of the official heir of the property, authorization of the majority of heirs and valid proof of indentification.

  • I was involved in an accident and have damaged N.V. Elmar’s property, what do I need to do?

    Call N.V. Elmar immediately and we will assess the damage. We advise to call the police and your insurance company.

  • Can I place: signs, flags or a basketball hoop on a pole?

    For safety and assets protection, it is prohibited by law to add any object to the poles. All foreign objects attached to our poles will be removed.


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