Make sure your home is well-insulated

One of the things that leads to massive energy consumption related to your AC unit is a poorly-insulated home. Older houses typically have insufficient insulation. Cracks are more common, and seals are more worn and weathered. To make sure the insulation in your home is up to par, have a utility provider or contractor perform a home energy audit. An energy auditor checks your house for leaks and makes recommendations to make your home more energy efficiency.