Turn off window unit air conditioners when not in room.
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DescriptionTurn off the room air conditioner when you leave the room for more than 10 minutes. When away for extended periods of time, the unit is working needlessly to cool the room.
Assumptions We MadeAssume 10,000BTU unit (room size) and turning off 1 hour.
Each time you carry out this action, the immediate impacts are:
- Saves 0.29 dollars
- Saves 2.93 kilowatt hours
- Saves 3.99 lbs of CO2
Some actions also have additional impact over time. For this action, these are:
Potential Annual ImpactWe assume that this action will be carried out daily (about 160 times a year). In this case, in a year you could save:
- 46.24 dollars
- 468.96 kilowatt hours
- 637.76 lbs of CO2
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