Air Conditioning Safety KCR, Inc.

Air Conditioning Safety Tips

  • Choose an air conditioning unit which is the proper size & energy for the area (10×12 Room: 5,000 Btu/hr; 20×20: 10,000 Btu /hr; 1,200sq ft home: 23,000 Btu/hr).
  • Check the electrical circuit to be sure it can supply the necessary energy.
  • Never alter a plug to fit it into an outlet. Instead, have a qualified electrician replace the outlet.
  • Be sure your cord will reach a wall outlet.
  • Ensure you have the right cord for an air conditioner if you need an extension cord and always inspect extension cords before you use them.
  • Look for the UL Mark on the extension cord, which means that representative samples of the cord have been tested for safety hazards.
  • Ensure the plug’s blades and grounding pin are present
  • Don’t run the cord under a carpet

Other cooling tips:

  • Clean & inspect your air conditioner
  • Start units early and cool areas throughout the day
  • Pull shades to block the sun
  • Turn off all unnecessary lights
  • Wait until late evening to use dishwashers & clothes dryers
  • Close off unused rooms
  • Make sure your attic is properly ventilated
  • Using floor or ceiling fans to circulate the cooled air
  • When you’re selecting fans and air conditioners, look for the UL Mark