Originally Posted by cute fuzzy bunny
Here's another fun tip. Turn off the breaker to your air conditioning unit in the winter. Some of the units have a little heater in them to keep the refrigerant at the proper operating temperature and they all have some sort of control board in them thats sitting there powered on at the ready to do absolutely nothing for 3-6 months.
Might save you a few bucks in electricity over the winter.
If you do that make sure to turn the breaker back on 24 hours before
running the A/C. The heater is to heat the oil in the compressor, not the refrigerant. If the oil is too thick it won't flow enough to lubricate and you'll end up with a new A/C.
That won't save you any bucks at all.