The air conditioner has become a necessary part of summer, especially when the temperatures begin to climb toward the triple digits. Just because the temperature is rising higher, doesn't mean that your power bill should, though. There are ways to enjoy your air conditioner while still saving a bit of money. The following tips may help. Tip #1: Shade the Windows The windows are usually the least insulated area of your home, so they let in a lot of heat during the day.