Save Energy and Money With Your Air-Conditioning Unit
Summer in Australia calls for air conditioning, but your power bill can leave you feeling hot under the collar.
Keep cool without breaking the bank with these tips to save energy and money with your air-conditioning unit.
Close all doors, windows, and curtains
When it’s sunny, our first instinct is to throw back the curtains, pull open the blinds and let the sunshine flood in. In order to keep the cool air from escaping and the hot air from entering you will have to go against your instincts and close all doors and windows. Block the sun’s rays to make your home easier to cool by closing blinds and curtains, and consider using window treatments over larger windows. Keeping your blinds and curtains drawn through-out the day is one of the most natural and inexpensive ways to cool your home.
Check your house is airtight
Check ducts, windows, and doors for air leaks, and ensure your roof spaces, ceilings, walls, and pipes are properly insulated to reduce heat.
Use your fans
People often forget about their fans when they have the air-conditioner running. Take advantage of your pedestal and ceiling fans to spread cool air throughout the room.
Turn up the temperature
If you’re pumping the air-conditioner at 16 degrees all summer, you’re sure to be hit with a high electricity bill. Ensure maximum energy efficiency from your air-conditioning unit by keeping the temperature on or above 25 degrees.
Use the timer
Reduce your air-conditioning use by using the timer function. This system can turn your air-conditioner on when someone enters a room and turn it off when they leave. This is perfect for those who forget to manually switch their air-conditioning unit off before they leave for work.
Replace your old air-conditioner with an energy-efficient one
Not only are they bulky and noisy, but chances are your outdated air-conditioning unit is chewing up more energy than necessary. Modern air-conditioning systems are designed to be much more energy efficient. The cost to install air conditioning is an investment well worth the overall savings on your power bill.
Pro tip: Make sure you purchase the right size air conditioning unit for your home. Most homeowners often buy cooling units that are too large, which will cost you unnecessary money.
Have your air-conditioner serviced regularly
Follow the manufacturer’s guide to make sure your unit is operating correctly. This includes cleaning and replacing filters as needed. You should also have your air-conditioning unit serviced by a professional at least once a year to ensure everything is working as it should be. Regular air-conditioning maintenance is crucial for a long-lasting and efficient unit.
Envious Electrical can help keep your air-conditioning costs down. Our professional Brisbane electricians provide air-conditioning installation and air-conditioning maintenance throughout Brisbane, Ipswich, and the Gold Coast. Find out more about our air-conditioning installation and get in touch today.