Tips for Lowering your cooling costs - Tips from air con servicing experts
DID YOU KNOW?
You can reduce air conditioning energy use by 20 – 50% by switching to high efficiency air conditioners, and taking other actions to lower your home cooling costs.
Quick tip: the quickest way to save energy on home cooling is to regularly clean and replace your cooling unit’s filters.
Install and set a programmable thermostat, it could help you save up to 10% on cooling costs a year.
Use a fan. Ceiling fans will allow you to raise the thermostat setting about 4 degrees without impacting your comfort
Insulate and seal ducts, air loss through ducts accounts for about 40% of a cooling system’s energy consumption
Don’t heat your home with appliances, consider using an outdoor grill instead an oven for example.
Install energy efficient windows covering that let natural light in and prevent solar heat gain
Buy energy star qualified AC unit, on average, they are up to 15% more efficient than standard models. Look for the ENERGY STAR label.
Use the bathroom fan when taking a shower or bath, and a range hood when cooking. This helps remove heat and humidity from your home.
DID YOU KNOW?
One way an air conditioner makes us feel cooler is by reducing the amount of moisture in the air. When there is excess humidity, our body’s ability to cool itself through perspiration is inhibited.
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