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Air Conditioning Tricks and Tips

Air Conditioning Tricks and Tips

Shade, shade, shade. However it’s possible to get it, grab it, and it will help your house stay cooler. Therefore, your ac unit won’t have to work really hard, and your energy bill is going to be reduced. It is simple. During a hot Aussie summer, you can not turn down the sunlight, but you may add some color to turn down heat.

The first way to receive shady would be to keep blinds, curtains, curtains and awnings closed and drawn. Whether it’s Venetian blinds, roller blinds, plantation shutters or lined drapes, maintain that beautiful sunshine outside where it goes. For sun-facing windows, light-coloured backings for blinds and drapes will help divert sun heat also.

By shutting blinds, windows, shutters or drapes, you’ll be maintaining the warm air and the sun’s beams out, which means that your air conditioning does not need to run all the time to keep the perfect temperature. Heat absorption can be radically reduced if your windows have a solid line of defense. Even tinted windows may stop a few of the sun’s heat coming to your own air conditioned sanctuary, and your unit won’t have to work so hard.

Contemplate Mother Nature’s original colour maker — trees. Exotic trees, shrubs or vines that can add a defensive line of colour to your house — consider the walls and roofing in Addition to the windows

Ensure that your ac unit is regularly maintained and the filter is replaced or cleaned to maintain optimum efficiency. A dirty filter causes your air conditioning unit to work harder, meaning more electricity, higher energy costs and can also create issues further down the line! Reduce your air-conditioning bill over summer and winter and keep your AC Unit in peak condition with regular maintenance.

When it comes to energy consumption and reducing your air conditioning bill over summer and winter, every degree matters!

One of the most energy-efficient things you can do is ensure your thermostat is at a comfortable temperature that won’t cause your unit to work too hard, but will make you comfortable. 

As a guide, somewhere between 22 and 24 degrees Celsius is the ideal temperature during summer and 18 to 20 in winter. For each and every degree of your system you can do without, you will be saving on your electricity bill. So avoid setting it too chilly in summertime or too toasty in winter. Even setting your ac unit one degree warmer than you generally would can cut costs by up to 10%. As a rule, try not to set the temperature of your unit less than 8 degrees below the outdoor temperature (so if it’s 30 outside, aim for 22 or 23 degrees indoors ).

To really help decrease your energy bill further, think about a unit with an integrated timer. This means you are not just setting the temperature, but setting the hours of operation for optimum energy efficiency. This means that you can set and forget while also helping to keep your costs down.

If you have a ducted Unit – keep the vents clear!

Dressers, piles of clothes, and dog beds completely or partially covering supply or return vents in homes will reduce the ability for your unit to function as it should. Choking off air flow at the vents increases the pressure in the duct system and reduces air flow.

If you have access to your roof space and use it as storage, have a look and see if some things that you have put into storage in your roof space have fallen on ducts. If something has fallen and has squeezed them, you’ll notice the rooms aren’t getting as cool as they used to or taking a very long time with hardly any airflow.

Wherever you live, whether an apartment or house, the first and simplest thing to do is to find and seal any air leaks. 

Anywhere air can get in means your cool/warm air can also escape. Check your property and where you can seal any air leaks to ensure the air your unit is producing is not escaping which causes your unit to work harder than it should to replenish the lost air.

If you need any help or have any questions about your air conditioner – give us a call on 1300 007 627 to speak with one of our specialists today.