Winter is coming. It’s that time of the year when the days get shorter and the weather gets colder. We also spend more time at home and as a result, our energy bills can go up dramatically.
We all want to be cosy whilst we relax but the downsides can be costly. There’s no need to forget these appliances and wait for summer to come back though! In this article, we’ll discuss 6 tips to warm your home with less power consumption.
Tip #1: Set the ideal temperature
Setting the optimal temperature for your air conditioner should be your first step in lowering your power bill. In Queensland, we recommend setting your AC at 24 degrees for cooling in summer, and around 17 degrees for heating in winter. The harder your AC works, the more it costs so this small change can maximise energy efficiency from your unit and save money.
Tip #2: Use air conditioner timers
Whilst the air conditioner can create a cool atmosphere to sleep, leaving it on throughout the night can be a waste. Timer technology lets you optimise air conditioner efficiency and save money in the process.
Tip #3: Invest in good insulation and sealing
Poor sealing and insulation will let cold drafts in and warm air out, taking your money with it. To get the most out of your air conditioner’s capabilities, we recommend conducting an inspection of your home’s sealing and insulation condition. Doing so will help increase the lifespan of your air conditioner and keep electricity bills under control.
Tip #4: Clean and service your air conditioner
Dust and debris will build up over time in your air conditioner, making it less efficient and creating health risks too. These small particles clog filters and reduce efficiency. We recommend monthly filter cleans and biannual services as a baseline, for frequent users. Smarter Air can help repair your system or maintain it with a service at an affordable price.
Tip #5: Choose an air conditioner that’s energy-efficient
When you buy an air conditioner, have a look at the blue and red star rating. The blue star rating shows its energy efficiency when cooling, and the red star rating demonstrates its heating efficiency. Slight improvements in efficiency can create big savings in the long run so it’s worth considering your decision.
Tip #6: Consider ducted air conditioning
If you have a large home and need an air conditioner for more than three rooms, ducted air conditioning is often a more energy-efficient option. Many systems also have extra features such as zoning, smartphone controls and sensor technology which can avoid wasting energy on empty rooms.
Get A Quote For Air Conditioning This Winter
Smarter Air is a leading provider of split system and ducted air conditioning. We provide competitive quotes, quality workmanship and exceptional customer service. For honest advice or a quote for quality air conditioning, reach out to our friendly team today on 3067 2396 or Contact Us Online.