Stay cool and calm when you receive your next energy bill with our budget-friendly tips to lower your energy costs and the temperature in your home this summer!
1. Keep the heat out
Let’s start with a simple recommendation to keep you cool. Closing blinds, and vents, and using draught stoppers early in the morning can help to keep the sunlight and heat out. This will help make it easier to cool your house when you arrive home and make for more efficient use of your appliances.
2. Ensure your AC is in top-shape
Despite that it might sounds obvious, scheduling a service of the unit and cleaning your air conditioner’s dust filters could mean improved energy efficiency and lower running costs. Call Service Today to get your air-conditioning unit inspected the same day.
3. Make the most of your ceiling and pedestal fans
A fan won’t make your house cold but it can provide comfort from the heat by providing a gentle breeze. They’re fairly cost-efficient to run and you can switch them off and on when needed or when not using a particular room in the house.
4. Consider installing a whirlybird roof ventilation
Whirlybirds are those small cylinder domes that sit on your roof, spin in the wind and are designed to extract hot air from your roof cavity. They’re good value and easy for a licensed heating and cooling professional to install but you’ll likely need 3-4 or more depending on the size of your home.
5. Play smart with your AC settings
Go low and slow with your AC. Resist the temptation to turn your aircon on full blast. Cranking the AC will not cool the room down any faster; in fact it will simply waste electricity. Instead, set your air conditioner to around 25 to 27°C with a moderate fan speed.
Avoid using the air conditioner after dark. On cooler summer nights, use the timer to turn the unit off when you’re asleep. And for those hot nights, try to only cool the rooms that are occupied – some ducted cooling systems allow you to choose which rooms you cool.