Summertime is excellent but tends to become very hot and uncomfortable, but thank goodness for air conditioners. However, the downside is your AC system has to work extra hard during this season. Your electricity bill could climb. However, there are a few simple and effective tips to minimize your utility bill over the summer while maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature.
This is probably one of the most effective energy-saving things you can do. Make sure to set your thermostat at your desired temperature, keeping in mind that it should not make your AC system work too hard. A general rule is to keep the thermostat between 22 and 24 degrees Celsius.
A shade is a natural way to help keep your home cooler. Automatically, if your house is cooler, your air conditioning unit won’t have to work so hard in return reducing your energy consumption. The most obvious way to create shade is to keep blinds, curtains, drapes, and awnings drawn and closed.
Household items like the television, the computer, the printer, lights, and the oven generate much heat. This forces your aircon to work harder to keep temperatures cool. Turn off as much of these appliances as you can and save money on energy consumption.
The last tip to reduce your air conditioning bill over the summer months is to make sure your air conditioning unit is regularly maintained. Filters should periodically be cleaned or replaced for optimum efficiency. A dirty filter will make your air conditioning unit work harder, meaning more electricity and higher electricity bills.
Is your aircon using too much energy even after following these tips? It might be time to replace it. Give us a call today and one of our professional trained personnel will assist you.