Does your air conditioner cause you to worry needlessly about your incoming electricity bill?
With the very warm months in action, it becomes second nature to turn to the coolest setting on your air conditioner. It’s the common choice to let the day play out as you enjoy the cool blast – but did you know that with a little careful planning, you can keep your house cool without needing to run your air conditioner on full every hour of the day? Read on!
Keep up the care.
Firstly, have your air conditioner serviced regularly (at least yearly) by a reputable service provider who is fully licensed to carry out the work. This ensures the warranty of your machine stays intact. A good service identifies any terminal issues and can have your home cooling perfectly in no time.
Work with your environment.
Use blinds to minimise glare from the sun, which of course adds warmth to a room. Invest in heavyset shades to keep that warmth out, and never run the air conditioner over a sunny spot. Keep internal doors onto the room closed when the air conditioner is running.
IMPORTANT! Check your home for open windows and doors before switching on your machine in the daytime. Again, an open door or window causes your machine to work harder, wear faster, and increases the potential of overheating, not to mention strain on our electricity usages.
Cool your house overnight if you’re facing a heatwave.
By following all the above rules, you can run your air conditioner part time over night on a low speed and top up the need to use it through the day. This works by cooling your house down from the inside overall, as opposed to spot cooling it when the day becomes unbearable.
Lastly, if your home just won’t respond to any of the tricks or tips above, it’s probably time to have a professional assess the machine and see whether it is a question of compatibility with your home, or whether the machine needs to be replaced. Many years of hard work will wear an air conditioner down, despite the fact we love them so much!
If you’d like to find out whether your air conditioner could be improved with a service or perhaps explore other models that might better suit your needs and cost you less money to run, call our team of professionals at Safe & Sure Electricians & Air Conditioning and have us assess your needs based on the unique set up of your home. We look forward to your call.