How to Maximise Your Air Conditioner Efficiency During Summer

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love the comfort and convenience of filling your home with cool, filtered air, but dread the arrival of your utility bill?

There are many ways that you can avoid feeling the pinch when it comes to paying for it all, so why not try some this season? 

The early onset of hotter days this year indicates high usage of air conditioners. It’s a great time to try out new ways that you can maximise air conditioner efficiency and minimise the cost of running an air conditioner.

Safe & Sure Electricians & Air Conditioning have serviced the Brisbane area and beyond for many years for the installation and servicing of air conditioners at all times of the year. We know how to save you money where it’s needed. Lets look at some basic guidelines around air conditioner efficiency.

Check for drafts.

It sounds obvious, but make sure your air conditioner isn’t stretching its capabilities by trying to cool down a continuously warm environment. Look for draughty spots under doors, from entrances that aren’t cooled, or from hot spots under a skylight to find out where your air conditioner can’t compete.

You can temporarily block off a skylight in extremely hot weather, or have a retractable fixture attached so you can enjoy that natural light when it’s not extremely hot.

Draughty spots can be fixed quickly and easily by using a door snake, but a more permanent solution is best. Blocking these spots up during both summer and winter makes for far more economical heating and cooling.

Sectioning off your home.

If you’re only cooling some rooms in your home, close doors to unused rooms, and use a door snake or permanent draught stopper to prevent the warm air seeping under the door into the cooled rooms. It makes a significant difference, especially if you’re making use of main rooms most of the time.

Does your home have a natural cooling ability?

If you live in a solid brick home, you can rely on the ergonomic design of your house to work in combination with your air conditioning unit. By turning on your appliance during the night, your home can cool down the night before an extremely hot day.  Maintaining a far cooler environment and avoiding unnecessary strain on your air conditioning system means that you also have a far more consistent level of cool in your home, and it can be achieved on a lower temperature setting.

Swift exits.

Make sure you enter your home and exit it quickly, spending as little time as possible with the door open. Never leave a door open even for a few minutes while running an air conditioner. Make sure everyone; especially young ones know not to leave doors open on very hot days.

Safe & Sure Electricians & Air Conditioning are happy to speak with you about an air conditioning service to suit your home. We also provide quality servicing & repairs for all air conditioners in the Brisbane area. If you need assistance with your air conditioner efficiency query, call us for more information today!

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