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4 steps to lowering your air conditioning costs

Four Steps to Lower Your Air Conditioner Cost

Whether you are concerned with a domestic or commercial power bill, air conditioners can be responsible for a decent chunk of your energy consumption. There are many ways to reduce the cost of running an air conditioner while still enjoying its benefits. In this article, we will explain four methods that don’t include changing the temperature on your thermostat.  

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Get a Modern Unit

It is no secret that the air conditioning industry has near constant innovation. Humans are becoming increasingly savvy at designing machines that uses less electricity and allows you to control temperature more effectively. Although a new unit might cost a decent amount of money in the short term, a more energy efficient system will save you money, cause less guilt and provide peace of mind over the long run.  

Keep your Air Conditioner Serviced

Air conditioners that don’t get serviced or cleaned regularly can become a liability. Filters get clogged, and the pumps and motors need to work harder to perform the same amount of work. Not only that, but the accumulated dust can become a haven for pathogenic bacteria and therefore a health hazard. Booking regular services for your air conditioner is the best way to make sure it operates efficiently and doesn’t cause headaches when you get your power bill.  

Utilise Doors, Windows and Window Coverings Effectively

Have you ever tried running the air conditioner in the car while the windows are open? It isn’t very effective at controlling the temperature, and the same is true of homes that leave doors and windows open while running air conditioners.  

If you have a ducted or multi-head split system air conditioner, it is possible to control the temperature in different zones of your building. If you are only using one room of the building, save on costs by limiting the supply of air to that room. 

The other important point with doors and windows is that it can pay to open them when the outside temperature is preferable to inside. Opening the house on hot summer evenings when there is a cool breeze means you won’t need to run the air conditioner. 

Curtains, blinds and shutters can also reduce the demand placed upon air conditioners by providing a layer of insulation that can stop the hot summer sun and slow down heat loss through windows in winter. 

Maintain Adequate Insulation

The main trick to cutting energy costs is to have a well-insulated property that maintains a stable internal temperature without a lot of help.  

Air Conditioner Installations, Service and Repair

Efficient Pure Plumbing are one of Melbourne’s most versatile heating and cooling specialists. We manage new air conditioner installations, routine servicing and repairs along with a suite of other services such as gas and water plumbing. Call us today on 9792 3261 or contact us online for an individualized quote 

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