When summer and winter arrive in Australia so does an increase in our energy bills. With the increase in electricity costs, running your air conditioning frequently during these months can be pricey. By following some of these simple tips you can help reduce your running costs during these busy months.
Set your air conditioner to the right temperature
Running your air conditioner too cold in summer or warm in winter significantly increases your energy bills along with wear and tear of the air conditioner’s motor. Our recommendation is to set the temperature to the ideal range of 24 – 26 in summer and 19 -21 degrees in winter. In summer every degree cooler than this recommended range adds approximately 10% to the running costs and in winter every degree over adds 10%. The less the compressor has to work, the lower your energy bills will be!
Use the features on your unit to reduce energy output
Most reverse cycle units have features to help heat and cool your home more efficiently such as timers, human sensors and zoning. Switching off unused zones with your ducted unit will lower your energy consumption. Set your timer to start the aircon before the outside temperature reaches its peak. For example turning it on during the hottest park of the day will increase your energy usage as the unit needs to work harder to cool your home.
There are also clever features such as human sensor, where the air conditioner will switch over to energy saving mode when no movement has been detected for 20 minutes. As you can see there are many intelligent features on your air conditioner that can help reduce your running costs significantly.
Change Over your old unit
Running an old ducted unit can be a drain on your energy bills. Quite simply these older units have to work harder to heat and cool your home and are built using older technology that is less efficient. New air conditioning technology is far more efficient and by replacing your existing ducted system with a new high efficiency inverter you will reduce your running costs. Find out more about ducted air conditioning replacement units.
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To find out more about Fujitsu’s energy efficient solutions, call us on 08 8345 0470 or send an online enquiry. Factory Direct Home Air Conditioning Adelaide are the experts in reverse cycle air conditioners and are happy to help you with your aircon needs.
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