How to Save Electricity with an Air Conditioner
Wherever you live in Australia, the climate at times can be hot and sticky making for uncomfortable days and often sleepless nights. Air conditioning your home or business can bring year-round comfort, and if used correctly, needn’t mean rising electricity bills. Here are 5 tips on how you can save electricity with an air conditioner.
1. Set the temperature a little higher
Our Byron Bay air conditioning experts give this tip to all of our clients – set the temperature a little higher! Yes, you read that right, setting the temperature just a few degrees higher in hot weather can make a big difference on your electricity bill. The most common AC temperature people use in hot weather is between 18-21 degrees. However, increasing the AC temperature to 23-24 degrees will still make for a comfortable room and will also save you money on your energy bill.
2. Choose the right air conditioning system for your home
Give the team at Green Bay Air a call, our air conditioning Byron Bay experts have over 25 years of experience and can help you choose the right one. Room size, ceiling heights, the number of windows, these are just some of the things you need to take into consideration when looking at units.
3. Only cool or heat the space you are using
Seems obvious right? But it’s amazing how many people leave units running in rooms that no one is in. Ensure you are only cooling the areas being used and close the doors to the other rooms.
4. Replace older units for new energy-efficient models
How old is your current AC system? If it’s relatively old, it’s probably making quite a difference to your electricity bill. An easy way to check this is to look at its energy rating, the more stars the more energy efficient the unit is to run. Often older units have fewer stars and so consume more energy. If you’d like a free quote on an upgrade, contact us today and we’ll have a local Byron Bay air conditioning expert run through some options with you.
5. Put on a jumper in cooler weather
If the weather gets cool don’t rely on your air conditioning to heat your house. Simply wearing a jumper and a warm pair of socks is enough to keep you feeling warm during the day, and in the evenings try an extra blanket. Likewise, in summer, lighter clothes and bedding can be enough to see a noticeable difference to your electricity bill.
Call the experts to see how we can help
At Green Bay Air Conditioning are friendly staff are happy to advise on the best energy saving solutions to suit your needs. Our team are experts in Byron Bay air conditioning installations, repairs, and servicing for both residential and commercial premises. Call 0448 875 008 today for more information on how to save electricity with an air conditioner.