Airconditioning systems can be expensive to run. Follow the tips below to save energy when using your airconditioning unit during summer and learn how to manage your home energy use during peak demand times.
Purchase an energy efficient airconditioner
Improve efficiency by more than 50% by installing an energy efficient airconditioning system
It’s important to purchase the most energy efficient option you can when buying an airconditioning system at home or work. In most cases, you may find it cheaper in the long run to completely replace an old, inefficient air-conditioning system rather than buying an additional one. If your unit is more than 10 years old, you can improve efficiency by more than 50% by installing a new Airconditioning Reverse cycle Inverter system; the utility savings start paying you back immediately, plus you may avoid costly repair bills in the years ahead.
Choose a PeakSmart airconditioner
Visit Energex Smart Energy www.energex.com.au
If you are purchasing a new airconditioner, consider a PeakSmart airconditioner to help reduce the problem of peak demand. A small signal receiver (remotely signalled by Energex) is installed in the airconditioner, capping its energy consumption on occasions when the network reaches peak demand. Great payback incentives also offered by energex for the installation of these PeakSmart devices.
Setting your airconditioner’s temperature
Reduce your carbon footprint by setting your airconditioner to an energy-efficient temperature.
Every degree of extra cooling may increase your energy consumption by approximately 5-10%. Set your airconditioner to an energy-efficient 24°C in summer and 18°C in winter. Seal gaps and close doors, windows and curtains to cool or heat rooms quicker and keep them at a comfortable temperature for longer.
Preventative Maintenance and Servicing
Buderim Air offer preventative maintenance and servicing packages for your airconditioning systems, to ensure a smooth, trouble free operation with optimal performance.
Consider a professional clean of both indoor and outdoor unit fins and coils annually for improved energy efficiency and healthier air.Regular dust build up can reduce airflow by up to 1% per week. Not only will your system run more efficiently, reducing your energy consumption, but it will also increase the life of your system and minimise the likelihood of the unit breaking down when you need it most.
Call Buderim Air 07 5445 4911 – Sunshine Coast’s leading Airconditioning Specialists.