TEMPERATURE ARE RISING- ARE YOU READY?November 5, 2020
The warmer it gets, the more we use air conditioning… and we don’t want our electricity bills rising along with the temperatures!
When shopping for an air conditioning for your home, make sure you check the energy star rating before making a purchase. More stars = higher energy efficiency rating = more savings.
The air conditioning star rating label normally includes the energy consumption figure, which tells you the expected energy use in kilowatt/hour per year, so you can easily compare different models and choose an air conditioner that uses the least amount of energy.
- To avoid buying a model that’s unsuitable for the space, it is recommended that you seek professional advice and calculate the cooling load using an online calculator to work out your cooling requirements before deciding on a model.
- Buying an air conditioning that’s unsuitable for the space would mean the room won’t cool properly or energy will be wasted.
- Bigger isn’t always best – a big air conditioner in a small room uses more power turning on and off than a small unit running for longer.
- A thermostat and/ or a timer gives you the ability to control the room temperature for maximum comfort and bill savings.
- The thermostat should be located in a frequently used room, away from the heating and cooling unit.
- Some air conditioning models automatically switch off when the desired temperature has been reached to save energy.
- Each extra degree of air conditioning can increase the running cost by up to 10%, so set the thermostat at the highest comfortable temperature to minimise energy use and maximise your bill savings.
If you’ve noticed your bills rising, it may be time to upgrade that old tired air conditioning system. Fans just not cutting it? Costing a fortune? Family whining about how hot it is? Get an air conditioner and all your problems will be solved. Check out the energy ratings here.
But be quick…. Christmas is JUST around the corner…