As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, we spend more time at home and our energy bills can go up dramatically. If you want to learn how to get the most out of your air conditioner in winter and keep those costs down, read on.
The ever-increasing cost of electricity is always a popular topic of discussion, especially in today’s environment. We all want to be cosy while we relax, but the downsides can quickly become costly. In this article, we’ll discuss 6 tips to warm your home while minimizing power consumption.
Use The Timer Functionality
An air conditioner can make for a good night’s sleep, but if left on all night, it can use up energy unnecessarily. By using ActronAir Neo’s advanced timer & scheduling function, you can cut costs without sacrificing comfort.
Set The Ideal Temperature
One of the best ways to save on your power bill is by setting your air conditioner to the optimal temperature. In Australia, the ideal setting for summer cooling is 24 degrees, and 17 degrees for winter heating. This ensures you remain comfortable without the nasty bill shock each quarter.
Reduce The Amount Of Space You Need To Heat
One of the most effective ways to make your home more efficient is by reducing the amount of space that your air conditioner is trying to heat. You can save energy by ensuring your air conditioner isn’t working harder than necessary. Only heat occupied rooms and close off any open doors or windows to prevent heated air from escaping.
Clean And Maintain Your Air Conditioner
By not removing dust and debris from your air conditioner on a regular basis, you are making it less efficient and causing potential health hazards. These particles build up over time and clog filters, which then reduces the AC’s effectiveness. For best results, we recommend monthly filter cleaning and regular services for those who use their air conditioner often. If you’re ActronAir unit requires some TLC, book a service today.
Investing In Insulation And Sealing
Poorly sealed and insulated homes will lose heat in winter and cool air in summer, costing you on your energy bills. Inspecting your home’s sealing and insulation can help increase the lifespan of your air conditioner and save you money.
Consider Ducted Air Conditioning
Those who have a large home and need to cool more than three rooms should know that ducted air conditioning is often the most energy-efficient option. ActronAir ducted systems have additional features like zoning or optional smart controls, which help save energy by not cooling empty rooms.
Ask For An Actron
When it comes to keeping warm in winter, ActronAir has you covered. We have a range of high quality, energy-efficient ducted units that are made right here in Australia. Our team of experts will be able to advise you on which system would work best for your space and needs.