Having an air conditioner installed is fantastic when the summer rolls around. There is nothing quite like the cool air a proper air conditioner installation pumps out when the outside air is all humid and hot. Of course, running an air conditioner can be expensive. While you will not be able to completely eliminate the cost of running your unit (short of getting rid of it completely), there are a few things that you can do to reduce your air conditioning bill this summer.
1. Upgrade your air conditioner
Yes. This is going to cost you a lot more cash in the short term, but you may actually be saving money. If you have an older air conditioner, then it may be the time to look into an upgrade. Older air conditioners are not brilliant when it comes to energy conservation. Work with our air conditioner installation expert, and they may be able to provide you with a few recommendations on the type of air conditioner you can have installed.
2. Maintain your current air conditioner
You should be having air conditioner maintenance carried out at least once per year, two at a push. If you leave it too long, the unit will start to become clogged. This means that it won't work as efficiently. The result is that it needs to work harder to keep the air cool, and this is just going to cost a lot of cash when it comes to energy bills. Thankfully, air conditioner repair and maintenance isn't that expensive...providing you undergo it regularly!
3. Check how insulated your home is
Everybody knows that if you have your windows or doors open, your air conditioner is going to need to work harder. However, this isn't the only thing that you need to think about. If there are small gaps around the windows, you will need to seal them. If the insulation in your attic isn't up to par, then your air conditioner will be working too hard. We can help you with finding these 'weak' points in your home. You will be surprised at how much your energy bills will go down when you insulate your home properly. Remember; these are savings that will happen throughout the year. A well-insulated property is easy to keep warm throughout the winter months too.
4. Move the thermostat
If the thermostat for your air conditioner is in a warm location, then the air conditioner will kick in a lot more frequently. Basically; keep it out of the sun! If your thermostat is close to a window, then close the blinds. It will keep the room a bit cooler, which means your thermostat won't need to work as hard. Talk to Quick Air technicians if you need help as we are licensed and experienced in air conditioner maintenance, service and installation. We will be able to help you find the best position for your air conditioner's thermostat. Call us on 1300 730 896.
If you put these tips into practice, then there is a strong chance you will save a considerable sum of cash on your air conditioning bill this summer.