The summer is here so you can look forward to long hot sunny days, barbecues on the beach and walks in the park. But that also means long uncomfortable nights unless you turn the air conditioning up. And that means increased utility bills.
But with a few tips and tricks, you can keep your air conditioning system working efficiently without increasing your energy bill. So in this guide, we are going to look at how to keep your air-con efficient during summer.
1. Get your air con system serviced
First things first, no air conditioning system will work efficiently without regular servicing. So if your unit has not been serviced for a while, arrange for a trained engineer to give it a good clean and check everything is working properly.
As a rule air conditioning systems should be serviced once a year, just like your car. At Coolman, we offer low-cost service plans in the Northern Rivers area. Our technicians are trained to work on all HVAC systems so get in touch today for a FREE quote.
2. Clear the space clear around the outdoor unit
The outdoor unit requires clean air and free circulation to keep working efficiently. So make sure the outdoor unit is free from obstruction and no leaves or debris are blocking the vents.
You should also look to remove any vegetation which is growing nearby and sweep up any fallen leaves. Keeping this area clear will reduce the stress on internal components and ensure your system keeps working efficiently.
3. Upgrade insulation
Wall and loft insulation serve two purposes, it helps to keep warm air in, during winter and cold air in during the summer. So upgrading your wall and loft insulation can reduce the amount of cold air escaping outside, thereby reducing stress on your HVAC system.
Insulating ductwork can also help to improve the efficiency of your system. Because cool air running through uninsulated ductwork heats up before it gets to where it needs to be, thereby reducing its effectiveness.
4. Install a smart thermostat
Installing a smart thermostat is a great way to reduce your energy bills. These systems automatically adjust the temperature inside your home helping to keep it cool without overstressing components.
Most smart thermostats are also clever enough to recognise when there are no people in the house and will turn the HVAC off to save energy. Plus they allow you to monitor your energy use remotely from a smartphone or tablet.
5. Close curtains during the day
Finally, one of the best ways of keeping your home cool during the day without air conditioning is to keep blinds and curtains closed. This will reduce the amount of radiation entering your home during the hottest part of the day.
Your air conditioning system will then have a much easier time bringing room temperatures down to a manageable level. This single trick alone can save hundreds of dollars from your annual energy bill.
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These five tricks will help to keep your air conditioning system working efficiently all summer. But by far the most effective way of reducing your energy bill is to get your system serviced annually. Coolman provides a range of low-cost service plans for all makes of air conditioning units. Get in touch today for a FREE no-obligation quotation.