Energy Saving Tips

All air conditioners must have an energy efficiency rating - check you are getting the most cost effective and energy efficient air conditioner by checking their label Try to get one with as many stars as possible to save money on your electricity bill and help protect the environment.

Make sure your air conditioner is installed by a licensed refrigeration technician and a licensed electrician. Manufacturers will want proof of this for warranty claims.

Set your air conditioners thermostat between 25-27 degrees C. Setting your air conditioner lower can increase running costs.

Most Manufacturers claim up to a 30 percent reduction in running costs with an inverter air conditioning unit due to its ability to run at a reduced power level. However an efficient non-inverter will still be cost effective.

If possible make sure your air conditioners outdoor unit is installed in a shady spot and has plenty of airflow around it.

It is important to make sure your air conditioner is sized correctly being oversized can be just as costly as an undersized air conditioner. An oversized air conditioner will not remove humidity effectively. There are many things to consider when sizing your air conditioner room size is only one.

Insulating your home will reduce your air conditioning running costs substantially as your air conditioner will not have to work as hard to cool your room down & you will most likely find you will not need to use your air conditioner as much. This will also reduce wear and tear on your air conditioner & prolong its life. You may also find in some cases by insulating your home you may be able to install a smaller air conditioner to cool the same area down once again saving you money.

Maintenance

For your air conditioning unit to function effectively and efficiently the Air conditioners filters, coils and fins require regular maintenance. Neglecting necessary maintenance results in a steady decline in your air conditioners performance and efficiency. It is also likely that the fans and compressor will fail prematurely. Electrical connections and contacts should also be checked during a professional service call as corrosion of wire & terminals is a problem in many systems. Clean or (replace if disposable) your air conditioners filter every one or two months during summer depending on usage. If your air conditioner is running constantly, in a dusty area or you have pets in the house more frequent cleaning may be required. A clean filter also lessens dirt collected on the evaporator coil. Condenser coils also get very dirty when the outside area is dusty or has foliage nearby.

It is recommended a professional service be carried out on your air conditioning units every 12 months.

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