Summer is almost here, and many people are looking into energy-efficient cooling, and how to keep cool while keeping costs down. Of course, the best option is an air conditioner system. But how often should you use it? What is the perfect temperature to set it to? Is there anything else you can do in addition to keep your home cool? We have all the answers.
In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about buying an energy-efficient air conditioner, how to use it throughout summer, and what additional energy-efficient ways there are to keep your home cool. So, let’s start with the easiest one –
Time for an aircon
There’s simply no better way to cool down your home than by using your air conditioner. Today, there are many energy-efficient systems available that will keep you cool without costing you an arm and a leg. When considering which system you should buy, always speak to a professional who will be able to explain all the energy-efficient options you have available.
A quick and easy method of checking the energy-efficiency of a particular system is by using the star rating at the top of the energy label. The more stars that appear in the blue band, the more you’ll save on your cooling costs.
Once you have an air conditioner system, there are many ways to use it in an energy-efficient way. The first one is the temperature you choose. It’s generally agreed upon that the most energy-efficient temperature to set your unit to is 22°C. This is the perfect temperature for the average sized home, but may vary slightly based on smaller or larger spaces, as well as the age of your family. It’s worth noting that babies and the elderly require a slightly warmer temperature.
Once you’re all set with an energy-efficient cooling system, there are a few things you can do in addition to keep your home cool. We’ve included a few below, so sit back, turn your unit on and consider trying these clever little tips.
Cooling systems with timer functions are able to switch your air conditioner on or off based on a pre-set schedule. This means you can set your system to turn on at a certain time of the day and then off again later on. Most people set their timer to turn their systems on just before it gets really hot, and then back off again when the sun starts setting. This allows your system to effectively regulate the climate of your home instead of you having to do it. It also means that because your system will be set to switch off later on, your energy consumption will be reduced, so you’ll save on your electricity bill.
The cooling professionals
Using these tips and tricks in addition to your air conditioner is bound to keep your home cooler this summer. Paired with an energy-efficient cooling strategy, you and your family are set to have a cool, comfortable summer. More and more Australians are looking to install energy-efficient air conditioning systems to help keep them cool throughout our scorching summers. If you’re one of them, speak to a member of our team today. With our knowledge, attention-to-detail, and dedication to your satisfaction, North West Heating and Cooling is the first choice in delivering the perfect cooling solution to your home.