Four air conditioner energy saving tips to reduce your power bill
With the price of electricity on the rise, now is a great time to start implementing some money-saving strategies to ensure your electricity bill stays low this summer. Follow our air conditioner energy saving tips to reduce your power bill today.
Air conditioner energy saving tips
By applying even just a few of these energy saving tips for your air conditioner, you’ll be well on your way to reducing your electricity bills.
Use the timer function
Even in summer, most nights cool right down meaning you won’t always need to have your air conditioner running overnight - and draining your wallet. Familiarising yourself with the ‘timer’ function lets you run your air conditioner only when you need it most, this will help keep costs down on your electricity bill.
Set the temperature limit or use ‘economy’ mode
Transporting ourselves back to winter at the touch of a button might be tempting, but during summer, it’s best to set the air conditioner to around 24 degrees Celsius. As a general rule, the temperature shouldn’t be more than 8 degrees below outdoor temperature. When it is, for each degree you’re under the outside temperature, your air conditioner is using more power and consequently costing you valuable money.
Ensure your home is adjusted to keep the cool air in
Glass is notorious for transmitting heat in summer. To ease pressure on your pocket, be sure to close blinds or curtains and shut your doors to keep all that cool air where you want it, and get more value out of your usage.
Keep your air conditioner clean
Did you know a dirty air conditioner filter can use an additional 5-15 per cent of energy? Like many of the appliances around your home, it’s important to keep your air conditioner clean and regularly maintained. A wipe down and change of filter is all it takes to have your air conditioner running more effectively and saving money.
With just a few of these tips you can save on your electricity bills whilst still staying comfortable no matter the weather outside.