September 5, 2018 in Air Conditioning, Tips and Advice
Don’t wait until summer to find out! By then it is peak season for air conditioner installers/repairer’s and the good ones, like Electrical Embassy are booked out for months.
But with a small amount of maintenance in spring, you can be summer ready and make big savings on your air conditioner running costs.
OK, air conditioner operation 101. Air conditioners rely on efficient air flow to pass through the system to cool the passing air. This, in turn, cools the room. Once the room reaches the set temperature the air conditioner cycles on & off to maintain the temperature.
The more the air conditioner can cycle off the less electricity it will use and therefore save you money.
If the air conditioner is not clean this simple cycle is effected as the air does not efficiently pass through the cooling fins of the air conditioner. Regular dust build up can reduce airflow by up to 1% per week. This costs you more money in higher electricity usage, plus shortens the life of the air conditioner system as it is overworked.
Additionally, a dirty split system air conditioner will circulate contaminated, unhealthy, dirty air.
The other tips and tricks for best air conditioner performance are:
- Purchase an energy efficient air conditioner. If your air conditioner system is old (7+ years), you will benefit from the newer, more energy efficient systems available now. It’s important to purchase the most energy efficient option you can when buying an air-conditioner at home. Electrical Embassy offer the most energy efficient systems on the market.
- Setting your air conditioners temperature. Every degree of extra cooling may increase your energy consumption by approximately 5-10%. Think about the potential for savings when you set your air-conditioner at a temperature that keeps you comfortable but doesn’t use unnecessary electricity. Set your air-conditioner to an energy-efficient 24°C in summer and 18°C in winter. Seal gaps and close doors, windows and curtains to cool or heat rooms quicker and keep them at a comfortable temperature for longer.
Electrical Embassy master technicians can clean and service your split system air conditioner and get you summer ready.
We can also supply and install Fujitsu & Kelvinator systems at prices much cheaper than the big retailers!
Call or email Electricity Embassy today!
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