8 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Air Conditioner This Summer

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Hooray, summer in Australia has finally arrived. Spending more time outside is always eagerly awaited by many, but just because the sun is out, it doesn’t mean you must be outside all the time. Downtime within your home is equally important, and if you live in Australia, that means you definitely need a good air conditioning unit to provide that essential comfort. Here are some tips on getting the most out of your AC unit this summer. And if you don’t have one, then it may be time to consider an air conditioning installation?

Setting the temperature on your air conditioner around a consistent 24 and 25 degrees is a great way to let your air con unit work without making it strain too much. Doing this can also help cut costs by around ten percent. And we all know how much of a crowd favourite saving money on your cooling is.

By only cooling the more commonly used areas, using zoned cooling technology, will allow you to get more out of your unit while saving money on those bills.

By adding blinds or curtains over your windows you can reduce the summer heat exchange dramatically.

Closing your windows and blinds earlier in the morning and closing off the rooms not in use will help to reduce the overall heat inside.

Adding exterior shades or awnings can decrease the overall temperature in a room by up to three degrees.

If you’re looking to buy a new air conditioning unit, then you need to consider the size of the room. Buying an AC unit that is too small for your space will need to work twice as hard and more constantly too. Be sure to contact a specialist air conditioner installer to discuss the best options.

Ensure your air conditioning unit is regularly cleaned by replacing its filter, keeping its outdoor unit free of leaves,dirt and other organic debris, and finally by covering the outdoor unit when it’s not being used during the winter months.

Lock in the air by draught proofing your entire home. By not letting the cool air generated by your air conditioner will mean the cool will stay inside air stay inside, cooling your home and family more efficiently.