Air Conditioning Useful Tips and Hints
Here are some hints and tips we recommend to keep your residential, industrial or commercial premises cool and comfortable in an efficient manner.
During the Summer
- Keep your blinds/external awnings drawn before the sun hits the area you wish to cool;
- Regularly service your air conditioning; at the start and end of the season works well
- Close off any rooms which aren’t being air conditioned such as the bathroom and laundry. This will reduce the amount of work your air conditioner has to do to cool the designated rooms down.
- Most air conditioners we sell have a computer controlled system where you can set the desired room temperature. We recommend a room temperature of 21 degrees celsius. Once the air conditioner reaches the desired room temperature the air conditioner will ‘snooze’ saving you on electricity. Once the room temperature starts to get warm the air conditioner will run until the desired room temperature is reached again.
- Set your air conditioner to start just before you arrive home. Most of the units we offer have this functionality.
During the cooler months you may find your air conditioner to be your little saviour, particularly when you are arriving home in the dark with a car load of children or the stress of a long day at work.
Here are a few tips for getting the most out of your air conditioner during the cooler months. And let’s face it, by our Aussie standards it does get cool for a good 4-5 months of the year.
- Let as much winter sunlight into your home as possible
- Regularly service your system
- Don’t underestimate the power of insulation; make sure yours is in place properly and there are no air leaks around doors or baseboards
- Don’t forget to ensure all of your windows have good quality seals and glass to minimise the loss of warm air going outside and cool air from outside coming in. If you can afford to opt for double glazed windows.
- Set your air conditioner to start just before you arrive home. Most of our units have this functionality.