Air Conditioning Hints & Tips for home

Air Conditioning Hints and Tips

for home general maintenance

and usage tips for clean cool air.

Here are some energy saving tips to get the most out of your air conditioner at home.

  • Shut windows and external doors when operating the air conditioner
  • Minimise the area being cooled by shutting doors to unused rooms
  • Regularly clean filters
  • Locate the external section of the air conditioner (compressor) away from direct sunlight, and with good air flow around it
  • Set the thermostat between 24 and 26Âmbient °C
  • Reduce the amount of heat entering your home by shading windows and walls, insulating ceilings and walls.
  • Open up windows and external doors if the outside temperature is lower than the inside temperature, instead of using the air conditioner.

When selecting an air conditioner, look for:

  • Programmable timer and thermostat controls. Set your air conditioner at the highest temperature setting at which you still feel cool enough, 25Âmbient ºC is usually adequate. Each 1Âmbient °C increase of the thermostat setting will save about 10% on your energy usage
  • Movement sensors, which reduce power and energy usage when the room is unoccupied
  • ‘Set-back’ and ’sleep’ modes that automatically adjust thermostat settings
  • Economy settings
  • Multi-speed fan operation
  • Adjustable and rotating louvres
  • Remote thermostats and controls

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