Air Conditioning and the Electricity Bill


Money is still tight for many of us so saving money wherever we can is always a good thing. This is why we have come up with a few tips to make sure you get the most for your money from your air conditioning units.

The first thing you can do it make sure that it is regularly serviced. This will ensure that nothing is damaged and it is running efficiently. This may mean that after a period of time you may need to replace your unit if it becomes too old and always needs to be repaired. In the short term this can be expensive but in the long run it will save you money. As well as not keep having to pay for someone to repair your old unit, newer units are a lot more efficient.

The most obvious thing you can do is to make sure the cold air your unit is creating is to make sure it stays in the room. One of the main ways hot and cold air escapes through the home or office is through lack of insulation. By having good insulation and making sure any gaps between the doors and windows are sealed it will also save you money in the winter by trapping the hot air inside.
In the summer you want to reduce as much heat entering the building you are trying to cool. TO do this you should have a look around and see what else is generating heat e.g. Computers that are left on. Not only does this add to your electricity bill it means that your air conditioning unit actually has to work harder to keep the room cool.

Ceiling and are also great for creating the impression of a colder room. In fact all they do is move the air around a lot faster to it creates “wind chill”, this could be a money saving idea for those days that aren’t especially hot. An air conditioning unit will be needed in the summer though as they actually cool the air.