With temperatures predicted to hit 35 degrees in Brisbane today, your air conditioner might need a helping hand! So here are some tips to help you get the most out of your air conditioning unit:
- Close windows and doors, even if they do not directly lead to the room you’re cooling. This keeps the heat out and the cool air where you want it most.
- Turn your air conditioner on before it gets too hot. If you wait until the hottest part of the day to turn your air conditioner on, the system will have to work alot harder and use more energy to cool down your home. Instead, turn the air conditioner on while its cooler, and set the temperature to 25-27 degrees.
- Also avoid turning your air conditioner on and off during the day. Cooling takes a lot of energy. If you are only leaving your home for a short time set the temperate to 25-27 degrees so your air conditioning unit doesn’t have to work as hard to re-cool your home.
- Remove any objects that can block air flow around the air conditioning unit. Doing this will improve airflow and performance.
- Shade your windows. Windows are responsible for more heat gain than any other building material. Awnings or tree shade over the windows outside, or using curtains or blinds inside, can help reduce heat gain and your unit’s workload.
- Service your air conditioner unit regularly. An air conditioning technician will ensure your unit is running efficiently, which will help reduce your air conditioner’s workload and power consumption.
And don’t forget to invite your pets into the air conditioning; and leave water out for our native wildlife too. Stay cool!