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The Most Energy-Efficient Way to Use An Air Conditioner

James Kuzmanovski, Operations Manager

With over 8 years of experience in HVAC and customer service, James is passionate about creating excellent customer and staff experience. Every day, he ensures the team at Alliance is taken care of. James is dedicated to improving processes to make sure that Alliance is easy to engage with. In his down-time, James enjoys an active lifestyle from running and rock climbing to tennis and golfing. He enjoys watching Formula 1 and cheering on our Aussie racer 🏎 – Daniel Ricciardo.

Everybody needs to be kept cold in summer and warm in winter; energy costs are rising each year. Regardless of whether you have or are purchasing an aeration and cooling system that is convenient, a window/divider unit, a split framework or a ducted framework, there are some ways that you can utilize more proficiently with the goal that your bills are kept low, and you’re helping the environmental conservation as well.

Choosing the right air conditioning system

  • Check how much energy it utilizes – Compares the cooling/heating information and yield control utilization of various models, estimated in kilowatts (kW). Additionally, think about the span of your room, house or constructing and if there are some other inside heating sources.
  • Choose an inverter to demonstrate with a variable-speed drive (VSD) – An inverter aeration and cooling system (e.g., split frameworks) have a VSD introduced on the fan engine that consequently changes the blower’s speed. So, it keeps running at full speed when you have to cool the place quick, and it keeps running at a slower rate when cooling isn’t earnest.
  • Compare energy rating names – These marks have a star rating, from 1-6 stars, for cooling and warming productivity. The more stars a system has, the more energy productive it is and the less expensive it’ll be to run as well.
  • Pick the correct size – If it’s too enormous for your place, it’ll have little cooling or warming cycles where it’ll turn on and off, which goes through a considerable measure of energy. On the off chance that it’s too little, it’ll need to work harder to chill off or warm up the place. Have an expert do full heat load calculation in your home or business to decide what system is the correct size before you purchase it.

Heating and cooling tips

Minimise the area you’re trying to heat or cool

You can do this by shutting the entryways of different rooms that don’t require cooling or warming. You can likewise ensure that vents and indoor regulators in unused zones are segmented off.

Close all entryways and windows

This will stop outside air, regardless of whether hot or cold, from streaming into the room, and also prevent your cooling system from running for much time.

According to the season adjust your thermostat

Set your indoor regulator between 22-24C in summer and 23-25C in winter.

Don’t set your thermostat at a colder temperature than usual

Your home won’t chill off any quicker and can bring about overcooling or overwork your systems and use more unnecessary energy.

Check the difference between the indoor and outdoor temperatures

Whatever the temperature is outside, don’t cool off the room’s temperature to under 8°C
beneath it. Likewise, the smaller the difference is between inside and outside temperatures, the lower your cooling expenses will be. Do this by setting your control thermostat at a high, agreeable temperature in summer and guaranteeing stickiness control if required.

If you have a Zoning control utilize it

This will enable air to stream to just certain territories of the house.

Turn off other inward warmth sources

These incorporate lights, PCs, printers, and appliances. They can add to the warming burden, so turn them off when not being used.

Use small or roof fans

These can be utilized together with your ventilation system to spread the air quicker and all the more productively all through your home

Ventilate around evening time or at an early hour early in the day

Close the windows during the day and open them during the evening or in the early morning to let in some outside air.

Turn it off when the temperature outside drops

You would then be able to let the cold air inside by opening the entryways and windows.

Use a programmable indoor controller

This is awesome for business structures, as it’ll turn to report in real-time moulding framework 30 minutes before individuals arrive and turn it off 30 minutes before they leave toward the day’s end.

Only utilize it when required

Your air conditioning system should just run when you’re using the room. For business structures, it a good idea to be put off towards the end of the business day and on the weekend.

Use timer functions

You can lessen the number of hours the ventilating framework keeps running for by utilizing clocks. The structure will switch on when somebody goes into the room and turn off when they leave the room.

Use energy-efficient lighting

They won’t transmit as much warmth as less-effective items

Ensure excellent airflow around within and outside units

Remove draperies, furniture or plants that might obstruct the indoor fane foil, and furthermore clean the filtration system (filter). The outside unit, evacuate dust that might hinder the warmth exchanger, and also plants that are blocking the wind stream.

Cover the outside unit from the sun

Use a canopy or a shaded work to guarantee that the unit doesn’t overheat.

Don’t misrecognise the temperature sensors and indoor thermostat

If there are other heat sources close to the aircon system, for example, a light or TV, put them elsewhere so as not to impact the sensors on the wall or unit, and additionally the indoor thermostat.

Ensure ducting is free of air leaking

The cool air that breaks will cool within your rooftop as opposed to within your home.

Long-term energy sparing tips

Replace your old aircon unit with an energy productive one

Look for the ENERGY STAR mark and think about Energy Guide names. At the point when contrasted with standard models, a room ventilation system with these marks is 10% more productive, and a focal unit is 15% more effective. Generally speaking, energy-efficient aircon units utilize around 40% less energy than more seasoned models.

Utilise wasted heat

If your business uses mild producing forms like cooking, utilize warm restoration to catch free waste warmth.

Insulate the home or building

Insulate roof spaces are, ceilings, walls and pipes to reduce heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer.

Install double coating windows

They can also decrease the measure of heat lost during winter and the loss of heat that enters amid summer.

Shade the window from outside

Use an overhang, screens, blinds, curtains or tinting to lessen the measure of daylight going into the room in summer, which can diminish the room’s temperature by a couple of degrees. In winter, keep them open amid the day and shut during the evening.

Use Skylights

They enable natural light to enter inside, which is fantastic during winter. In summer, concealing them.

Get it tune-up by a professional service technician at any rate once per year

An expert can affirm if the air conditioning unit is in tip-top condition, maximising efficiency every year.

When utilized effectively, air conditioning systems can make any condition feel lovely and agreeable. What’s more, with the above tips, you can diminish your energy charges and be more eco-accommodating in the meantime.

Call us on (02) 8061 5028 to make a booking with our insured friendly air conditioning technicians. We can help to make sure your air conditioner system continues to secure your comfortable living space by establishing regular air conditioner inspection by one of our technicians.