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Tips to keeping your home cool

Summer in Sydney is truly here. Temperatures are soaring, and whilst most of us are enjoying the long days and sunshine, many of us don’t like the scorching heat that comes along with summer too.

Quite often we find households deal with the scorching summer heat in a reactive way – by running their Air Conditioning system at full blast once the heat has arrived.

Rather than cranking you’re A/C and sky-rocketing your utility bills, there are many preventative methods you can implement into your household to ensure you minimise heat entering the home when temperatures rise.

Shade it

A well-shaded home can block 90% of the sun’s heat in warmer months. Effective ways to shade your home are, but not limited to;

  • Pergolas
  • Awnings
  • Blinds
  • Shutters
  • Curtains

Further to this, ensure curtains are always drawn to minimise the sun entering your home. With curtains closed, instead of the sun entering your home, it will rather reflect back outside.

Minimise light usage

If you’re not physically in the room, do not have lights on. Not only do lights utilise energy, they also create excessive heat. Therefore, unnecessary use of lights leads to your Air Conditioning system working extra hard to remove the heat and keep the temperature down.

Utilise ceiling fans

Ceiling fans are a viable option to assist in making you feel cool. Whilst they don’t technically cool rooms down or decrease the temperature, they certainly do make the body feel cool and their effect is almost immediate.

Dehumidifier your home

Quite often homes can feel warmer than usual due to increased humidity levels inside.  Households can easily remove excess moisture, making it feel cooler by investing in a good humidifier.

Schedule an Air Conditioning Tune-Up

Regular maintenance on your Air Conditioning system is integral to its efficient and effective running. Filters, coils and fins are various internal parts that require steady and regular maintenance.

Did you know that dirt, grime and debris builds’ up in A/C systems? A regular maintenance not only removes these, but also sterilises the system, allowing it to run more efficiently and cool your household effectively and quickly.

Alliance Technician Tip: schedule in your Air Conditioning Maintenance or join our Alliance Care Program to keep your household cool and increase your Indoor Air Quality.