Heating or cooling your home doesn’t have to mean doubling or tripling your monthly electricity bill. If you work smart and avoid these simple mistakes, you could lower your household costs while making your home comfortable in any kind of weather.
Mistake #1: Choosing the wrong temperature
The idea is to keep the space comfortable. Comfortable means keeping the temperatures consistent without any extremities. The optimum temperature for winter is 18 – 20 degrees Celcius and for summer 25 – 27 degrees Celcius. The harder your air conditioner has to work to heat or cool the air, the more electricity it will use and the more money you need to fork out.
Mistake #2: Not replacing your old aircon unit
Keeping your old air conditioner for as long as possible might seem like the most cost-effective option but the truth is that older units are typically much less efficient than their new counterparts. If your AC is more than 15 years old, we recommend that you invest in a new unit to reduce your monthly electricity bills.
Mistake #3: Neglecting regular maintenance
If you’re trying to lower your household costs, maintenance costs might be the first thing to get eliminated. Skipping regular servicing will cause your aircon to use more energy (and more money) to do the same job.
At Airfreeze we recommend scheduling at least one maintenance visit every year, allowing our technicians to thoroughly inspect your unit. If you don’t optimise your cooling or heating system, you risk increased electricity bills for months. Additionally, a regular maintenance visit could inform you of a minor issue before it becomes an expensive replacement.
Do you need to schedule a maintenance visit? Airfreeze is the number one contractor for air conditioning in Durbanville and whether you need repairs, maintenance or a new system installation, we are at your service. Get in touch with us today.