How to Keep Your Home Cool and Your Electricity Bill Low

How to Keep Your Home Cool and Your Electricity Bill Low

Living on the Gold Coast sounds like a dream and, for the most part, it is.

There are plenty of things to love about the area, including the beautiful sub-tropical weather and long summers.

The truth is that it does not matter how much you love the sun, during the summer, the searing Queensland heat can be overwhelming.

Excessive humidity can make it difficult to continue with your daily routine and residents of the Gold Coast know this only too well.

Air conditioning seems like an obvious answer to this problem, but how do you keep your electricity bill from going through the roof?

Give It a Rest

It is very tempting to keep your air conditioning nonstop.

Unfortunately, this is the easiest way to increase your costs and possibly damage your unit.

Your AC equipment needs a break.

Choose the Right Unit

There are many types of systems on the market so you should do your research to find the most suitable option for your needs.

For instance, ducted air conditioning is perfect to cool down large properties, yet is overkill for smaller spaces.

Split systems are better suited for small homes or if you only want to cool down one room.

Choosing the right type of air conditioning for your Gold Coast home will allow the unit to work more efficiently and save you money in the long run.

Maintenance is Key

This might seem unrelated, yet it is incredibly important to keep your AC unit serviced, especially to maintain efficient energy consumption.

Ensuring your AC unit is working without any issues can help reduce your electricity usage.

Damaged units tend to use more power to compensate and this will negatively impact your bills.

Insulation for Your Home

Finally, make sure your home is well insulated to retain cool air more effectively. Window tinting, shutters and other window coverings can help achieve this.

Close your curtains and shutters when you are out to reduce heat gain and help keep the room more comfortable for you return.

You may also find this article helpful to keep your home or office cool this summer:  Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs Replacing 

With more than a decade of service to the Gold Coast region, Custom air conditioning has specialised in Design, Installation, Service and Maintenance.

To book a service or repair on your air conditioner contact us on 07 5529 8449 or Contact us via email  

To find out more about air conditioning service please read our previous post How Often Should I Service My Air Conditioner

 

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