Last updated on January 15, 2024
G’day, Savvy Savers! Want to have an Aussie Summer Without a Scorcher of a Bill!? Us too!
Ah, the Australian summer! A time of the year when we think of beach trips, BBQs, and of course, the battle with our trusty air conditioners. While we all love a chilled living space to escape the scorching sun, the energy bills that come with it can often dampen our sunny spirits. So, how do we maintain our cool without setting our finances ablaze?
The struggle is real, mates. Balancing the bliss of a cool home with the dread of those skyrocketing energy bills is a quintessential summer conundrum. But what if we told you that a cool, comfy summer without financial stress is not a pipe dream, but a very achievable reality? Let’s dive into the cool waters of efficient AC use together!
Every hour your AC whirs away, it’s not just cooling your home. It’s munching on energy, contributing to your bills and impacting the environment. But no need to stress out, smart and efficient cooling is within reach, and we’re here to guide you through it, ensuring you can enjoy a cool home and a happy planet without the financial whiplash.
Let’s jump in and have a look at the ins and outs of how to have a cool summer without burning a hole in your wallet. There are some tips and tricks we have up our sleeve that can keep you calm, cool and collected this summer.
Ensuring your AC is in tip-top shape is crucial for optimal performance. Regular check-ups, cleanings, and even some DIY maintenance can prevent small issues from becoming big, expensive problems. The Department of Energy provides a handy guide on maintaining your AC unit, ensuring it runs efficiently.
Did you know that setting your thermostat to 24°C instead of 22°C can save up to 10% on your power bill? It’s all about finding that sweet spot where comfort meets cost-effectiveness. The Australian Refrigeration Council offers some stellar advice on managing your cooling and heating effectively.
Fans can help distribute cool air more effectively, ensuring every corner of your room is comfortable without overworking your AC. The Choice Guide to fans can help you choose the right fan to complement your AC.
Using blinds, curtains, and other sun-blocking methods can prevent your indoor space from turning into a sauna. The YourHome Guide provides comprehensive insights into shading your home.
Proper insulation keeps the cool in and the heat out, reducing the workload on your AC. The Australian Refrigeration Council provides great resources to ensure that your installer is registered and more likely than not using best practices to ensure to efficiency of your air conditioner.
This cool and cost-effective process doesn’t just bring about a sigh of relief from the heat. Oh no, it’s a triple threat (or advantage) of benefits that’ll have you, your wallet, and our beautiful planet doing a happy dance! Some of the extra benefits include: