Summer on the Sunshine Coast is always a time when electricity bills get a little higher, and this will especially be the case at the end of 2020 when many people are still working from home. Where before you might have only run the air conditioner for a little bit in the evenings and on the weekends, now you might be running it to cool your home more often than not. Not only that, shopping centres can no longer be packed to bursting as everyone tries to take advantage of the cool air, so your own system may have to work a little harder.
Our staying-at-home situation doesn’t seem to be changing any time soon, so it makes sense to ensure your home is comfortable to be in 24/7, and that this increased use of your air conditioning system isn’t going to put you under more stress from a high bill.
How Can You Manage Your Air Conditioning Power Bill?
While if you’re in this situation, there’s not a lot you can do about it, there are a few steps you can take to make sure your air conditioner isn’t going to be as big of a contributing factor to an increased power bill.
1) Clean the air filters in your air conditioning unit
The very first thing you should do, which is a step you should be taking anyway, is making sure that your air conditioning filters are regularly cleaned. If your air conditioner is clogged with dust, it not only has to work harder to cool the air in your home (drawing more electricity), but the air it produces won’t be as clean as it could otherwise be.
2) Make sure your air conditioner has been professionally serviced recently
As well as cleaning the filters in your air conditioner, you should make sure you get your air conditioner serviced before each big change in season – that is, before winter and before summer. This will allow your air conditioner technician to get in and provide a deeper, more thorough clean, but they can also preemptively replace any parts that are becoming worn to ensure the best operation of your system.
3) Consider if it’s time for an upgrade
In some cases, our air conditioning systems just get out, and it can be more cost-effective to upgrade to a new system with lower ongoing running costs than to try and save with the one you’ve got. Our team of technicians can recommend and install a new air conditioning system to suit your home, your usage, and ensure that you’re paying less on your expenses into the future.
According to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, last year was the second hottest summer on record, and temperatures this year are already climbing.
When it comes to ensuring your air conditioning is working efficiently and not sending your power bills through the roof, trust Port City Air Conditioning. We have the knowledge and experience to effectively service and deep clean your air conditioning unit to keep your system working smoothly so that you’re cool in summer. Get in touch today to book a consultation with one of our team.