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How to keep your summer cooling costs down

29 Nov 2021 Residential Heat Pumps Air Conditioning


The Australian summer is heating up and it's predicted to be a scorching one. Yet again, it's time to fire up the air conditioner and work on keeping your home as cool as possible. No one likes sleepless nights or sweaty days, but no one likes expensive cooling costs either. 

We have some quick tips to help you keep your cooling costs as low as possible. Believe it or not, it is easier than you think. 

Only cool the spaces you are using

Trying to cool your entire home can be expensive, so focus on cooling only the spaces you are using.  If you're not going upstairs during the day, don't keep the AC on.  Cool only the rooms you're using and you will use less energy and keep your costs down. 

Shut off AC at night

Much like only cooling those spaces you’re using, turning off your air conditioning overnight can help reduce your cooling costs. If you can sleep comfortably without air conditioning, that’s 7-8 hours of energy costs saved. 

Replace older systems

How long have you had your cooling system? If it's old, it may not be as efficient as a newer system.  Replacing older systems with more energy-efficient ones can help cut cooling costs significantly.  

Reduce air escape passages

In your home, there could be gaps around the windows or doors where air can escape. As a result, it means cool air leaves and warm air enters. Minimising these air escape gaps and keeping your home well insulated will keep your property at the ideal temperature with minimal effort from the air conditioner. 

Get the right air conditioner for your home

Finally, you can save by getting the right air conditioner for your home. A consultation with Degree C’s specialists can help you select the most effective and energy-efficient system for your home. We offer free, no-obligation consultations and quotes so get in touch with us today to help keep your summer cooling costs down.

Armed with these tips, you can reduce cooling costs this summer and use less energy without compromising your comfort. This summer, maintain a cool temperature without the red hot costs!