Every month when we receive the electricity bills, we tend to take note why they are increasing or decreasing. For us Singaporeans, it usually is the period where the sun is scorching hot even in the night time you can feel the humidity and heat inside your room.
Therefore, it is imperative to make sure your aircon is working efficiently instead of working harder than it is supposed to be and waste any energy.
As emphasized by other articles on air con maintenance in this blog. It is very important to have proper and regular checks. A quality technician should be able to check the coolant levels, clean the coils, and check the airflow
Proper Cleaning on your own
Taking care of your Aircon article talks about how to do proper cleaning
Keep your house as clean as possible
This might sound a little simple, but proper cleaning can actually aid your aircon to work more efficiently. Aircon collect dirt and dust in the room and the air filters will then filter it to turn it to clean cooling air for your room. If you room or house is very dusty and dirty, it causes the filters to be clogged up very quickly and thus making your aircon work harder to purify the air. Therefore, it is always a good idea to keep your house clean, as the air will be cleaned as well.
Make sure your room is enclosed
Stop the air leaks from your room. It is one of the most important rule, yet constantly ignored. Always close your doors and windows if you want that cooling air. If you have not done so, your aircon have to work extra hard to make sure your room is cooled to the temperature that is set on your thermostat.
If you walk out…
Raise your temperature settings, especially when you are planning to be away for several hours. Each degree you raise your thermostat can lower your energy bill by up to nine percent.
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