Summer in Malta can be unbearable, especially since we experience heat waves regularly.
Installing an efficient air conditioning system is the most effective way to cool your home. However, units are utilized even more frequently during the hotter season, so having an energy-efficient unit is crucial to keep those costs down.
So how can you cool your home while maximizing energy efficiency and minimizing costs? We have listed 6 tips to help you get the most out of your AC unit this summer.
Choose the right unit
The first step to maximize efficiency is choosing the right air conditioner unit for your space. If the BTU rating is too low, it will have to work harder to cool the room. On the other hand, if the BTU rating is higher than needed, it will switch on and off constantly which wastes a lot of energy. We can help you choose the best system for your requirements to keep costs low and rooms comfortably cool. Read more about it here or request a quote here.
Check your filters regularly
Apart from making sure you’re breathing clean air, cleaning your filters is important to conserve energy. If the filters are clogged, the system will have to work harder to cool down the room. Make sure to clean your air conditioning filters once a month and replace as needed to ensure peak performance. Moreover, regular maintenance will prolong the life of your units, so have them checked by a professional at least once a year. Ideally, this is done before the busy summer months. Learn more about maintenance by clicking here.
Set moderate temperatures
It can be very tempting to set your AC at the lowest available temperature, but did you know that it is not the most effective way to use it? During the hot summer months, it is recommended to set your unit between the range of 22-26°C. Setting moderate temperatures means that your air conditioner can maintain a stable and comfortable atmosphere without working too hard. This range is also the ideal indoor temperature for most people so keep this guideline in mind.
Keep the cooling area small
This might be an obvious suggestion but can be taken for granted. The smaller the area, the faster it will be cooled and therefore, less energy is exerted by your AC units. To maximize efficiency, close all doors and windows in your room to keep the cool air inside and the heat outside. Open your windows during less busy hours to circulate the air and turn off your AC during this time.
Optimize your environment
You can also take extra steps in optimizing your environment to retain the cool air created by your AC. The most effective measure is to enhance the structure for protection against all weather, such as insulating the windows and walls. Another important measure is to replace any carpeting, thick curtains, and other decor with cooler lighter options.
Choose an energy-efficient unit
Have you considered that your old overworked AC units might be the cause of drastic energy bills? There have been many advances in recent years, addressing both financial and eco-friendly concerns. Newer models consume significantly less power while being more efficient. Quality systems also offer unique features, such as a human sensor that senses people’s movements, adjusting their operating capacity according to whether people are in the room or not. You can also use the timer feature during the night and sleep comfortably knowing the AC will automatically switch off. Upgrading your units is an investment with long-term cost-saving benefits.
Make your home a haven
If you’re seeking to make your home a haven and keep electricity bills low, we can help you make the right choice. We stock Fujitsu air-conditioning units, a Euro-vent certified brand with a track record of winning international awards for energy-efficiency, design, customer satisfaction, and product performance and efficiency.
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