- On May 17, 2017
Nobody wants to pay thousands of dollars in electricity bills and it is true for every family living in Singapore too, especially during summer. Well, there ways to stay cool without an AC but for how long? Sooner or later the weather is going to take its toll on you and then you will have to turn on the air conditioner. What will you do then? How will you make sure that your AC doesn’t make your summer full of regrets? Following are some ways you can prevent your ACs from consuming more power and draining your pocket of all the cash:
Raise The Temperature
We all know that summer doesn’t just show up at our doorstep. Rather it comes slowly and settles in and for those nights when the heat is bearable, we can always bend a little from the usual level of “cool” that we need. So, remember to turn your AC down so it runs less while you are sleeping. Remember that increasing the temperature of your AC puts less and less pressure on the compressor and this reduces the level of power consumed to keep the room cool.
Service Your Air Conditioning Unit
Some very easy and basic maintenance chores that are performed by your local AC repair guy might come in handy. For those who don’t know or avoid the mess please understand that this might be all your air conditioner ever needs to stay energy efficient. Yes, your AC will greatly benefit from a good hose-out, as this would clean all the debris that might be stuck in the machine and forces it to work harder to keep your place cool and eventually takes more power. For more information, check with our friendly operator to find out Coolmax’s aircon servicing.
Rearrange Your Furniture
Changing the placement of some major furniture pieces and fixtures in the house could result in freer air passage and better cooling of the room. Cool air gets obstructed more often than we realize. This means that you could be cooling the sofa back or the front of your recliner chair when you could easily have that fresh chilling air all for yourself. It is time to rearrange all the pieces that you can so that your room becomes cooler faster, remains that way longer and you don’t have to keep it on longer than you have to.
Watch The Light
Light is not only the source of well, duh, light but heat as well and you will notice a sea of difference in the temperature of the room once you turn off the lights or at least some of them. This will actually have double benefit. First of all you will save on electricity directly and secondly, the heat generated from the lighting fixtures will be decreased and the cooling of the AC will last longer. Also if your room faces the sun or if it gets ample sunlight during a certain time of the day make sure to close the curtains or blinds to keep the light and the heat out. This way your room will stay cooler and so will you.