Tips for Cost-Effective Air Conditioning Cairns Homeowners Rely On
Air conditioners are essential for keeping homes in Cairns comfortable, especially during the humid wet season. With the right system, you can maintain a cool sanctuary indoors all year round without using too much energy.
Intrust Group are the experts in everything electrical in Cairns. Local homes and businesses can count on us for everything from air conditioning installations to general electrical work. Below is our guide to finding cost-effective air conditioning.
What Size Air Conditioner Do You Need?
Choosing the right size air conditioner is key to reducing your energy bills. Take into account room size and the total volume of the space rather than just floor space. Consider the length, width and height of your indoor spaces. How cost-effective your air conditioner is also depends on how well insulated your home is. Ceiling insulation is particularly important for thermal efficiency.
How many windows are in your home? How big are they? How thick are they? What kind of window coverings do you have? The orientation of your home or the room you want to cool is another important consideration. A north or west facing window lets in more heat compared to southern-facing windows. Consider all these factors before a new air conditioner installation.
Efficiently Operating Your Air Conditioner
Studies by the Department of Communities and Justice indicate that the optimal temperature range for efficiently running your air conditioner is between:
- 23 to 26°C during hot weather
- 18 to 21°C during cold weather
The more you operate your air conditioner outside of these temperature ranges, the harder your system has to work and the higher your energy bills will be. If you’re unsure, consult an electrician Cairns locals rely on to understand air conditioning requirements for the local climate.
Look for air conditioning with a good energy rating to further ensure energy efficiency. Energy rating labels you see on appliances are designed to make it easier to compare running costs. The more stars, the more energy efficient. A low energy consumption score (measured in kWh per year) means you save more. Ensure you compare similar size and type models.
The capacity output number refers to the amount of cooling and heating the air conditioner can generate. The power input number indicates the power required to produce that capacity output. When comparing air conditioners with the same star rating and the same capacity output, a lower power input number means the unit is more efficient.
The Installation Experts for Air Conditioning Cairns Can Trust
Find a HVAC technician and electrician Cairns homeowners and businesses can count on for quality installations every time. At Intrust Group, our team are qualified and licensed refrigeration mechanics. Call us today on 07 4049 2867 or contact us online to book in the experts in electrical Cairns trusts.