BE AIR-CON WISE THIS SUMMER
Replace your airconditioner’s filter or have your central air professionally serviced. You’ll breathe easier not having to deal with aircooling dramas in the summer heat.
Cooling to 26C should keep your home comfortable and save you money — setting your thermostat just one degree cooler can up your cooling bill by 10 per cent
If your airconditioning unit is outdoors, remove any leaves, weeds or debris from the surrounding area on a regular basis.
Set the timer to minimise the hours your airconditioner is in use. It can also come in handy to ensure you don’t accidentally leave the unit on when you leave for work in the morning, and to make sure it’s off when you go to sleep.
If your unit has adjustable louvres, make sure they’re pointed upwards. This will direct cold air towards the ceiling, where it will sink and cool the room.