Air-con­di­tioner

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Set the tem­per­a­ture at 25 deg C This is NEA’s rec­om­mended tem­per­a­ture set­ting. “Rais­ing the tem­per­a­ture set­ting by one de­gree can save a house­hold about $15 a year.”

$45 (based on rais­ing the tem­per­a­ture from 22 deg C to 25 deg C daily)

Clean air fil­ters monthly A fil­ter that is coated in dust and dirt hin­ders air­flow and re­duces the ef­fi­ciency of the unit, caus­ing it to con­sume more elec­tric­ity.

Ser­vice at least once a year This main­tains the dif­fer­ent parts like the pipes and mo­tors, en­abling it to run ef­fi­ciently.

Put up par­ti­tions If you have an air-con in your liv­ing room, set up par­ti­tions to sep­a­rate it from the din­ing area so you can cool that space more quickly, and use less energy.

Set a timer Con­trol when your air-con turns off. For ex­am­ple, set­ting the timer so it switches off an hour be­fore you get up means your room will still be cool – and you’ll be sav­ing an hour’s worth of bills.

$137.40 (based on an in­verter, multi-split sys­tem 4)

Use a fan Switch­ing to a stand­ing fan in­stead of us­ing an air-con could save you a hefty $790 a year.

Yearly sav­ings:

Yearly sav­ings:

Yearly sav­ings:

$790

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