Simple Aircon Habits to Save You Money.

Small changes to your air conditioning habits actually Save you money!

In winter most will set their air conditioner around the high twenty range to keep the room cosy. The high twenty range setting could be costing you, and a small change to your air conditioner temperature setting can $ave you money!

We have sourced the ideal heating temperature settings for your home or workplace from Canstar Blue.

What is the best temperature to set your aircon to save on energy costs?

During winter a standard air conditioner’s temperature setting should be set around 18 – 20 degrees for heating, to ensure maximum energy efficiency from your system.
Australia is very large and the climate differs state from state, so this setting would not be ideal for all. Depending on your location, below is a table that gives you a general idea on what you should set your air con temperature at the ensure savings.


Optimum temperatures for air conditioning Sourced: CanStar Blue

What the above table essentially suggests is that air conditioners will have to work harder to offset harsher climates. Those living in warmer climates should set their air con cooling temperatures a little lower, while those living in cooler climates should set their air con’s heater a little warmer.

Why do temperature settings affect air con costs?

Your air conditioner will work harder and consume more electricity if the temperature is set on a higher setting. The higher the setting the higher your energy consumption.
Ergon Energy estimates that every one degree cooler in summer adds 10% to the amount of electricity that the air conditioner uses, so it would seem plausible that similar would be said for every degree hotter in winter also adds 10% to the amount of energy used by the air conditioner.

Other ways by closing windows, doors and curtains can dramatically reduce the heat escaping the room. Start at a lower temperature setting and slowly increase the setting until desired temperature has been reached, rather than quickly heating the room.

Make sure your air conditioner can breath!

Professionally cleaning the indoor air conditioner coils will ensure the build up of contamination is removed, so your air conditioning system can run more efficiently. The indoor air will be improved and with a Sanitair Premium Air Con Clean you can rest assured with a 12 month mould free guarantee.

Sanitair have technicians in Darwin, Cairns, Mackay, Townsville, Brisbane, Fraser Coast, Gold Coast, Sydney, Shoalhaven, Canberra, Orange, Melbourne, Adelaide, Tasmania, Perth, Kalgoorlie, Newman, Pilbara and more.

Freecall 1800 130 168 to locate your local licensed Sanitair HVAC hygienist, with over 65 branches across Australia.

Save Money on Heating Your Home

Electricity prices have all of us looking to ways to reduce energy consumption.  Here are some ways to save Money on heating your home.

House occupants are advised to install double glazed windows, insulation and replace old air conditioners.  Apart from those often expensive tips, here are a few affordable options;

  1. Thick curtains – The best way to prevent heat escaping your home through the windows, install curtains with a thermal lining.  The thicker the fabric the better, even placing curtains in doorways can help it escaping the room.
  2. Let the sunlight in – during the day and close the curtains as soon as dusk falls to maximise on retaining the heat.
  3. Close off unused rooms – the quickest way to heat up a room is to stop the heat from escaping. Close any doors to room that you don’t need to heat such as the bathroom or laundry.
  4. Cover the Floor – If you have a tiles or floor boards in your room cover with a large rug. Not only keeping your feet warm but also adding to the psychological effect of a cosy room.
  5. Close Pet Doors – Heat can easily escape from your Doggie Door, make sure to close if not needed while you are in the room.                                      
  6. Professionally clean your Air Conditioner – Save up to 28% on energy costs by having a professional HVAC Hygiene service  and improve indoor air quality.
  7. Set your Aircon Timer – Set your air conditioner to come on earlier (dusk) and gradually heat up the room, rather than trying to heat the room quickly.

Call one of our friendly locally owned Sanitair HVAC Hygienists 1800 130 168, we have over 65 branches across Australia.

What’s Hiding Under Your Hood?

When you last cleaned your car did you service under the Hood?

When you wash and polish your car you probably also vacuum the inside and clean the windows. How often do you open the hood and provide maintenance and cleaning under the hood, if you are like most people it would be hardly ever.

Sometimes car owners are able to carry out simple maintenance like, topping up fluids, changing or cleaning filters.  Usually a higher level of training, tools and experience are required to maintain critical parts and minimise the risk of damage when servicing.

Your air conditioner is very similar to your car as there are minor maintenance jobs that equipment owners can perform and there are many parts under the hood that require a higher level of training and tools to maintain without causing damage which can incur expensive repair bills.

Licensed Sanitair HVAC Hygienists are professionally trained to clean and sanitise all the hard to get to places and they have specialised equipment and products to make sure the job is done properly and restore your air conditioner to as new condition.

If you have never had your air conditioner professionally cleaned then you could be in for some surprises.

Call Sanitair Today and Breathe Clean Air – Freecall 1800 130 168. We have technicians located across Australia in every state and territory.

 

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Aircon Energy Saving Tips

Simple Aircon Energy Saving Tips

  • Air Con setting:  Set your air conditioner on 25°C and you will save $$$$$. The higher your setting the more money you will save.  Visit the Ergon Energy Calculator and see how much you can save.
  • Insulation: If the room you are trying to cool is not insulated, your air conditioner will have to work harder to cool the room down.  You will have to set your air con on a lower temperature to get the room to the desired temperature.  You may have to set on 20°C to get the indoor temperature to 24°C and this will cost you money $$$
  • Close Doors and Windows:  It goes without saying, close the doors and windows to stop the cool air from escaping and to stop the heat air coming into the room
  • Use the fan:  If you have a ceiling or floor fan use it to move the air around the room.
  • Cleaning your air conditioning: Cleaning the filters alone can save you up to 10% on energy costs.  Having the coils professionally cleaned will save up to 28% on energy costs, call your local Sanitair HVAC Hygienist 1800 130 168.   Not only will you save money but you will improve your indoor air quality.

Your air conditioner temperature impacts your power bills and is key to keeping your energy costs under control.   See the case study below:

 

However, if your indoor air conditioner coils are blocked with dust, dirt, DNA, pet dander, cooking oils, mould or bacteria it will work harder to cool the room.  If you haven’t had a professional Air conditioning clean on your system in the last 3 years, you are more than likely using more energy than you should.

Call a Sanitair HVAC hygienist 1800 130 168 we have over 55 branches across Australia

 

What’s involved in a Sanitair Premium Service?

Sanitair™ Premium Aircon Service

What do you get for your money?

 

  1. A licenced Sanitair™ HVAC Hygienist will travel to your home or business.

All Sanitair technicians are professionally trained, licensed, insured and police checked. Our technicians are courteous, respectful and will leave no mess.

  1. Carry out a Functionality & Operational Test

This is so you know your system and remote control is functioning properly and safe to use.

  1. Removal of Evaporator Cover – Clean & Sanitise

Allows for access to the coils for correct and thorough cleaning of coils and casing.

  1. Low pressure Clean of Evaporator Coils

Removal of bulk and biological contaminants will make your system run more efficiently reducing your running costs by up to 28%. Your aircon will cool better, smell better and deliver healthier air for your family and friends.

  1. Low pressure Clean of Air well & Fan/Blower

Thorough cleaning of the evaporator fan/blower will increase the air flow reducing the time required to condition a room to your desired temperature. Correct cleaning of blower will also remove unwanted noises caused by imbalanced fans resulting in quieter operation. Your air conditioner won’t have to work as hard and therefore will last longer and also add to the operational cost savings.

  1. Condensate Pan & Drain Flush

Correct cleaning with a mix of mechanical and non-toxic & environmentally friendly cleaning solutions will ensure your system will be free of biological contaminants including Mould, Bio-Films and other harmful pathogens. Correct cleaning not only removes biological contaminant but is good insurance against unwanted system leaks that can damage property.

  1. Filter Clean & Sanitise

Cleaning and sanitising of filters should be carried out by home owners every 3 months, but included in a Sanitair premium clean we will degrease and sanitise your filters restoring them to as new condition.

  1. Application of Protectair™ Biological Coil Protection(12 Month Mould FREE Guarantee)

The final part of a Sanitair Premium Service is the application of Protectair™ BCP. This protective treatment will ensure that your evaporator coils are Mould Free for 12 Months and that is our Guarantee. This proprietary formula also has a deodorising effect and increases operational efficiency, saving you further.

  1. Outdoor Condenser Coil Flush.

This service also forms part of a normal Sanitair premium service if the condenser is located on ground level. Even though the outdoor unit has nothing to do with the indoor air quality, the removal of pet dander, grass clippings and dirt also contribute to the further reduction in running costs. (Unfortunately, due to Workplace Health & Safety laws outdoor condensing units mounted above 2.4 meters cannot be serviced by one man.)

 

 

Contact your local licensed HVAC Hygiene specialist on Free call 1800 130 168 to find out more about the Sanitair Premium Aircon Service.