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Top Tips For Saving Money On Air Conditioning

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Summer months are approaching and that means the temperature is going to rise and rise. A lot of UK houses are quite compact and insulated, which means they trap a lot of heat inside. While this is great for keeping warm in winter, it’s not the best when it comes to summer and you’re trying to cool down. That’s why a lot of people invest in air conditioning to help out. But with this can come increased bills, which keep people away from buying units.

But it doesn't have to be so expensive. Here are some top tips for saving money on your air conditioning.

Smart Temperature Controls

Smart temperature controls can help to keep the cost down by learning the habits you keep. This means scheduling the air conditioning to come on when you need it and turn it off when you don’t. They can also detect the outside temperature to ensure your house is kept to the desired temperature.

Windows & Doors

While you may want some fresh air during the summer, having windows and doors open while the air conditioner is running is detrimental to its effect, as the air will just escape instead of keeping your home cooled. This will cause the air conditioning system to work harder to overcompensate, resulting in your energy bill being higher. At nighttime you can rely on natural ventilation by opening windows and letting wind enter and leave your home, meaning you don’t have to keep the air conditioning on all night long.

You also might want to switch to energy-efficient windows, as a lot of heat can get into your home through the windows. Adding shades or heavy curtains can also block the heat coming in, meaning you don’t have to raise the temperature of the air conditioning to compensate. 

Ceiling Fans

If you have ceiling fans in your home, try to use these instead of an air conditioning system. They help to circulate cool air, meaning you may not need to use your air conditioning at as high a temperature because the fan is circulating the air more efficiently. Run them at night with the windows open to help regulate temperature without air conditioning.

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So if you’ve been put off by the high costs of air conditioning, the team at Westcott Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Ltd hope this blog has shown you that you might not be paying as much as you think. We are experts in installing, maintaining and repairing air conditioning systems, so get in touch to find a solution that will work best in your home.

We offer a great selection of air conditioning, heat pumps and ventilation systems, so call today on 0800 085 094 to talk through your requirements and find a product for you. To find out more about our services, visit our website now.

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