Three mistakes almost everyone makes when it comes to installing air conditioning
Did you know your average air conditioner costs between 50 cents and one dollar per hour to run?
If you’re the bill payer in your household, we bet you do!
In fact, we bet you’re sick and tired of reminding everybody else who lives in your house!
Efficient and cost-effective air conditioning starts with the kind of unit you install.
That’s why Airsential Air Conditioning has compiled this list of common mistakes people make when installing air conditioners so you can avoid paying more for climate control in your home.
Installing the wrong size air conditioning system. Believe it or not, installing a larger system could actually be counter-productive when it comes to effectively heating and cooling your home. Putting in a larger system than the space requires will cause your air conditioning system to cycle on and off repeatedly, resulting in premature wear and tear on your machine and pushing up your power bills.
Buying bargain air conditioners. Scored a deal on an air conditioning unit that seems too good to be true? It probably is! While buying a cheaper unit may save you money initially, beware of the long-term costs of maintaining your bargain buy. While purchasing a good quality unit with a long warranty may cost more to start off with, it will end up saving you money in the long run.
Buying from outside your local area. If you purchase a brand of air conditioner nobody in Newcastle or the Hunter can service, you’ll be hemorrhaging money no matter how much you paid to begin with! Air conditioners are complicated modern systems that need occasional tune-ups by contractors familiar with their design and installation. One industry survey found that over 50 per cent of all breakdowns were the result of incorrect maintenance!
Make sure your air conditioning costs don’t get the best of you. Call in the experienced team at Airsential Air Conditioning to help you find the right unit for your home.
Understanding your electricity billsAir conditioners get a bad wrap when it comes to pushing up your power bill. Airsential Air Conditioning explores the hidden factors you may not realise impact on your energy bills.
It could be the age of your dishwasher, last week’s thunderstorms or an errant texter-and-driver who totalled a power pole three streets away.
Regardless of how efficiently you run your air conditioning or how pedantic you are about switching appliances off at the power point, there are always many factors you cannot control when it comes to getting a handle on rising power bills.
Whether it’s due to aging infrastructure or the monopoly within the market place, much like microwave dinners and mobile phones, climbing bills have become a staple of the modern household.
Although the average Australian household is consuming more electricity than ever before, this rise in usage does not necessarily correlate faithfully with an acute spike in your electricity bills.
If your latest electricity bill is suspiciously high, consider the following factors before forking over your funds.
Check your meter number is correct. If you’ve recently moved and are able to access your meter safely, make sure your meter number iscorrect. To do this, look to see if the meter number printed on your bill matches the number on the meter at your residence. If the meternumbers don’t match, you may have been mistakenly charged. Contact your energy provider for more information.
Estimated meter reads. Estimated readings are taken when the meter reader can’t access to your meter or a technical issue occurs. To find out if your bill is an estimated reading, look for ‘Estimated reading’ written on the back of your bill under the pricing calculations. If it doesn’t have this statement, your bill is based on an actual meter reading. If your previous bill was an ‘Estimated reading’ and your new bill is based on an actual read, there may be a variation on the bill to account for the difference between the estimated and actual readings. If you used more energy than was estimated, the additional energy usage will be included on your new bill. Likewise, if you used less, you will be credited with the difference.
New meters. If you’ve recently received a new meter, the recorded energy consumption on your statement may change. This could be because your old meter may have been unknowingly faulty.
Of course, none of the factors can help when you have teenagers who insist on running the A/C at sub-Arctic temperatures. For a full checklist of hidden factors that may be pushing up your power bill, head to http://www.energyaustralia.com.au/residential/account-tools/bills-payments/understanding-your-bill.
Airsential Air Conditioning helps out Hunter Animal Rescue
Airsential Air Conditioning has contributed to the rehoming of abandoned pets in the Hunter region by donating $500 to Hunter Animal Rescue.
Steve Dimovski from Airsential presented Hunter Animal Rescue president Jaimie Abbott with the cheque last Thursday to assist the charity in its good work and support its tireless volunteers.
“We wanted to find a small, local charity to get behind and we’re happy to help out the Hunter Animal Rescue as we know it’s going to a great cause,” Steve said.
Jaimie said the animal rescue is always really excited to receive donations of this magnitude.
“$500 for a not-for-profit organisation really goes a long way. Hunter Animal Rescue doesn’t have any paid employees and everything we raise goes directly into helping animals in the Hunter,” Jaimie said.
Hunter Animal Rescue saves hundreds of Hunter animals from being put to sleep unnecessarily every year and is run by a dedicated group of volunteers.
The donation will help the Animal Rescue care for the surrendered animals and provide desexing, microchipping and vaccinations for abandoned cats and dogs.
Head to their website
to find out how you can make a difference.
No air conditioning on hot days ranks among people’s worst nightmares
Heights, snakes or spiders usually rank among a person’s worst fears, but according to a survey conducted by the impeachable and highly esteemed research department of the Great Northern Brewing Company, running out of beer and having a broken air conditioner is a far more terrifying thought to people as summer rolls around.
The survey conducted by the brewery found 33 per cent of gentlemen between 18 and 65 think there is nothing worse than running out of beer on a hot summer day, with having no air conditioning coming in a close second, at 25 per cent. Changing a flat tyre ranked third among people’s worst nightmares, at 23 per cent.
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