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5 ways to keep air conditioning running costs low

December 21, 2021

When looking for a new air conditioning solution, whether it’s for your business or home, it’s always important to consider how much the system will cost to run.

Modern air conditioning systems, especially those manufactured by leading manufacturers, offer superb energy efficiency. However, there are ways to maximise efficiency – your installer will show you how to use your control system, but there are other factors to consider.

Here are 5 ways to keep your air conditioning running costs low and maximise efficiency:

Utilise your system control functions

Air conditioning controls can have a real impact on the running costs of your air conditioning system. If you have a split system – indoor units in multiple rooms – you can set timers and temperatures for each room. If one room is rarely used, keep the system turned off. Equally, if zones are open plan, set an ambient temperature for the entire area.

If you are unsure about any of the control functions, contact Loop and one of our engineer will guide you through it.

Turn off the air conditioning system when a room is unoccupied

Programmable timers are very useful in terms of maximising efficiency, and many of today’s modern systems come with sensors that detect motion – they turn systems off automatically if no movement is detected within a set period of time.

Turning the thermostat down by just one degree can also have a significant impact on your annual energy bills, and you can set the temperature so that users are unable to change it.

Choose the right system for the room size

Your air conditioning installer will calculate the type of system required for your needs, providing the right output for the room size. However, internal layouts can change over time – partition walls might be moved or you may have an extension added. These changes can affect the efficiency of the system as it will be constantly trying to reach temperature in a room that it was not designed for.

Ensure that your home is properly insulated

If you want to maximum home air conditioning efficiency, home insulation will help. New builds are generally well insulated, whereas some older properties have poor insulation.

An insulated property will help to reduced the running costs because it will reach temperatures quicker and maintain the temperature more easily.

Regularly servicing will deliver premium efficiency

Your air conditioning system will work at its best if it is regularly serviced. Cleaning a dirty or clogged filter can lower your air conditioner's energy consumption by up to 15%, and worn parts can also affect the overall performance of the system.

There are safety factors too, which is why it’s always essential to have your system serviced. Click to see what’s included in a service.

Loop Air Conditioning is always on hand to answer any questions about systems, running costs, controls and servicing. Our experienced, qualified engineers will provide you with expert advice and guidance to ensure that you always enjoy the many benefits that air conditioning can bring.