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Air Conditioning Tips To Help Reduce Your Energy Bill


Air conditioning is an absolute necessity here in tropical north-eastern Queensland. But there’s no doubt that running air conditioners is an expense we’d prefer to do without.

Summer gets that much hotter when we see our power bills and hear the news announcements about sky-rocketing energy costs.

At Alphacool, as experienced and trusted providers of air conditioning maintenance in Townsville, we know a few tricks to help reduce your energy bills.


Good Habits

Make energy saving part of your everyday routine, especially in the seasonal higher temperatures. Use your air conditioning wisely, at the right time of day. Naturally, the sun’s rays heat up the air, so AC systems work harder to cool it down during the day.

During the night, heat escapes very quickly, particularly when there is no cloud cover.

Rather than trying to keep your interiors at sub-arctic temps and setting your thermostat too cold, keep your air conditioning on a moderate temperature throughout the day to avoid wasting money.
Once you turn off your AC system, open a window or two to allow some air circulate while you sleep.

You can also save money by making sure your thermostats and timers are set correctly.

As the hot season comes to an end and the days get shorter, so should the length of time you’ll need to run your AC unit.


Keep Cool

During our years of air conditioning maintenance in Townsville, we’ve come to know what makes AC units work harder. Some of these are easy to avoid. There are practical steps you can take at home or work to cool the air inside.

Use shade as much as possible. Wherever practical, close blinds and curtains throughout the day. If the air outside is hot, keep your doors and windows closed.

Turn off all electrical appliances you are not using. Don’t leave them on standby. Ideally, you should unplug them from the socket.

The number of gadgets and everyday “essentials” in modern homes and businesses is growing. All of these use electricity, which you pay for. If you don’t really need a machine telling you what time it is, turn it off.


Switch On

These are just some of the ways you can save money on air conditioning energy bills.

As experienced professionals in in Townsville, our air conditioning maintenance team knows all the ins and outs. To find out more, please explore our website or call us on 1300 3 ALPHA.

Is My Air Conditioner Faulty?

We all rely on our air conditioning systems on the Coral Coast. Townsville is deemed tropical savanna, so it comes with the territory that some extreme weather conditions throughout the year.

Maintaining comfortable temperatures in your home, office or factory, means that your air conditioning is going to need to work hard. It’s not uncommon for air con systems to develop problems, in particular, some that may not be obvious.

Our experience, as the quick-response team on call for air conditioning service and repairs in Townsville, is that a preventative approach is the best. Diagnosing issues early on helps avoid costly replacements. It’s not only better for the AC system itself, it will also save you time, money and hassle.

Telltale Signs

One of the telltale signs of a faulty air conditioning system is unexpected temperature changes due to the AC unit failing to produce air at the temperature settings you specify.

Whatever the outside conditions, a healthy air conditioner will be able to deal with them and deliver a steady flow of air throughout your premises at the temperatures you select.

Air that unexpectedly heats up or cools down is a sign of trouble and, no matter how short these periods are, they should not be happening. This could be a signal that there are low levels of refrigerant in your system. It might also be a mechanical issue, such as a malfunctioning compressor.

Air conditioning relies on closed windows and doors but if you’re feeling a “lack of air” in your room or workspace, attention is needed. This reduced air flow can be due to mechanical or filter problems. Filters functioning at full capacity are vital to the health of your air conditioning unit.

Regular Servicing

At AlphaCool, we’ve made it our mission to provide air conditioning service and repairs Townsville residents and businesses can rely on. Here in north-east Queensland, the tropical heat and humidity make it almost impossible to carry on as usual without fully functioning air conditioning.

Just as your car was not designed to be maintenance free, the same is true for your air conditioner. Warranties might give you assurances during their coverage period. But, when the warranty period is over, you have nothing to fall back on except the common sense approach of periodical maintenance.

Scheduling a regular inspection is obviously the least costly option. Your AC system is sure to last longer with a guaranteed service agreement in place.

Regular servicing by AlphaCool will give you peace of mind and save you time and stress. Thanks to your air conditioning system running at its most efficient best, this will also help keep your power bills down.

Don’t wait until the day your air conditioner breaks down, simply get in touch with Townsville’s air conditioning help at AlphaCool today. While you’re there, please take a look around our website. Or just give us a call on 1300 3 ALPHA (1300 325 742).

At AlphaCool, we know it can be expensive keeping cool in Far North Queensland.

We have years of expertise at providing the best advice and quality cooling equipment in the area.

Our team can help you keep costs down all through the year, including the summer.

We provide reliable air conditioning installation and service for Port Douglas residents and businesses in the region.

These are just some of our great cost cutting services at AlphaCool.

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