As the price for gas and electricity continues to rise week on week, many property owners are having to take extreme steps to keep their utility bills down that are literally thousands of extra dollars over the next year. We are quite blessed here in Australia with warmer weather and while living in this kind of climate brings many favourable outcomes, the current situation that we find ourselves in means that we don’t want to be using our air-conditioners and our kitchen appliances more than we really have to. We all have to start doing some out-of-the-box thinking in order to be able to keep our homes cooler so that our bills are much smaller.
Many people are now installing ducted air conditioning in Brisbane so that they can better control the cooling throughout their home or business property. You can direct cooler air where it is needed the most and this helps to cut down on your electricity bills. If you like many other homeowners or business owners are trying to reduce your utility bills and are trying to keep your house cooler in the warmer months then the following pieces of advice should help.
Try to keep the sun out
The sun’s rays can easily penetrate your home through the Windows and doors and so you can do simple things like adding curtains or window blinds so that you can close them during the day to keep the heat outside where it belongs. This means that your ducted air conditioning system doesn’t have to work as hard and this should be equate to smaller cooling bills.
More cool air in your home
The best times to be able to let cool air come into your home is early in the morning and later in the evening. These are the coolest times of the day when the sun hasn’t quite come up yet or it has already gone away for the night. Allowing air to get into your home by opening your Windows and doors at these times will help to keep the property cooler for longer and so it would make your ducted air conditioning system’s job a little easier.
Due to the fact that we experience warmer weather all year round, it might be a good idea to start eating outside a lot more because when you’re using your appliances in your kitchen, it is heating up the property and that means that you’re using more electricity.