With temperatures soaring, how can you stay cool without your energy bill going up?
Discover our tips and advice to help you control your spending by taking small, simple steps and optimising your use.
First of all, it’s important to choose the right air conditioning system.
If you haven’t yet decided which type of air conditioning system is right for you
It’s important to take into account the expenses related to this system so there won’t be any unpleasant surprises.
To make your choice, make sure you look at the energy consumption label to assess product performance.
Then you can also analyse the noise level of the air conditioning to ensure that you will be comfortable.
To save money in the long term, you can opt for inverter technology. This technology adapts to consumption depending on the ambient temperature as well as the temperature you want inside.
This type of product can provide energy savings of up to 30% compared to a conventional air conditioner.
To find the right air conditioner for your needs, you can also call on a professional to carry out a thermal performance assessment of your home.
In addition, they will also be able to advise you according to the square footage of your home and its specific features.
Secondly, you need to know how to adjust your air conditioner.
When the hot weather arrives, certain reflexes can be triggered and compromise your comfort due to a wrong setting.
- It is important not to exceed a difference of 5 to 7 degrees between your room and the outside temperature. To stay comfortable, remember that the ideal temperature is between 24° and 26° C. If you stick to this, you will save energy because your air conditioner will not be overloaded.
- To save money, you can also maintain a stable temperature throughout the day to avoid constantly restarting your air conditioner and fluctuations in the system.
- At night, you should think about turning down your air conditioning. It is recommended to maintain a maximum difference of 5 degrees between the outdoor and indoor temperatures to keep yourself comfortable. In addition, air conditioners have a ‘night mode’ function which automatically turns them down at night. It will then automatically turn down at night which will help you save money.
- Remember to turn off your air conditioner as soon as temperatures allow. Once it reaches 26 degrees, you may want to open your windows and doors if you can to create draughts to cool your home.
- To reduce the amount of heat entering your home, remember to close your shutters and windows.
Finally, to save money in the long term, you need to maintain your air conditioner.
To maintain your air conditioner yourself, you can clean the air filters to optimise its efficiency and prevent the spread of bad odours.
You can also take out a contract to simplify the monitoring and maintenance of your products.
Check out all our maintenance tips.