During winter time it is important to keep your household running costs down just as much as you would in summer. For tips on keeping warm this winter we suggest a reverse cycle air conditioner. Looking at your control panel – change your operation to the sun dial (heating). Keeping it around 20-22 degrees will keep your home at a comfortable temperature. Keep in mind that each degree you increase… this will increase your running costs by around 10%.
In addition to heating your home, you can do the following to keep your home warmer for longer:
Where possible, close off areas which you are not using. You can do this by closing bedroom doors, bathroom doors and another other sections that will keep the heat central to the areas you are using.
Keep blinds and curtains open during the day (especially north facing) as sunlight will provide natural warming. Keep blinds and curtains closed during the evening as windows are the largest source of heat loss.
Use a timer – set it to come on an hour before you get out of bed. It is more efficient to turn it on earlier at 21 and slowly raise the temperature of your home, than try to heat the room quickly.
Adjust the louvers on your air conditioner so they face downwards for heating has hot air rises.
Ensure your filters are cleaned regularly to keep the air fresh and clean.
Keep the area around your outdoor unit clean and clear of debris. Blocking the air from moving freely around the outdoor unit puts an extra load on the unit, which could result in the unit breaking down.
Install draught-stoppers and seal your home’s leaks
Dress appropriately so that you don’t have to set your temperature higher than needed. After all putting on a jumper costs far less than heating your house.
Use ceiling fans at low speed or on winter setting (reverse) to circulate (push down) the warm air.
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