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A closer look at the costs involved in running an air conditioner

Many people think that operating a split or ducted air conditioner is an expensive luxury that involves exorbitant ongoing electricity bills and expenses. 

However, you might be surprised to learn that operating a Daikin air conditioner, is in many instances, more energy efficient than the cost of using simple home appliances such as hairdryers and portable fan heaters.

Did you know that using your oven or clothes dryer will use more electricity per hour on average compared to an air conditioning unit? Not to mention the humble backyard pool which is a silent killer in terms of electricity and maintenance costs in comparison to cooling and heating your home with air conditioners.

What most people don’t realise is that fan heaters and oil filled column heaters can take a lot longer to heat a room or an area and are also usually much more expensive than operating a split or ducted air conditioning system to heat your home. Fan and oil filled column heaters are often not very effective, while also churning through excessive amounts of power in an effort to sufficiently warm a room or multiple rooms in your home.

With continual advances in technology the current Daikin models are definitely focused toward energy efficiency and reducing costs and gas emissions.

When looking at installing an air conditioner it is definitely good to compare the star ratings between different air conditioning brands.

It is good to keep in mind that generally the higher the energy rating the more energy efficient and cost effective the air conditioner is and the cheaper it is on average per year to run which,  over the lifetime of the air conditioning unit, can save you thousands of dollars.

When working with our clients on advising what system is best for their needs and home, we make sure to suggest the right size and type of Daikin air conditioning system for your home.

Installing a unit that is too small or equally too large for the area can definitely increase the costs of running the air conditioner and it is important to select the right type and size unit to match the areas you are looking to cool and heat.

Some other tips and tricks to consider too reduce your overall energy bill and the cost of running your air conditioner:

Keep the filter in your split or ducted system clean and we suggest you wash your filter at least four times per year

Make sure you close blinds and curtains to keep the heat out in summer and keep the warmth inside in winter

Ensure your home is insulated

Block off any draughts within your home

Keep windows and external doors closed to prevent the air conditioned cool or warm air escaping

If you are interested in buying a new split or ducted system or replacing your existing unit please either phone our office on 02 9531 7462 to arrange a free in home quote or request a quote via this website.