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How Much Does Your Air Conditioner Cost to Run Compared to Other Appliances?

Growing up you would have heard your parents say “We aren’t turning the air conditioner on and wasting electricity”, “it’s not that cold in here” and “just put another jumper on you’ll be fine”. It’s what parents do! However, this common misconception about air conditioners and their running costs may have led to many unnecessary cold days and nights. In a recent study[1], Canstar Blue found that almost two in five survey respondents felt that their air conditioner was the largest contributor of their electricity bill. But just how does your air conditioner running costs stack up against other common household appliances? We take a closer look! Kitchen Appliances Our kitchens often have several appliances that we use daily, however many of these can often cost you more to run daily than your air conditioner including: Ovens which cost $0.63 – $1.33 per hour to run Stoves which cost $0.42 –…

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7 Easy Tips to Reduce Your Air Conditioner Running Costs This Summer

Summer has arrived and just like the last few, it’s going to be a warm one which will see Aussies turn to their trusted air conditioners to stay cool. Even more-so this year with many people still working from home. While air conditioners are more energy efficient than ever, Aussie’s still spend approx $3.7bn a year to run their air conditioners during the summer months. So while we’re all looking forward to relaxing on the couch, watching the cricket or Netflix/Stan/Disney+, to help avoid a big power bill come March, we’ve put together 7 helpful tips to help you stay cool while also keeping your air conditioner running costs down this Summer. Minimise The Amount of Space You are Trying to cool Reducing the amount of space that your air conditioner is trying to cool is one of the easiest and most effective ways to stay comfortable while reducing energy use.…

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Preparing Your Home Office for Summer

As we head into warmer months, with many of us still working from home, it’s important to ensure your home office is as comfortable as possible. Not only does this help with mental well being (something we could all benefit from given these weird times), it also helps improve your mood and boost productivity! We’ve put together a list of 5 handy tips to help organise and prepare your home office for the coming warmer months. CREATE A DEDICATED WORK SPACE Creating a dedicated workspace that lets you separate work from your private life and helps maintain that work/life balance. At the end of the working day leave this space as you would your normal office and only return to it on the next day. While you can easily get caught up in checking that extra email or completing that extra task outside of work hours it is important to…

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An Easy Guide to Using Your Air Conditioner Timers

We know the feeling. It’s a cold winter morning, you’re warm and cosy in bed and you can’t stand the thought of stepping out from underneath the covers. Or maybe you’re at work on a scorching summers day and want to ensure you come home to a nice cool home. Whatever the situation, your air conditioner’s timer functions can help! Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ range of split system, ducted system and ceiling system air conditioners have several convenient timer and scheduling functions that can accommodate your individual needs. These can help ensure your home is the perfect temperature all year round and can also help save on running costs. We go through them below including step by step instructions. On Timer This timer allows you to set your air conditioner to turn on at specific time within a 24-hour period. Use this timer to set your air conditioner to turn on…

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Why You Should Care about Hiring a Licensed Air Conditioner Installer

It might seem like a no brainer, but it’s often overlooked. Installing, repairing, and servicing AC units is a technical process which requires a qualified, skilled and most importantly licenced professional to get the job done. Now that we have got your attention, the most important thing to note is that the handling of refrigerant gases associated with AC units without a licence is illegal. Poor workmanship, working with gases and electricity with no license can put yourself, your family and your home at risk. What’s more, if your AC unit is handled by an illegal installer then you will lose your product warranty, so its important to work with reputable dealers and resellers to get the job done properly! Here’s a few important tips to get you clued up on hiring a licenced installer and what to look out for. Understanding the licence types The Australian Refrigeration Council issues…

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5 Things to know when getting an air conditioner quote

Before you start shopping around for your perfect air conditioning system, we’ve put together an easy guide on what you need to factor in when getting an AC installation quote. These tips will help make the installation process a breeze!   1. Supply only vs. Supply and Install When purchasing an AC unit, there are two options. You can choose to purchase your AC unit without adding the installation costs to the bill and look for an installer on your own (Supply Only), or you can opt to buy the AC unit and have the reseller manage the installation process for you too (Supply and Install). Regardless of which option you go for, be sure to consult a professional reseller before purchasing an AC unit to help you select the right model and capacity.   2. Choosing a reputable installer An AC unit is an investment so it’s important to…

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9 Easy Tips to Reduce Your Air Conditioner Running Costs This Winter

Winter is officially here and while it may not bring the white-walkers with it, you can guarantee it WILL bring some chilly temperatures.  So while you may be looking forward to curling up on the couch and binge-watching Netflix in your Uggs, no-one wants a huge power bill come Spring so we’ve put together 9 helpful tips to help you keep warm while also keeping your power bill to a minimum this winter. 1. Let There Be Light In Australia we’re lucky enough to still get a good dose of Vitamin D throughout the colder months, so where possible keep your curtains, blinds or shutters open during the day to let the sunshine in. Your indoor plants will thank you and those few extra degrees of warmth you retain will mean less work for your air conditioner when you get home.   2. Rug up Uncovered flooring can account for up…

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