CFM: ENERGY SAVING TIPS

Your energy consumption for heating and cooling your house depends on how you use it, what system do you have and the climate. Research shows that on average 38% of energy in Australia’s households is consumed by heating and cooling. Below are some tips for energy saving:

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  • Be sure to insulate your home well, either through roof insulation or external wall insulation. For instance, Roof insulation can save you up to 45% on your energy costs that is used for your heating or cooling purposes.
  • Dress for the weather. Use thick clothing to warm yourselves up and wear breathable clothing in summer.
  • Keep all doors closed, this is to trap the heat or the cool in rooms.
  • Set your thermostat lower in winter and higher in summer.
  • Regular maintenance is crucial to the performance of your heating and cooling equipments, therefore be sure to regularly maintained it for optimum performance.
  • Preferably use oil-filled heaters, as they are more suited for bedrooms, due to their low surface temperatures.
  • Minimise your use of portable heaters.
  • Fans use minimal energy and they operate less in comparison to the running cost of air conditioners.
  • Be sure the outdoor section of your air conditioning unit isn’t installed positioned towards the sun.

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