Want to put the air conditioning on this summer but don’t know how to save on your electricity bill? Take a look at these tips to save on air conditioning this summer.
In Malaga high temperatures begin to be felt before the summer, in May there can already be hot days and in June the first heat wave or terral can appear, which brings us large masses of hot air from the interior.
In these circumstances, air conditioning is an indispensable appliance in any home. Do you want to use air conditioning without it costing too much on your electricity bill?
In this article we explain some tips for a cool summer… Take note!
How high should the air conditioning be set to save more?
The optimum temperature at which air conditioning should be set in summer is between 24 and 26 degrees Celsius. Naturally, everyone has their own preferences, and the humid heat of Malaga may make us wish for a cooler environment.
Many people tend to set it a few degrees lower, below 22º, even as low as 18º, but this is a mistake from the point of view of electricity consumption. You have to keep in mind that for every degree lowered, more energy is consumed.
Is it better to set the air conditioning on automatic or to adjust it manually?
The automatic mode is a good option for not having to worry about adjusting the air conditioning. This mode will adjust the temperature between 22 and 26 degrees, as programmed, and will regulate it according to the ambient temperature.
There are also a number of other recommendations to bear in mind if you want to save on air conditioning this summer.
Tips to save on air conditioning this summer
If you want to save on air conditioning this summer, pay attention to these tips below:
- Check your air conditioner – a key step to save energy! Good air conditioning maintenance carried out by professionals can extend the life of your air conditioning equipment. If there is an accumulation of dirt in the filters or an error in the cooling system of the air conditioning, this will cause a problem when it comes to cooling the environment and consequently, it will increase consumption. It is best to make an appointment before the summer, as there is a lot of demand afterwards and it is more difficult to fit it into the work schedule.
- Use the ECO mode. The vast majority of new air conditioners that are manufactured already come with ECO mode. This technology is very energy-efficient and energy-conscious, so use the ECO mode, which consumes up to 30% less energy.
- Good ventilation and heat insulation. Some actions such as lowering the blinds at the hottest times of the day or ventilating the house in the mornings naturally regulate the temperature in the home, and by having a cooler environment we will need less air conditioning and therefore save more.
- Pay attention to energy labelling. All household appliances have a label indicating their efficiency rating. If you are thinking of renewing or buying your first air conditioner, choose a good energy efficiency label (letter A) to consume less electricity. Air conditioners with an A+++ label and a green colour use 40% less electricity.
- Check that windows and doors are closed. It may seem obvious, but we often don’t realise that the window has been left slightly open and air is escaping through it. If you install an air conditioner in an older house, make sure that the windows and doors are properly insulated, as temperature leaks are very common in older homes.
Specialists in air conditioning in Marbella and Estepona
At Climanova we install air conditioning systems that offer advanced features, with multiple operating modes and minimum electricity consumption. In addition, we work with the best brands (such as Mitsubishi electric, Fujitsu or Daikin) to offer you the best quality and the best guarantees.
Don’t get any surprises on your bill and enjoy a summer with your air conditioning! If you need help before buying, installing or servicing your air conditioning, do not hesitate to contact Climanova. We have more than 15 years of experience in the sector on the Costa del Sol.