The Best Air Conditioning Temperature Setting For Brisbane
Many households In Brisbane use their air conditioner during daily peak demand times (around 4-8pm) in summer increasing stress on the electricity network. Follow the tips below to save energy when using your air conditioner and learn how to manage your home energy use during peak demand times
Purchase an energy efficient air-conditioner
It's important to purchase the most energy efficient option you can when buying an air conditioner at home. In most cases, you may find it cheaper in the long run to completely replace an old inefficient air conditioning system rather than buying an additional one.
Choose a Peak Smart air-conditioner
If you are purchasing a new air conditioner, consider a Peak Smart Air Conditionerto help reduce the problem of peak demand. A small signal receiver (remotely signalled by Energex) is installed in the air-conditioner capping its energy consumption on occasions when the network reaches peak demand. The technology is designed to be set and forget so you won't have to do anything and won't notice a difference to your comfort.
Setting your air-conditioners temperature
Every degree of extra cooling may increase your energy consumption by approximately 5% to 10%. Calculate your potential savings when you set your air conditioner at a temperature that keeps you comfortable but doesn't use unnecessary electricity.
Set your air conditioner to an energy-efficient 24-25°C in summer and 18°C in winter and seal gaps and close doors, windows and curtains to cool or heat rooms quicker and keep them at a comfortable temperature for longer.