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Keep Healthy and Warm This Winter With An Economical Air Conditioner

by Geminair Solutions about a month ago in how to

After buying an air conditioner with reverse cycle heating, how do you locate the best temperature on its thermostat for optimum comfort without your electricity bill breaking the bank?

Keep Healthy and Warm This Winter With An Economical Air Conditioner

The winter season is fast approaching. We store our swimwear in our closets and rely on heaters to keep us cosy and warm during these cold, passive months. However, staying snug at home during winter can be a challenge, particularly if you live in the drafty areas of Canberra. After buying an air conditioner with reverse cycle heating, how do you locate the best temperature on its thermostat for optimum comfort without your electricity bill breaking the bank?

Before we continue talking about cost-efficient air conditioning Canberra, make sure that the technician servicing your appliance has a licence from the ARC. Anyone attempting to perform complex tasks on your unit can cause more harm than good, and result in additional expenses on your part.

What is the significance of setting the right temperature during the winter?

Research conducted by the World Health Organization and the Australian Academy of Science illustrates how our overall health and well-being is affected by the environment we live in. The following reasons show the importance of setting the correct temperature in your air conditioner during the winter:

Comfort:

Focus - Sustaining a balanced temperature at home will help you concentrate on your tasks, especially if you are working or studying from home.

Overeating - Studies show that we tend to eat too much when the weather is cold. Adjusting the temperature can help curb down our cravings.

Fatigue and muscle pain - Freezing temperatures can lead to exhaustion and muscle aches, since the body cannot relax when it is constantly tense.

Health:

Heat strokes and heart attacks - Most experts recommend that you set your air conditioning system within 17 to 20°C during the winter, as this temperature range is the most energy efficient, and can prevent myocardial infarctions caused by heat stroke.

Asthma and viruses - A humid room can harbour dust mites, fungi, and mould, making breathing difficult. Setting your thermostat too low can result in irritated mucous membranes that are weak to colds and viruses.

Sleep quality - You might have difficulty sleeping in a room that is too hot or cold. This may eventually interrupt your sleep cycle and result in weariness the next day.

How should you prepare your air conditioner for winter use?

If your air conditioner has not been serviced for a long time, it is a good idea to arrange a professional check-up post-summer. Even if your appliance is running smoothly though, here are some tips to make sure it stays in a good condition over the winter months.

Take care of your filters.

The filters of your air conditioner will surely gather lots of dirt over the summer, so they will need to be cleaned or replaced. Fresh filters will guarantee better air quality, and your appliance will run more efficiently (eventually leading to huge cost savings).

According to an article by Energy Star, filters should be cleaned or replaced every month, especially during peak seasons like summer or winter when your air conditioner is working hard.

Your air conditioner needs to be cleaned too.

After taking care of your filters, make sure the air conditioner is turned off and unplugged before blowing away any dust with a vacuum. Check the instruction manual for any special requirements the appliance may have.

Inspect your outdoor unit and take away any bird droppings, cobwebs, dead bugs, and dirt. Keep the outdoor unit far from branches, grass, and leaves.

Consider other ways to stay cosy at home.

Perform a full audit of your house, and look for any areas that require draught-proofing. Small devices like window seals are inexpensive, and can provide a huge difference in ventilation, as they can be installed even if you are only renting the place. Check the insulation of your home too (even if it may be an inconvenience to replace if ever), as it will be worth the trouble inspecting if it is damaged.

Applying some changes to your air conditioning habits will help you save money while living in a comfortable home in Canberra all year round.

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