Heating and cooling our home is a luxury we have become accustomed to!
Once upon a time we had to work hard to keep a fire going to warm our home or take advantage of any slight breeze we could find to cool it down.
Modern technology to heat or cool our home costs a lot of money and uses a lot of energy.
Increasing the temperature on your air-conditioner or decreasing your heater by only one degree, can reduce your family’s running costs by as much as 10 per cent!
Keep your air-conditioner set between 24 degrees - 27 degrees celsius in summer and your heater between 18 degrees - 20 degrees celsius in winter. You could also reduce your family’s electricity bills by hundreds of dollars a year!
A few tips before you run for the heater or air-conditioner:
When it gets cooler reach for a jumper or blanket before turning on the heater.
Keep your windows closed in winter to keep the cool air out and open the windows to allow breeze to come in during summer.
Check for draughts through the house to ensure the warm air isn’t escaping during winter.
When choosing a heater or air-conditioner at the shops look for the star rating. The more stars the more energy efficient it will be.