How to make it through a Canberra summer without a huge energy bill

Sep 20, 2022

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what you should do when the heat kicks in. While closing the up house and living in the coolness from your air conditioner might sound like the best way to escape the heat, your energy bill could have something to say about it.

Energy-efficient appliances

Although everyone has different air conditioners there are a few common tips and tricks you can adopt to help reduce your energy bill this summer.

It’s easy to forget but one of the best ways to ensure your air conditioner is running efficiently over summer is by checking your system’s filters. Over winter, dust and dirt could have built up, forcing your air conditioner to work harder to cool your home and maintain the desired temperature.

When summer hits, it’s hard to resist the temptation to drop the temperature on your system. However, keeping your air conditioner set to the optimal temperature for your climate will help reduce the hit to your energy bill and keep your air conditioner running at its most efficient.

The Airtouch wifi zone control system that Voltair offers for ducted systems can also be a solution to only cooling rooms individually as well as controlling and redirecting airflow to areas of the home that need it most. This helps to run your air conditioner much more efficiently and saves you money on running costs.

Make use of ACT Government Sustainable Household Scheme

We don’t want anyone to swelter through a scorching Canberra summer which is why Voltair is an approved ACT Sustainable Household Scheme partner. The scheme allows Canberrans who are upgrading their home’s air conditioning to have access to zero-percent interest loans.                   

The upgrades must be for energy efficient units and must be carried out by one of Brighte’s approved partners. 

To learn more about or to discover if you are eligible for the ACT Sustainable Household Scheme visit their website or get in contact with one of our team today.

At Voltair, we have a range of energy saving options to suit your individual temperature and household needs, helping you to stay cool and keep on top of your energy bill this summer.