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How to Save Money on Running Costs for Your Air Conditioner

Proper air conditioning can be a life saver during the hottest months of the year. Air conditioning isn't just an invention that cools down your house; it can also help cleaning the air in your home and thereby benefit the health of you and your family. However, the running costs of air conditioning can become quite large, especially during the warmest months of the year. If you're wondering how you can save money on your Daikin ducted air conditioner, there are a few things you might want to know.

Design the system

If you haven't yet invested in an air conditioning system, you should consider the design of the air conditioning system to keep the running costs down. Zoning, for example, is something you should take time doing when designing your air conditioning system. This means that you split your house up in zones where every zone has different setting for the air conditioning. This can save you a lot of money, as the air conditioning doesn't need to struggle to keep the entire house cool all the time. This also helps with creating a better living environment, as the kitchen, for example, needs to be cooled down more than the living room.

Protect the outdoor unit from sun

If your AC system uses an outdoor unit, you should take a look at its placement. A unit located in the sun will cause it to work harder and use more electricity. Usually, outdoor units aren't placed in spots where the sun is shining on it all day around, but if you notice that your unit is exposed to the sun during a few hours a day, you should consider getting protection for it. The easiest solution would be just to get a screen you can put in front of the unit. This could also help with noise reduction.

Clean the filter

One of the most effective ways to reduce running costs for an air conditioning system is to make sure all filters are clean. The filter in an air conditioner should be vacuumed at least once every two months. If the filter would be clogged up, this increases how much energy the unit uses as well as increasing the noises it makes. The filter should also be changed regularly, but your owner's manual should warn you about this when it's time for a filter change. Make sure only to use brand filters to make sure it's working well with your unit