Throughout the summer months, your air conditioning system is likely to see its highest amount of usage. With your system being left on for many hours of the day and overnight to maintain a constant temperature in your home, you could see your energy bills creeping up at this time of year. There are a few ways to keep an eye on the running costs of air con such as maintenance and temperature control, so why not consider some of these suggestions to make sure your system is running more efficiently.

Reducing your air conditioning running costs

Keeping a close eye on your air conditioning units and making sure they are not left on all the time can go a long way to cutting your energy bills. Here are a few things you can try:

Regular maintenance

Having your system checked over on a regular basis can help to make sure it is as energy efficient as possible. Maintenance helps to identify any potential issues and clean filters to make sure your air con does not have to work as hard to cool your home. You could see a reduction in your energy costs as a result.

Smart technology

Modern technology makes it easier for you to manage the way air conditioning systems work in your home. Most split or ducted systems will have timer capabilities to allow you to control what hours of the day they come on. With thermostat devices, you can program when you would like your unit to turn on and off to keep your property at optimum temperature when you need it the most. This 24-hour climate control means you can reduce your air conditioning usage so that no energy will be wasted and you can save on your electricity bill.

Replace old units

As your air conditioning unit gets older, its efficiency will gradually decrease, and it will have to work harder to cool your home, with more energy required to power it. It will eventually get to a point where your air conditioner has passed its suggested lifespan and it will become more expensive to run and maintain. These repair costs and increasing energy bills will make it worthwhile to replace this with a newer, more efficient system.

Switch to heat pumps

Another energy saving long term solution you could consider is replacing your old cooling system with a more modern alternative such as an air source heat pump or ground source heat pump. These renewable energy systems possess both heating and cooling abilities, and with significantly lower energy consumption than a standard air conditioning unit, this is an option worth considering.

These are just a few ways you can reduce air conditioning running costs around your property to benefit your monthly bills. If you would like to implement any of these ideas, our team at JP Air Conditioning can help. We can carry out installations, maintenance, or repairs of air conditioning units to keep them operating at maximum efficiency and keep running costs to a minimum. To get booked in with us, call today on 020 8333 1191 or email

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