Reduce your reliance on your AC and save money this summer


It’s coming into the peak period for using our air conditioners in Brisbane. No doubt there will be many days this summer when running your system will be a necessity, but there are many other ways you can reduce the reliance on your air conditioning system before you really need to. The cool air craftsmen at Mercury Installations share some ways you can use your air conditioning system effectively and keep your electricity bill from spiraling out of control this season.

1.     Use Blinds, Shutters and Curtains – 

Using blinds and other window coverings to shut out the sun can be an effective way to avoid using your air conditioner before necessary on a very hot day. Window awnings are also another way to shade your windows and decrease the amount of heat that is transferred into the home.

2.     Use Ceiling Fans

Using your ceiling fans in conjunction with your AC can reduce the time the system needs to be in operation for and help circulate cool air, cooling your home faster. Used alone ceiling fans are extremely economical and on days that are not as hot can be very effective in keeping cool.

3.     Keep Cool in other ways

From drinking plenty of cold fluids, wearing loose fitting clothing and staying out of the sun during the hottest part of the day you can reduce your need to turn on the AC to cool down quickly.


Sometimes you’ll just need to use the AC for complete comfort and nothing else will compare. Here are a few ways to make sure your system is running efficiently to save you money.

– Make sure louvers/air diffusers are pointing in the best way to direct air flow where you are sitting.

– Set the thermostat to a comfortable 24 degrees. This will have a noticeable impact on your energy bills

-Close off areas of the home that you don’t need cooled and close any windows

– Maintain your air conditioner filters so that it is cooling the air effectively and not putting extra strain (and running costs) on the system

If you need a new air conditioner or servicing of your current system to get it ready for the season call the Air Conditioning Experts across North Lakes and Brisbane at Mercury Installations today on (07) 3312 4244