As more and more Malaysians embrace the norm of working from home, they are suddenly faced with the challenge of keeping cool especially during the hot and dry months without the comfort of “free” air conditioning in the office.
Looks like you’re just going to have to crank up that aircon at home to counter the heat. Here are some tips on how to keep your TNB bill down while keeping cool:
- Open Windows. Closed Curtains.
The first thing to consider would be to resist turning the aircon on. Improve air circulation by keeping your windows open and drawing your curtains when the sun starts to shine through the window.
- Keep an Ideal Temperature
The most optimal temperature to keep your room cool and comfortable would be around 23 – 25°C. The lower you turn the temperature, the more energy is consumed.
- Get the Fan Spinning
Circulate the cool air from your aircon by turning on your fan. When the room has cooled, switch off the aircon and turn on the fan.
- Clean Your Filters
Dust & dirt will gather on the aircon filters with regular use. Therefore it’s imperative to remove them and give them a wash under running water, dry it, and put them back. This is easily DIY-able without professional help.
- Service That Aircon
Schedule your aircon servicing at least once a year and if you use it often, twice a year is recommended. This preventive maintenance will ensure that your aircon is always in tip-top condition and not only save on electricity bills but costly repairs too.
- Go Solar
Install a solar PV system and you won’t have to worry about that electricity bill when you turn on your aircon. Do ensure you take up SolarPro™ solar PV insurance to protect it!
Little things will add up and there is a lot that can be done to save electricity while keeping cool. In addition, there is a great home insurance solution that covers aircon servicing as an option. Get a free quote now and be guaranteed a lower home insurance premium.