Are you like many families who would most likely set the temperature of their air conditioning units in Toowoomba at extreme high and extreme low during winter and summer?
This is typical, especially for anyone who wishes to feel comfortable during the summer and winter season. But do you know that the setting of your air conditioners have a very big impact on your electric bill?
Learn more about it.
The Ideal Temperature Setting for Your Air Conditoning Units
When living in a moderate climate, the average temperature for air conditioners should be set to 25 to 27 degrees for cooling in summer and 18 to 20 degrees for heating in winter. These figures will help you ensure maximum energy efficiency from the unit.
However, there are places with many climates such as Australia. Below are guidelines of what temperature should you set your air conditioner depending on your location.
Temperatures for Air Conditioning
Nth QLD, Nth WA, NT & Central Australia
SE QLD & NE NSW.
SE NSW, NE VIC & ACT
21 – 23°
24° – 25°
23° – 24°
26° – 27°
19° – 20°
How does your aircon’s temperature setting affect your billing costs?
The harder your air conditioner works, the more electricity it consumes.
Meaning, the lower you set the temperature when cooling and the higher you set it when heating, the more you are increasing your electricity bill. In fact, Ergon Energy estimates that putting your air conditioner one degree higher in summer adds about 10% to the amount of electricity that it needs to consume.
Check how these small changes to the cooling temperature can affect your air conditioner costs.
Hourly Costs of Aircon Cooling Temperature Settings (in AUD)
How to find the right sized of air conditioner for your Toowoomba home
Generally, an air conditioner should have not less than 80 watts of output per square meter of room you intend for it to cool or heat. Otherwise, the air conditioner will not be effective at controlling the temperature. Thus, if the room is larger it is wiser to install a larger air conditioning unit, too.
Here is your guide to help you find the best aircon capacity for a particular room size.
|Room Size m^2||Cooling capacity (C) / Heating Capacity (H)|
3.0m x 3.0m = 9m2
5.0m x 5.0m = 25m2
5.5m x 5.5m = 30m2
6.3m x 6.3m = 40m2
6.7m x 6.7m = 45m2
7.1m x 7.1m = 50m2
7.7m x 7.7m = 55m2
3.5kw(C)/3.7KW – 4.3KW (H)
3.5kw(C)/3.7KW(H) – 5.0KW(C)/6.0KW(H)
5.0KW(C)/6.0KW(H) – 6.0KW(C)/7.2KW(H)
6.0KW(C)/7.2KW(H) – 7.1KW(C)/8.0KW(H)
7.1KW(C)/8.0KW(H) – 8.0KW(C)/9.0KW(H)
8.0KW(C)/9.0KW(H) – 9.2KW(C)/10.0KW(H)
Start reviewing your energy plan, now. Avoid paying too much on your electricity.