WE WILL FIX IT: HOW TO SAVE MONEY ON AC10 May
Did you know that if you are a villa resident in the UAE that on average 60-75% of your DEWA bill can be directly linked to your Air Conditioning. The average cost of AC per month to cool one room in your home is approximately 210 AED – and that’s just one room. As the temperatures heat up and summer hurtles towards us, British Maintenance company, We Will Fix It is on hand to share some top tips on how to cut down your DEWA bills and save money on air conditioning.
The various types of AC system used around the city should all be serviced three times a year, every 4 months by a qualified AC technician to ensure they are running efficiently and to reduce the chance of breakdowns – thereby saving your expensive call out charges and repairs. A comprehensive AC service should take approximately 45 minutes for each unit serviced and the result will be a an efficient, more reliable AC system, which requires significantly less electricity to run – again keeping your cash in your pocket.
Some AC’s have the option of turning off the fan motor once the required temperature has been achieved, while others have a fan than runs continuously. If you have the option, set your AC so the fan motor turns on and off as you hit the optimum temperature and we promise you’ll notice the difference in your bill.
TURN IT OFF
It might sound obvious but make sure you turn the AC off at home when you’re leave the house. Running the AC all day can increase power used by over 300%. The simple action of switching off your AC when you are not there is key to reducing air conditioning costs and could save you up to 4200 dirhams per year within an average Dubai villa.
CHECK YOUR THERMOSTAT
Make sure you set your thermostat a couple of degrees higher than you would normally and see if the temperature is still OK for you as each degree above 24C can save you up to 3-4% of the energy used by each AC in your property.
FANS WORK TOO
Installing ceiling fans can make the room feel 2-4C cooler and they use 70 times less electricity than the average AC unit. This is one tip that can really save you money each month and is well worth the investment.
ENERGY SAVING OPTIONS
Why not save money and help the environment at the same time by installing energy savings bulbs throughout your property? Not only do they use 70% less energy but they also give off 75-90% less heat – making it easier to keep your house cool.
START AS YOU MEAN TO GO ON
In summary, a few simple adjustments can really add up across the year, leaving you with extra cash to enjoy the brilliant lifestyle that Dubai has to offer. To ensure you aren’t spending unnecessarily on energy, maintenance and future breakdowns due to existing faults or a simple build up of debris, call the experts at We Will Fix It who will diagnose any AC issues quickly and cost-effectively.
If you have any general questions or want to get in touch, feel free to email the We Will Fix It team and they will be happy to help.