Given the current hot spell Malaysia is facing. Here are some tips to minimize your TNB bill by better managing your air conditioning.
Set your thermostat: Set your thermostat to higher temperatures when you’re not at home or during the night when you’re sleeping. This allows you to save energy by reducing the workload on your air conditioner. Ideally a temperature of 24°C to 26°C is the recommended sweet spot for comfort and energy use minimisation.
Utilize natural ventilation: Don’t just rely on air-conditioning. During cooler times of the day or evening, open windows and use fans to circulate fresh air. This can help reduce the need for air conditioning.
Use fans: Fans create a wind-chill effect that can make you feel cooler, allowing you to set the thermostat at a higher temperature without sacrificing comfort.
Keep doors and windows sealed: Ensure that doors and windows are properly sealed to prevent cool air from escaping and warm air from entering. Sealing strips for doors and windows can be found at the many DIY stores around Subang Jaya.
Use curtains or blinds: Close curtains or blinds during the day to block out sunlight and heat. This reduces the workload on your air conditioner.
Regularly maintain your air conditioning system: Clean or replace air filters regularly as clogged filters restrict airflow and make your system work harder. Schedule annual professional maintenance to ensure optimal performance.
Trees and awnings: Plant trees or install awnings outside windows to provide shade and reduce direct sunlight.
Consider energy-efficient air conditioning systems: If your current system is old and inefficient, upgrading to an energy-efficient model can significantly reduce your energy consumption. If your air conditioning unit runs for extended hours, consider investing in an inverter air-conditioning system.
By implementing these energy-saving practices, you can help keep your air conditioning costs down while maintaining a comfortable indoor environment. This will help ensure you can better maintain your productivity and get sufficient rest.