Are airconditioning units expensive to run?

Sep 17, 2020Uncategorized

Are you already thinking ahead to summer and wondering how you’re going to get through the heat? There’s no doubt that Australian summers can be extremely hot and sweltering, making it hard for you to function and find energy while trying to go about your daily chores in an un-airconditioned home. Maybe you’ve been contemplating getting an air conditioning unit but are worried about the cost to run it.

This is actually the perfect time of year to do your research and prepare before the hot weather arrives. So, let’s take a closer look at just how much these air conditioning units are to run.

There is a Belief That They Cost a Lot of Money

For many Australians who are looking to cut down on the household expenses, turning off the air conditioning unit or not getting one at all tends to be a common practice. And while that may seem wise, the reality is that these units tend to cost a lot less to operate than people think.

Now, obviously it will vary depending on the electricity prices, but on average a reverse cycle air conditioner unit costs around $0.25-$0.35 per hour to run. You can take it one step further and take a look at the size of the room, and then figure it out. On average, for a medium sized room that is about 36sqm you would be looking at about $0.60 per hour to operate that unit.

A Couple of Factors Will Make the Cost Vary

With that said, there are some factors both within and out of your control that can make the cost increase or decrease. Obviously, the larger the room is, and the higher the ceilings are, the harder that air conditioning unit is going to need to work to keep the space cool.

It will also depend on what temperature or fan speed you set your air conditioning unit to. If you expect it to be extremely chilly, then you can expect to pay more. If you’re just looking to take some of the humidity out of the space and have a comfortable temperature, you’ll save money right there.

You also want to be sure that the air conditioning unit you use is energy efficient, which the vast majority of new units will be. Environ Air Conditioning specialises in matching the most energy and cost efficient air conditioning unit to your home and family’s needs. Talk to us today about our customised approach that takes into account your budget and your needs. Whether it’s a window or wall-mounted unit, reverse cycle, split system or even a fully ducted home cooling system, Environ Air Conditioning can help guide you to find the right unit for you.

What this all means is that there is no reason you need to swelter through the heat of summer as these air conditioning units tend to be more economical than you may have thought.

For an obligation free assessment of your air conditioning or refrigeration needs, talk to us today by calling 07 3865 2444 or CONTACT US