Heating Hacks to Keep Your Power Bill Down This Winter

13 Aug 2021 by Panasonic

Q: How does a penguin build a house?

A: Igloos it together!

Speaking of cold houses, can you believe winter is here already? This is the time of the year to be thankful for your reverse cycle air conditioner. Panasonic’s inverter technology allows you to maximise your investment all year round and reduce the burden of your electrical bill.

Our AC units are designed to reduce your energy footprint without compromising your indoor comfort, but there are some more things you can do in your home to maximise your unit’s efficiency and help reduce your winter heating costs.

Heating Hacks to Keep Your Power Bill Down This Winter

Harness Free Energy – The Sun

On sunny days, make sure you open your curtains and blinds. That way you can harness the natural heat of the sun and your air con doesn’t have to work as hard to heat your home. Don’t forget to close the curtains as the sun goes down to trap all that lovely heat inside.

Keep The Heat In

One of the biggest drains on your heating appliance is your house itself. Poor insulation, cracked seals, cold floors and drafty doors are all energy-wasting culprits. You’ll save a bundle if you attend to these trouble spots around the house. Even if you can’t replace your seals or insulation, you can still make a big difference by repairing window seals, hanging thick curtains, covering the floors with rugs and blocking out drafts with door snakes.

Heating Hacks to Keep Your Power Bill Down This Winter

Don’t Heat Empty Rooms

You can quickly cut down on a lot of wasted energy simply by closing the doors to rooms you aren’t using. Bathrooms and laundries in particular are super cold and act like chilly black holes that can really drive up your heating costs while sucking the heat out of areas that need it most.

Go With the Flow

Keep in mind the “heat rises” lesson we all learned in primary school and use standing fans or ceiling fans to cut your air conditioner’s workload by taking advantage of airflow. Quite simply, make sure that you are using your air conditioner’s directional airflow feature to push warm air down.

Keep Up Your Maintenance

A well maintained air conditioner is essential to your indoor air quality and ensures the unit is operating at maximum efficiency. Make sure you clean the filters regularly, and your air conditioner won’t have to work as hard or consume as much energy.

Heating Hacks to Keep Your Power Bill Down This Winter

Get With the Times

Connect your Panasonic Air Conditioner to the internet using our Wireless LAN adaptor to control a variety of functions from your smartphone. The Panasonic Comfort Cloud App, available for iPhone and Android devices lets you switch the unit on and off, adjust the desired temperature, set the fan speed, adjust airflow direction and more. It also equips you with a weekly timer option, allowing you to program the system according to your routine and fix your operating costs if you’ve got a set budget.

Heating Hacks to Keep Your Power Bill Down This Winter

Analyse Your Usage

The other major advantage of the Panasonic Comfort Cloud App is that it can record and monitor your energy usage, allowing you to analyse your usage on a daily, weekly, monthly or yearly basis, to calculate your costs and adjust your usage accordingly.

Use Our Handy Guide to Choose Your Panasonic Air Conditioner

Choosing the right Panasonic air conditioner for your home needn’t be a daunting task. We have an extensive range of reliable air conditioning units, including cooling, reserve cycle and ducted systems, to suit any home design and budget. Simply use this guide to assist you when making the decision to purchase the ideal air conditioning unit to suit your home.

View The Air Conditioning Buyers Guide

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