For many people their favourite season is Summer. Hanging out with friends and family in the backyard, grilling, more outside activities and water sports. Also people often just feel lighter and better when summer comes around because the days are lighter and longer. Concerts and festivals tend to be summer times too. But with the summer heat comes a rise in the use of electricity mostly from that air conditioning. There are some electrical checks you can do when summer comes that can help prevent higher bills and make sure your home is safe and ready for the sunny months.
1) Check your air conditioning system
A big draw on your power in the summer is naturally for many people the air conditioning system you have. With the kind of temperatures seen in the summer, it is understandable that for many people air conditioning is a priority in their home. It is a place you can come home and relax and cool down in. Therefore it is very important to look after the unit and do some maintenance before you start using it regularly. Give it a clean at least, but it is also a good idea to use an electrician Bondi to give it a service. If you notice your circuit breakers are tripping when you turn it on then you need to seek advice from an expert. They can figure it out and do what is needed so you can get your AC going. Try to get this checked before the big heat hits so you are not left without the AC when you need it the most.
2) If you have not already, have a smart thermostat installed
A smart thermostat can help lower your energy usage and therefore the bills you get. When your power use is higher than you would like this is something worth looking into if you have not already. It makes it easy to program your heating in the winter and the air con in the summer and you can track your use and see where changes can be made. Just having it turned to one degree warmer than you normally set it will save you money. It also lessens the strain it places on your whole electrical system.
3) Test and clean any ceiling fans
If you have ceiling fans it is not a good idea to just start using them again suddenly without giving them a clean and testing them. These are a great way to get the air moving in the home and allow you to turn off the AC sooner and keep the air moving still. They use less electricity than ACs as well. Clean them well to get off any dust build-up, test each one, and if there is an issue contact your local electrician Inner West.
4) Talk to your electrician and consider having an inspection
A lot of people will have an electrical inspection when they are about to buy a property but then do not have any or many after that. But you could add an electrical inspection to your summer electrical checklist. It keeps your electrical system in good working order, it keeps you and loved ones safer and it can help keep you energy efficient as they can offer some great tips.