How much does air conditioning cost to run?

Air conditioning is convenient and refreshing, but it’s also costly. Just installing a system can be a major investment, so you don’t want to end up regretting it all when the bills come round. The good news is that there are steps you can take to keep these low or at least manageable:

  • Install the right system that won’t struggle or waste energy while cooling the room
  • Keep doors and windows closed when the AC is on
  • Insulate the house as well as possible
  • Set the unit to the right temperature
  • Maintain the unit to keep it from clogging up and overworking
  • Make full use of smart and energy efficient features that come with almost all air conditioning models today
  • Don’t use the air conditioning unless absolutely necessary
  • Take extra measures to reduce energy waste, such as buying thermal curtains and turning off household appliances

For full information on the cost of running air conditioning in your home check our our air conditioning cost guide.