Monday, May 12, 2014

Cairns Refrigeration: Tips on How to Save Money on Refrigerator Use

When it comes to most appliances, you can save on energy costs by using them less. Doing this with your refrigeration unit, however, can be counterintuitive. Sure, you can always turn off your fridge, but doing so could mean that the food and other chilled stock you store in it will spoil more quickly, which could render your cost-saving efforts futile.

The best way to save money on refrigeration is to replace your old unit with a newer, more efficient model. As any Cairns refrigeration expert from the likes of All About Air will tell you, old refrigerators use up to eight times more energy than a modern fridge, so replacing them could bring significantly large savings. According to studies, a 1986-era 18 cu.ft. fridge consumes 1400 kWh a year while a similarly-sized model today uses a mere 350 kWh. That’s an astounding 75 percent savings in energy consumption!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Solution to Power Bill Problem: Cairns Air Conditioning Replacement

According to the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, heating and cooling needs account for 41 percent of total energy usage in Australian homes. This would be a non-issue if electricity were cheap. Unfortunately for Queensland residents, electricity costs in the area continue to rise to record levels, which means that with great heating and cooling consumption comes excessive power bills.

If there’s one energy-saving project you should take on this year, let it be the replacement of your antiquated A/C system. A trusted Cairns air conditioning company like All About Air can provide and install the system you need.