How Air Conditioning Can Save you Money

With the cost of living crisis continuing to put a strain on finances, many homeowners across the UK are looking for ways they can save money on their bills.


Air conditioning units are rising in popularity as we continue to experience increasingly warmer summers, but did you know that an air conditioning unit can actually save you money on your energy bills?


With advanced features, heating and cooling functionality and unmatched energy efficiency, modern air conditioning is an investment that can pay itself off over the years.


In our latest blog post, we’ll take a look at how installing air conditioning can help to save you money on your bills all year round.


Using Air Conditioning to Heat Your Home

During the colder months, most households rely on a gas boiler to heat their radiators and keep their homes warm. With the price of energy rising, this has become particularly expensive and many have seen a dramatic jump in their energy bills as a result.


Modern air conditioning units can now be used to distribute both cool and hot air, meaning that they can be used as an alternative heating source for the rooms they are installed in.


Thanks to the efficiency of modern units, this is often far cheaper than relying on your central heating to warm the entire home and means no precious energy is being used to heat rooms that aren’t in use.


Furthermore, unlike traditional central heating systems, air conditioning units heat up rapidly and can therefore be used for shorter periods in comparison to radiators which can take a long time to heat up.

Modern Features

Modern air conditioning units come with a range of features that allow you to save money and energy, such as timers and climate control.


By setting a timer, you can make sure the unit is only running when it’s needed, avoiding unnecessary electricity consumption.


Likewise, many units also come with temperature settings so you don’t have to constantly adjust the temperature manually – making them more efficient and effective than ever.


Air con being used to heat a home

High Efficiency

One of the biggest benefits of investing in air conditioning is how efficient modern units are. With an A+++ rating in efficiency, installing an air conditioning unit can cut your bills whilst also reducing your carbon footprint.


What’s more, air conditioning units start from £995 which is a large cost saving compared to replacing or installing a new gas boiler.

A Better Choice Compared to Temporary Solutions

When temperatures start to rise, many of us will look for ways we can keep cool. One of the most popular methods is portable fans, which usually only circulate air around the room rather than cool it.


Not only are these temporary solutions less effective than air conditioning units, but they often lack features such as timers and can typically only distribute air in one direction meaning you need more units to achieve anywhere close to the results of a fixed unit.


Portable fans also often have shorter lifespans, limited warranties and are prone to problems which makes a fixed air conditioning system a more economical choice in the long run.

Maintenance and Lifespan

With adequate servicing and maintenance, an air conditioning unit can deliver high performance cooling and heating for years without needing to be replaced.


Like any home appliance, looking after your AC properly can ensure it provides a high level of performance for years to come. To make the most of your investment, follow these top topics for making your air conditioning unit last longer:


  • Have your AC unit serviced annually by a professional
  • Don’t ignore any problems with your unit
  • Switch off the AC when not in use
  • Clean the unit regularly
  • Inspect the unit regularly
  • Run the air conditioning regularly

To find out more, take a look at our blog post on making your AC last longer.


man cleaning air conditioning unit

Get a Free No Obligation Quote

When it comes to saving money, air conditioning can be a great alternative solution. Not only can it help you save money on heating bills, but it’s also far more efficient than energy sources like gas or oil.


With all these benefits in mind, air conditioning can be a worthwhile investment for homes and businesses that will pay for itself over the years.


At Bristol Air Con, our team of experts are here to help. We provide a complete installation, servicing and repair service and can recommend the best type and brand of unit based on your requirements and budget.


For more information, give us a call today on 0117 964 0078, email or fill out the form below and one of our team will get back to you.


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