Understandably, more than 80% of Australians are concerned about household electricity prices, not to mention all the other rising costs of Health Insurance, food, fuel and other utilities. A recent Canstar Blue survey also found that many Australian households have cut down on using their air conditioning to save money.
But how much does your Air Conditioner really cost to run?
The results are surprising.
The average reverse cycle air conditioner costs around $0.25 – $0.35 per hour to run for cooling purposes, depending on the size of the room. A medium sized room of 36sqm would cost $0.36 – $0.70 per hour to run and in large areas of 50sqm it would cost between $0.70 – $0.95 per hour.
A ducted whole house reverse cycle air conditioning system is a bit more and would cost $2.45 – 3.45 per hour.
So how does this compare with other household items?
- Kitchen appliances are a silent killer. Ovens cost $0.63 – $1.33 per hour to run. The stove costs $0.42 – $0.84 per hour per element being used. Gas stoves, ovens and grills cost slightly less than electric ones, at $0.48 per hour. Even the humble microwave costs $0.28 – $0.53.
- Cleaning appliances are more expensive to run than your air conditioner, with irons and vacuum cleaners both costing $0.41 – $0.82 per hour to run.
- Clothes dryers cost much more to run than your air conditioner, starting at $0.50 and typically costing anything up to $3.14 per hour to run.
- Lighting your home is very expensive. While running a single bulb can cost as little as $0.01 per hour for an energy-efficient compact fluorescent light, few people run just one bulb at a time. It can cost anything from $0.24 – $1.68 per hour to run several of the bulbs in your home at once. If you’re trying to cut back, you could try the “one light per room” or “one light per person in the house” rule.
Cool the cost of your energy bills this Summer!
At Air Conditioning Brisbane we aim to reduce operating costs of your air conditioning by up to 10% after initial consultation and service. Not only does this save you thousands in the long run, it also reduces breakdowns and ensures the air you are breathing is clean and fresh.
Please contact us for more information on 1300 222 747!
You can read the full article at – https://www.canstarblue.com.au/appliances/cooling-heating/air-conditioners/how-much-electricity-does-aircon-use/