As your local and trustworthy air conditioning installation specialists in Ipswich and Brisbane, Air Conditioning Wizards have put together some different running costs of split systems running on a normal energy tariff at 24 degrees for each day for 12 weeks/84 days (around three months of the year.) This is a typical usage pattern for most Queensland households, however over a year many households will use their AC system far less than this.
– A 6.0kW system, running for 2 hours a day at 24 degrees for over 12 weeks (84 days) of the year will cost $64.31 per year to operate. The same system running at 21 degrees will cost $86.37 to run.
– A larger 10.0kW system running for 4 hours a day over 12 weeks costs $128.63
– A modest 5.0kw system running for 3 hours a day over 12 weeks would cost $78.32 per year to run. That's less than 7 dollars a month!
– A 6.0KW system running for 4 hours a day over 84 days (12 weeks) would cost $128.63 to run or $1.53 per day.
How did we come up with these figures? We used Ergon Energy's Air Conditioning Usage Calculator and you can too by clicking the above link. This can help you gain a clearer picture of what it would cost to run a system based on your specific usage habits and the system size you are running.
Please note that the above calculations are a guide only and do not take into account all variables of your home including ventilation, weather and other factors including a dirty filter or poorly maintained system. These figures are based on 100% running and the inverter not ramping down
The calculations should be about half if the unit is correctly sized meaning costs with an inverter system are often much lower than figures here.
At Air Conditioning Wizards our licensed electricians and air conditioning contractors can also assist connecting your AC system to a more energy efficient tariff or recommend a model with inverter and PeakSmart technology to further save you money! Just call us today on 07 3202 5764