Hints for Efficient Operation of a Heating or Cooling System

  • Ensure your system is sized correctly for the area you want to heat or cool. Shut the doors to other rooms if you don't have ducting.
  • Ensure the system you use is suitable for the climate (e.g. evaporative cooling is not likely to work very well in the tropics!)
  • Keep the thermostat at the temperature you want the room to be. Turning it up higher for heating or down lower for cooling will not make the room heat or cool any quicker but it will make the system work harder and consume more energy.
  • On very cold nights, leave a heater on a low setting overnight rather than turning it off. In the morning it will not have to work so hard to bring the room up to the required temperature.
  • Insulate walls and ceilings and use window coverings with backings or 3 pass rating.