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Beat the Heat: How to Help Your Aircon Beat the Singapore Heatwave
As the heatwave in Singapore approaches, staying cool and comfortable becomes crucial. Your aircon is your best defence against scorching temperatures.
You must have felt the effects of the heatwave lately, facing temperatures of up to 37°C. More than ever now, Singaporeans return home wanting to relax and cool down.
In this article, we will learn how to create a more cooling home to survive this weather.
1. Set the Right Temperature with Dry Mode
High humidity levels can make you feel sticky and uncomfortable, while extreme temperatures can be equally challenging.
During this intense heatwave, there are some easy steps that you can take to be more cool and comfortable in your own home.
- When humidity levels are high, activate the dry mode feature on your aircon. This setting prioritises dehumidification, extracting excess moisture from the air.
- To optimise this mode, aim for a temperature that is comfortable yet energy-efficient. The recommended range is between 23°C and 26°C.
2. Regular Maintenance
To ensure your aircon operates at its best during the heatwave, regular maintenance is essential.
- Clean or replace filters as recommended to maintain efficient airflow and prevent dust accumulation.
- Clear any obstructions around the outdoor unit that may impede proper airflow.
- Schedule professional maintenance to inspect and service your aircon, ensuring optimal performance and reliability when you need it most.
Regular maintenance not only improves cooling efficiency but also extends the lifespan of your aircon.
Learn some aircon maintenance tips here: Avoid Spoiling Aircons: 5 Essential Aircon Maintenance Practices
3. Enhance Airflow and Circulation
Maximising airflow and circulation is crucial for optimal cooling.
- Ensure that vents and air registers are clean and unobstructed by furniture or other objects.
- Consider using fans strategically to improve air circulation throughout the room. Ceiling fans or portable fans can help distribute cool air and create a more comfortable environment.
- Activate "Reverse Mode" if your fan, PRISM+ Oasis has it. It will enhance the circulation of cool air by drawing it upwards from the surrounding environment and allowing it to flow throughout the room.
By enhancing airflow and circulation, you can experience better cooling efficiency and a more consistent temperature throughout your space.
4. Utilise Energy-Saving Features
One of the concerns that most Singaporeans have is wasting their electricity bill with having to switch on their aircons all the time.
However, this is no longer a huge concern as modern aircons come with energy-saving features designed to maximise efficiency and reduce energy consumption.
- Take advantage of these features, such as programmable timers, to optimise cooling while minimising energy usage.
- Programmable timers allow you to set specific times for your aircon to operate.
By utilising such a feature, you can maintain comfort while conserving energy and reducing utility costs.
Read more about the energy efficient 5-ticks PRISM+ Zero aircon: PRISM+ Zero - The Aircon that Learnt from Other Brands’ Mistakes
5. Ensure Proper Insulation
Proper insulation plays a significant role in maximising the effectiveness of your aircon.
- Insulate your windows and doors to prevent hot air from infiltrating your cool haven.
- Use weatherstripping or caulk to seal any gaps or cracks that may affect insulation.
- Consider using reflective window films or shades to minimise heat gain from sunlight.
Proper insulation helps your aircon work more efficiently and ensures a cooler and more comfortable indoor environment.
However, this is not something that can be easily done by non-experts so when your aircon is being installed, ensure that they have properly insulated your aircon!
PRISM+ have their very own in-house installation team. What this means is that they have better control over the quality of service, ensuring only the best installation and maintenance service are provided to their customers.
6. Let's Beat the Heat
As the heatwave sizzle intensifies, optimising your aircon becomes crucial in beating the heatwave and staying cool and comfortable.
By setting the right temperature, maintaining regular maintenance, enhancing airflow, utilising energy-saving features, and ensuring proper insulation, you can maximise the cooling effectiveness of your aircon.
Stay cool, stay comfortable, and beat the heatwave with your optimised aircon with PRISM+.
How often should I service my aircon?
It is recommended to service your aircon at least once a year to maintain its optimal performance.
Can I use fans along with my aircon?
Yes, using fans strategically can enhance air circulation and improve the cooling effect of your aircon.
Do energy-saving features really make a difference?
Yes, energy-saving features can help reduce power consumption and save on electricity bills.
Why is proper insulation important?
Proper insulation prevents warm air from entering and cool air from escaping, making your aircon more efficient.
What should I do if my aircon is not cooling effectively?
If your aircon is not cooling effectively, it's recommended to seek professional assistance for troubleshooting and repairs.