Do you have a vacant property that you can easily list as a vacation rental? Or, are you planning to work in some other city for a year or so and planning to use your property as a vacation rental to make the most of the peak tourist season? Whatever your reason for listing your property as a vacation rental is, you need a functioning airconditioning system to attract more people.
In summer, tourists coming from tropical places want to spend some time in properties that offer good airconditioning facilities. But, can you afford the electricity bills that come after your air conditioning unit remains on for days?
Homeowners are always on the lookout for some easy tips that can help them minimize the cost of managing a rental property. In this article, we’ll have a look at how you can bring down the electricity bills without depriving your guests of airconditioning facilities.
1. Clean Filters
The filters of an airconditioning unit often get clogged with dirt and debris. As a result, they take more electricity to function properly. This is why it is important to clean your filters at least once a month. If you’re consistent with the cleaning, you can even end up saving between 5% and 15% on your electricity bill. Some airconditioning units come with reminder lights that remind you of the cleaning of filters. Refer to them and make sure that keep your filters clean of any dirt or debris.
2. Replace an Aging System
Like other electrical appliances, an air conditioner has a definite useful life – between 10 and 15 years – after which it fails to function efficiently. It’s therefore important to timely replace the system so that you can ensure uninterrupted airconditioning facilities to your guests.
3. Plant Shade Trees and Plants
One of the reasons why we are witnessing extreme weather conditions is the mindless and rapid deforestation. By planting trees and plants in your house, you will be able to block the sunlight from entering your house. With your house relatively cooler, the AC will not have to run throughout the day, reducing your energy bills.
4. Leave Instructions for Guests
If you are concerned about your guests not turning off the AC when they are out of the house, you should consider leaving clear instructions to your guests. You can also politely ask the guests to keep the window shut when the AC is on. In a politer and kind tone, you can remind your guests that you expect them to use the AC responsibly. This easy step will go a long way in reducing the energy cost.
Giving your property on rental does come with a set of its own challenges. In order to attract a large number of tourists or vacation-goers to your house, you have to ensure that you have top-notch amenities at your place. But, this often results in increased utility bills out of which the electricity bill is the highest. For that, follow these easy tips and bring down the cost of energy.