We are well into the spring in Singapore and summer is fast approaching. Needless to say that heat and humidity are perennial conditions in an equatorial climate zone such as ours. Air conditioning is a must and its energy bills tend to make us bite the dust. So, let’s see how we can save 10%-20% of our energy bill through a few simple steps and some discipline.
Weatherise – don’t let the cool air escape
The idea is to not let cold air slip out of worn out doors, window seals & cracks. More often than not, this is an issue faced in older units and properties. It is a very simple problem to solve. Just stand outside your doors and windows, run your hands along the edges. If you feel air escaping, just simple caulking (i.e. application of sealants) and insulation around leaky edges will go a long way in sealing the air in. And of course, avoid committing the cardinal sin of using air conditioner with your doors & windows open.