Costs of running air conditioning
More than 2.3 million households will waste power in Australia by keeping their air conditioning running when not home. This adds an average of $578 in air conditioning costs to their quarterly bill.
“This might not sound like much but a full night’s sleep with the aircon running can cost close to $13.”
Air conditioning costs
The research shows Aussies waste an average of 244 minutes or 4.1 hours per day in energy by leaving their air conditioning running. This works out to cost up to $1.3 billion in wasted energy expenditure over summer while these homes are sitting empty.
Mr Kidman says that cutting down air conditioning use by just half an hour a day can save households up to $72 over the three months of summer, depending on how much cooling is required.