Spring Cleaning | Sprinkler Ban | Detecting Water Leaks
Sprinkle Ban Lifted
From 1 September, water restrictions no longer apply, so please test your sprinklers and reset your reticulation to ensure during the upcoming warmer months your gardens remain healthy. Check out Water Corporation for your rostered sprinkler days and some water wise tips.
Detecting Water Leaks
It isn’t uncommon to have a water leak. Some leaks are well hidden but you can investigate possible leaks before calling your property manager. Check for obvious drips and leaks to; kitchen, bathroom and laundry taps, toilet cistern, washing machines, garden taps, hoses, sprinklers and their connectors. If nothing is obvious, and you are concerned you have a leak, turn off all your taps and water meters, if the water meter continues to spin, it is likely you have a leak. If you find a leak please report it to your property manager as soon as possible.
Spring Cleaning: Getting Your Split System Ready For Use!
We’ve included some handy tips of keeping your filters clean and keeping your electricity costs down as the weather warms up!
- Keep your filters clean: Ensuring the aircon system is turned off, the front face of the split system can be popped up and the filters can safely be pulled out. Once the filters are pulled out, hose the filters from back to front to push any dirt or debris out of the way. Leave the filters to dry and carefully re install the filters to the system.
- Optimal temperature: Make simple adjustments to your air conditioning habits can help you save a surprising amount of money. It is recommended that you operate on 21-22 degrees in Winter and 24-25 degrees in Summer to ensure maximum energy efficiency from your unit.
- Shut out the sun: Shade, shade, shade. However you can get it, grab it, and it will help your home stay cooler. Therefore, your air conditioning unit won’t have to work so hard, and your energy bill will be reduced. Keep blinds, curtains, drapes and awnings drawn and closed.
*Source: WestOz Trades