There are several options for cooling your home efficiently - different types of cooling and cooling appliances are best in different circumstances.
You can minimise the amount you spend on cooling by improving the effectiveness of your heating and cooling appliances.
For advice on preparing for heatwaves, see the Heatwaves page.
Ceiling fans are the cheapest!
Fans are the cheapest type of cooling appliance to buy and run. They have low running costs of about 2-7 cents per hour.
They do not cool air instead they create air movement which helps to evaporate moisture from the skin and carry heat away from the body.
Fans are available in different sizes ranging from small desk fans to large ceiling fans.