Those who have already opted for an air conditioning system, deciding to contrast the summer heatwave with a fixed or mobile device, will probably have already noticed a certain difference on the electricity bill. There is some way to reduce it.
It is true that the latest generation air conditioners allow you to significantly reduce energy consumption and produce little noise compared to their ancestors, but some tricks could help further improve the performance and efficiency of the air conditioner.
Tips for buying an air conditioner
First of all, the system must be correctly sized with respect to our needs: rely on a specialized technician or home appliances brands in India. Indicative cost for an inspection: 50 euros, often deducted from the purchase of the air conditioner.
You must choose an air conditioner of higher energy class (A +++, A ++, A +) and with inverter technology: compared to an on/off model, the saving is 30% on electricity consumption. Domestic air conditioners are called “compression” and can be mobile or fixed.
Mobile air conditioners
The appliances air conditioners furniture are portable and very practical: they cost more than the fixed, do not require installation, do not require masonry work and can “follow” from room to room. The disadvantage is that they always need an ajar window to allow the passage of the exhaust pipes, which allows hot air and external humidity to enter the house.
The fixed air conditioner
Fixed air conditioners are instead fixed to a wall: they are more efficient, less expensive and less noisy than mobile ones. However, they must be installed by specialized personnel because electrical cables and conduits are hidden inside the walls. By avoiding that the air conditioner is hit directly by the sun’s rays and installing it away from heat sources, electricity consumption is reduced by up to 5%.
The energy label of the air conditioner
With the energy labels in force since January 2013, even small models, with power less than or equal to 12 kilowatts, must indicate the reference energy class. These air conditioners must now all be equipped with inverters (it is still worth checking).
It is a technology that allows you to adapt the operating mode of the compressor to the actual room temperature- the colder you need (room with ajar windows and many people inside) the stronger it is, the less it is needed (closed room with two people) the more it goes plan – and therefore to reduce electricity consumption: up to 30% over eight hours of continuous operation.
Where to place and how to adjust the air conditioner to save?
According to AC manufacturers in India, the correct positioning of the outdoor unit is an important step for the reduction of energy consumption. A bit like the refrigerator, in fact, the air conditioner takes heat from a cooler environment and then transfers it to a warmer one: that’s why it is better to place the outdoor unit in a shady spot and protect glass and windows from direct sunlight.
Sun- Attempting to bring the temperature of the environment in which you live below 26° C is unhealthy, as well as expensive. An excessive temperature change could only cause you many ailments. It is, therefore, better to set the right temperature, perhaps using the timer and when possible dehumidify rather than the condition.
On any model of the air conditioner the choice falls, it is right to remember that in summer the ideal temperature is 27 ° C with a humidity between 40 and 60%. It is highly recommended that the difference between the internal and external temperature does not exceed 7 ° C to avoid too high-temperature changes and consequent health problems.