4 Tips & tricks to make your air conditioner energy efficient today
Be cool, green, and energy smart with our expert advice
Did you know that heating and cooling are the most “energy hungry” in your home? For our comfort, we tend to push the air con limits up to the sky in order to keep us cool during summer and cosy in the winter. However, it’s much less comfortable when receiving the skyrocketed monthly bills and that’s the moment we really need to cool ourselves down!
Global climate warm changing could be causing higher summer temps, and the air conditioning usage in Australia is certainly growing. As a consequence, people becoming more concerned about the environment are looking for eco-friendly solutions that are energy conscious and affordable.
So why is switching to energy-smart air conditioning is the most responsible thing we can do? Here are 4 ways to choose the right air con that could help save not only the environment but also your money in the long run.
1) Pick the right size of air conditioner
There is no secret formula when it comes to the best size of an air con. However, if it’s too small, it will have to work harder to heat up or cool down space and if it’s too big, it will have short cooling or heating cycles and switching on and off could be, again, very costly.
That is why we recommend having a professional carry out full heating and cooling load calculations in your home or business to determine the right size before you purchase the air conditioner.
2) Choose an air conditioner with a high energy star rating
We highly recommend you carefully check the energy star rating label when buying a new air con to replace your old one or install it in your new home. The label displays a start rating, from 1 to 6 stars, for cooling and heating efficiency. “The more, the better” principle applies, which means that every extra star will add up in energy-efficiency and cut down costs at the same time.
Nowadays, super-efficient air conditioners can go up to 10 stars. Imagine how a low energy bill would look like!
3) Check out the air con’s energy usage
It’s always best to be aware of how much energy your air con “eats”. In order to know that, we advise you compare the cooling/heating input and output power consumption of various models, measured in kilowatts (kW). At the same time, take into consideration the size of your place (room, house or commercial building) and any other existing internal heat sources.
4) Opt out for an inverter model with a variable-speed drive (VSD)
How does a VSD actually work? It is pretty much created to successfully adapt to your needs and preferences. An inverter air conditioner has a VSD installed on the fan motor so it automatically varies the compressor’s speed. For instance, every time you are on a run and you need to cool the place down immediately, your air con will receive a “full speed ahead” command. On the other hand, if you want to take your time and consider being energy-smart, then it will run at a slower speed with an optimal efficiency.
Contact Jaric Electrical for assistance with choosing the right air con
It’s time to say goodbye to excessive energy waste! No matter the weather, there’s always a way to be cool, green, and energy smart. For help and advice with choosing the right efficient air con, call Jaric Electrical on 1300 452 742 or contact us online.