Be cool, be smart, be energy-smart while opting out for an air-conditioner that is friendly with the environment and your pocket at the same time!

We all know that heating and cooling are the most “energy hungry” in a 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 change is causing higher and higher summer temps year after year and the air conditioning usage in Australia is exponentially growing, too. As a consequence, people become more concerned about the environment and start looking up for eco-friendly solutions that are energy conscious and affordable.

So why switching to energy-smart air conditioning is the most responsible thing we can do? Here are 4 ways to choose the right AC that could help save not only the environment but also your money in the long run.

4 TIPS & TRICKS to make your air conditioner ENERGY-EFFICIENT today!

1. Pick the right size of air conditioner

pick the right size of air conditioner

There is no secret formula when it comes to the best size of an AC. 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

As mentioned in one of our previous Facebook posts, we highly recommend you carefully check the energy star rating label when buying a new AC 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!

choose an air con with a high energy star rating

3. Check out the energy usage

It’s always best to be aware of how much energy your AC “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 AC 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.

So 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!

Your friend and AC expert,
John Ricca

No matter what AC services you need, call Jaric on 1300 452 742 and get responsive, friendly and local service TODAY!