It is a necessity to keep cool in summer installing air conditioner. Keeping cool involves increase in routine electricity bills, especially with energy rates going high each year. Therefore, it becomes essential to buy an energy efficient air condition as well as use it correctly to keep bills low.
While choosing air conditioner
Check its energy usage
On compareraja.in evaluate cooling input and output with relation to electricity consumption of different brands. It is measured in kW. Even consider room size, other heat appliances in the room, location, etc.
Select inverter model
Samsung split air conditioner with inverter technology has VSD or variable speed drive installed on fan motors. This allows adjusting the speed of the compressor automatically. When there is a need to cool room fast, the compressor runs at high speed, but when cooling is not urgent the speed is slow.
Choose right size
A big unit for small space will have short cycles making the compressor switch on and off consistently, using more energy. If the air condition is undersized then it will need to struggle a lot in cooling the space. Contact a technician to perform load calculation of the space and determine the correct size prior buying.
Check energy ratings
More stars mean the air conditioner is very efficient and so running it is cheaper. BEE offers 1 to 5 stars for energy efficient. It follows a specific protocol to rate the appliance. A 4-star rating is much efficient than a 3-star rating.
Proper usage tips
Keep room insulated
Close all doors and windows, so that non-conditioned air does not flow inside or cool air does not escape outside. This also eliminates the possibility of the mechanism running for long to maintain room coolness.
Check indoor & outdoor temperatures
The lower the difference between outdoor and desired temperature, the lower will be your energy usage and costs.
Learn to set your thermostat properly
In summer, it is recommended to set thermostat at 24°C to 26°C. If it is set at low degree then the result will be overcooling, which not just increase your energy bills but will interfere with your comfort level of moving around the house or in other rooms.
Employ economy mode
It will help alleviate energy consumption through moderate cool temperature maintenance in summer.
Fans can be used along with air conditions to keep room temperature down. Fans consume very little electricity in comparison to air condition.
Turn off internal heat sources
Ovens, computers, printers, and lights can add to heating load, therefore switch them off, when you don’t use them.
Use energy efficient lights
Energy efficient lights don’t emit loads of heat in comparison.
Only use AC when needed
When you are not occupying the room turn the AC off.
Room needs to be cleaned daily because dust can damage the air quality. It can even damage the efficiency and longevity of the air conditioner.
Solid obstruction in front of the air conditioner needs to be removed, so the room gets cooled efficiently. Make sure to service your air conditioner regularly by professional technicians to retain its efficiency and ensure that its working is flawless.