How to Use Your Air Conditioner in the Most Efficient Wayadmin
Choosing an air conditioner is already quite a challenge. But choosing an AC that is energy efficient might be even more confusing. Here are some tips from the NØRDIS experts on how to keep your place nice and breezy without spending a fortune.
Think about a more energy-efficient unit
Before buying a new air conditioner pay attention to the power consumption which is measured in kilowatts (kW). It might vary depending on different models. Moreover, compare energy rating labels. The rating goes from 1 star to 6, 6 being the most energy-efficient.
If it suits your budget, choose an inverter AC with a variable-speed drive (VSD). Some NØRDISAC units come in with installed timers which helps to control AC working hours. You can also use a programmable thermostat to control AC working time. Set your thermostat between 24-26°C in summer and 18-20°C in winter.
Choose an air conditioner that is suitable for your house
Choosing the right size AC for your place is one of the most crucial steps when it comes to buying a new AC. An AC that is too small would consume much more energy to cool down the place and the AC that is too big, it will have short cooling or heating cycles where it will switch on and off, which uses up a lot of energy.
After that calculate how many BTUs are needed for your square footage. BTUs (British Thermal Units) determine the power of an air conditioner. You can do that by either following down a chart that shows how many BTUs are needed for certain square footage or using an online BTU calculator.
Note that some places, like the kitchen where the stove is, can get hotter and might need a more powerful air conditioner. Also consider which windows get more direct sunlight from outside.
If you are installing AC into a window, make sure to measure your window so you do not buy an AC that is too big for your window. Then measure the space that you plan to cool, you want to know how long and wide the room is, as well as how tall the ceilings are.
Prepare your house
Simple things like closing doors and windows, covering windows from direct sunlight, and making sure there are no air leaks in the room will help to lower room temperature.
If there is no need, avoid using internal heat sources, like lights, computers, printers, and ovens. Also, postpone activities which can increase humidity level – drying clothes, moping the floor, having a long shower.
When the temperature outside drops – turn off your air conditioner and open winds and doors to let some fresh air in. You can also use portable or ceiling fans to ensure a better spread of cool air throughout your home.