Air conditioners (ACs) are one of the most used home appliances in summer, especially in India. Since the modern air conditioner is relatively powerful and energy efficient, sales of this device have increased tremendously in recent years. The popularity of ACs has also raised awareness of their use. But, there are still some things you may not know about air conditioners. So today we are going to tell you 10 things you should know about AC.
1. Keeping the ceiling fan on medium speed while the air conditioner is running helps cool down the room quickly. Running the ceiling fan on low or medium speed while the air conditioner is on helps cool down the room quickly. Once you have adjusted the temperature of your air conditioner to the optimal level, the fan should also turn on to allow fresh air to circulate in the room. Keep in mind that running a fan in the room at high speeds while the air conditioner is on can be counterproductive, as it may take longer than necessary to cool the room.
2. The energy efficiency of the air conditioner changes every few years. In India, air conditioning temperature is measured based on the seasons. This is the ratio between CSTL (Total Seasonal Cooling Load) and CSEC (Seasonal Cooling Energy Consumption). Simply put, it is the amount of annual heat that AC can remove from the total energy used in a year. The temperature of any air conditioner is measured between 24 and 43 degrees Celsius, an average based on the outside temperature. Therefore, the temperature of the air conditioner changes every few years. This means that there is no guarantee that your 5-star AC will still be 5-star AC next year.
3. Setting a thermostat to a lower temperature means better cooling. Newcomers believe that air conditioning provides better cooling when the temperature setting is lower. But that is not the case. According to the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), 24 degrees is the ideal temperature for the human body and any air conditioner will require less load to set that temperature than the lowest temperature setting.
4. Keeping the air conditioner out of sunlight increases its efficiency Although the air conditioner’s job is to keep the room cool, keeping the air conditioner as cold as possible can increase its efficiency. Keeping the air conditioner out of direct sunlight or in the shade protects it from overheating and makes it easier for the air conditioner to cool down. If it is too hot before you turn on the air conditioner, it may take longer for the room to cool down.
5. Dirty filters can reduce air conditioning cooling and increase electricity bills. Dirty air conditioning filters can interfere with cooling the air. As a result, the air conditioner takes longer to cool the room. As a result, electricity bills can skyrocket. It is recommended to keep the AC filter clean. Experts suggest that you clean the filter every two weeks to allow for airflow and cooling.
6. The number of people in a room affects the cooling of the air conditioner. You may have noticed that even if there is a lot of air conditioning running in a restaurant, theater, or any other public place, the cooling gradually decreases with the number of people in the room. One might think that the cooling efficiency of an air conditioner depends on the size of the room and the capacity of the air conditioner, but the number of people in the room also affects cooling. Simply put, the more people in a room, the slower the cooling.
7. Such ACs don’t require service for years, it’s said… Most companies claim their AC doesn’t require service. But this is a myth. It is recommended that you have your air conditioner checked regularly. In India, the air conditioner is not used throughout the year and when it is not in use, it becomes dusty. Maintaining your AC will increase its cooling efficiency, resulting in lower energy consumption.
8. Most of us want our air conditioner to cool down as soon as we press the button on the remote. To do this, most people turn off the AC at the remote and don’t turn off the main breaker. This causes electricity to be wasted in the form of ‘passive charging’. This is because in this condition the compressor is kept idle so that it can be restarted immediately after the air conditioner is turned on.
9. Inverter AC has nothing to do with battery inverters. Inverter AC are called because they use technology that can change your cooling capacity by adjusting the frequency of power supply to your compressor. Both inverters and non-inverters can be powered by AC battery inverters. This is possible if the batteries are large enough to support the AC load.
10 ‘No stabilizer’ AC does not mean you don’t need a stabilizer at all. This is not to say that the AC has a voltage stabilizer and they don’t need it. A voltage stabilizer is designed to automatically maintain a constant voltage level for AC loads so there are no power failures due to noise. A voltage stabilizer is required if the area you live in has voltage fluctuations above the operating voltage limit.