Air Conditioner Tips
How to choose the best air conditioner, how to maintain your air conditioner and how to save on your electricity bill.
How To Choose Your Next Air Conditioner
- To choose the right air conditioner for your place of business, estimate the electrical consumption of the air conditioner each month. You can estimate the monthly electrical consumption by using the simple formula:
Estimated Electrical Consumption = Input (kW) x Number of hours used x Number of days per month x Current Utility Rate
- It is crucial to choose the right-sized air cooling system. Installing the wrong size will increase electricity consumption and eventually your electricity bills!
- To choose the ideal size, consider the size of the room and the number of windows it has, how much shade you get on the windows, walls, and roof and how much heat is generated by the people and appliances in your room.
If you are still unsure, contact us and we can advise you what you need as we are the authorised dealer for some of the top air conditioner brands in the world.
How To Maintain Your Air Conditioner
- Clean or replace your air conditioner filter(s) every 1-6 months, depending on usage.
- Close all windows and doors, and draw the curtains and blinds when you turn on the air conditioner.
- Do not block air inlets and outlets of the air conditioner.
- Remove the power plug when you do not use the air conditioner for a long time.
- Place the outdoor unit at a shady place.
- Do not install your air-conditioner’s piping exceeding the recommended length.
- Do not pull out the power cord when the power is on.
How To Save Electricity
- Set a higher temperature. Setting the temperature 1 degree higher could mean significant savings of 2%.
- Make sure the room is properly sealed. Make sure there are no leaks through the door and window seals.
- Set the thermostat to the maximum comfortable temperature. The optimum comfort is between 23-25 degrees Celsius.
- Do not block the air vent with furniture.
- Look out for EnergyStar-labeled units for energy efficiency. Air conditioners with higher Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) ratings comes with higher price tags but its energy-efficient features will save you money in the long run.