Your Air Conditioner can help you save electricity!
It is a given fact that your air conditioner is one of the major sources of electricity consumption at your home, especially during the summer season. When we go to purchase an air conditioner, the most common thing that we usually see is the “5 Star Rating” on the air conditioner. But when the electricity bill arrives, we see a marginal decrease. Even if you have a 5 star air conditioner, it’s usually of little help. This can be attributed to a lack of understanding on how a 5-star air conditioner helps reduce electricity consumption. According to the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), “By increasing your AC temperature by 1 degree, you can save about 6% electricity.” Setting your AC temperature to 24 degrees can help you reduce your power bills by almost 24%. While this information is important for us to conserve electricity at our home, but following this can be tough as well.
Here are some useful ways to save energy using air conditioners:
Setting sleep profiles
One of the hardest things to do at night is managing your AC temperature when you’re sleeping. Since night temperatures are lower as compared to the day, we have to wake up to increase our air conditioner temperature. This can easily be avoided by either setting a timer that switches off the air conditioner after a certain point and switches it on again. With MirAIe-enabled Panasonic air conditioners, you can customise your sleep profile and set a different temperature for different times in your sleep cycle, and skip the hassle of waking up in the middle of the night.
Investing in shades
Having shades at your home can help you save your air conditioner from working tirelessly to keep your home cool. The shades block the sun rays and reduce the heat built up through the greenhouse effect, resulting in lower temperatures and lesser strain on your air conditioner. You can now run your air conditioner at 24 degrees and enjoy a constant pleasant temperature while saving a lot of energy.
Use ceiling fans
Ditch the age-old myth of not using ceiling fans when your air conditioner is running. The ceiling fans help in circulating air throughout the room. That means your air conditioner does not need to work as hard to pump out cool air. This will not only cool your room quicker, but you can also run your air conditioner at a higher temperature, saving electricity and increasing its life.
The above practices should be adopted by all to save energy. From simple ways like setting the temperature of your air conditioner to 24 degrees, to switching off your air conditioner after a certain time, can help you in saving energy.