How to Reduce Residential Air Conditioning Power Consumption

Jul 30, 2019
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As per consolidation, you need to also know this that you won’t be the only household in the whole country experiencing these escalated expenses in the season, almost everyone is and would go through this.

Although with the advancement of technology in today’s era, the bills can be cut off due to the efficiency of air conditioning units, some of them are so advanced that they would be providing the best performance and simultaneously their power requirements would be so low comparatively, these units have in-built hybrid technologies. The overall structure of your household and office space also affects the efficiency of your AC unit and how much power it requires, a small cozied up house and power station would require a miniature unit and less power whereas if space itself is large then you would be needing a comparatively large unit with more power.

The outlines of your household could also increase your HVAC expenses, if the ventilation and duct systems are adequate, cleaned properly, and maintained, all of these factors play into the total expenses of your household. Old and new units are very much different in comparison, the old units would require more power and have lower efficiency whereas the newer units would require lesser power than usual and have far more efficiency and durability. That’s why you need to make your decisions with all the options available.

There are certainly some ways through you can effectively reduce your electricity bills, we will be discussing them in detail.

Try Different Temperature Degrees

Normally, in a household and workspace, we cannot tell the difference between temperatures, especially if there isn’t that much of a difference, but according to regulators, the power consumption variates between all the degrees, lower temperatures require more power whereas higher require less. Some of these Air Conditioning units are directly linked to your thermostats outside the household or workspaces, and by default, they adjust the temperature inside.

What you can do in this situation, is this that, change the thermostat temperature by one or two degrees outside, this will automatically adjust the temperature inside and trust us, you won’t even feel the difference, and your electricity bill would also come comparatively lower. Although, before doing this, make sure to check your electricity meters outside, they would show how much power is being consumed on a regular basis, and knowing that information, it would be easier to compare the differences.

This scenario can also be very much helpful in the office if you’re a manager, then you can firmly set out these goals of energy savings, make some goals, plan out and make sure that everyone follows your lead. Nothing can be done alone in a professional environment, you need to get everyone on board. After or in the morning briefing, share your plans of energy savings, how you need to get the most of your HVAC units, that too in the lowest cost as possible. Set a specific temperature of the office as per the seasons and make sure no one changes that.

Being Smart is the New Way

As we discussed below, changing the thermostat temperature would affect your electricity bills drastically. You need to make sure that your air conditioning units are automatically linked with your thermostats, so they can operate simultaneously. Having a smart thermostat in one’s possession is also a commendable thing as it can automatically adjust the temperature, you won’t have to intervene. Some air conditioning units have a scheduling system, you can set a time table on when to cool the space or not, this saves power and makes the units more effective. One of the best things about these smart thermostats is this that when you program them often, they will learn about your schedules and with that information stored, they would schedule the cooling themselves, this is a very handy feature indeed.

Another thing about these thermostats is this that they allow for remote activities, for example you are far away from home and forgot to change the temperature of the thermostat, the remote feature would allow you to change the temperature from wherever you are (Radius differences may occur).


Always Keep the Filters Clean

Before evaluating your air conditioning unit’s performance, make sure that all the components are working as they should. Ventilation vents, air ducts all of them need to be maintained properly and with ease, trust us, when they are cleaned and well put, the efficiency of your units would automatically increase and you would save yourself a lot of expenses annually.

If your house or office space is too clogged in, suffocated then the efficiency of the unit may also deviate, make sure nothing is blocking the air flow and rid everything which stands in the way. A proper and well put environment would go a long way into making sure that your unit performs adequately.

Keep on Maintaining!

Whenever you overuse something, you need to give it some resting time, and with that being so you also need to maintain it, so that the effectiveness is prolonged. This is the case in everything, even in your HVAC units, the more you maintain it, the more it would perform for, it’s useful life would increase and the performance would never deviate.

Every technician out there would always suggest that you should be maintaining your units more often, this would save your costs and their visits comparatively, if only you could actually see from the perspective of a technician who comes down to your house to fix a broken air conditioner, then you would know how much big of a trouble it is.



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