Fresh cold juices
Cool Linen clothes
These are words that signify summer. A must-have for summer is also an air conditioner. It makes the intense and harsh heat of summer bearable.
But, what also comes with it is an increase in the electricity bill.
Are there ways to reduce the running costs of air conditioners without compromising on the comfort and convenience it offers?
Yes! There absolutely is.
Here are 7 super easy ways to do it.
1. Seal windows for air leaks
If your windows are not sealed properly, they will leak air. Not just air, but the air-cooled by your air conditioner. What this means is that your conditioner is working non stop to cool your room that is constantly getting warm air inside through leaks. Ensuring that you check the room, especially the window for leaks will ensure that the air already cooled by your air conditioner stays in. This in turn means that your air conditioner is not working very hard and thus saving precious electricity.
2. Turn off AC when you don’t need it
Well, this is true for any electrical appliance. Turn them off when you don’t need them. But unlike other electrical appliances, air conditioners draw in more electricity.
This may sound very simple. But a lot of times, when in a hurry to leave the house for work or school, air conditioners are forgotten to be turned off.
Luckily, the TCL AI Ultra Inverter enables smart AC operation from anywhere with the use of TCL home app. Through this app, without being in the room, you can turn your AC on or off, change temperature, change mode, and alter fan speed.
3. Service your air conditioner regularly
Air conditioners come with filters in them. Over time, these filters gather dust and even harmful bacteria.
As a part of regular service, make sure your filters are checked and changed regularly. Regularly servicing your air conditioner reduces running cost, saves energy, and even increases the longevity of your air conditioner.
TCL has more than 450 service centers across India. Visit https://www.tcl.com for more information
4. Use Blinds and Curtains Effectively
Just like air conditioners work hard in a room with air leaks, they also work hard in rooms that catch more heat from the sun. If your room is being continuously warmed by the SUN, your air conditioner will have to draw in so much more energy to cool the room.
Use the blinds or curtains effectively. Make sure you close them to block the harsh sun rays. This will definitely help you keep your electricity bill in check.
5. Use Solar Panels
Solar panels are installed on the roof to ensure they catch maximum sun rays. Installing a solar panel means that the house now uses the sun's energy to power a home. This naturally reduces the reliance on electricity and thus your energy bills.
6. Match the size/ tonnage of the air conditioner to the size of the room
If you buy a big size air conditioner for a small room, the room will not only cool quickly but very soon become uncomfortable with frigid air.
On the flip side, if you buy a small air conditioner for a large room, the air conditioner will have to work harder to cool the room beyond its capacity. This again will mean that it draws more energy than needed.
For a general understanding, a 12k or 12,000 Btu air conditioner can cool between 450 and 550 square feet of floor space. An 18000 Btu air conditioner can cool 700-1000 square feet of floor space. A 22000 Btu can cool 1000-1300 square feet.
The TCL AI inverter elite series smart air and turbo air comes in 12k, 18k and 22k size. The elite series iECO air AI Ultra inverter air conditioner comes in only one size, 18k.
7. Use air conditioners with different modes or thermostat
Thermostats cut energy usage by adjusting temperatures while you’re away or asleep. Purchase air conditioners where you can do this manually or buy ones with pre-programmed preferences.
The TCL AI Ultra inverter AC comes with a sleep mode. In sleep mode, the air conditioner runs at a lower capacity, Temperatures don't fluctuate, allowing you to sleep well while also saving on your energy bill. You are not only saving costs but getting undisturbed sleep while doing so.
Air conditioners keep us comfortable during harsh tropical summers. By following these simple tips you can maintain an efficient system that will, not only make your life more relaxed but also keep your energy costs low and power consumption less.