10 Important Facts About AC You Might Not Know 

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10 Important Facts About AC You Might Not Know

Air conditioners (ACs) are one of the most commonly used home appliances, especially in India during summer. Over the years, the sales of this appliance have increased significantly as modern ACs are comparatively powerful and energy-efficient. The popularity of ACs has also increased their general awareness of them. However, there are still some things you might not know about air conditioners. To help you out, we have listed 10 Important Facts About AC You Might Not Know 

  • The air conditioner cools faster with the ceiling fan running at a medium speed

    Important Facts About AC You Might Not Know 
    Important Facts About AC You Might Not Know

Turning the ceiling fan on at low or medium speed while the AC is running helps cool down the room quickly. Once you have set the temperature of your AC to the optimum level, you should also turn on the fan to increase the throw of cool air. It is worth noting that using a fan at high speed while the AC is running can be counterproductive, as it may take longer than necessary to cool the room.

  • AC efficiency changes occasionally

 

Important Facts About AC You Might Not Know 
Important Facts About AC You Might Not Know

In India, energy efficiency is calculated using the Indian Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio Standard, or ISEER. It is the ratio of CSEC (Cooling Seasonal Total Load) and CSEC (Cooling Seasonal Energy Consumption). In simple words, it is the ratio of the annual amount of heat that can be removed by the AC to the total amount of energy consumed in a year. The energy efficiency of any AC is calculated on the average performance depending on the temperature outdoors, between 24° and 43°C. Thus, the energy efficiency of AC changes every few years. This means that your 5-star AC may or may not be a 5-star AC next year.

  • Lowering the Thermostat Doesn’t Cool Better

Important Facts About AC You Might Not Know 
Important Facts About AC You Might Not Know

People believe that an AC will give better cooling when the temperature is low. However, this is not the case. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has determined that 24 degrees Fahrenheit is the optimal temperature for the human body, and any air conditioner will require less load to achieve that temperature.

  • Avoiding direct sunlight boosts AC efficiency

Important Facts About AC You Might Not Know 
Important Facts About AC You Might Not Know

Although it is the job of an AC to keep your room cool, keeping the appliance cool can help it perform efficiently. Keeping your AC away from direct sunlight or keeping it in the shade helps to avoid overheating and also makes it easier to cool the AC. If the AC is already too hot before turning on, it may take longer for the room to cool down.

  • Dirty filters reduce cooling and increase energy costs

Important Facts About AC You Might Not Know 
Important Facts About AC You Might Not Know

Dirty AC filters can obstruct air intake. Due to this, the appliance takes more time to cool the room, which results in huge electricity bills. It is advised that you keep your AC filter clean. Experts recommend that you clean the filter every two weeks to ensure better airflow and cooling.

  • AC efficiency depends on room occupancy

Important Facts About AC You Might Not Know 
Important Facts About AC You Might Not Know

You may have noticed that there are hundreds of ACs running in restaurants, theaters, or any other public place, but as more people enter, the coolness gradually decreases. One might think that the cooling efficiency of an air conditioner depends on the size of the room and the capacity of the equipment, but the number of people in the room also affects the cooling. In simple words, the more people in the room, the slower the cooling.

  • Myth: “This AC hasn’t needed service for years”

Important Facts About AC You Might Not Know 
Important Facts About AC You Might Not Know

Most manufacturers claim that their ACs do not require service often, but this is a myth. It is recommended that you get your AC serviced regularly as ACs in India are not used throughout the year and equipment can become dusty and jerky when not in use. Keeping your AC serviced will increase its cooling efficiency, resulting in lower energy consumption.

  • AC isn’t turned off by the remote

Important Facts About AC You Might Not Know 
Important Facts About AC You Might Not Know

Most of us want our AC to cool down instantly as soon as we press the button on the remote. To do this, many people simply turn off the appliance with the remote control, not the source. This results in a wastage of power in the form of ‘idle load’, as in this condition the compressor is left idling so that it can resume immediately when the AC is turned on.

  • Inverter ac is unrelated to the battery inverter

Inverter ACs are so-called because they use technology. That can alter their cooling capacity by adjusting the power supply frequency of their compressor. Both inverter and non-inverter AC batteries can run on the inverter if the battery is large enough to adequately power the load of the appliance.

  • ‘Stabilizer-free’ You need a stabilizer even with AC.

Nowadays, many ACs are called “stabilizer-free ACs.” This doesn’t mean that these ACs have a voltage stabilizer built-in or that they don’t need one at all. A voltage stabilizer is designed to automatically maintain a constant voltage level for the load in AC to prevent undue power failures. A voltage stabilizer is needed if the voltage fluctuation in the area you live in exceeds the operating voltage limit.

Important Facts About AC You Might Not Know 



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