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Effective Ways to Save Money on Air Conditioning Bills

The summers are back, as are the sweltering days and warm nights of the summer. As the temperatures begin to soar, several people tend to turn to their air conditioning systems for respite and while the constantly running AC does offer some measure of comfort, it has quite the adverse effect on the electricity bill, for an AC can significantly increase your power consumption.

Mitsubishi Electric India’s range of inverter ACs comes with advanced technologies that control compressor speed to optimise power consumption, adjusting the capacity based on the requirements, consuming lesser units of energy. They allow you to run the AC constantly if you wish, without having to pay an inflated AC bill. Apart from buying cost-effective ACs by Mitsubishi Electric India, there are several ways in which you can optimise the performance of your AC, keeping the per month electricity bill as low as possible.

1. Close Your Curtain or Blinds
curtain or blinds

During the summers, sun rays play a significant role in increasing the temperature of a room, making it hard to cool the room. Installing insulating curtains or blinds is one of the most effective and least expensive ways to reduce the energy consumption at your home. Using insulating curtains and keeping them drawn during the day will help in blocking the sun’s heat, maintaining the room’s thermostat, and even enhance the insulation of the windows, to prevent the cold air from escaping. This way, there is less load on the compressor and the per hour AC bill remains low.

2. Switch Off All Electronics When Not in Use
switch off all electronics

Today, electronic devices have become an essential part of daily lives. However, heavy electronic devices like the fridge, oven, television, dishwasher, etc. not only use electricity but also generate heat. Unplugging all electronic devices or switching them off when not in use can help in maintaining the room temperature, and reducing the load on the air conditioner, which makes it another effective way to lower your air conditioning bills.

3. Installing the Air Conditioner in the Right Place
installing right place

You can use a formula for AC tonnage calculation, or you can use an AC tonnage calculator online but choosing the right size and tonnage of an air conditioner goes a long way in ensuring proper cooling, reducing power consumption, and optimising the air conditioner’s performance. Apart from that, it is equally important to choose the right place for installing the AC’s condenser. Ensuring the condenser is not exposed to direct sunlight, is beneath the proper shade, and has enough space to eject heat can help improve the efficiency of the air conditioner, thereby helping you save money.

4. Keep the AC Temperature at 24° C Rather than 18° C
ac temperature

It is recommended by ‘The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)’ that a room air conditioner should be set at a default temperature of 24° C for maximum energy savings. The normal body temperature is around 36- 37°C and a room temperature that is below that will feel cool to the body. Furthermore, the thermostat of an AC examines the temperature of the air inside the room and stops the compressor when the temperature reaches the set level, which means that a compressor works more while using more electricity if is set at 18° C rather than if it is set at 24° C.

5. Plant Trees to Save Energy
plant trees

The strategic planting of trees can work very well in blocking the sunlight from entering your home, keeping it relatively cooler. You can consider opting for special trees that shed their leaves during the winters for energy conservation. During the summers, the trees will provide the required shade and allow sunlight into the house during the winters. Using trees to shade the AC can significantly improve its efficiency, which is probably the best way to save money on AC bills.

6. Clean the Air Conditioner Filter
clean filter

To ensure the consistent efficiency of an air conditioner, it is very important to clean and change (when required) the filter of the air conditioner. A clogged or dirty filter chokes the airflow of the air conditioner, which in turn ends up consuming more power. On the other hand, cleaning the AC filter not only helps maintain the air conditioner’s efficiency but is also better for the health, as a dirty filter, more often than not, harbours allergens like dander, pollen, and mould, and allows them to circulate when in use. The same goes for cleaning the AC coils to ensure that no dirt or debris blocks the transfer of heat through the coils, which can lead to overheating and excessive power consumption. Servicing air conditioning systems on time is of prime importance for efficient operations.

7. Regular Maintenance of Air Conditioner

It is one of the most important steps to save electricity and reduce your air conditioning bills. It is highly recommended to get a regular maintenance checkup done before and after the season by authorized service partners. Doing this will help improve the lifespan of an air conditioner and always keep the air conditioner running in excellent condition. Regular maintenance can also help avoid any malfunctioning which might result in higher electricity bills.

Additionally, it makes a lot of sense to have an annual maintenance contract by the authorized service partner to give your air conditioner the proper care and maintenance it requires and stay covered against any additional cost of AC repair.

Ensure lower electricity bills, while reducing your carbon footprint, with power-efficient inverter ACs from Mitsubishi Electric India. Further, keep the abovementioned tips in mind and opt for proper AC cleaning and maintenance service regularly to make sure that your summers are more comfortable and the per hour AC bill stays low.

06 April 2022

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