How to reduce heating costs using an air conditioning system?
Home heating is one of the biggest expenses households incur during the cold months. Because of this, more and more consumers are becoming interested in how to use heating energy wisely. There are ways to reduce these costs by using an air conditioning system.
One of the most efficient and energy saving heating solutions is installing an air conditioning system at home. This is possible thanks to inverter technology, which uses much less electricity to maintain a certain temperature in the room.
When managed wisely, an air conditioner can help you reduce heating costs by up to 50%. To achieve this, you need to adjust the temperature at and keep it at an optimal level. Additionally, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with all the features of the unit that could help you save on energy consumption.
Why are inverter air conditioning systems a good choice for heating?
Air conditioning systems with inverter technology work like powerful heat pumps that can heat the home with efficiencies that can reach up to 400%. This means that for every unit of electricity the system uses, it generates up to 4 units of heat.
Another great advantage of modern air conditioning systems is that they can be controlled from almost anywhere. Thanks to the remote control technology now built into most models, you can adjust the temperature of your home while you're at the office, at work, or on the road. This means you won't waste money on heating when no one is home but you can still go home to a comfortable and heated atmosphere.
How can you use your air conditioning system to save on energy costs?
Choose the right size air conditioner
Choosing the right size of air conditioner is key to reducing your energy consumption later on.
If you install too large an air conditioning system for a small or medium sized room, it will run less efficiently because it will release too much energy to maintain the desired temperature.
On the other hand, if you choose too small an air conditioning system, it will need less energy but may be insufficient to cool or heat large spaces. In this case, a small air conditioning system may run constantly, use more energy, and fail to maintain the desired temperature.
Choose an air conditioner with a high energy rating
Air conditioners with a high energy rating have a higher energy efficiency ratio (SEER or SCOP), which means they can generate more heat for each unit of electricity consumed. This results in reduced heating costs and energy savings.
Adjust the temperature sensibly
Your system doesn't need to run at maximum temperature. Apart from the fact that this will cause it to run out of energy, keep in mind that with every degree, the energy consumption increases by about 6%. The recommended maximum heating temperature is 24-25 degrees.
Clean the filters regularly
Dust and dirt on the filters impede airflow circulation. This causes the air conditioning system to work harder to achieve the set degrees. In addition to leading to higher energy costs, dirty filters can also cause the system to wear out faster. Also, clogged filters provide dirtier air that circulates through the room. Therefore, clean these elements of the air conditioner at least once a month.
Before and after the winter season, have your air conditioner serviced
Especially if you plan to use your air conditioner also in cooling mode in summer, experts advise to perform a preventive maintenance twice a year - between summer and winter.
Don't switch off your air conditioner
If you use your air conditioning system on a daily basis during the winter, it's more energy-saving not to turn it off while you're gone, but to set it 5 degrees lower. That way when you get home, the room won't be cold. Keep in mind that the air conditioner uses much more energy to heat up.
Fuji Electric air conditioning systems are highly energy efficient and have many convenient features that allow you to adjust your energy consumption. On our website, you can view all of the brand's offerings and get more information about them.