The Most Common Questions About Air-Conditioning Units

Purchasing an air conditioner is not something that you do regularly. To assist you in making an informed purchase of an air conditioner, we have compiled a list of the five most often asked questions about air conditioning, along with our responses to those questions. The five most often asked questions about air conditioners are as follows:

Is Aircons Expensive to Run?

No is the short and simple response. But we’ll walk you through the reasons why! Consider the following scenario: you have a bedroom that is 25 square meters in size and you install a Daikin Perfera 9000 BTU or 2.5kW air conditioner in it. For the sake of brevity and clarity, let’s work everything out in kilowatts.

This air conditioner has a cooling capacity of 2.50 kW and a seasonal efficiency of 8.65 percent, while its heating capacity is 2.80 kW and its seasonal efficiency is 5.1%. Because of the unit’s seasonal efficiency, the real amount of energy that it consumes is lower: in cooling, 2.5 / 8.65 (0.3 kWh), and in heating (0,54kWh). These details are readily available on the website of the manufacturer (SEER/SCOP), and you may also obtain them on your own. Please be aware that the pricing that we consider to be the norm is R 2.50 per kWh.

Scenario 1

  • The device is only utilized for its cooling capabilities during the month-long summer season (eight hours per day, forty days).
  • The actual power usage for cooling is 0.3 kW
  • Consumption lasts for a total of eight hours
  • Days: 40
  • 96 kWh is the total use, which equals 0.3 times 8 times 40.
  • The price that is anticipated to be paid is as follows: 96 kWh times R 2.5 = R 237.50(or R 19,8 per month)

Scenario 2

  • The device is put to use in the summer for cooling and in the winter to assist in the heating process (8 hours/day, 40 days cooling, 30 days heating).
  • The actual power usage for cooling is 0.3 kW
  • The actual power consumption for heating is 0.54 kW
  • Consumption lasts for a total of eight hours
  • 40 days during the cooling period, 30 days during the hot period
  • Total consumption = 0,3 x 8 x 40 + 0,54 x 8 x 30= 225,6 kWh
  • The price that is anticipated to be paid is as follows: 225.6 kWh times R 2.5 = R 564 (or R 47 per month)

Scenario 3

  • The system is used throughout the entire house as the primary source of heating and cooling (8 hours a day, 75 days cooling, 75 days heating).
  • The actual power usage for cooling is 0.3 kW
  • The actual power consumption for heating is 0.54 kW
  • Consumption lasts for a total of eight hours
  • Days: 74 days in the cooling period, and 74 days in the heating period
  • Totaal consumption = 0,3 x 8 x 75 + 0,54 x 8 x 75= 504 kWh
  • The price that is anticipated to be paid is as follows: 504 kWh times R 2.5 = R 1260 (or R 105 per month)

In conclusion, the actual consumption of your air conditioner is at a very low level. Choosing a device that has a very low amount of energy consumption is, of course, something that should be prioritized. You might be able to find cheaper units with a lower initial price, but the energy expenses associated with those units will be significantly greater in the long run.

What Capacity of Air Conditioner Do I Require?

This is dependent on a great many different things (the type of room, the size, sunlight). Your required capacity will shift to these factors. Imagine you are in a kitchen that has a range as well as other pieces of electrical equipment that produce heat. This heat needs to be removed before the temperature may be considered pleasant.

On the one hand, if you choose an appliance that has a capacity that is too low, it will not be able to adequately condition the space that you want to condition. On the other side, if you have a capacity that is too high, it will lead to an increase in consumption and will shorten the life of your equipment. Because of this, our algorithm chooses the most appropriate unit for you. Simply click this link to perform an easy calculation that will determine the most appropriate unit for you.

Will Using an Air Conditioner Cause COVID to Spread?

Is it possible for an AC to make you sick?

No, on the contrary, some of the air conditioners that we sell help to improve the quality of the air inside buildings, making them a safer place to live.

The question is, what may trigger it? Because dirty filters can serve as a breeding ground for bacteria, we insist that they be cleaned at least once every three months as a matter of course. Moreover, if you are already sick with a virus that likes “cold,” setting the unit to an excessively chilly temperature could hasten the progression of the illness. Always pay attention to what your body is telling you, and make sure that the air conditioner you purchase not only makes you feel more comfortable but also improves the air quality in your home.

How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

The heat pump principle is utilized in the operation of our air conditioners. The best way to think of a heat pump is as a train. You have the train, in addition to your indoor and outdoor units, which serve as stations (which is the refrigerant connecting them). During the warmer months, the train will remove the heat from the indoor space, convey it via the refrigerant, and then remove it via the outdoor unit. During the colder months, the heat pump can pull heat from the air (even if the temperature is -10 degrees Celsius), and it will then cause the heat in your home to be rejected so that it can heat up.

In Air Conditioners, What Exactly is an Inverter?

In South Africa, there are two distinct categories of air conditioners on the market: inverters and non-inverters.

The rate at which your compressor operates can be adjusted with the use of a device known as an inverter. So, could you please explain that further? Inverter-based systems, in contrast to non-inverter-based systems, include changeable speeds. It enables you to heat or cool your home depending on your needs in a manner that is both more efficient and convenient. While a non-inverter only has two power settings—100% full power or no power at all—an inverter gives you the ability to regulate the temperature inside your home by allowing you to change the speed at which it operates. Because of this, a non-inverter will repeatedly turn on and off, which not only makes the user uncomfortable but also dramatically raises the cost of their monthly energy bill.

One analogy that comes to mind is that of driving to one’s destination. A vehicle that does not have an inverter can only travel at speeds of up to 100 kilometers per hour, but an inverter can go at any speed between 0 and 100 kilometers per hour. That indicates that the latter is not a very healthy option for your eating. To put that into perspective, how much money could you potentially save by opting for an inverter? You may be able to cut your energy bills by up to 50%, depending on the unit. Click here to browse for a new Inverter unit.

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