Winter in Malta gets really cold, really fast. Since it only lasts for a few months, our homes are not equipped to keep us warm. In a previous article, we explained why you should use your air conditioner during these colder months. One of the reasons was energy efficiency and minimizing costs. It is the cheapest and most effective way to heat your home, according to a recent study in Malta.
But how can you heat your home while maximizing energy efficiency in Winter? We have listed 6 tips to help you get the most out of your AC:
Choose the right unit
The first step to maximize efficiency is choosing the right AC unit for your space. If the BTU rating is too low, it will have to work harder to warm the room. On the other hand, if the BTU rating is higher than needed, it will switch on and off constantly, which wastes a lot of energy. We can help you choose the best system for your requirements to keep costs low and rooms toasty warm. Read more about it here.
Check your filters regularly
Apart from making sure you’re breathing clean air, checking your filters is important to conserve energy. If the filters are clogged, the system will have to work harder to heat up the room. Make sure to clean your AC filters once a month and replace as needed to ensure peak performance. Moreover, regular maintenance will prolong the life of your air conditioning units, so have it checked by a professional at least once a year. Learn more about maintenance by clicking here.
Set moderate temperatures
It can be very tempting to set your AC at the highest available temperature, but did you know that it is not the most effective way to use it? During the cold Winter months, it is recommended to set your unit to approx. 19°C, so keep this guideline in mind. Setting moderate temperatures means that your air conditioner can maintain a stable and comfortable atmosphere without working too hard.
Keep the heating area small
This might be an obvious suggestion but can be taken for granted. The smaller the area, the faster it will be heated and therefore, less energy is exerted by your AC units. To maximize efficiency, close all doors and windows in your room and keep the heat being generated inside. Open your windows during less busy hours to circulate the air and turn off your AC during this time.
Optimize your environment
You can also take extra steps in optimizing your environment to retain the heat created by your AC. The most effective measure is to enhance the structure for protection against all weather, such as insulating the windows and walls. If this is not an option, you can also make smaller and easier changes, such as laying down a carpet and covering your windows with thick curtains.
Upgrade your AC unit
Have you considered that your old overworked AC units might be the cause of drastic energy bills? There have been many advances in recent years, addressing both financial and eco-friendly concerns. Newer models consume significantly less power while being more efficient. Quality systems also offer unique features, such as a human sensor that senses people’s movements, adjusting their operating capacity according to whether people are in the room or not. Upgrading your units is an investment with long-term cost-saving benefits.
Making your choice
If you’re seeking to make your home a haven and provide cleaner air for your family, we’re happy to help you choose the best air-conditioning unit for your requirements. We stock Fujitsu air-conditioning units, a brand with a 10-year track record of winning international awards for design, customer satisfaction, and product performance and efficiency.
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