The market is flooded with all kinds of home appliances, but did you know most of them lead to high electricity bills? If we are to go by numbers, electrical appliances account for about 30% of the bills that you get every month or year. And to be honest, that’s a huge chunk.
Air conditioners have quickly become indispensable, owing to their role in helping us combat summer heat. However, ACs also consume a lot of energy.
Thankfully, over the years, several AC manufacturers, as well as the government, have been focusing their attention on energy conservation. Furthermore, according to a mandate from the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), all the air conditioners which will be sold in the country will have a default temperature setting of 24 degrees Celsius.
While consumers might not always prioritize the AC’s star rating, energy efficiency is in fact an important criterion while choosing an air conditioner.
So what separates energy-efficient ACs from their non-energy efficient counterparts? These air conditioners are designed to consume relatively less power while providing additional benefits. Appliances that are energy-efficient use lesser energy than those that are not energy efficient, while accomplishing the same task.
A lot of emphasis has been placed on energy efficiency, with BEE star ratings given to electrical appliances, which highlight how efficiently they can use power.
Appliances are rated from 1 to 5, with 5-star rated appliances consuming less energy, and saving more on electricity bills. Air conditioners to are rated from 1 to 5, with 5-star rated air conditioners consuming less power than the others.
Here are a few reasons why you should opt for energy-efficient air conditioners.
- Saves Energy: As previously mentioned, energy-efficient air conditioners consume less energy than the non-energy efficient ACs. According to studies, we can save up to 6 per cent of the electricity for every one-degree rise in the desired room temperature.
- Saves Money: When you save energy, you also save money. A normal AC, depending on its tonnage can consume anywhere between 1300-2000 watts per hour, which can lead to soaring electricity costs. However, by opting for energy-efficient ACs, you can cut anywhere between 5-20 per cent off your electricity bills. To help with your electricity bills, Xoom Energy has energy plans that include 100% renewable energy and also 50% green energy consumption at times.
- Improve Indoor Air Quality: The latest air conditioning units come with indoor air quality technology, which offers better air purification and humidity control. Furthermore, energy-efficient air conditioners also come with multiple filters which eliminate pollen, dust and allergens from the air, along with airborne pollutants. The dehumidification system also removes humidity from the air, thus keeping you and your loved ones safe and comfortable.
- Helps the environment: Energy efficient air conditioners use environment-friendly refrigerants, along with coolants that do not release harmful chemicals that would adversely impact the environment. This ensures that the AC is eco-friendly, and does not contribute to global warming.
With summer already here, there is no better solution than to invest in an energy-efficient air conditioner, like the O General AC or Haier AC which provide enhanced cooling and help you save energy, thereby lowering your electricity bills.