With our year-round hot and humid weather, our air conditioners run most of the day (and in some instances, around-the-clock). While we appreciate the convenience and comfort, we don’t appreciate the high electrical bills.
What you may not know is that the age and type of air conditioner that you are using could be contributing to your high-energy consumption. So when is an old air conditioner too old
According to this post on energystar.gov, air conditioners that are more than ten years old should ideally be replaced, as these models probably don’t have energy-saving features or inverters yet. The first inverter air conditioner was invented way back in 1981, but it is only in recent years that inverter technology has become commonplace in many household appliances.
Inverter technology works like a car accelerator: it controls the speed of the compressor motor and in turn decreases or increases power consumption in response to the cooling demand (i.e. at night or if there are
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Not convinced yet? Read this guide for more air conditioner-shopping tips.
This story originally appeared on Realliving.com.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.