Are you worrying over nothing when it comes to your AC unit?
As the temperature starts to rise this summer, most people turn once more to air conditioners to keep them cool during the season. However, with this comes the perpetual concern of ballooning electric bills caused by increased use of these home partners.
But how well do we really know this home staple? Below, we break down the most common myths about air conditioners.
Myth: I can’t use my AC the whole day because it will blow up my electric bills.
Fact: It depends on how you use the air conditioner and what kind of technology it has. A programmable thermostat can help keep your home at a comfortable temperature while conserving energy when it isn’t needed. Better yet, use a unit with a DC Inverter Technology like the Inverter Split Type Aircon (Primera) from global appliance manufacturer Midea. The technology allows the AC to switch between the compressor and the fan after reaching ideal temperatures to save on energy.
Myth: The AC won’t run as much (and use too much electricity) if you use it with fans.
Fact: Fans do not cool air; they only help move it around the area. Though they may help lower body temperature, they do nothing in managing the heat inside a room. Again, the key is to use the AC sensibly. Keep the thermostat at an efficient setting or get one with energy-saving features.
The Midea Genesis White Model, for example, has a Turbo DC Inverter that comes with a wide range of frequency and voltage to make it more efficient in saving energy. The feature switches from the compressor and the fan once the room has reached ideal temperatures to save on power. The compressor running uses the most energy, to it saves you money if it can be on standby mode.
Myth: AC units are very noisy and can disturb sleep.
Fact: Some air conditioners, mostly the older models, are the culprit behind this common issue. Other times, the unit simply needs servicing. To make sure you stay free from this problem, invest in an inverter split type unit designed to function without noise. Midea’s units have a Quiet Mode that promises a noise free performance.
The Genesis White model, specifically, has a large diameter cross flow fan that limits indoor unit noise by lowering the fan speed for the soundest of sleeps.
Myth: Your AC does not need to be serviced regularly.
Fact: Just like any other domestic appliance, air conditioners need time to breathe and rest. Regular service and maintenance can keep the unit running efficiently and smoothly and prevent sudden breakdowns.
It will help a lot if the AC is equipped with features that can clean and maintain itself. The Midea Genesis White, for example, has a Self Clean and Refrigerant Leakage Detection technology that keeps the unit free from molds and detects refrigerant leakage respectively.
Of course the importance of a good after sales service is also important. Professional maintenance, like the one provided by the Midea After Sales Service for all its inverter air conditioning units (Midea Genesis White, Mirror Black, and Primera) can ensure that the unit is supported by a good network for a worry free performance.
You do not need to sacrifice comfort just to keep electricity bills down. Find the right appliance with the right set of features and you are sure to keep your chill even during the hottest days of the year.