Correct use of air conditioner
These ways of turning on the air conditioner can ensure the correct way of using the air conditioner in your home.
In the scorching summer and rising temperatures, many families have begun to use air conditioners for a long time. Air-conditioning can indeed solve the heat problem well, but the high electricity bills brought by air-conditioning are a headache.
It is impossible not to turn on the air conditioner in order to save electricity bills. So, how to use the air conditioner to save electricity?
1. Don’t turn off the air conditioner when you go out for a short time
To save power, most people turn off the air conditioner when they go out and restart it when they get home. Blunder! Too frequent operation will cause damage to the air-conditioning compressor, and the high voltage of 500-1000 watts generated during startup will consume more power.
If you are going out for a short time, it is recommended not to turn off the air conditioner. To save electricity, you can increase the temperature of the air conditioner by 1 degree before going out. If you go out for a long time, turn off the air conditioner 20 minutes in advance. The air-conditioning can still keep you cool.
2. Dehumidification mode is the coolest
In summer, the indoor humidity is high, and people will feel stuffy. Although the air-conditioning mode has a dehumidification function, the dehumidification effect is not good.
Change the air conditioner mode from air-conditioning (snowflake pattern) to dehumidification (droplet pattern) to get a better drying effect, feel cooler, and save electricity!
3. The degree of air conditioning is not as low as possible
Temperature is not the only condition for the human body to perceive cold and heat. Humidity, airflow, and radiation will change the body temperature. Blindly lowering the degree of air conditioning does not feel completely comfortable.
To effectively reduce the body temperature, it is recommended to increase the air-conditioning volume so that the skin can feel the cold air. The temperature difference between indoor and outdoor is best to be between 5-6 degrees, otherwise it is not good for your health.
The normal indoor temperature is adjusted to 26°-27°. Don’t lower the air conditioner for cooler. In fact, blowing the air conditioner like this will not only make people feel uncomfortable, but also consumes a lot of electricity. Note that if the temperature is adjusted to 25° or 24°, which is 2°C higher than the set temperature, it will consume 20% more electricity.
4. Auto mode saves more power
When the air conditioner is blowing, adjusting the breeze mode consumes a lot of electricity, because this process will consume a lot of time and electricity when the air conditioner is turned on and when the room is cool.
Automatic mode is the best choice. According to the room condition, choose the most appropriate air volume and wind direction. After the room is cool, it will control the power consumption and maintain the set temperature.
5. Choose a good wind angle
When the air temperature becomes lower, the cold air flow is easy to go down, and the air outlet should be upward when cooling, so that the cooling effect is good. In winter, the heat is always going upward, and the air outlet can be downward when heating.
6. Use with electric fans and sunshades
The blowing power of the electric fan can accelerate the circulation of the cold air in the room, and the air-conditioning is evenly distributed. It does not need to lower the set temperature to achieve a better air-conditioning effect, which not only has a sense of comfort, but also saves electricity.
If shades such as curtains are used at the same time, the influence of room temperature caused by sunlight radiation can be reduced.
7. Use the sleep function
During sleep, use the sleep function of the air conditioner. After people fall asleep for a certain period of time, the air conditioner will automatically increase the indoor temperature, which can save 20% of the electricity.
8. Turn on the air conditioner to close the doors and windows
When turning on the air conditioner, you must close the doors and windows to prevent the air-conditioning air from leaking out, resulting in little change in the indoor temperature, which can not achieve the effect of saving electricity.
9. Do not turn on and off the air conditioner repeatedly
Some people feel that the air conditioner is not hot after blowing for a while. They turn off the air conditioner if they want to save electricity, but after a while, they feel that it starts to heat up and turn on the air conditioner again. In fact, this kind of power saving method is wrong and will have the opposite effect. Because the power consumption is often the largest when the air conditioner is turned on, so don’t turn on and off the air conditioner repeatedly.
10. Choose the air conditioner according to the actual use area.
Whether the air conditioner has the effect of summer heat and power saving, or choose the air conditioner according to your actual use area. Don’t choose a big air conditioner when the room is small, and vice versa. In this way, not only the use of air conditioners does not have the effect of summer heat but also wastes electricity.
11. Please unplug the power when not in use:
Most electrical appliances consume power when in standby, especially air conditioners. If the plug is not unplugged after shutting down, the compressor heating belt and transformer of the air conditioner are still working. Although the power is not very high, the power consumption is also very alarming if the plug is not unplugged for a long time. Moreover, after unplugging, it not only saves electricity, but also avoids many safety hazards.
12. Avoid sunlight
In summer, the air conditioner should avoid sunlight as much as possible, which can save 5% of power consumption.
13. Keep the air outlet unobstructed
When using the air conditioner, do not cover or block the air outlet directly. It is necessary to keep the air outlet of the air conditioner unobstructed, the use effect is better, and the energy consumed by the air conditioner is also fundamentally reduced.
14. The breeze mode does not save power
When the air conditioner is blowing, adjusting the breeze mode is actually an act of power consumption. This is because this process consumes the most power after the air conditioner is turned on and when the room is cool, and when the room temperature is the same as the set temperature, the power consumption will slowly decrease.
Therefore, if it is adjusted to the breeze mode, it takes a lot of time and electricity before the room becomes cool. In the automatic mode, the most appropriate air volume and direction will be selected according to the room conditions. After the room is cool, it will control the power consumption while maintaining the set temperature.
15. Clean the filter regularly
The filter on the air conditioner panel should be cleaned once every half a month. If there is too much dust, put it in warm water not exceeding 45 degrees to clean it. Cleaning the filter screen is beneficial to human health while reducing energy consumption.
It is recommended that when purchasing an air conditioner, you should choose an air conditioner that can clean the evaporator by yourself to ensure clean indoor air. For example, Haier has the only self-cleaning air conditioner in the industry that can clean the evaporator by itself.
Although the air conditioner is very comfortable to blow on, if it is used improperly, it may cause greater harm:
- Summer sweats
- Improper use of air conditioners and fans
- Sudden changes in temperature, irritation to facial nerves
- Neural tube dysfunction. Symptoms include stiffness on one side of the face, numb salivation, and crooked mouth and eyes.
Taboos of blowing air conditioners:
Don’t be cold after sweating profusely in summer, and the temperature of the air conditioner should not be too low
It is not advisable to turn on the air conditioner overnight
Avoid blowing directly on the body
Clean the internal machine evaporator frequently (costs 200 to one 300) to ensure fresh indoor air