Looking into which air conditioners are the most energy efficient for you, as well as how to determine just how energy-efficient an air conditioner is before purchase.
The luxury of having an air conditioner will come at a cost, but it should not have to cost you an arm and a leg to have an air cooler for your home that you can rely on to deliver the coolness you need during the hottest of summer days.
When considering purchasing an air conditioner, it is crucial to establish whether or not you will be able to afford the expenses that come with it, especially considering the amount of energy consumption air conditioners can consume alone.
Finding the best energy-efficient air conditioning unit might be something you might want to think about in order to avoid breaking the bank whenever you need to cool your home down.
Which energy-saving air conditioners are there on the Amazon market?
Amazon has a variety of inverter air conditioners known to be the best in energy efficiency.
Waykar 3 in 1 Portable air conditioner
The Waykar 3 in 1 Portable air conditioner will offer you a 10 000 BTU cooling power and consuming up to 1 450 watts of energy. The Waykar has also been noted as the best option to save money.
AireMax portable air conditioner
The AireMax portable air conditioner will also offer you a 10 000 BTU cooling power and a voltage of 115 volts at 60Hz.
LG Energy Star Inverter Window air conditioner
The LG Energy Star Inverter Window air conditioner, on the other hand, comes with a cooling power of 9 500 BTU, with a voltage of 115 volts. It is 15 percent more energy efficient, with dual inverter technology of up to 15 percent more energy efficiency than the Energy Star certification requirement, saving you money and energy.
Midea Duo Smart HE Inverter portable air conditioner
The Midea Duo Smart HE Inverter portable air conditioner comes standard with a cooling power of 12 000 BTU. It is considered to use less electricity than traditional portable air conditioners, saving more than 40 percent energy.
LG Dual Inverter Window air conditioner
The LG Dual Inverter Window air conditioner offers a 14 000 BTU cooling power with 115 volts. It is considered to be 25 percent more energy efficient more than the Energy Star certification requirement.
Classic America Wall Mount Mini Split Inverter air conditioner
The Classic America Wall Mount Mini Split Inverter air conditioner comes in both a 12 000 BTU and 24 000 BTU cooling power, using 110-120 VAC electrical power with a 20 SEER high efficiency rating.
How to determine the energy efficiency of an air conditioner before purchasing it?
Energy efficiency is important as it will save you costs, especially with the unpredictable increase in electricity tariffs. It will allow for better unit performance and longer lifespan, it will also cause less harm to the environment.
It is important to note that the most energy-efficient air conditioner for you will have a BTU that is suitable for the size of the space/s you are looking to cool, as well as the climate conditions.
One way of finding out how much of an energy saver your air conditioner is, is by determining its energy efficiency ratio, or better known as the EER. Every air conditioner has one.
The EER is the cooling capacity of the unit – its BTU – divided by the kilowatts per hour of electricity consumption that it uses at full power. It is to be noted that the higher the EER rating of an air conditioner, the more energy saving it will be, which means that it will be less costly for you.
In South Africa, one is able to check the air conditioner EER label for the EER score. The label will inform you of the BTU, wattage and EER information of the air conditioner.
Why are inverter air conditioners considered the most energy-efficient?
There are two kinds of air conditioners, inverter and non-inverters. Inverter air conditioners may be more expensive but they are well worth the price, considering how energy-efficient they actually are.
The reason why an inverter air conditioner is better is because the motor of the compressor has a variable speed, while the motor of a non-inverter has a fixed speed. This basically means that a censor in an inverter air conditioner is able to adjust the speed of the motor depending on the room’s temperature.
Not only are inverter air conditioners more energy-efficient, they can also ensure a consistent room temperature by making fine adjustments.
So, in as much as purchasing an inverter air conditioner will cost you a bit more than a regular non-inverter air conditioner, it is important to take into consideration what you would be getting good value for money. It might be more expensive to buy an energy-efficient air conditioner, but if it is delivering while saving you money, you win.