It is a common knowledge that the use of your Myrtle Beach air conditioning unit uses more electricity than any of your other home appliance. This is most especially true if your air conditioner is in use for almost 24 hours a day, which is likely to happen when it’s 100 degrees outdoors.
Yes, it’s extremely comfortable to stay in a cool room without getting stressed about the heat outdoors. On the other hand, it would not be so comforting when you receive your electric bill at the end of the month. Even if you buy an environment friendly cooling system that uses less energy, you’ll still end up paying a lot of money if you use your energy efficient air conditioner 24/7. What you need is a better understanding of your energy consumption so that you can better manage your utility bills.
Here are some facts to help you get a better understanding on how much you spend on energy bills with Myrtle Beach air conditioning unit.
The Battle with The Second Law of Thermodynamics
The Second Law of Thermodynamics states that temperatures will always even themselves out. Therefore, heat will always flow to cold. And this is why air conditioners tend to use a huge amount of electricity to cool down a room.
Using refrigerant in various states of compression and expansion, air conditioners remove heat from inside a room and push it outside the house. The compression and decompression of gas is accomplished by pumps and compressors which use electricity. The more heat inside the room, the harder these pumps and compressors work and the more electricity they need to function and accomplish the task.
20% of electricity used per year is used for cooling
According to recent statistics, 20% of the US’ annual energy consumption is used for cooling or AC-related. This means that the continued use of your Myrtle Beach air conditioning unit accounts to almost one-fifth of the country’s total energy consumption for an entire year. And when compared to the combined annual energy consumption of Indonesia and India – which are the countries that has the fourth and second largest population in the world, the amount of power we use for cooling is still bigger.
These facts will help you to always remember how much energy air conditioners consume. And with a better understanding of your energy consumption, you’ll be able to find that motivation to continue working toward minimizing or limiting the use of your air conditioning units and find more ways to save energy costs.
Contact Grand Strand Heating And Cooling for more information on Myrtle Beach air conditioning.
Grand Strand Heating And Cooling
Myrtle Beach, SC