It is common knowledge that the use of your air conditioning unit uses more electricity than any other home appliance. This is especially true if your air conditioner has been in use for almost 24 hours each day, which is likely to happen when it is 100 degrees outdoors – which it will soon be. That’s why any air conditioner contractor would tell you to keep your system maintained.
Did you know that 20% of the electricity used per year is used for cooling?
According to recent statistics, 20% of the country’s’ annual energy consumption is used for cooling or AC-related. This means that the continued use of your heating and cooling unit accounts for almost one-fifth of the country’s total energy consumption for an entire year. When compared to the combined annual energy consumption of Indonesia and India – which are the countries that have the fourth and second largest population in the world, the amount of power we use for cooling is still bigger.
Here are some facts to help you get a better understanding of how much you spend on energy bills with your 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, 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. You will need to have a HVAC contractor Myrtle Beach inspect your system on a regular basis to ensure that every component is working as it should be.
Yes, it is 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 will 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.
These facts will help you to always remember how much energy air conditioners consume. Somehow with a better understanding of your energy consumption, you will be motivated to continue working towards minimizing or limiting the use of your air conditioning units and find more ways to save energy costs. Grand Strand Heating And Cooling is an HVAC expert that can provide services you need to keep your AC running smoothly throughout the summer.
Contact Grand Strand Heating And Cooling for more information on how to save on your air conditioning. You may reach us at (843) 491-6400.
Grand Strand Heating And Cooling
Myrtle Beach, SC