7 tips

for the intelligent use of the air conditioner in summer

Torrid heat and record temperatures, but also skyrocketing bills and summer flu: havoing an air conditioning system has become very important for indoor comfort at home and in the office, but it is good to follow some precautions to avoid unpleasant incidents, such as:

  • High energy consumption, which consequently translates into very high bills and useless waste of money
  • Health hazards, as frozen air at home in summer could cause bronchitis, cough, asthma and even obesity

Following these 7 tips for intelligent use of the air conditioner, you can save many and gaining health!
 

1. The right energy class

When you buy your air conditioner, choose energy class not lower than A. You will certainly spend more, but you can amortize your expenses quickly thanks to savings on your bill. A class A ++ air conditioner can reduce energy consumption up to 30% compared to a lower class air conditioner.

2. The "dehumidifier" function

An excellent solution to combat heat without excessively cooling the environment is to use the "dehumidifier" mode. In general, all the new air conditioners have this function. Lowering the humidity allows the environment to be refreshed naturally. However, for this function to be effective, the humidity value should be between 40% and 60%.

3. Take advantage of air flow

Try to take advantage of the natural outdoor air each day. In particular, take advantage of it during the less hot hours of the day, ie early in the morning and late at night, keeping doors and windows open.
This operation is not necessary for those who have a controlled mechanical ventilation system. Clivet's ELFOFresh, for example, has a free-cooling function, which makes it possible to exploit outdoor air at a more favorable temperature by operating only the fans. In this case the air introduced is filtered, avoiding the intake of external pollutants into the house.

4. Obscure windows

During the day make sure to pull down the blinds and close the shutters. This advice is even more valid in rooms where the sun is at its peak during the hottest hours; in this way it will take less time and energy to cool the rooms.

5. Avoid using appliances that produce heat

Another piece of advice that will allow you to reduce the consumption of the air conditioner and avoid the increase of heat in the rooms at home, is to avoid the assiduous use of appliances that produce heat, such as dishwashers, washing machines and ovens. Use washing machines and dishwashers at nights.

7. Filters always clean

Check the system filters at least once a year. If the air conditioner is used continuously, the air filter must also be changed every two months, while the refrigerant gas must be checked once a year.
In fact, dirty filters will cause an increase in gas and current consumption. Cleaning them is also essential to prevent the formation of mold and bacteria, which could cause health problems by nesting.

6. Close the doors

Remember to close the doors of rooms that do not necessarily need to be cooled, you will save energy and the house will cool much faster.

Do you want to be sure that the indoor air is always safe and free from dangerous pollutants?

Read our in-depth analysis on the causes and effects of indoor pollution and Clivet solutions