The words ‘air conditioning’ used to conjure thoughts of exorbitant power bills and having to sell the kids and some vital organs to afford one. Well friends, that’s a thing of the past. These days our air con units are modern and energy efficient, meaning you can keep yourself cool and your organs and kids intact.
Below, Captain Cool explores some different technologies that modern air conditioning units are embracing, and the energy efficiency and other benefits that come with it.
Energy-efficient technologies of modern air-cons
- Variable speed compressors
Sounds fancy! Modern air conditioners use variable speed compressors to adjust the cooling output to suit the exact needs of your space. Instead of just blasting out air randomly, variable speed compressors mean your air con will run at lower speeds, when full cooling power isn’t required and as a result, will consume less energy. So yes, it is, very fancy.
- Smart thermostats
Your smart phone can boil the kettle and draw the curtains, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that you can control your air con while you’re on the move too. With the integration of smart thermostats, you can program your cooling schedules, adjust the temperature for when you get home and integrate AI-driven algorithms that optimise cooling, all through your smartphone. Pretty ‘cool’ hey! Unfortunately, it can’t quite pour you a cold one… yet.
- Eco-Friendly Refrigerants
Air cons used to be criticised for being environmentally unfriendly and packed with toxic
refrigerants. Well, one thing we can thank Elon Musk for, is the transition to refrigerants with lower Global Warming Potential (GWP). Many manufacturers now also follow Energy Star guidelines, ensuring their products meet strict energy efficiency criteria. These ratings make it easier for you to identify and choose energy-efficient models, minimising the impact to the environment, and your wallet.
- Improved design and materials
Remember when air con units were big bulky eyesores that were so noisy you needed the TV at full volume and earplugs at night? Thankfully, innovative designs and the use of advanced materials has contributed to enhanced heat exchange efficiency. The result is faster cooling, with less energy consumption and an unterrupted TV show or nights sleep.
Ask the Captain
This summer could be a swelter, and you don’t need to sit under a rusting fan to save money. Explore the world of modern air-con units and reap the benefits, both for the planet and your bank account. With the hot months upon us, beat the summer rush and book in a service or air-con installation now.
Call us on 1300TOOHOT today.
Coolabah Cooling is your source for quality air conditioning services, including maintenance and repair. Our team of air conditioning professionals will be more than happy to answer all your questions and address your needs. Talk to us today!