How to Make Your Air Conditioning More Sustainable
If you’re looking for ways to lower your carbon footprint you're not alone. According to the Office for National Statistics, 77% of UK adults have made some or a lot of changes to their lifestyle to help tackle climate change.
Yet our changing world brings about conflicting priorities. We want to lower our energy consumption, but we also want to protect ourselves and our families from the potential dangers of rising temperatures.
Whether you already have an air conditioning system or are looking to have one installed, there are ways you can improve its eco credentials.
How Can I Make My AC More Environmentally Friendly?
Make Sure it Sized Correctly
Correct sizing is essential for optimising the efficiency of your air conditioning system. Too small and it won’t be able to generate enough power to cool the space effectively - and it will waste a lot of energy attempting to do so.
At the other end of the scale, if your system is too big you’ll likely find it runs irregular cycles, powering up and shutting off inconsistently as it tries to regulate the temperature in a space that is too small for its output.
Either way it is not an efficient use of energy, so be sure to seek professional advice on the right size system for your needs.
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