Does your air conditioner turn on and off frequently? It could be costing your more money.
Did you know that your air conditioner is the biggest energy consumer in your home during the summer? That’s why we have so many tips for saving money – save some energy, lower utility bils and pad your summer budget.
One way high-efficiency systems help save money is through temperature moderation. What does that mean? Essentially, fewer on and off cycles. Your system maintains temperature with constant, small adjustments. Other systems rev up every time the thermostat registers a temperature hike.
Why does this work? It would seem that running the unit longer (as opposed to shutting if off more often) would rive UP utility bills. But, that’s not the case.
It takes less energy to modulate tan it does to turn the system on. Your biggest energy expenditure occurs when the unit turns on.
But, energy savings is not the only benefit of modulating technology.
- More even temperatures. Temperatures hover around your set temperature closely when the unit is running longer at a lower capacity. Homes with systems that turn on and off frequently go through temperature spikes and stay on your temperature setting for less time.
- Better dehumidification capabilities. When your unit runs longer at lower capacities, it is able to remove more humidity from the air. Remember, a humid home is a hot home. This can make your home feel cooler on hot summer days.
Did you already know this? What are some other things about high-efficiency heating and cooling systems that you’d like to know?