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AC or better known as AC (Air Conditioner) is one type of electronic item that is popularly used in homes and apartments. Especially for residential locations in hot and humid climates.
This is what must be considered when choosing AC.
1.Select the type of air conditioner as needed
There are various types of air conditioners, starting from the Evaporative Air Cooler to the solar air cooler, choose according to the conditions of your home environment.
The selection of air conditioning must be adjusted to the shape of the house or room. There are three types of AC that are the most common, distinguished from their functions and effectiveness. Choose the right one.
- window unit,
- wall units,
- Portable unit
AC is very suitable to be placed in your room or home.
In general, some people think that AC 1/2 PK (Paardekracht / horsepower) is right for small spaces.
Conversely, large spaces require AC 2 PK, regardless of the level of need. Rarely realized, it turns out that there is a formula for calculating AC capacity based on the size of space.
(L x W x H x I E) / 60 = BTU Needs (British Thermal Unit) *
L = Room length (foot count)
W = Width of space (number of feet)
I = Value 10 if the room is isolated (downstairs, or coincides with another room). Value 18 if the room is not isolated (upstairs).
H = Height of space (foot count)
E = Value 16 if the longest wall faces north, value 17 if facing east, value 18 if facing south; and value 20 if facing west.
1 Meter = 3.28 square feet
Then the AC capacity based on PK is;
AC ½ PK = ± 5,000 BTU / hour
AC ¾ PK = ± 7,000 BTU / hour
AC 1 PK = ± 9,000 BTU / hour
AC 1½ PK = ± 12,000 BTU / hour
AC 2 PK = ± 18,000 BTU / hour
Or to facilitate understanding, AC 1/2 PK can reach rooms with an area of 6-10 square meters.
Then ¾ PK for space 9-14 M2, 1 PK for space 11-18 M2, and AC 1.5 PK can reach space 15-24 M2.
While AC 2 PK can be installed in the area of 22-36 M2, and 2.5 PK in the area of 20-48 M2.
* BTU is a calculation of AC capacity requirements for the room to be used to obtain economical and optimal results.
2. External Factors
AC cooling capacity is strongly influenced by many factors.
Among them are room size, number of windows, doors, number of family members, equipment and energy consumption at home.
More and more people, will need air conditioning with greater power.
3. Find people who save electricity
You must adjust the electrical power in the house with the AC current flowing.
Imagine how much electricity you have to pay to use AC. If you have an electric bill that swells due to air conditioning, you have to think twice about using it.
Often some people ignore the watt specifications on the AC. Not infrequently they are more concerned with cheap prices than those that save energy.
When confused, choosing an inverter feature that is currently widely used by a number of AC manufacturers can be an alternative.
The advantage of this AC technology is that it only takes a short time to reach the desired room temperature. Second, the first electric pull 1/3 is lower than the AC which is not equipped with inverter technology.
In addition, this type of air conditioner is more energy efficient because it uses 30% less resources than ordinary air conditioning. Finally, the temperature fluctuations in the AC inverter almost never occur.
Even though you have bought a low wattage AC, that does not mean you are not required to save energy.
Use of the wrong can cause electricity to swell. This is the right way to treat air conditioners at home;
- Select AC according to the area of the room you want to install. Because capacity that is not synchronized can cause the AC to not function efficiently and even increase your electricity bill.
- Set the temperature to 25 degrees Celsius or equivalent to your comfort level.
- Use a timer or timer, and you must turn off the air conditioner at least one hour before waking to prevent cold in the body.
- Clean AC filters regularly, and don’t forget to serve at least every four months.
4. Consider health aspects
Along with the times, electronic companies began to make air conditioners with technology that is able to kill viruses and bacteria, namely plasmacluster.
Of course this condition is ideal for those of you who prioritize the health of family members at home.
Experiments to prove the truth are done several times