A air conditioner’s efﬁciency for heating and cooling is measured by the coefﬁcient of performance (COP) and energy efﬁciency ratio (EER) respectively.
The ratios represent the heating and cooling capability per unit, relative to the amount of power input required to generate it. Air conditioning units with higher COP and EER ratings are more energy efﬁcient.
Conventionally, air conditioning COP (heating) and EER (cooling) ratios are above 3. Therefore, for every 1 kW of power used, the air conditioning unit will provide at least 3 kW of heating and cooling.
This is signiﬁcantly more cost-effective when compared with more conventional methods of heating and cooling.
Modern air conditioning systems (heat pumps) allow you to enjoy a perfect indoor temperature in any room within your home or ofﬁce.
Rooms can be kept cool and comfortable throughout the warmest of summer temperatures, and an additional beneﬁt of today’s air conditioning systems is that they can heat your environment too. This enables a constant level of comfort throughout the year.
The reason people feel so uncomfortable when humidity levels rise is because our bodies cool off by perspiring. When a location is humid, the air has more moisture in it, making it more difﬁcult for sweat to evaporate.
Air conditioning units have a dry (also known as tear drop) mode function, which reduces the humidity (not entirely), and the associated temperature, in a room. This function, which is most convenient during rainy and humid months, increases comfortability signiﬁcantly.
Dry mode is often compared and confused with the cool mode. To some extent they do not feel different. However, they are very different in terms of function and the result.
On the remote, the dry mode is shown by a water drop symbol, whereas the cool mode is frequently symbolised by a snow ﬂake.
Improves Air Quality
Your air conditioning system is doing a lot more than just cooling down your home or ofﬁce, it’s also helping to keep your indoor air quality at a high level.
Indoor air quality can be measured by the following indicators:
- Cleanliness of the air
Each of these indicators has a huge effect on your comfort and well-being in your environment. Therefore, paying a little attention to your air conditioning system can have a huge effect on your indoor air quality and energy consumption.
Maintenance on your air conditioning system is very important. At Shanley Air Conditioning we have seen many air conditioning systems with blocked ﬁlters – not only are these ﬁlters ineffective, they’re also letting pollen, dust, and other allergens into your controlled space, which may aggravate allergies. Blocked ﬁlters also cause unnecessary wear and tear on your air conditioning system, which may lead to more frequent repairs or permanent damage.
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Shanley Air Conditioning Services Ltd is a Morecambe based company providing air conditioning services locally and through the North West and beyond.
Shanley Air Conditioning Services Ltd
3 Burlington Avenue