26 Jul '11, 8am

Your Air Conditioner May Be Lying To You

Your Air Conditioner May Be Lying To You

However, if the A/C cooling capacity is constant (that is, it maintains a set temperature over time rather than lowering the temperature repeatedly over that same time), less power is used with a higher air flow rate. The energy conservation tests were performed at a constant indoor air temperature in accordance with JIS (Japanese Industrial Standards), but these test parameters reduce the actual power consumption of the units. The actual energy conservation amount index for year-round energy efficiency (APF) was shown to be rather higher. (Translator’s note – in other words, keep the A/C on, guys. Turning it on and off wastes power!

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/07/26/your-air-conditioner-...

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