How much does the consumption of the air conditioner cost in the bill

Electric conditioner, consumption and cost in the bill. An overview of how to save on your bills and how much domestic air conditioners consume.

How much is thecost of electricity consumption of the air conditioner?

A legitimate question in times of savings, too bad the answer is not so simple. Thecost of electricity consumption of an air conditionerdepends on various factors and not only on the price of electricity in kW and the time of use of the device.

If the house is located in full sun and the walls have ineffective thermal insulation, theair conditioningit will use more power to regulate the temperature like the same model used in a house located in a shady area and with heat-insulating walls ...

In addition, thecost of electricity consumption of the air conditionerit depends on the energy class that you read on the label, in other words, it depends on the model!

If a user employs theconditionerfor about three hours, this does not mean that that electrical appliance has always consumed the same amount of energy during its operation: the air conditioner is activated only to keep a certain temperature constant and, in a well-insulated house, its activity could be limited in a few minutes to ensure a certain temperature for three hours. The speech changes again if we talk aboutair conditionerswith inverter, technology capable of regulating the absorbed power according to the internal temperature ensuring a basal activity.

Despite these difficulties, the sector experts have taken care of drawing up a table containing thepower consumptionsof aconditionerwhich, over a year, covers 500 hours of operation.

How much does an old air conditioner consume

Consumption has been divided according to the energy class. For class G, which is now considered obsolete, consumption is over 1,295 kWh and, calculating acostelectricity of 0.20 euro cents for each kWh, the annual expenditure linked toelectricity consumptionfor the operation of theconditionerof class G will start from a minimum of 259 euros, an average of about 22 euros per month.

Class - Annual consumption in kWh
AA <734 - 890 kWh
A <891 kWh
B 891 - 950 kWh
C 950 - 1018 kWh
D 1018 - 1096 kWh
E 1096 - 1188 kWh
F 1188 - 1295 kWh

Theelectric costfor aair conditioningClass A reaches a maximum of 178 euros per year, an average of about 14-15 euros per month.

How much does a new air conditioner consume

If you have recently purchased aair conditioneror you are considering buying one that consumes little, you have to pay attention to the new energy label.

The energy label of the air conditioner can tell us a lot about the consumption of the appliance. Models of energy class A +++ should be chosen.

How much does aA +++ class air conditioner? It depends on the model. Generally speaking, we talk about a consumption ranging from 122 to 140 kWh.

The air conditioner that consumes less

Which air conditioner consumes the least?
To answer this question, we use the service promoted by WWF, Eurotop ten.

Theair conditioner that consumes lesscurrently available on the market is the Panasonic CS-VZ12SKE / CU-VZ12SKE which can be bought with a list price of around 4,000 euros. Consumption amounts to only 122 kWh.

To cut costs, you can aim for the Mitsubishi Electric MUZ-LN35VG / MSZ-LN35VG model which can be bought at the list price of about 2000 euros and sees consumption of only 128 kWh.

To learn about the models ofair conditionersmore efficient, we advise you to consult the ranking published by the WWF.

How much does your air conditioner really consume?

The consumptions reported by the energy label are measured in laboratory conditions at constant humidity and temperature so ... let's say they are not so reliable.

AconditionerHowever efficient it may be, if it has to cool a room where the sun is constantly shining, it will undoubtedly see godspower consumptionsfar higher than those recorded in laboratories and reported on the energy label.

Unfortunately, in daily practice we do not have a constant temperature and i consumption of air conditioners can vary according to climatic fluctuations and the exposure of our building, the level of insulation of the building envelope, our habits ... what about the air conditioner in the kitchen, which tends to cool an environment where there are stoves and other sources of heat…

To know for sure i consumption of your conditioner (or air conditioner) or any other appliance you can buy awattmeter, i.e. a current meter.

Do not worry, it is not difficult to use: it is a simple adapter to which you are going to connect the TV plug before stick itinto the wall socket.

A decent consumption meter can be bought on Amazon at a price of 19.06 euros with shipping costs included in the price.

To get a real estimate on consumption, the meter must be connected to the power supply of the outdoor unit. If the outdoor unit is not powered from a wall outlet, you should purchase a different device that must be anchored to the wire. Do your evaluations before purchasing.

How to save electricity on the air conditioner

Just as we always advise you to do with radiators, theconditionerscan be programmed.

We have told you about the wifi thermostats for the daily, monthly or weekly programming of the radiators. The same thermostats allow you to remotely control the home temperature.

Know that there are similar appliances forremotely control the air conditionerseven if the devices you have at home are NOT wifi.

Among the various products that allow you to program air conditioners (and also manage them from smartphones) we can point out theTedo, we have reported this device because it is the easiest to install and has an excellent value for money: on Amazon it is offered at a price of 169.99 euros with free shipping costs.

Before purchasing, check the compatibility of the device with iconditionersyou have at home.

For all information, please refer to the product sheet: Tedo, smart air conditioner.

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