Buying an AC unit, in a city like Dubai, is one of the most essential requirements for any household. But, your job doesn’t end with just buying and installing the appliance, you must also calculate the numbers on the electricity bills that will knock your door at the end of the month. So, you must calculate the savings on the new AC unit. This calculation will help you save a certain portion of your hard-earned money.
There are various types of approaches regarding the savings calculation towards your new AC machine. One of the easiest and efficient ways of dealing with energy efficiency is by calculating the SEER rating. If you ever face any type of problems to understand this matter, try to seek help from AC service Dubai. The experts will help you throughout the process.
What is the SEER Rating?
The SEER rating represents various kinds of AC units, heat and water pumps. SEER actually stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. When the rating goes higher, the electrical equipment consumes less energy. Several experts say that SEER is being defined officially by AHRI (Air Conditioning, Heat and Refrigeration Institute) under the standard of 201/240.
The Calculating Procedure
The calculating process is quite simple. Basically, it is based on the total amount of heat, when removed from your home. The number of heat is denoted by the Btu (British thermal units). After that, SEER is calculated depending on the temperature present indoors, as well as outdoors. The average temperature of the entire year is transformed into a fraction. After that, you have to convert it into the degree and relative humidity percentage.
HSPF and EER Rating
HSPF and EER stand for Heat Seasonal Performance Factor and Energy Efficient Ratio. These two are the additional rating that takes part in large HVAC machines and heat pumps present in your home. In such kind of machines, along with the SEER, the HSPF rating is also carried out. You can also add the EER instead or HSPF, which is also calculated by the Btu. AC service Dubai experts say that both the SEER and EER calculating methods need the same indoor and outdoor temperature to give a positive result.
AC’s Tonnage: A Brief Description
When you go to the electronic retail shop, the selling representative asks you “Sir, how much tonnage AC are you looking for?” Have you ever thought about this term “Tonnage or Tons”. If you don’t know what it is, then you must get a brief idea which will help you in calculating the energy efficiency. Tonnage or tons are not the weight of the AC machine.
It is actually the cooling capacity of the machine. On the other hand, let’s say you have got an AC that is 1.5 tons. It means the machine has the capability of removing 1.5 tons of heat from your home. One ton is equal to 12,000 Btu’s. So, 2 tons means 24,000 Btu’s. Thus, if you consider the example, then 1.5 tons means 12,000+6,000 = 18,000 Btu’s.
The measurement in square feet
Before buying an AC machine, calculate the size of the room where you are going to install the machine. If there is any confusion, ask the cooling experts, AC service Dubai. They will help you to take the requisite steps. And, depending upon the heat extraction by the machine, you will be able to calculate the number of saved units that will ultimately save you the money.
Does your AC have the SEER Rating?
A question might arise in your mind whether your AC unit has the SEER rating or not. This particular rating system started in the year 1992. Yes, every AC machine has its own SEER rating. Previously, the AC machines had SEER ratings of 10, 20, 30, 40 and so on. But, now with the technological advances, the rating has been downgraded. The maximum SEER rating of today’s AC is 10, 11, and 12. The lower the rating, the more energy consumption will take place.
Are SEER AC machines costly?
Absolutely Yes, the SEER AC machines are a bit costly. On the other hand, you also have to understand that this will be a one-time investment. On the other hand, you will be able to save energy that will revert back in the form of saved money. Thus, for your own safety, you can seek help from the AC Technician, and get the best-suited and rated AC unit.