Despite what the traditionalists say, reverse-cycle air-conditioning is the most environmentally efficient form of cooling and heating. But most people don’t understand the logic.
Put simply, up to three or more units of heat can be transferred for every unit of electricity used to run reverse-cycle air conditioning. That’s saving the planet’s finite resources and helping limit pollution.
Not only that, the latest energy-efficient air-conditioning systems use up to 40 per cent less power than older models. This is not just because of how they operate but because they can be programmed remotely to come on only when needed.
Now comes the hard-to-comprehend part: spending money to save money.
Connecting this efficient form of cooling-heating to solar can reduce your energy consumption to next to nothing.
Put simply, if you pay upfront now for the latest technology you are future-proofing your household budget against inevitable energy price increases.
Energy Ratings Systems (ERS) has a suite of top-line products to address every aspect of a household’s energy needs.
When it comes to air-conditioning, hybrid or solar-assisted systems are developing as an excellent cure-all for summer’s annual cooling crisis.
They also are one of the best options for winter heating.
Hybrid systems use photovoltaic (PV) power when the sun shines and switch to mains current if required. They consume a fraction of the power of a conventional reverse-cycle air conditioner.
Adelaide’s Energy Ratings Systems can supply and install the Hi Wall Split system from Gree Electrical Appliances, a world leader in this technology.
Gree is the world’s largest business specialising in air-conditioning products. It has nine manufacturing plants, sells 7000 models to 100 countries and has 5000 staff in its research and development department.
Tests in Brisbane last year showed that in a week of continuous running a conventional air conditioner cost $38 to power. The solar-powered version with mains back-up cost just $12.23, and that included rain being recorded on three days.
Adelaide and South Australia’s consistent levels of winter sunshine give the potential for even greater cost savings than shown in this test.
Make no mistake, power bills are never going to stop rising.
Hot on the heels of the shocking 10 per cent price hike for South Australian consumers now comes the accusation that electricity retailers are slugging “Crow-eaters”a mark-up of $650 each year just to have their power connected.
That’s about twice what they are paying for the actual generation of the electricity.
The report into power prices by community campaigners GetUp! also found that retail charges had risen from virtually nothing to 38 per cent of the average SA bill following the deregulation of retail prices in 2013.
So take action!….. ERS can help you regain control of your energy use.