Monthly Archives: October 2014

Understanding an Energy Efficiency Score

Understanding an Energy Efficiency Score

A five star seal from Canstar Blue is one of the most recognized symbols of consumer confidence in Australia. This market research agency helps customers select the goods and services that are going to best meet their needs; this helps people buy with more confidence and greater satisfaction. A few months ago Panasonic won the coveted Five Star seal for having the most satisfied customers of all surveyed brands in 2014. Top scores were also given other categories, including value, reliability, and energy efficiency. Though the five star rating helps customers evaluate their options at-a-glance, understanding the implications of these scores requires a little more information. Since energy efficiency is one of the top factors influencing customer’s choice of air conditioner, a little more information about this subject can help you make the right purchasing decision.

Energy Efficiency Basics

Put simply, energy efficiency is a measure of how much energy output an appliance generates compared with the energy it takes in from a power source. An appliance with high energy efficiency will have a high output compared to its intake; a low efficiency appliance with have a low output. Efficiency can be influenced by factors such as:

  • Modern versus obsolete components
  • Insulation
  • Appliance cleanliness and maintenance
  • Overall design and engineering

Efficiency and Value

Modern appliances tend to be much more energy efficient than older models simply because they have been designed to be so. Ongoing research and development have helped engineers create more efficient air conditions for Perth residents. Even though your older air condition may still be functioning, it might be costing you money in the long run.

Energy is sold in units called kilowatt hours (KWH). An appliance that requires more energy to produce the desired result will cost most to operate. This is why appliances that have been designed for energy efficiency are able to save people money.

Maintenance also makes a difference when it comes to energy efficiency. Let Core Air help you prepare your air conditioner for summer; call us today.

Preparing for Summer in Western Australia

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Preparing for Summer in Western Australia

Western Australian summers are notorious for their high temperatures and unpredictable weather. Homeowners will find it much easier to handle the upcoming season by taking a few simple steps to prepare. This preparation will help you take the season in stride and keep cool at the same time. Air conditioners in Perth Western Australia are likely to work overtime, so schedule a maintenance visit today to beat the heat before it begins.

Preparing Your Western Australian Home for Hot Summer Temperatures

Perth WA residents and other city dwellers are familiar with the need to stay cool at home. There are few things you can do to prepare your home and your cooling appliances for the changing seasonal demands. Try these tips:

  • Remove fans from storage and clean them before using for the first time. If possible, remove the screen covering the blades and wipe it with a damp cloth. Wipe the blades, as well. Finish by replacing and securing the screen.
  • Purchase a few extra ice cube trays so you can have plenty of ice on hand for beverages. This will help you stay cool naturally.
  • Install reflective coating on your windows. This will prevent harsh UV radiation and heat from entering your house. Sheets of reflective coating can be purchased at hardware shops and home improvement stores.
  • Call Core Air for a maintenance service visit. Air conditioners in Perth will work more reliably thanks to a little routine care.

Is Your Air Conditioner Up to the Challenge?

Like all appliances, your air conditioner will eventually wear out and cease performing as reliably as it did when you first bought it. Though it may continue blowing air, the appliance may simply not have the cooling capacity that it once did. Additionally, older air conditioners are not as energy efficient as new models, so they can cost more to operate. If your air conditioner is not meeting your needs, talk with a Core Air representative. A quick fix may be all that is required to restore its function. Just give us a call to learn more.