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
- 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.