A Guide To Having Eco-Friendly Air Conditioning in Gibraltar
Eco-friendly air conditioners in homes and offices have become mainstream, we use them more and more and so we need to make sure that we are choosing the right one for your needs as well as those of the local Gibraltarian environment.
Some ways to make sure that your Air Conditioning is not having a negative impact on the environment in Gibraltar:
1. Making sure you choose the right size unit.
Buying the right size of an air conditioner is in your best interest; only the right size of unit or system will efficiently and effectively keep you and your family comfortable. Air conditioners that are too big use more electricity and leave the air in your house with excess humidity. Air conditioners that are too small do not cool your home to a comfortable temperature.
Choosing the right size air conditioner requires some basic math and just a few minutes of your time.
Measure the square footage of the room that you will air condition. Use a tape measure to measure the length and width of the room. Write these measurements on your paper. If the room is not square or rectangular, divide the room into sections composed of squares and triangles and take those measurements.
2. Making sure it is installed properly.
An Improper installation will have negative consequences, which can lead to lost energy efficiency and consequently unnecessary consumption. If the systems do not fit spaces and locations, they need more energy and therefore the cost of using them will be higher.
And we will also be generating more CO2 emissions into the atmosphere producing more emissions and increasing pollution. Making the air conditioning far from eco-friendly.
3. Making sure you have the units regularly maintained.
An air conditioning facility with assembly errors and no regular maintenance can because of health problems, such as asthma, pharyngitis or pneumonia.
Bacteria and fungi can build up in the apparatus and spread through the air, affecting those who breathe them. Of course, this should be avoided by performing preventive maintenance performed by professionals.
Health, such as energy efficiency and savings, are our priorities when recommending, installing, and maintaining an air conditioning system correctly.
For this reason, we recommend an ecological air conditioning system. It is another way of improving our quality of life.
An eco-friendly air conditioning system reduces energy consumption by between 20% and 30%. For example, if we use 10kW/h in a conventional system to cool a 100-m2 room, an ecological one will require 8kW/h to do the same job.
4. Have a split air conditioning machine.
Several air conditioners types can be described as ‘split’. Split air conditioners consist of an outer and inner component which are connected by an electric cable and two copper pipes along which the refrigerant flows to and from the internal and external components. The noisiest and bulkiest part of the air conditioner which contains the compressor is outside whilst the internal component is much lighter and quieter and can be placed (depending on the design), in almost any part of the inside air space.
Modern split eco-friendly air conditioning systems are equipped with remote control and usually are equipped with a heat pump facility for heating in the winter months. Ours also is provided with UV technology that eliminates viruses and Bacteria.
The combination of sophisticated controls and a heat pump means that the internal air spaces can effectively be ‘climate controlled’ by modern split air conditioning systems keeping the room temperature to within 1-2 degrees of the temperature setting. Most split air conditioning systems now have several control modes and timers so that the operation of the unit can be pre-programmed in considerable detail. Even the direction and swing operation of the discharge louvres can usually be set. On the indoor component, there is always a coarse air filter to protect the coils from large particles and often there are also fine filters and air purification equipment built in to remove fine dust, tobacco smoke, plant pollen, odours, and chemical pollutants, etc.
At Sototecnic, we carry an extensive collection of different types of air conditioners for both residential and commercial use, including window air conditioner units, through-the-wall ACs, ductless portable air conditioners, mini-split air conditioners, PTACs, VTACs, and multi-zone air conditioners, all in varying sizes and BTU ratings. We also offer a variety of air conditioner parts and accessories to aid in both installation and repair, including wall sleeves, mounting kits, line sets and more.
Our professionals will gladly advise you on any of our air conditioner systems, and the best solutions relating to quality and price most suitable for you.
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