Experts Show How to Buy, Maintain Air Con at DED Event

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Experts Show How to Buy, Maintain Air Con at DED Event

Experts Show How to Buy, Maintain Air Con at DED Event

Few people in Taipei can resist the lure of turning on their air conditioner when the thermometer tops 36-degree Celsius. However, can the banisher of heat be guzzling up a lion’s share of your electricity bill without doing its job efficiently?

On July 9, the Department of Economic Development (DED) invited house appliance experts to demonstrate some tips with selecting and maintaining air conditioners at Datong 3C Funan Store to help citizens learn more about these defenders against summer heat wave. According to the technicians from Taipei City Federation of Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Professional Engineer Guilds, individuals can use a 3-step checklist to figure out the right kind of air conditioner they need for their homes:Step 1: The top priority should be given to the factor of “space.” In addition to the ‘pings’ (measurement of room area), buyers must also consider the height of the room ceilings. Differences in the height of the room can have a significant effect in the cooling capabilities of air conditioners to as much as 1.8 times.Step 2: Another important factor to consider is “heat source.” Some of the variables include whether the room is on the top floor, exposure to direct sunlight, number of occupants in the room, internal lighting, and even the heat from water dispensers.Step 3: Use air conditioners with the energy efficient mark – especially the ones indicated as Level 1. Compared to those using a level 5 air conditioner, the monthly saving on the electricity bill can be as great as NT$1,253.Furthermore, according to the federation, owners should clean the air conditioner – especially the radiator fins and filters – every two to three month. The payoff could be a more responsive machine and better energy efficiency.To encourage the use of energy efficient home appliances, the agency is also organizing a raffle event. For more information, please visit the Chinese website of DED on carbon emission reduction at: http://www.ices.taipei.gov.tw/

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  • Updated: 2014-7-10 15:27
  • Reviewed: 2014-7-10 15:26
  • Source: Department of Information Technology, Taipei City Government

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