Air Conditioner

How to reduce consumption of Air Conditioners

Air conditioners are the highest household appliances that consume electrical energy, especially during summer and high temperatures

Prior purchasing advices

Select air conditioner capacity suitable to the conditioned area

Select air conditioner having highest efficiency level in Energy Efficiency Label

”Taakad“ App

Use Taakad application to verify the information and validity of the card, and compare products to identify the most efficient product.

Calculate the capacity of the air conditioner

Enter room dimensions

Height*
Width*
Approximate cooling capacity of air conditioner
(Btu/hr)

Energy Efficiency Card

Learn about the Energy Efficiency Card

How to reduce consumption post purchase?

Close doors and window during A/C operation

Do not use the air conditioner when the weather improves

Do regular maintenance

Set the temperature indicator (thermostat) at the 24 co°

Turn off the air conditioner when leaving the place

Cleaning the air conditioner filter every two weeks

Compare between devices

Choose the comparison

Split (A)

x

Window (G)

Split (A)

x

Window (D)

AC type

Split

Window

Level

A

G

Capacitance

18000

18000

Consumption tariff

18 halala

18 halala

Consumption cost annually

594 SAR

1294 SAR

Savings rate up to

700
SAR/Annually
54%

AC type

Split

Split

Level

A

D

Capacitance

1800

1800

Consumption tariff

18 halala

18 halala

Consumption cost annually

594 SAR

1104 SAR

Savings rate up to

510
SAR/Annually
46%

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between central AC, split AC and window AC?

Central ACs have a large cooling capacity and they are used for buildings. Central ACs are more energy-consuming, but more efficient. Where split and window ACs, have a small capacity (less than 65,000 BTU), and they are used for individual rooms. Split AC is more efficient than window.

Does split AC purify air from dust when dry mode is on?

It depends on the technology used within the AC, Dry mode is for dehumidification, each manufacturer uses different technology in this field, so we recommend that you refer to the manufacturer’s instructions.

What is the appropriate temperature for heating and saving energy in split AC?

The higher the temperature, the higher the consumption, so there is no such temperature.

When is it recommended to clean split AC and window AC?

We recommend cleaning the filter every two weeks, and cleaning the interior and exterior radiator once or twice a year.

What are the advantages in different air conditioners when the air conditioning levels are the same but the prices are different?

There will be other additional features

What is the suitable air conditioner capacity for the room?

The appropriate cooling capacity depends on the size of the room, number of users, the quality of thermal insulation, and consumption nature, it is advised to refer to the engineering office or the manufacturer in this regard.

Does turning AC on and off consume a lot of energy each time?

When you turn on the AC, it will consume a larger amount of energy in a very short time, after that the consumption will be normal, and will consume energy throughout the operating period, so we recommend turning it off if it is no longer needed or when leaving the place.

Does AC consume more energy on fan mode?

The fan mode raises energy consumption, but it's not comparable to the compressor consumption at the operation time.

Does the compressor continue to work if the temperature is below 20 degrees?

The higher the temperature of the air conditioner, the less effort is required from the compressor to reach this temperature, so it works for shorter periods.

How to set window ACs that do not have a temperature indicator or a scale of 1-9 on 24 degree?

It is recommended to place the cursor in the middle.

If it is written that the annual consumption is 12204 kilowatts per year on the AC, does that means if it works all year without shutting down, then this is its consumption?

This is an approximate consumption figure, assuming the air conditioner is running at an average of 2,700 hours per year.

What is meant by the annual energy consumption on the energy efficiency label?

It means the average energy consumption per year on the basis of operation (2700 hours), or 7 and a half hours per day.