In summers the energy consumption is generally more than that of in winters.
The sun heat is so intense that we avoid going out between 10 am to 4 pm by confining ourselves either in our homes or in offices.
We are consuming more electricity to keep ourselves cool by running fans, air conditioners, fridges, and coolers.
The answer is that old electrical appliances fall short in meeting your energy demands.
The reasons are as follows:
1. Low energy conversion rate
The old electrical appliances more than 5 years old have low energy conversion rates, meaning that these appliances are not converting electrical energy into the desired level of output which you want in summers.
Their efficiency reduces with time and there could be numerous reasons behind this like:
2. Old appliances produce more heat
As their efficiency reduces with time due to the above-mentioned factors. Now they are producing more heat and less usable energy than what they were producing a few years back.
In fact, they are adding more heat to the already heated environment causing you more trouble than relief in the summers.
3. Your energy bill is high
The energy bill is already high in summers as you are consuming more energy. But with old electrical appliances, it is even higher and your meter runs faster.
The reason is simple with their low efficiency, they are consuming more electrical energy, than what is actually required, to produce the output.
4. High maintenance cost
The old electrical appliances produce more heat and it means more chances their components like winding, and other small components may burn out and get damaged as the heat intensity increases above their tolerance level.
Therefore, you will be calling your electrician more often and paying him for servicing and replacing the damaged parts.
5. Solar feasibility reduces
If you are a solar enthusiast who knows the real benefits of solar and is planning to install a solar roof then don’t do it without replacing the old electrical appliances of your home.
This is going to affect the feasibility of your solar power system.
The old electrical appliances will increase the sizing of the solar panels, increasing the overall cost of the system.
The reason is simple because the per watt cost of new electrical appliances is less than the per watt cost of solar panel.
The increased cost will affect the financial feasibility of the system and your future returns will be reduced.
What one should do?
There are innovative ways to beat the heat this summer and one of them is as follows:
Use new electrical appliances with a 5- star energy rating:
The electrical appliances with 5- star rating converts almost all of the electrical energy into the usable energy and produces very less heat.
Thus, these electrical appliances save your units and reduce your energy bill.
Although, these are costlier than the normal electrical appliances they payback this extra cost in a year or two by saving you units every month which you would have been consuming with normal electrical appliances.
Moreover, they last longer than normal electrical appliances, saving you from the replacement cost for a few more years.