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Heat up your winter

Beat the winter with a Chigo Air-Conditioner

The majority of people think that their air conditioner heating mode is more expensive to use compared to an electric heater. We’re here to explain why this is not the case!

An electric heater takes approximately 2kw of power to generate 2kw of heat, to supply 2kW of heat, a Chigo Air Conditioner only needs 0.6kw of electrical power.

The reason for this is the air conditioner's heat pump extracts a lot of free heat from the air.This ambient heat warms the normally chilled liquid refrigerant and converts it into a gas, after which the force of the compressor causes it to get even hotter. A condenser then transfers the heat from the gas into the expelled air, warm air at literally a third of the cost of an electric heater!

5 Reasons to use your air conditioner instead of an electric heater.

  1. Not only are electric heaters two-thirds more expensive to run, but they waste electricity by overheating the room. Not so with an air conditioner, thanks to its innovative thermostat which shuts off when the desired temperature has been reached.
  2. With an electric bar heater, it’s super-hot nearest the heater and not so hot the further you move away from it. Compare this to your aircon which pushes the warm air evenly throughout the room.
  3. Electric heaters aren’t nearly as safe. They can burn kids and pets who get too close, cause curtains and other materials to singe and catch fire, plus heaters are notorious at overloading circuits.
  4. Modern air conditioners are more controllable, thanks to timers
  5. Electric heaters are only heaters, while air conditioners cool as well. In South Africa, where it can get freezing cold and unbearably hot, this is probably the biggest reason of all.

Want to learn more about home air conditioning? Just speak to us!

For more information about your air conditioner heating mode – or any question about air conditioning for that matter – why not contact us or if you're looking for a price on an air conditioner why not request a quote from us.


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