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Energy use peaks during the heat from refrigerators and air-conditioners

During a heat wave, our energy consumption is increasing. This is not only because we're massive fans, and air conditioners turning on the refrigerator to put

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Energy use peaks during the heat from refrigerators and air-conditioners

During a heat wave, our energy consumption is increasing. This is not only because we're massive fans, and air conditioners turning on the refrigerator to put up with it.

"in Summer, demand for power is always when it's hot," says One Fisher, lecturer in the energy transition at the hanze university of applied sciences Groningen, the netherlands. "At each level, that is, the hotter it is, the power consumption by 130 megawatts of the time."

this is equivalent to the power consumption of a town with a population of 100,000, such as, Delft, the netherlands. Or 1 percent of the additional energy consumption of the average normal consumption. "So, if it is 10 degrees warmer it is, the power consumption by 10 per cent of the time."

for example, If it is very hot, the refrigerator, for example, a lot of extra work to get to the desired temperature is reached. "That's because the environment is hotter," explains a Fisherman from. "If it's under 20 degrees, it should be more than 10 degrees of cooling to the required temperature and to get it at 30 degrees and inside is 10 degrees, in order to be cool."

we are now massive fans, and air conditioners turning on in order to try out for the heat to dissipate, it has, of course, also have an effect. Is there a big difference between what you as a fan, to consume, and what an air-conditioning system uses. Also a guide to the different types of air conditioning units to a variety of results.

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according to figures published by the Environment, it appears that a fan is only about 10 kilowatt-hours of electricity are used. "Like a refrigerator", that would indicate a Fisherman. Built-in air conditioning, in which a room is cooled, it uses 150 kilowatt hours of electricity. "That is the equivalent of the electricity needed for a 1,000 km drive in an electric car." Thus, it would take you to the South of France, to be able to drive it.

the mobile air-conditioning it has a 200 kilowatt hours of electricity are needed in order to be able to run it. Visser says: "It is said that the effect of a mobile air-conditioning, in practice it is much larger than that of a fan, because you will get a window should open and the device in the air, too." As the largest energy consumer is the built-in air conditioning in the two rooms.

"This means that the power consumption is more than 300 kilowatt hours of electricity. This is equivalent to 10 per cent of the average yearly electricity consumption of a household," says Fisher. The used numbers are valid if you use the devices for about 200 hours in an average year.

According to the Commonwealth state, one in five homes now have air conditioning and it takes a the popularity of is increasing.

It's just a touch, and it certainly doesn't get overloaded from it. "There are more and more air-conditioning units, but there are also an increasing number of solar panels. This requires the usage of air-conditioning, no electricity from the grid," says a spokesman for grid operator TenneT.

the energy company Vattenfall indicates that, for the consumption of the day by approximately 10 per cent higher. Provide can even see prices going up to as much as 30 percent in energy consumption compared to the previous week.

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