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Things to Consider if You Have Electric Heating Or Cooling at Home

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Today the demand for electricity is rising for any given household. The larger the number of individuals staying in one home, the more is its electricity requirement. If you have electrical heating and cooling systems, you should choose an upper power section since it will quickly make the ICP (Power Control Switch) jump if you do not have the adequate power. Electrical heating is a process where electricity is converted into heat. Using electricity to either heat or cool your home is ideal for smaller buildings with low energy requirements. There are various organizations which help customers with their electricity providers. They help their customers in choosing their right energy plans, suppliers and compare different policy benefits.

Amongst other things like wiring, the money involved, tenure and safety measures to consider, you might want to consider the below mentioned points while opting for electric heating or cooling systems at your home.

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You can raise and lower the power when you want

Although it is not a free procedure, you should know that as a consumer you have the option to raise or lower the power when your consumption habits change or add a device to your installation that requires more energy than usual. For example, if you decide to switch to the electric car and install a charging station in your home, you will inevitably have to increase your electrical power.

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If already contracted the electricity supply

If the power that is contracted is higher than 15 kW than the maximum demand for each month in your home, you should determine the amount of electric power you consume and the electric power provider you have to hire.

If the contracted power is less than 15 kW, you must consider the following aspects to know what strength of light you have to recruit for our home. Try to know what type of supply you have, three-phase, two-phase or single phase. If you have the three phase, it means that the total power of the consumption is concentrated in three stages.

That is, with the same power, the consumption intensity in a three-phase is lower than in a single phase, and it is more difficult for the ICP to jump. Currently, most homes have a single-phase system.  You must know how many electric appliances are in the house and which work at the same time. If you have a ceramic hob, dryer, electric heaters at our house then eventually the need for power will be greater. To know how much power your appliances need, focus on your electricity consumption. Check or note down the meter reading; this will guide you about the consumption of the electricity.

Another method is to rectify the errors by which you turn on all electrical appliances simultaneously to see if the ICP (a switch that disconnects the electrical installation when a higher power than the contracted one) is required. If the ICP holds, it means that you have contracted more power than you need and, therefore, you can reduce it to save some money.

You might also want to consider investing in renewable energy after reading this. 

About the Author:  The article is contributed by Aqib, who is passionate about clean technologies around the world.



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