Should you use a generator to run your air conditioner during a power outage?
1. Generator causes damage to the air conditioner
The air conditioner is an electronic device that needs to use a stable voltage of 220V, while the output of the generator usually outputs a rather flickering voltage level, sometimes too high, sometimes too low than 220V. This will cause the equipment inside the indoor unit and outdoor unit to short circuit, burn the compressor, and even burn the control circuit board. More dangerous, if you do not pay attention, it can lead to fire and explosion, threatening the safety of you and your family members.
Besides, even though your air conditioner is still in the warranty period of the company, but if the technical staff checks and discovers the cause of the damaged air conditioner, it is because you use the generator to If you want to repair the device to return to normal operation, you will have to pay a repair fee for the repairman.
2. What to do when the air conditioner cannot be used during a power outage?
In case if unfortunately there is a power outage, you cannot use the air conditioner while the weather is extremely hot, you can replace it by using rechargeable fans or battery-powered mini portable fans to dispel the heat. summer hot. All kinds of electric fans you can easily find and buy at electrical stores nationwide with various prices and models. The advantage of this type of fan is that you can store electricity when there is power and use it for cooling during a power outage.
Besides, when the power goes out, you can open all the windows and doors in the house so that the wind can flow in to help the air in the house circulate and cool. In addition, you can also plant more trees in the transition area between the outside and the inside of the house, the green trees will block the radiation emitted by the sun’s rays, thereby forming a “shield”. ” shielding the sun while being close to nature, creating a beautiful effect, increasing the efficiency in reducing the “instant” heat from the hot outside space in the event of a power failure that cannot use the air conditioner. .
In general, it is not advisable to use a generator to run the air conditioner in the event of a power outage. It not only harms the life of the air conditioner, and at the same time is one of the causes of dangerous fire and explosion cases for your home and injury to your family members. Prevention is better than cure, don’t let your mistake cause unfortunate consequences that cannot be cured in time.