How much does it cost to run an air conditioner in the Philippines?
Now that hot weather has arrived, we’ve been able to calculate how much power our 1.5HP Samsung inverter split air conditioner consumes and how much it costs to run in the Philippines. Running 24/7 cooling a 25 square meter bedroom with high ceilings, big windows, no insulation and NE exposure, our unit uses about 10KWH per day. Our electric rate is about P10 per KWH so it costs us about P3,000 ($US 70) per month to cool our bedroom to about 80F.
Our total electrical usage without any air conditioning is around 310KWH or P3100 ($US 72) per month. It’s that high because we have a big refrigerator and security lights.
This is an update to our earlier post about buying Samsung split air conditioning units. You can find that post at /our-philippine-house-project-air-conditioning/