What to Consider When Buying an Air Conditioner
What Type of Air Conditioner do You Need?
When buying an air conditioner, first you have to decide which type is the most optimal for your space – whether it’s a split-system aircon, wall-window, portable, or ducted solution (more suitable for huge spaces).
The first type has two units (indoor and outside) connected with pipes. Split system is convenient for large, closed areas. Installation is simple; however, it requires drilling a hole in the wall.
Wall-window device exhausts cold air into the room while hot air is distributed outside. Therefore, the device has to be placed in the window.
Portable air conditioners are convenient because they can be moved around, but exhaust hose needs to be mounted in the window.
Another important question is: do you want to use your air conditioner for cooling only, or heating as well?
Size Does Matter
The size of the room you would like to cool, dictates the capacity and the size of an air conditioner.
If you purchase a device that is too small, it will not be able to cool down the room. On the other hand, to big a device will use a lot more energy than optimal, which means your electricity bill will be higher than expected.
To determine the right air conditioner size according to the area that needs to be cooled and/or heated, do not hesitate to consult our team of professionals. Our team will also be glad to help you with installation and maintenance of your air conditioner.
What is Energy Efficiency?
Another important thing to consider is energy efficiency, or star rating. The more stars an air conditioner has, it uses less energy to operate at the optimum level, which means lower electricity bills for you.
What Features Would You Like Your Aircon to Have?
Most modern air conditioners have adjustable fans speed and thermostat so you can set the desired temperature. you can also choose the operating mode (dry, heat, cool, auto, etc.). Some high-end models have integrated Wi-Fi so you can turn your air conditioner on and off, or set the temperature via your mobile device no matter where you are.
Capacity, size, energy efficiency, and features are most common factors that dictate the price of the device. However, buying a cheaper device is not always the best solution. These air conditioners are not energy efficient and consume a lot of power.
Installation and Maintenance
No matter what type of air conditioner you decide to purchase, do not try to install it on your own. Our team of licensed and experienced professionals is available for consultations regarding installation and maintenance of your air conditioners.
We understand that deciding what type of air conditioner will fit your needs is not an easy task. There are many factors to consider, such as type, capacity, size, features, costs, installation and maintenance, etc. and it is understandable why some customers can get confused. If you are in doubt which device is the best for you and your family, feel free to contact us. We will help you determine what air conditioner type and size is optimal for your home.