How to Choose an Air Conditioner?

An air conditioner is one of the most important investments you will make for your home. The right system will not only provide you with a cooling relief from the heat of summer but also purify the air you are breathing in every day!

Types of AC needed

When choosing the right AC for your home, you will first want to look at the layout of your space and your budget. The three types available are split, windows, or portable.

How to Choose an Air Conditioner

Split has two units, the one mounted outside your home comprises the compressor and condenser units, while the one mounted inside, on a wall, is the blower. Windows is mounted into a window, and portable ones can be moved from one room to another.

How to Choose an Air Conditioner

Cooling capacity

The cooling capacity of any home air conditioner is measured in BTUs (British Thermal Units). This indicates how much heat can be expelled from the air in a particular time period. If the BTU is low, cooling won’t happen properly, but if the capacity is excessively high the room cools swiftly without de-humidification. Factors such as the height of the room, floor number, window size, mean room temperature etc. also determine how fast a room can be cooled.

Energy efficiency

No one wants to pay hefty utility bills, which is why people look for units that are energy efficient. Check the energy efficient ratings while purchasing an AC. A 5 – star rating is the best possible option and offers the highest savings on your electricity bill.

Would you consider an inverter AC?

An inverter AC not only offers cooling on a more consistent level, but it is also more energy efficient and quieter. In a non-inverter AC, the compressor switches on and off several times to regulate the temperature. Whenever the compressor motor starts, the AC experiences a power spike, consuming more power overall. Since an inverter AC’s compressor stays on, once the desired temperature is reached, the compressor runs at a lower speed to maintain cooling. Therefore, it is not only more durable, but also energy efficient.

Research thoroughly before buying an air conditioner, so you get true value for money!

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