If you live in a hot country there is no doubt that a good cooling system for your home is imperative for your comfort and wellbeing.
But not all air conditioning units are built equal and you need to consider your investment carefully to ensure that your air conditioning unit cools (and heats) your home well, but also in a way that is clean, energy efficient and built to last with the latest specs and features.
What should you look for first? It goes without saying that you should choose a brand name that is established; synonymous with quality, and that has a proven track record in air conditioning units.
Once you have selected the brand there are some other points to consider:
Type: Air conditioning units come in different types depending on where you want them to be positioned (floor-standing/portable, window ledge, recessed into the ceiling, wall-mounted split units etc.). Air conditioning units are also available with dual air function that offers cooling for when it is hot, and warm/hot air for when it is cold. Typically, wall-mounted dual units are a popular choice for their flexibility.
Size: It is important to buy the right sized air conditioning unit for your room space so that it can work effectively. This is calculated by finding how many Btu the unit needs to be for the size of the room. If you are unsure what size air conditioning unit you will need there are many handy Btu calculators online where you can input your room dimensions and other information to find the optimum size of air conditioning unit for your space.
Energy efficiency: The better the energy efficiency rating of your air conditioning unit the more cost effective it will be to run. The best models are A+++ and A++. You can find this information on the energy efficiency label along with other info such as noise level etc.
Noise levels: A loud air conditioning unit can be very disruptive, especially in the bedroom at night, so it makes sense to opt for a model that specifically states that it operates more quietly. Look for brands that incorporate quiet operation technology.
Cleaning: Air conditioning units can become sources of microorganisms which grow in the water systems that are used to cool the air. As such, annual cleaning is imperative for health reasons. Whilst you can care for your air conditioning unit yourself or have it regularly serviced, newer models come with a very handy and beneficial self-cleaning function, so it is worth investing in a model that keeps your air clean and healthy without the hassle.
New technologies: It is also worth checking out what other extra benefits are available as these can make a big difference. Technology used for air flow will greatly enhance the air conditioning unit’s cooling and heating capacity, whilst options that offer more rapid cooling and heating are also beneficial. Also look out for intelligent mode operating which ensures the air conditioning unit moderates temperature automatically without the need to keep changing the temperature manually.
Air conditioning units are a great investment in your home, but it pays to do your research first for the best results!
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