During the summer, an air conditioner is a great way to keep you and your family cool and comfortable. However, purchasing an air conditioner can be difficult. There are so many specific types, models, and features to choose from that it can be difficult to know which one is best for you.
Consider the space you need to cool as well as any optional features you might want before deciding on a unit. So, if you’re looking to purchase a new air conditioner, simply contact Luce Aircon for more information and inquiries. You’ll be able to find a unit that’s ideal for your cooling requirements once you’ve done this.
Below are the most common and easy tips for buying different air conditioners:
TIP 1: Select the Right Size
● Determine the area to be cooled by the air conditioner. With a tape measure, measure the width and length of the indoor space you want to cool. After that, make sure to divide the width by the length. Because different air conditioners have different cooling capacities, you will need this information to choose one that’s the right size for the room you want to cool.
● If there is no border or door separating the room you want to cool from an adjacent room, include the area of the adjoining room in your measurement because the air conditioner will also have to cool that space.
TIP 2: Check the Unit’s BTU
● Choose an air conditioner with the appropriate BTU rating for your space. All air conditioners’ cooling capacities are measured in BTUs (British thermal units) per hour. You can determine the area that a unit can adequately cool by looking at its BTUs. The
Larger the area that a unit can cool, the higher its BTU. A specific air conditioner’s label or online description will usually state how large of an area it can cool.
● If your space gets a lot of light from the sun, get an air conditioner with a higher BTU rating. Aside from the size of the room, you want to cool, other factors such as the amount of sunlight it receives will influence the BTU rating you choose. If your room gets a lot of direct sunlight, choose a unit with a 15% greater cooling capacity.
TIP 3: Buy Which You Need
● If you want to save money, go with a window air conditioner. Window air conditioners are supported by a mounting kit screwed into the window sill. They can cool rooms ranging in size from 100 to 660 square feet and have cooling capacities ranging from 5,000 to 12,700 BTUs. Smaller units typically cost $150 to $250, while larger units with greater cooling capacities can cost up to $600.
● If window installation isn’t an option, choose a portable unit. Portable units resemble large boxes and weigh between 40 and 80 pounds. The cooling capacities of these units range from 9,000 to 15,500 BTUs.
● Portable air conditioners use more energy and are less efficient at cooling than window air conditioners of comparable size. They are, however, more practical because they are portable.
● Portable air conditioners are generally more expensive than window air conditioners, likely costing between $200 and $600.
● If you want to cool multiple rooms, choose a split ductless unit. A single split ductless air conditioner unit can effectively and quietly cool multiple rooms. Split ductless units are more expensive than window or portable units, costing around $1,500 on average.
● Because it is split between an inside and an outside unit, this type of air conditioning is known as a “split” system. It’s called “ductless” because it doesn’t require any air ducts to be installed in your home. Instead, a small hose connects the inside unit to the outside unit through your wall.
TIP 4: Selecting Extra Features
● For convenience, choose a unit with simple controls. If you want to know the exact temperature of the room at a glance, look for a large and easy-to-read LED display. Find a model with easy-to-read labels and large, raised buttons in a variety of shapes that you’ll feel very comfortable pressing. Also, choose a simple model with mechanical controls and no LED display if the price is your primary concern.
TIP 5: The Long-Term Investments (Central Aircon System)
● Invest in a central air conditioner to cool your entire home. The central air conditioner, which can cool your entire home, is the most expensive and difficult to install option. The cost of a central air conditioner can range from $3,000 to $7,000.
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