An air conditioning unit may be a costly investment but it will surely be efficient and receptive to your pursuit for comfort. However, to fully optimize the efficiency of the unit you are planning to buy, you have to regard some things in choosing what to purchase. Here are few of the things that you might want to take into consideration:
1. Type of aircon
Decide the type of air condition you will need considering your space requirement and of course your budget, because the price of the unit you will purchase will depend on the size and its special features.
Air condition units come in different types. There is a window type which is the most regular type for residential use, convenient for small rooms and is usually installed through a window or a depressed area of a wall. It is best for a single room space for it cannot handle big spaces yet it comes in an inexpensive price. The other one is a split system type is a bit more pressed on than a window type which comes in either as a package. Split system units may be wall mounted, floor mounted or ceiling suspended. It also has a variant type which is the multi split system which can cool the entire house instead of just one room, and it also comes in a sleek and compact design yet is of course more pricey and entails professional installation.
There is also the central deducted type which is best for indoor unit meant for centralized system, it can cool the entire house and is way more efficient and less noisy but of course it is most expensive and is difficult to install. Lastly is the portable one which is the type that can be moved around the house. It comes in a cheaper price, chomps through less energy, simple to install yet less powerful and cannot be used as stand-in for typical types.
Most homes can be sufficed with a window type or a split system. Although for a big house, a centralized air conditioning is better. While for living rooms and kitchens, portable units will do just the right job of providing comfortable air.
2. Right Size
Consider the area of the floor, the ceiling and the wall space that your unit might occupy. Consider the number of people that will be staying in the room and will share in the coolness of the aircon.
3. Cost efficiency and Energy Saver
Before getting hooked with those enticing offers on stores, be aware of the two types of cost before buying an air condition unit. They are the cost of the unit itself and the cost of using the unit which includes the electric bill due to the energy it will consume in the course of time. Go with unit that comes in reasonable price and will not consume a lot of energy but will surely give efficient service.
4. Lowest level noise
There are units that produce noise and vibration from the compressor, from the exchange of the water formed at heat, and the blowers of cool air. Of course you wouldn’t want your nap and the cooling comfort of air con to be spoiled with noise.