Buying an air conditioner may sound easy, but actually there are a lot of things you need to consider in order to find the perfect fit for your needs. There is the size, the type of area to install the air conditioning unit into, the budget available for you, its functions and of course its quality. According to Energy.gov, aside from these basic considerations there are certain features that you might want to consider when looking for an air conditioner to buy.
First thing to check is the unit’s thermal expansion valve and a high-temperature rating (EER) which should greater than 11.6. This is for high-efficiency operation when the weather is at its hottest. Also it is recommended that the unit should have a variable speed air handler for new ventilation systems.
Of course, you would want to look for a unit that operates quietly in order to not disturb you when you are taking a nap or you are in such a good deep sleep.
It is also advised that you choose a unit that has a fan-only switch. This will allow you to use it for nighttime ventilation to substantively cut energy costs. The unit you will buy should have a filter check light that would remind you to check the filter after a scheduled number of operating hours. Lastly, choose a unit which has an automatic-delay fan switch to turn off the fan a few minutes after the compressor turns off.
The location as well as the location of the air conditioning unit also affects its overall performance. Getting the installation done correctly will allow the unit to perform efficiently for years with only minor routine maintenance.
Aircon Servicing can help determine major installation problems as well as fix them, which will result in energy-efficient and cost-effective performance of the air conditioning unit for a longer time.