Regardless of the country you’re in, if the temperature and humidity is high then air conditioning is imperative. Therefore, it’s important that you install air conditioning into your property before the warmer weather arrives and you experience the uncomfortable heat. So, what should you think about when choosing air conditioning services?
How Big Is The Room?
Firstly, you need to consider how big your room is and if it would be suitable to install an air conditioner. This is because not all air conditioners will work effectively in every single room. Therefore, it’s important that you find an air conditioner that matches the size of the room, as well as what the room is used for. What’s more, you should consider how many appliances or devices are used in that room as these can create extra heat.
Rooms, such as a conservatory, will need more powerful air conditioning, compared to a room with small windows that is the same size.
How Powerful Should The Unit Be?
The power of air conditioning is given in the British Thermal Unit rating (BTU), which gives you an idea of the amount of cooling the machine is capable of. BTU is the amount of heat that is required to raise the temperature of one pound of water by 1°F. The higher the BTU rating, the bigger the room the air conditioner cools down. However, it also means that the higher the BTU, the more it will cost to run.
Which Air Conditioner Do You Require?
There are three forms of air conditioners, including portable units, ceiling cassette, and wall split. Each type of air conditioner suits different situations and needs, but they all deliver the same results.
Portable Units – These are most suited for the home or an environment that requires the unit to be versatile. They need to be moved easily from room to room and powerful enough to cool all rooms.
Wall Split – Unlike portable units, wall split requires professional installation but does free up floor space. These are a quieter choice and are mounted on the wall, so they don’t make the room feel boxy. The wall split has an external unit that removes any condensation and heat from the room. These can also be used for heating rooms more efficiently than central heating, making them versatile.
Ceiling Cassette – These also require professional installation, but these are fitted onto your ceiling, creating even more space in the room. The unit has an external unit that removes the heat but can also be used to heat rooms like the Wall Split.
Which Features Should You Look For?
With there being so many different features to an air conditioner, it’s important to know which ones you are looking for that will benefit you the most. These features include:
- Adjustable Thermostat – Allows you to take control of the temperature in the room.
- Sleep Mode – If your air conditioner has a sleep mode, at night the noise levels are reduced, and the temperature is adjusted for good night sleep.
- Timer – You can program the air conditioner to automatically switch off and on, which will help to reduce energy costs. This means that you can switch it on for when you will arrive home after work and off when you leave the house.
- Mode Settings – Air conditioners come with different mode settings; these include the ability to dehumidify, heat, fan and cool. This allows you to use the air conditioner in a way that best suits you.
Hopefully, this guide has given you some food for thought when it comes to installing an air conditioner into your property and what you need to consider.