Things to consider when purchasing an air conditioner

Purchasing an air conditioning system is a step that is often very vital with regards to your quality of life and comfort levels. Air conditioners allow you to choose the temperature in a room or office, allowing you to enjoy purified air which gives some relief from the temperatures outside. Once you have made the decision to buy an air conditioner, there are a few factors which you need to consider:

Which type of air conditioner do I need?

Air conditioners are generally available in three main types: central airconditioners, a portable air conditioner, and through the wall units.  A Central air conditioner is situated in one part of a building and works by circulating air through ducts in each room. They may also work by using pipes to circulate cooled water to fans in each room. Air conditioners can also be mounted on windows or built into walls, targeting the small space in which they are located. You need to think about which unit has the right capacity and is able to suit the needs of the size of the room and the number of people in the room.

Which size do I need?

You also need to think about the size of the unit. If you choose a unit which is too big, the area will be cooled too quickly, causing the air conditioner to turn on and off, wasting electricity. It will also cause air too feel too cold with an uneven temperature. If you choose a small air conditioner which is too much on the small side, it won’t be able to adequately cool the area which will result in a lack of comfort. You should therefore carefully consider the size of your area, and write down the dimensions.

Airconditioner maintenance

It’s important to find out about the work or costs involved with maintaining your unit. Air conditioners have filters which need to be cleaned fairly frequently, or else more energy will be consumed.

Energy consumption

Last but not least, the energy consumption level of your unit needs to be considered. Energy efficient air conditionersnot only help the environment, but save you money as they cost less to operate. At Xact Air, all of our units are energy efficient as we consider this an important factor.

We hope that these tips have helped. Call Xact Air to find out more about the different air conditioning systems that we offer.