The temperatures are soaring, the humidity going off the charts; it’s time to beat the heat. Air conditioners are, more or less, a necessity during scorching summers. But with so many brands and types available in the market, it is hard to choose which suits your needs the best. A few tips on selecting the right AC have been given below taking into consideration the common characteristics everyone looks for.
Here are our tips:
The capacity of the AC you choose depends on the size of the room in which you want it installed. The bigger the area of the room, the higher the capacity you need. For example, for an area of approximately 130 sq. ft., you would need a capacity of 1 ton.
- Cooling Capacity:
So you chose the AC perfect for your room size, but it still isn’t providing the perfect cooling. Why? You probably missed out on checking its cooling capacity section. Cooling Capacity is a load of heat required to be removed from the room to achieve the desired room temperature. For instance, a 1 Horse Power cooling capacity equipment can remove 9,000 BTU/hour of heat.
- Energy Efficiency:
A lot of awareness campaigns are being held out in the name of energy. For the betterment of our environment, we are encouraged to use products using less energy, and this applies on ACs too. Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has standardized levels of consumption of energy by a product in the form of stars called Energy Efficient Rating (EER). The more the number of stars, the lesser the amount of energy required by the equipment.
- Window or Split:
Another daunting question, window or split AC? While the window ones are easier to install, split are more aesthetically pleasing. They are quieter than the window ACs but more expensive too. Choose the one that fits your budget and the area in your home where you want the AC installed since window ACs require a significantly larger space.
Know your budget. That’s one of the more important things you need to sort out before deciding on the type of equipment you need. ACs too comes under a vast range. With every increase in the Star Rating , there is a marginal increase in the price too, since, it uses more efficient technology.
Just like any other electronic product, they too require regular maintenance. So carefully reading the post-installation requirements before buying a product can prove to be highly beneficial.
- After Sale Services:
Different companies offer different kinds of services. They cover different equipment faults in their guarantee and warranty policies. Carefully reading all the conditions and comparing different service conditions to choose the best one would prove beneficial.
Keeping these few tips in mind, you could beat this heat. Ignore all the hot weather conditions out there and sleep peacefully in the cold, pleasing air provided by your equipment.