As we head into summer, and the warmer temperatures are here, it is time to make sure, if you have one that your air conditioner is working properly. If you don’t already have one, it may be a good time to invest in one. However, we understand that this is not always an easy decision to make thanks to the number of different choices out there.
That is why top UK company Aircon Spares has put together the following list of their top tips that will help you buy the best air conditioner for your home.
Determine The Kind of Air Conditioner You Actually Need
Do you want an HVAC system or would you like a central air conditioner. Generally speaking. central air conditioners tend to be more popular and includes a condenser on the outside of the property. The main advantages and disadvantages of this type of air conditioner are:
- Balanced air temperature all year round
- Filtered purified and clean air
- Can be combined with your heating set-up
- Requires more ductwork installed and more maintenance
- Can increase energy bills
A ductless HVAC system is a great alternative if your property does not have ductwork. Ideal for added rooms, extensions and converted garages. Some of the biggest advantages and disadvantage of this type of system are as follows:
- Increases energy-efficiency
- Does not need ductwork to function
- Installation costs more
- Might not fit with the design or layout of your property
Buy The Correct Size
It is vitally important to buy the right size of air conditioner to ensure your property is cool enough and using energy as efficiently as possible. Larger air conditioner does not necessarily equate to cooler home or better system. For it to work effectively, it needs to be the right size in relation to the building it is cooling. Take into consideration the cooling load of your property, window sizes, amount of insulation in your home and the square footage of your property.
Check The Energy-Efficiency Of Units
Most homeowners nowadays take energy-efficiency very seriously and you should too. Choosing an air conditioner that is energy efficient can make all the difference between wasting energy and saving it, as well as saving you money or wasting it. The Energy Star website is the best place to look for a guide to the model that you will need to suitably and efficiently cool your home.