Step by step guide to purchasing an Air Conditioning system
Air conditioning is a must in many places. Summers are too hot to be bearable, so most families try to do something to keep their interior temperature at a comfortable level. Buying an air conditioner isn’t too difficult, provided that you know what to look for. This article is going to cover the basic features you have to know about, in order to be able to make an informed purchase.
The BTU value is perhaps the most important parameter you need to take into consideration when choosing your air conditioning unit. This value represents the cooling power of the unit, and it should be in direct correlation with the volume of air you need to cool. For very small rooms, you may be fine with 9,000 BTU units, but when it comes to lofts or other large spaces, even 12,000 BTU may be insufficient. You can easily learn about these correlations by doing on online search, as there are many websites that provide such data. When you search for information, you should keep in mind that a room with very big windows or with a lot of direct sunlight may need a higher BTU capacity in order to get cooler.
If you’d like to be able to cool more than one room with the sane air conditioner, you may want to choose a mobile unit. They can be as effective as fixed ones, while offering you the possibility to move them from one room to the other until you manage to obtain a good temperature in your whole apartment. However, you have to be aware that the moment you stop the unit, the air is going to start heating again, so this mobile solution wouldn’t be a good idea if there are many people living under the same roof. If they all want to cool their room at the same time, you are going to be in trouble.
When buying a split AC, you also need to decide upon its other features such as the power consumption, the noise level and the programming features. Ideally, you should get a unit with lower power consumption, as this would enable you sane some money on you energy bills, while being also environmentally-friendly. This feature is regulated by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency. you’ll have to look for the number of stars. The higher it is, the better. Nonetheless, energy efficient units are also more expensive than energy hogs, so you may need to settle for a model in the middle of this scale.
Last but not least, you need to take into consideration the availability of maintenance services and spare parts for your chosen AC unit model. Renergy AC system in Malta offers the 1st air-conditioning service for free for example. Different companies have different service rates. So before you purchase you AC make sure you get the facts. Remember servicing an air-conditioning system is required at least once a year. So it is a recurring cost. As you’re going to need to replace the filters once a year, it’s in your best interest to choose a brand with strong after sales service and support. This could save you a lot of money in the long run, as regular maintenance works are mandatory, if you want your air conditioner to serve you well for a very long time.
Here is an AC buying guide from youtube. Hope this helps as well.