Buying An Air Conditioning Unit

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Buying heating and ventilation systems can be expensive, which means that you are going to want to carefully think about what you are buying and whether it is the right investment for your home or your business.

So, where do you start with buying an air conditioning unit? Let’s take a look at some of the things that you need to keep in mind.

How big is the space?

The air conditioning system that you choose will really depend on the size of the space that you are trying to cool, ventilate or even heat. You may not realise it, but there is a calculator that you can use to help you to work out the right air conditioning unit for your space. You also need to think about what type of space it is, as the appliances in there will have an impact on how warm it gets and
therefore the power of the system that you are going to need.

How powerful do you need to buy?

The power of the unit that you buy will be displayed in BTU, or British Thermal Unit Rating. This rating shows the level of cooling that you can expect from the machine. The higher the BTU rating that a system has, then the bigger a space that it can cool, however, you will also need to keep in mind that it will cost more to run.

What types of air conditioning systems are there?

There are a number of different air conditioning systems that you can choose. However, there are three types of units that you can choose from. Portable units, wall split units and ceiling cassette style units. Whilst they all do the same thing, they do it in an entirely different way.

Portable units are ideal for smaller spaces, they can be moved wherever you need them to be. All you need to do is plug them in and then you will feel the benefits relatively instantly. That said, they are not going to work in a large space as they don’t have the same power as some of the other options.

Another choice is a wall split unit. They are ideal for offices, as they have a higher BTU rating than portable units. They will need to be installed by an expert, however, they do free up floor space and are much quieter than the portable options. They are not only ideal for cooling spaces, but they can also heat them up too should that be an option for you.

Ceiling cassette air conditioning units need to be installed by a professional, they need to be fitted to the ceiling rather than the wall. Much like a wall split unit, they have an external unit, which will remove the heat and send it outside.

What features to look out for?

Much like the other tech out there, air conditioning systems come with many different features. The trick is finding which ones work for you. The common type of features that you will see are mode settings (such as switching the fan speed, or perhaps turning on heat rather than cooling), timers, adjustable thermometers and of course sleep modes too.

These are just some of the things that you need to look out for when choosing an air conditioning system. Take your time to decide what is going to be right for you and make sure that the money that you are paying is invested wisely.

Efficient Cool Heat can carry out a free, no obligation assessment of your property and recommend the right unit for you and your space. Contact us today to find out more.

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