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There are many factors to consider when choosing an air conditioning unit. Air conditioners vary in price, energy efficiency and cooling capacity.

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How to Buy an Air

Conditioner


Need to Think?

 There are many factors to consider when choosing

an air conditioning unit. Air conditioners vary in

price, energy efficiency and cooling capacity.

Modern air conditioning units have many

advanced features to compare before making a

choice. The type of air conditioner that is right for

your home also depends on your room size,

window or wall opening, and installation

requirements. Research how to buy an air

conditioner to choose a unit that will save money

and energy while keeping your space cool.


Step-1

Shop for an air conditioner in the cooler months.

Many brands are more likely to be on sale and in stock.


Step-2

Decide between a window, portable or wall air conditioning unit.

Unlike window units, portable units do not need to be mounted in a window.

They are usually on wheels and are vented through a hose placed in a window.

Wall units are placed in holes cut into exterior walls.


Step-3

Measure the rooms to be cooled.

Choose an air conditioner with the right cooling capacity for the space.

A unit with too high of a cooling capacity for the space can turn off and on too often.


Step-4

Check the cooling capacity.

This is measured in BTUs per hour; higher BTUs mean more cooling capacity.


Step-5

Compare the Energy Efficiency Rating (EER) of air conditioners.

The EER is required to be displayed on modern air conditioners.

Units with higher EER ratings use less energy.


Step-6

Make sure the louvers of the air conditioner are motorized or adjustable.

Air needs to be aimed at the center of a room to provide adequate cooling.

If the window is off-center, the vent will need to be adjusted to the correct position.

Some models have rotating louvers to circulate air.


Step-7

Consider special features.

Some air conditioners have remote controls, making it easier to adjust the settings

from across the room. Timers are another beneficial feature; they allow you to

program different power levels for different times of the day or turn on the air

conditioner before you get home from work.

Look for filters to remove dust, odors and allergens


Step-8

Get advice and feedback.

Read reviews and model comparisons from reliable sources and consumer sites.

Be on the lookout for complaints about specific models or companies.

Ask for advice about how to buy an air conditioner from family

and friends who have recently purchased one.


Step-9

Try out the air conditioning unit in the store.

Use it in the store to check on the noise level and ease in operating.


Tamco Installations Ltd

 Tamco Aircon is Kent Based Complete Climate

Control services Provider firm, Contact Tamco For

best Quality Services in Air Conditioning

Maintenance, Repair, New Installation, Heating and

ventilation related works.

 Call us: 07754 418041

 Website: http://www.tamcoaircon.co.uk/

 Email: [email protected]


Sources and Citations

 http://www.wikihow.com/Buy-an-Air-Conditioner

 http://www.ebuyingguides.com/how/winac2_h.htm

 http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/appliances/heating-cooling-and-

air/air-conditioners/air-conditioner-buying-advice/air-conditioner-

getting-started/air-conditioner-getting-started.htm


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