Are you dealing with a home that is always hot? If you have a room in the house that does not allow for free flow of air, then you may need to purchase a window air conditioner. Most air conditioners can be mounted either on the wall or window, though there are also varieties which can be mounted on either surface. A small window air conditioner can be a great way to cool off a dorm room or even your garage if you tend to do a lot of work out there.
Normally it is much easier to install air conditioners in a room, than to put up central air conditioners, which though more efficient, are quite expensive to install. Air conditioners meant for a room can only function properly within that limit. Portable air conditioners are both cheaper to buy and easier to install, though they are noisier.
To purchase the right air conditioner, consider the following:
• The size of the unit
• Energy efficiency ratio -affects energy consumption, the higher the ratio, the lesser the unit of energy consumption per cooling g effect
• Operation mode-automatic AC s do not need to be switched on and off all the time.
• Size of space you need cooled
Central air conditioners are recommended as they keep the home cold, and they require little maintenance.
When debating between the small window units and a central system, determine what you can afford. The costs are varied as the small unit for a window can be about $150 where a complete central air conditioner system can run you upwards of $10,000. An evaporative cooler is another one to consider as it does a great job of cooling down a room by about 20 degrees. It will use water to help cool, which can mean you run the risk of having excess humidity in your home. Contact Genuine Comfort today to discuss your home’s heating and cooling options!