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As we are about to enter the beautiful and hot summer days, we all have one question: how will we survive in this heat? And the first answer which we get is to get AC installation done. But this answer comes with confusion as we have too many options for AC available in the market.
All the companies claim that their appliances are the best available items. Not just claim only, their advertisement always influences us, and most of the time, we get trapped. So, the solution is not to go for the claim only.
We should consider a few critical points before buying an AC for our house because, for customers with no prior experience in AC selection, it can be a difficult task. Don’t worry, as this article can help you in selecting the best for your house.
1. The Cooling Capacity
Cooling capacity is also known as tonnage, which tells about the air conditioning system’s power. We have a range of options available on the market, but it is not compulsory to always go for the higher range. We must choose a suitable tonnage for our AC, as per the size of our room.
You can calculate your room size and let the seller know who can help you find suitable tonnage for your AC system. It is not a good idea to go for high tonnage AC for small or vice versa.
Just to mention a few options for you to have an idea, you can go for 1-ton AC if the room size is 130 sq. ft or 2-ton for 180 sq. ft. So, go for a suitable tonnage which is ideal for your room size to ensure better cooling.
We all can agree that energy efficiency is one of the most important parameters to consider when it comes to buying an electric appliance. After the suitable tonnage of the air conditioning system, you can go for the energy ratings.
Now, ACs are available with energy ratings. The higher the rating, the less consumption of energy. This means more the rating, the more your savings will be. The best part is that now we have ACs that can run on inverters. Hence, they can also be a good option for your energy-efficient air conditioning system.
Also, inverter ACs are good at smooth cooling as their compressor doesn’t get off like other non-inverter ACs to maintain cooling.
3. Window AC or Split AC
After capacity and efficiency, the next parameter is the type of AC you need. It is always challenging to choose between split AC and window AC. Windows ACs are easy to install and efficient but a bit noisy. Whereas Splits noisy part is kept at a different place, they are available in beautiful designs and can provide faster cooling than window ACs. However, both types are available in many ranges and designs.
4. Quality of Air
No matter what AC you choose, it is necessary to ensure the indoor air quality of your room because we do not want to breathe pollutants indoors. We also don’t want our kids to suffer the consequences. So, it is essential to check whether the AC has filters or not.
An AC with filters can improve the air quality by filtering the smoke, impurities, and bad odors. It is the cherry on the cake if AC comes with a dehumidification unit. So, we must go for the ACs with filters and a humidification unit, if available or fits your budget.
5. Extra of Innovation
After the requirements mentioned above, it can be helpful and an excellent choice to go for a few extra features of an air conditioning system. These days ACs are coming with innovative features which are attractive and cool for customers. These features include auto cleaning mode, sleeping mode, moisture remover, and even mosquito repellent features. So, go for these extra features after the primary requirements.
In addition, it can also be helpful for you to check the background or history of the brand. We would not want to buy a good product without backup services. Always check the brand’s history, how old they are in the market, product reviews, customer reviews, and most importantly, how well they are in post-purchase customer services.
It can be a bad experience buying an air conditioning system from a company that claims it is excellent but feeble in terms of customer service. So, don’t forget to check all the requirements, from capacity to ratings.