Choosing the best air conditioning brand for your home can be a daunting task. There are so many different models to choose from. This blog post will help you find the perfect AC unit for your needs by discussing what size I need? How energy efficient is it? Is it safe for my family? Will this model work in my space? We’ll also discuss how to measure your house and what type of installation options are available.
What size do I need?
Choosing the right-sized AC is essential – if you buy a unit that’s too small, it will constantly cycle on and off, meaning you’ll spend more money on electricity than necessary. If you get one that’s too big, you run the risk of overworking your unit and causing extensive damage. To choose the right sized AC:
Figure out how many BTUs (British Thermal Units) your room needs: If you want to cool a large area like an auditorium or big public space, go to this page of our website and find out how many BTUs it would take to cool down your space. Multiply that by 20 to get a rough idea of how many BTUs your AC will need.
If you’re cooling a small area, just choose a unit that matches the square footage of your room. To calculate square footage, multiply the length of your space divided by the width. For example, the answer is in square feet: If I have a 10 x 5-foot room, my square footage is 100 sq ft.
How energy efficient is it?
Different models have different energy efficiencies, which means they use different levels of electricity to power them and cool down your home or office. Higher-end units are more money but will save you money in the long term because they use less electricity.
There are two main types of units – split systems and window units. Split systems are more powerful, more energy-efficient, and cheaper to buy than window units. They’re the best choice if you want an overall cost-effective unit that can cool your whole home or office.
Is it safe for my family?
When choosing your AC, always check how many BTUs per hour (many manufacturers list this on the box), what kind of filters it has (some filter out pollen and other allergens, others don’t), how much noise does it produce on its highest setting (a lot is unsafe for children), where does the condensation go (if it goes into a bucket, you need to empty it regularly – this is especially important if you have children or pets), and does it need an additional venting system installed.
Will this model work in my space?
Once you’ve chosen the right-sized unit for your needs, check that it will fit comfortably into your home. For example, some units are designed with slim dimensions so that they will fit easily into smaller spaces. If you live in a small apartment or house, then one of these might be the best choice for you. Also, make sure to measure the room’s height because if it’s too low, your AC is likely to get damaged by hitting overhead items like ceiling fans or light fixtures. Lastly, make sure no obstacles block either side of the unit – like walls, bookshelves, etc.
How should I measure my house? (And how do you calculate BTUs?)
When we help customers choose an AC unit, we first need to find out what size room they want to cool, and then we take some measurements so we can determine: The number of BTUs needed for their space The right sized AC for their needs. The type of installation options available If you’re trying to figure out those same details on your own, gather these measurements: Length x Width x Height = Total area in square feet square footage is based on length x width, So if you have a 20ft by 10ft room it would be 200sq ft.
Your next step is to determine what kind of AC you need. We recommend getting a split-system air conditioner for larger spaces because they’re more powerful and energy-efficient than window units.
How much will this HVAC unit cost me?
This is the most important question to ask! The price of an AC is one of the main factors people use to determine which AC they buy. It’s hard to find good information about how much it costs because prices can vary by region, city, and state – but thankfully, we do have some info on our site. Air conditioning prices can be anywhere between $150 and over $3,000 for the same model depending on the manufacturer. So, if you are looking to buy an HVAC unit, make sure you compare prices across all brands. Determining the price and needs of your AC is really important so you can get the right-sized air conditioner – one that fits your needs and also fits your budget.
What can I expect from my new AC?
If you are looking to buy an air conditioning unit, it’s important to understand what you can expect from your new AC. No matter how much you spend on the best AC around, there are certain things that it just can’t control. If you live in a place with very high humidity or want your home or office cooled during warmer months, you will likely need some kind of additional cooling system for those times when your AC might not be enough. Plus, some locations have higher temperatures than others, even during cooler months – so check first on whether or not your new AC will work well in hotter / colder climates before buying
How much will it cost me to maintain/repair this air conditioner?
No matter how well you take care of your HVAC unit, at some point, you’ll probably need to call the repairman. Many different factors impact how much you could pay for maintenance, but you can do a few things to minimize those costs. The first is proper installation – if someone doesn’t install your HVAC unit correctly, parts might not work as efficiently, or they could break very easily. And second, be sure to attend regular maintenance checkups, so any problems are found early on and fixed before they turn into pricey repairs! Lastly, find an air conditioning company and make sure to keep them on your phone list for emergencies. They can often repair the problem over the phone, but it could get very expensive if they need to come out to your home or office (think $200+ per hour).