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If you’re looking to purchase an air conditioner for your home, or even upgrade the one you’ve currently got, then you need to make sure that the one you invest in is right for you.

Purchasing an air conditioner can be overwhelming, but with our handy guide we hope to make this process easier for your.

Type of Air Conditioners

Split System Air Conditioner

These are usually the most effective for home air conditioners. They are made up of two units, one installed outside the home and one inside. When compared to alternatives, they are usually quieter, more efficient and more powerful, and are great if you’re looking to cool large rooms or an entire residence.

However, a split system air conditioner will need to be installed by a professional, and are usually only suited to homeowners.

Window/Wall Air Conditioner

These types of air conditioner can offer great results, and are a more affordable option to its split system counterpart. They are most effective at controlling the temperature of a single room.

This type of air conditioner does not need to be installed by a professional, and should be possible for anyone with basic DIY skills. They are usually installed in a window or external wall.

Portable Air Conditioner

This type of air conditioner is effective at regulating the temperature of a single room. They are compact and easy to move, making it a great option for anyone who doesn’t want to have to install an air conditioner, and therefore more suited to those living in rented accommodation.

The Size of Air Conditioners

Once you’ve decided what type of air conditioner is going to be right for you, you’ll need to consider the size of the air conditioner. You’ll need to ensure that you calculate the required cooling/heating capacity of your new air conditioner, and choose one that will have equal or slightly greater capacity for the room.

If the air conditioner is not suitable for the room size, you may find that you run into problems.

If the air conditioner is too powerful

When the air conditioner is too powerful the system will run frequent short cycles or help maintain the target temperature, but this can result in inadequate dehumidification and increased power usage.

If the air conditioner is not powerful enough

There is also the problem if the system is not powerful enough; the system will have to keep running on max output, which can result in drying out the air.

In both cases, they’ll also be excessive wear and tear, which will mean frequent maintenance problems for you.

If you’re looking to purchase an air conditioner, or upgrade your current one, get in touch with us to see how we can help you.