A cool and comfortable home is not only a desirable place to live in, it also minimizes the risk of flared up tempers because of a hot and humid environment. But choosing the right type of air-conditioning system for your home takes more than just a simple point and buy.
Things to think about before buying your air-conditioner
There are factors to consider before you buy AC. Indiana has many shops where you can purchase. Before hitting the stores, ask these questions.
- Are you going to use air-conditioning in the whole house, a few rooms, or just a single room?
- What is the area, in square feet, of the room or space you want cooled?
- Do you have equipment that will allow you to create a hole on the wall of your home?
- How much are you prepared to spend for an air-conditioning unit?
- How much are you willing to spend for energy consumption once the unit has been set up?
Consider the type of air-conditioner for your home
There are three types of AC for small to medium-sized homes. These include the window type, the split type, and the portable type. A centralized air-conditioning system as well as packaged air-conditioning is better suited for bigger homes as well as buildings.
- The window type is the most common type. All the components that operate the air-conditioner are already conveniently contained in one single box. This is then placed into a prepared slot on a window. The only drawback is that it can only cool one room.
- In split-type air conditioners, the components are split into indoor and outdoor. These units are best for rooms that have a larger floor space such as the living room, kitchen, and dining room. One downside is that they are expensive and will require you to drill holes on the wall. These are energy-efficient.
- Portable air-conditioners are not cost-effective options. But these are useful if you cannot use a window-type unit or you cannot make any modifications to the wall of your home.
- The centralized and packaged air-conditioners are for larger areas; the former for cooling the entire house, and the latter for cooling several rooms at once.
Now that you know the different types of AC units and the things to consider before buying, evaluate your home and decide what type to buy.