Air conditioners have evolved over the years. Some do more than cool the air, as many may believe. This quick list will help you distinguish the essential features from the unnecessary bells and whistles. When buying an air conditioner, there are many decisions to make. This is Part 1 in a 2-part series on Air Conditioner Features and how to buy an Air Conditioner. You should be aware that there are two types of room units. fixed and slide-out. Fixed chasses are most popular. They are lighter and can be removed and installed seasonally. These are the ones you will think have when you picture a window air conditioner.
Slide-out chassis are usually used on through-the wall units. They can operate through a wall sleeves, but they can also be used in window applications. A slide-out-chassis allows the owner to replace or maintain their window air conditioners more easily. BTU Output An ac’s cooling power it is important to choose the right amount of BTU output to your space in order for an air conditioner to reach its maximum performance potential. A unit that is too powerful will not dehumidify effectively and a unit that is too weak will fail to do its job. Many units will give you an estimate of how much space they can handle. However, these figures are usually rounded up to 1,000 to 2,000 BTUs to ensure profits and avoid embarrassing a company brand by appearing ‘underpowered’. Many people want to know the size of their air conditioner. There are many things to think about here. Part 2 will provide more details.
To be eligible for certification, AC units must be at minimum 10% more efficient than the federal government’s minimum standards. Although it does not make a big difference in the upfront premium compared to the ongoing operating cost, larger cooling capacities can save you money. Warranty this is a must-have feature for every air conditioner. This is the basic logic. If a manufacturer does not stand behind their product why should you. A poor warranty on an air conditioner for cleaner air is a red flag. A 1 year warranty on the unit, including all parts and labor, is the minimum that you should be looking for. Adjustable and oscillating louvers you can direct the air to where you want it to go, or distribute the air more evenly in the room.