Horizon Air Conditioning - specialist air conditioning installers, covering the West Midlands.

Air Conditioning Installers - Air Conditioning West Midlands See a list of our manufacturers.

Like Us On Facebook

Follow Us On Twitter









Article : How to buy an air conditioner.

Air conditioners are one of the best ways to beat the blazing summer heat. They can make homes much more comfortable, however, their efficiency and performance depends on their suitability for the area they are meant to cool. The following tips will help you determine an air conditioner's suitability for your home or office.

There are three main types of air conditioners available in the market-
· Window ACs
· Split ACs
· Portable ACs

To decide on the type of air conditioner you should buy, look at the area where you want the Air Conditioner to be installed. If it has a window in which the Air Conditioner can be installed, you can invest in the window model. However, if for some reason you can't fit it in a window, a split Air Conditioner that can be mounted on a wall will be ideal for you. The portable model is best suited for those, who do not want the Air Conditioner to be installed in any particular room. But, you must remember that even a portable Air Conditioner needs ventilation, this means that you can use it in a room, which has a small window or hole in the wall through which the hot air generated by the Air Conditioner can be vented out.

The second most important thing to consider before buying an Air Conditioner is the size of the room/rooms you want the Air Conditioner to cool. The general standard is 20 BTUs for every square foot. Some people make the mistake of buying a large Air Conditioner (with more BTUs) for a small room, thinking that it would give a better performance, this however is a wrong perception. Large Air Conditioners in small rooms are not energy efficient and small Air Conditioners in large rooms are unable to give optimum performance.

User friendliness is also an important criterion. Ease of cleaning, LCD display, built in timers, a remote control, built in water tank or extended tube for external drainage (in case of portable ACs), 2-3 fan speeds etc are some of the features which differentiate a good product from the mediocre ones.

If you live in a place where the mercury moves from one extreme to the other, you must make sure that your Air Conditioner is able to function as a heater in winters.

Finally, you must make sure that you Air Conditioner is energy efficient, after all you wouldn't want to protect yourself from the unbearable summer heat only to sweat profusely when you see your electricity bill!

Next Article

Horizon Air Conditioning - Providing Air Conditioning Installers

West Midlands Air Conditioning Installers

Horizon Air Conditioning - Providing Air Conditioning Installers






contactus Maintenance Commercial Domestic About Us Home Articles