Choosing the Best Air-conditioning Unit for Your Home

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We cannot do without air conditioners during summer; these active systems help to make the interior parts of our homes more comfortable even when the temperature outdoors is very high. Some issues people encounter when buying air conditioners is deciding the type of system needed for the space they intend to install the air conditioner. Other factors such as performance and its environmentally friendly features are also considered when buying these cooling units. The following guide will help you know the best type of air conditioner needed for your home or offices.

 

1. Central air conditioners

 

An overview of the functions

It is a commonly used air conditioner; you have probably heard the central air conditioners referred to as “split units.” The package includes an outdoor unit which has a condenser and a compressor. The indoor unit has an evaporator coil; it takes out the hot air from the room while circulating cool air released from the cut pipes. These units are mostly found in larger homes where the entire area can be cooled in a short time with a dehumidifying effect to prevent allergies.

Cost

The cost depends on the rating of the air conditioner unit. For example, a 2,000 square feet home will need a seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) of about 14.5 to cool the area adequately. This unit will cost between $2,800 and $3,200. The SEER refers to the cooling effect of air conditioners based on the electricity in watts consumed.

 

2. Ductless air conditioners

 

An overview of the functions

The ductless air conditioners also have an outdoor condenser however it functions without the use of ducts. The inner parts of the room are cooled through separate indoor air handling units which are installed in the ceiling or on the walls. These cooling units are also dehumidifiers which make the room comfortable. These systems are found in homes where provisions have not been made for duct pipes.

Cost

The ductless air conditioners cost about $4,900 and $5,500. For smaller units needed to cool the upper rooms or a loft, you may consider installing a single indoor unit between 9,000 and 12,000 BTU which costs from $2,900 to $3,300.

 

3. A portable air conditioners

 

An overview of the functions

The portable air conditioners function with a dual hose system through which hot air is expelled, and cool air is introduced into the room without creating a pressure in the room.

This air conditioner can be used in different operating modes according to the users’ needs. The different modes include cooling, dehumidification, fan mode and the sleep mode.

It has an easy to use roller system which helps the users move it from one room to another.

 

Cost

A portable air conditioner costs between $200 and $600 based on the capacity and size. The efficiency of the unit at different outdoor temperature is determined by the energy efficiency rating (EER).

 

4. Window air conditioners


An overview of its functions

The window air conditioners are fitted in a suitable opening in the wall at varying heights. It has a compressor that passes the cooled refrigerant through the coils; the warm air from the room is cooled in the coils and dehumidified before being passed into the room through a cooling vent.

Cost

Window units cost between $200 and $600 depending on the brand or rating the buyer needs. Purchasing decision is also made based on the energy efficiency rating (EER) which is the efficiency of the unit at particular outdoor temperatures.

You can visit Shifu.com to compare prices and reviews for all the options available on the market.

 

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