Buying an air conditioning system can seem overwhelming with the different types of systems, the wide price range and the talk of energy efficiency on everyone’s lips. Without a proper understanding of how your AC unit is working for you, it is easy to fall into financial pitfalls early on.
Every home is different, and knowing how to choose the best air conditioning for you means knowing what your home needs out of an air conditioner.
A big variance in the range of air conditioning units comes in its price range. How can such seemingly similar products vary so wide in price? It can be tempting to go straight for a cheaper option as it has the least initial outlay and does not appear all to different from its competitors. Long term cheaper units wear down quicker, are harder or nearly impossible to maintain without hefty costs.
Higher priced brands tend to be more reliable with their customer service and product quality.
Room size plays a big role in the efficiency of your air conditioning system. A typical pitfall is the idea that ‘bigger is better’. Using a large system in too small an area will actually cool or heat your room less effectively, whilst still using (and hence wasting) a high amount of electricity.
Knowing the size of the room you want to heat or cool is essential to getting an AC system that will efficiently heat without spiking up your electricity bill.
Air conditioners vary in their functionality and this will impact your buying decision depending on what you need your AC to do to get the best result. The traditional reverse cycle system utilises a heating and cooling system to reach the set temperature, whist an inverter system is more energy efficient by only using pressure from an external compressor.
Smart air conditioning systems have been introduced to collate all AC functionality into a user friendly app. This allows for a better understanding of your energy usage and efficiency, along with the remote ability to turn your system on and off.
Long term, you want your air conditioning unit to consistently perform with minimal upkeep costs. Nobody wants to be stuck in summer with a bung AC. By choosing brands with a strong track record in product reliability and excellent customer service, you can have faith your system will hold out during crunch time.
With over 9 years of experience under our belt, we pride ourselves on providing fast and efficient service of the highest quality. If you have any questions about buying an Air Conditioner system or are looking for a quote for electrical installations, repairs, or general maintenance, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with HunterCON today.