Bring the perfect weather home! Choosing the ideal air conditioning for your home is one of the great challenges you have to enjoy the next summer season to the fullest. Therefore, in this article we tell you everything you need to know before selecting the right air conditioning system for your spaces.
We know that there is a wide variety of models from different brands, each with different powers and functions, that can make your search a little longer than you thought, so here we collect some aspects that will help you choose the perfect air conditioning for your home.
Types of air conditioning
With the advancement of technology, new types of air conditioners have been developed that adapt to each need and environment, therefore, here we show you the best known so that you can choose the most suitable for your home:
▷ Split air conditioners
The split air conditioner models are ideal for domestic environments. These ventilation systems have two parts: an internal unit where the cooling fan that is installed in the space to be air-conditioned is located; and another external unit that has the compressor that is installed outside the room. These computers are the best sellers being more silent and, in the latest models, energy saving.
▷ Window air conditioners
Window air conditioners are ideal for offices. This ventilation system is known as unitary, since it only has a single cabinet where the compressor, condenser and fan are located, for this reason they are usually a little louder than the split ones and their installation is simpler, as long as they have a window or a hole in the wall to mount the equipment.
▷ Portable air conditioners
Portable air conditioner models are ideal for people with small apartments or who rent rooms temporarily. These equipment’s also have the compressor, condenser and evaporator in a single body and it has a hose that goes in a window to expel the heat. They are easier to install and move, but yes, they are louder than the other split and window.
What should I consider before buying an air conditioner?
To choose an air conditioning system, several aspects must be considered, therefore, we prepare a couple of recommendations that will help you find the most suitable one for your home:
▷ Air conditioning size
The choice of the size and model of the air conditioner is determined according to the space and place where you plan to install it. Likewise, you should check the electrical connections, define the drainage point and verify that the environment is hermetic to maintain the ideal temperature.
▷ Air conditioning capacity
Air conditioning capacity is measured in BTU (British thermal unit), which is the amount of heat that a ventilation system can extract from an environment.
▷ Air conditioning power consumption
The energy consumption of air conditioners is a very important factor, whether it is to save money on electricity bills or to take care of the planet. For this reason, we recommend that you review the energy classification, which measures consumption and takes into account the ability of the equipment to optimize energy. This categorization goes from A to G, as you can see in the following graph, the first being the best option to optimize spending.
▷ Air conditioning noise level
The noise level is measured in decibels (dB) and the most modern models have technologies that reduce noise emission. This factor is very important when choosing an air conditioner, since we want to enjoy the freshness of the environment without any noise that bothers us. Ideally, the noise level should not exceed 24 dB.
Remember that between 30 and 50 dB are produced in a normal conversation, 55 to 75 dB are generated in a busy street and between 75 and 100 dB is considered a high noise level comparable to that emitted by a police siren.
▷ Air conditioning programming modes
Other characteristics that you should know about air conditioners are the programming modes that these devices have:
- Fan or ventilation: they serve to renew or ventilate the air at room temperature,
- Automatic programming: turns the air on and off to maintain the number of degrees previously indicated in the room.
- Dry or dehumidification: removes excess humidity in days or heavy environments.
Now that you know everything you need to take into account before buying an air conditioner, visit our online store and choose the one that best suits the needs of your home.