Tips for Choosing the Right Air Conditioner for Your Home
Air conditioners are essential during the Colorado summer months. During a hot Firestone Colorado summer day, it makes your Firestone home a cool sanctuary against the sweltering heat. Considering the amount of money you are going to spend in buying and installing an air conditioner, it pays to do your research and choose wisely.
There are several factors to consider when choosing an air conditioner for your Colorado home. Here are a few.
Room vs central air conditioning
If you just want to cool one or two rooms, then a room air conditioner is the perfect choice for you. This is also a great choice for individuals who live in a rental property or do not want to spend a lot of money for a whole-house system. Not only does it cost less, it is also more affordable to operate. Plus installing a couple of room air conditioners is also a lot cheaper than installing central AC.
It usually makes sense to opt for central AC if you can afford the initial cost and you’re planning to stay in your home for several years. It is hidden from view, quieter than window air conditioners and cools the entire Firestone Colorado house.
Choose the right size
Size is one of the most important things to consider when buying an air conditioner. If it’s too small, it may not be able to cool the room sufficiently. If it’s too big, it may require too much energy and may not run long enough to remove sufficient moisture from the air; thus, leaving the room with a damp, clammy feeling.
An air conditioner’s cooling capacity usually depends on the size of the room that needs to be cooled. To ensure you get the right size, you first need to determine the square footage of the room. An air conditioner needs 20 Btu for each square foot of living space.
Air conditioners can be quite energy-hungry. To save you money on operating cost, we suggest that you check the unit’s energy star rating. Firestone AC units with high energy star ratings use approximately 10% less energy than comparable models.
Look for air conditioners with smart features that can help you chill out. Some units have remote controls, built-in timers, touch pad controls, sleep setting and digital temperature control. Some also allow you to change the direction of the airflow to better disperse cool air throughout the room.