No, it is not myth – people can survive without air conditioning units. If you know the tricks of the trade, your summer does not have to be a sticky, sweaty mess. Still, just because you do not need one does not mean you do not want one. Let us face it – air con is much better than cracking a window. However, before you go out and buy the first model you see, there are some things to consider. After all, no one should solely focus on cold air.
Below, then, are the factors to consider before you pull the trigger.
Sorry to burst your bubble, but air conditioners are not quiet. In fact, some can be quite loud, so loud that it keeps you up at night. Of course, no one should lose sleep because his or her AC unit cannot keep the noise down, so it is essential that you choose a quieter model. Nowadays, most manufacturers use the noise level in their marketing plan such is its importance. Still, do not believe everything they say. Instead, look for unbiased recommendations to ensure that you choose wisely. Oh, and do not forget to try it before you buy.
Everything is ‘smart’ these days, and air conditioners are no different. Thanks to the clever people in labs, lots of them are linkable to your phone. You might think this is an indulgence, but it serves a practical purpose. Obviously, the unit should not be on all day because of wear and tear issues, not to mention the cost of electricity. However, that means the house will not be cool when you arrive home after a hard day’s work. With smart technology, you can adjust the settings so that the unit turns on thirty minutes before you walk through the door. That way, you can still be fresh and cut down on your energy bills.
There are plenty of excellent heating and air repair companies that you can call should the AC fail. However, come on – it should not break down in the first place. Air con problems only mean shelling out more money on repairs, as well as wasting energy dealing with the hassle. If you think about reliability beforehand, though, there is no need to worry. In addition, a comprehensive warranty will make life even easier. Then, you should only have to call a repairperson occasionally instead of once every week. If you do not know where to search, try comparison websites.
Window or Wall?
Depending on your needs, the air con unit will go on the window or the wall. For example, a small flat will not have space, so the window is the best fit. However, if possible, the wall option is usually the best choice. The reason is due to the cooling system. Window units cannot turn, which means they struggle to cool the entire room. Wall units have much more freedom and flexibility to spread cold air in any direction. Moreover, they are bigger and more powerful.
The next time you are in the market for an HVAC unit, make sure you consider the above.