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Blog Title: What factors need to be kept in mind while buying a window air conditioner?

Main Que: What factors need to be kept in mind while buying a window air conditioner?

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  • Query By: VIRGINIA W (El Paso, TX)
  • Date: 12/12/2016

Answer: Window air conditioners are the commonest of all kinds of air conditioners which are used in the market. This is mainly because of the ease of it use and installation. However, before buying a window air conditioner one needs to keep in mind certain things. They are the following: First of all, you need to keep in mind that buying the right sized air conditioner is very important. This is because a window air conditioner that is small in size will not be able to cool the home adequately while an oversized AC will cycle on and off too frequently leading to wastage of energy. Along with the size you must also take into account the cooling capacity of the air conditioner. The cooling capacity of the AC is measured in BTU. Hence, higher the BTU of an air conditioner more is its cooling capacity. Thus, if you need more cooling you need to buy a unit with a higher BTU should be bought. Secondly, while buying a window air conditioner you must keep in mind that the electrical arrangement of your home is in sync with the air conditioner. In case the electrical arrangement you will have to upgrade it accordingly. At the same time, keeping into account the structure of the room is also important while buying a window air conditioner. Another important factor is to take into account the energy efficiency of the air conditioner. This is because an AC that has energy efficiency will help you save on your utility bills.

  • Replied By: PAMELA S (Albuquerque, NM)
  • Replied Date: 12/13/2016