If you’ve ever suffered through the heat of the summer in a house without an air conditioner, you know just how miserable it can be. Choosing a cooling system can be a bit overwhelming, which is why you should let the experts at Breeze Air Conditioning help you with your air conditioning installation in Newcastle. Here’s how to choose the right system for your home.
Consider Your Budget
Before you even start looking for an air conditioner, make sure you decide how much you want to spend. That way you can look at systems that fit your budget and you won’t get any surprises when it’s time to pay. There are air conditioners in many price points so you should be able to find something you can afford.
Understand the Types of Air Conditioners
There are several types of air conditioners and understanding them can help you make the right choice.
- A window unit will sit partially in and partially out of a given window and will circulate air through that room.
- A through the wall unit is similar but is installed in the wall rather than the window.
- A portable air conditioner can be moved from place to place and used where you need it most.
- A ductless system uses a unit in the house and a unit outside the house to cool the rooms.
- A central air conditioner uses the ducts in your home to circulate cool air throughout the house and can often be temperature controlled.
Think About Size
If you have a large house, a portable unit probably isn’t going to cut it. Likewise, if you live in a studio apartment, a central air conditioner will be overkill. Consider the size of the home you want to cool and choose a system that is designed for that space. Using a unit that’s too small raises your energy bill because it has to work harder. Using one that’s too big is an unnecessary expense as well.
Noise is an Issue
In general, window units and portable air conditioners are going to be noisier than your other options. That’s something to keep in mind if you need a system that’s quiet. If the noise doesn’t bother you, your options are more varied, but if it does, choose a ductless and central cooling system.