Air conditioners: Which one to choose?15 May 2019
This summer, you want to stay cool in your home while the heat wave rages outside. The air conditioning system will be a good choice.
Above all, focus on the following points:
- Energy efficiency
Then it is important to know if you want to cool one or a few rooms or your whole house.
The air conditioner you need will depend on the size of the space you want to cool.
A standalone unit is usually enough to cool one or two rooms (100 to 550 sq. ft. for 5,000 to 12,000 Btu/h).
Here are various choices available to you :
- Window air conditioners
- Wall-mounted air conditioners
- Mobile or portable air conditioners
Cooling an entire house requires a central unit, which is much more expensive.
Here are some units for large spaces which are designed for homes without ductwork (forced-air heating):
- Split-system air conditioners
- Cassette ceiling-mounted air conditioners
- Central heat pumps
- Central air conditioners