How to Select the Best Window/ Room Air Conditioner

At ADK.co.uk we understand how important it is to have an energy-efficient air conditioner that will help keep you cool through the clammy and hot days of summer. We also know how daunting it can be for anyone not in the know to choose a suitable system from the plethora on the market today. Especially if you are hoping to save money rather than increasing costs by choosing an inefficient system. By contacting our experienced air conditioning installers though, you will find the help you need.

If you are in the market for a window air conditioner, and live in Wembley or the South East of London we are a company you should consider. Before you contact us though we have given you a head start below by discussing some of the most important things you should consider when you are looking for a window air conditioner.

Energy Efficiency No Longer Means Expensive

Whereas in the past, energy-efficient air conditioning systems cost were pricey, as of October 26 in 2015 this all changed. All ENERGY STAR rated air conditioning units after that date were required to meet a strict standard, ENERGY STAR 4.0. This means that the maximum power use of these models is 10% less than that of older models. When you use room or window systems to cool a specific part of your room rather than a central unit, they are much less expensive to operate and will save you money.

Understand Energy Efficiency Of Room/Window Air Conditioners

The EER or Energy Efficiency Ratio is the measurement that indicates how efficient an air conditioning system is or not. This is the ration of its cooling capacity, measured in British thermal units (Btu) per hour to the power unit, measured in watts. Simply put, the higher the EER is, the more efficient the system. You should look for a system with an EER of a minimum of 12.

Other Important Factors To Consider
  • Before you hand over your hard earned cash for a particular air conditioning unit, you should check that the electricity system in your home is compatible with its power requirements.
  • If you are planning on mounting the air conditioning unit in or near the corner of the room, it is wise to look for a system that can direct the airflow in the best direction for the layout of the room.
  • If you require a system that is mounted at the narrower end of a long room, it is advised that you look for a unit with a ‘turbo’ fan mode. This enables the air conditioner to push the air further into the room.

We hope this post has been helpful, and if you want further advice or to get a quote for your room air conditioner installation, please get in contact with ADK.co.uk.