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As the temperatures keep rising, the need for an air conditioner becomes necessary. It’s important however to choose the right air conditioner based upon your needs and location. A number of factors need to be considered to ensure that the right choice is made. Some of these factors are discussed in this article.


You need to consider the capacity of the air conditioner with respect to the floor size of the room in which it will be used. Ideally, about 120 to 140 square feet area will be suitable for 1 ton of the air conditioning unit.  About 180 to 240 square feet area is suitable for 2 tons capacity of the AC unit.

Energy Efficiency

An energy-efficient unit is a must considering the cost that can be incurred from energy tariffs. Air conditioners now come with star rated energy efficiency ratings. This is also referred to as the EER. The higher the stars, the lesser an AC unit consumes electricity.

The Type of AC

The type of AC unit is another factor that needs to be considered. Window units may be cheaper and easier to install, but split ACs are preferable because they are quieter and offer better distribution of air.

Quality of Air

The quality of the air produced by AC units is an important factor that should be put into consideration when choosing an AC unit for your home. A good AC will have a good filter that will improve the quality of the air in the home. Apart from producing good air, a good filter will also enhance the cooling performance. It will also help the energy efficiency of the air conditioner unit by getting rid of dust from the evaporator coil.

After Sales Services

After sales services, in the form of warranty and other technical assistance, are bonuses for your purchase. Choose a service oriented brand that will help you to meet the servicing need of your product.


ACs have gone beyond being used for cooling alone. They are now multi seasonal products that can be used during winters as well for heating. These types of multipurpose air conditioners save more energy than heaters. As well, ACs are the best cooling devices to use during humid conditions. Thus, you need to go for air conditioners that can give you control over humidity, while providing you with the most comfort.


Most AC units have a dehumidification function. This feature reduces air humidity, giving room for better cooling, as well as more comfort. It is also important to pay attention to the noise level of the model that you are going for. The sleep mode of the unit is also important and should be considered. The unit you intend to buy should also have an auto restart feature that will enable it to restore the last setting after a power outage.


Invest your hard earned money wisely this summer by going for an air conditioner that offers efficient cooling, as well as giving you the joy of ownership.


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