How to choose the right Air Conditioner
When the weather is extra hot, it is just impossible for everyone to have a restful day and feel comfortable even with the ceiling fan at full speed. Thus, to create a more comfortable environment for the whole family, installing AC units inside the bedrooms and living room is a great idea.
However, many homeowners are still unclear which type of AC is the best, how much horsepower would their AC need in a specific room, and several other important things you should know before buying an AC. Here are the basic tips and guidelines that will help you choose the best AC unit for your home.
How much Horsepower is needed?
Generally, we know that the size of the room determine the cooling capacity required. Another factor to consider is the amount of heat exposure the room has during the day. If the room has direct sunlight, it might need bigger HP to cool down the room.
Types of Air Conditioner
Split-unit wall mounted or commonly known as wall type unit is the most popularly used for homes. This AC type comprise of an outdoor compressor and an indoor unit. The indoor unit will have to be mounted on a wall. So if the room has some space on the upper part of the wall, this type of AC would be the best option for you. In order to achieve the best cooling performance, the indoor unit should be mounted 7-8 feet above the floor for a room with 10 feet ceiling height.
Cassette ceiling mounted AC is another type of AC suitable for home use, especially big houses. They are best-suited to rooms with a false or suspended ceiling and are ideal for use in offices and shops. The main body of the unit is hidden within the ceiling void with just a very thin facia visible and it thus neatly ‘camouflage’ into the retail or office space. An important consideration for the installation of ceiling cassettes is that it allows for a more aesthetically pleasing look for air conditioning solutions.
These units have the unique advantage of being able to be placed in the centre of a room and blow cool or warm air in four different directions. A single centrally-mounted ceiling cassette can provide balanced cooling to an entire room or multiple units can be used for larger areas.
Despite the fact that ceiling cassette ac units are hidden within a suspended ceiling (the space that is above the square tiles that many offices have on the ceilings), they are easy to retrofit and can be installed quickly and with minimal disruption.
Some factors to consider when choosing AC types :
Whilst on the subject of aesthetics, we believe that you can often create a fantastic industrial look in a restaurant using under-ceiling units with far better effect than any other air conditioning option, especially if you ‘go to town’ on some fabulous industrial ducting.
Due to the high power levels of these under ceiling air conditioners we do not recommend installing them in offices, restaurants (although they are suitable for fast food restaurants) or for residential applications. For these types of installations, we would recommend, wall, cassette or ducted units.
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