Summer is just around the corner, which means lots of warm, sunny evenings and hot, sweaty days. One way to get your house ready for the warmer months is to make sure you have the best possible air conditioning system installed. There are a few different systems out on the market to consider. Whichever one you go for will depend on your home and the climate in which you live. So how do you know which is best for you? Use these handy tips to help you decide.
These units will need to be fitted to one of your windows. They are usually a couple of feet wide, but you may be able to find mini systems that can be half the size. The hot air from your rooms will be pumped out through the window. Even though they are very cheap to install, there is one big downside. They can only cool one room at a time. However, you can easily move them from window to window if you want. These are super easy to repair as well. You’ll be able to find plenty of specialized repair man who can carry out one hour heating and air system maintenance and repairs.
Portable units just need to sit on the floor by a window. As the name suggests, you can take them around the house without any problem. Hoses are attached to them and take all the hot air from the room, into the machine and then out of the window. You can choose between a single and dual hose unit. The former can cool down a small room very quickly, but if used in large rooms it will increase your energy bills. Dual units are much more efficient and are great for cooling down any size space.
These units use the same technology as window units. There’s just one big difference. Instead of using a window, you will need to cut a hole into your wall. Watch out for pipes and electrics when you do this! It is much simpler to call in a professional to install your wall unit. Otherwise you could end up with a serious D.I.Y. job on your hands!
You will need to install two separate parts of the split unit into your home. One bit goes outside your home while the other can be placed on any interior wall in your house. As this unit can go anywhere, you will be able to blend it in with the rest of your home decor. You’ll have to get your toolbox for installing this unit, as most of them require drilling into the wall. These types of air conditioning are the best choice if you live in a very hot climate as the cool air it creates is as fresh as the air outside.
Now that you know all about the various air conditioning systems, you’ll be able to pick one that will suit you the best. And just in time for summer!