Choosing an Air Conditioner for Your Home: Factors to Consider

Posted July 20, 2015 by in Decor

A home is not a home without a heart, in many homes across the world a fireplace or stove is known as the ‘heart of the home’, however, with summer’s harsh temperatures and crazy heat, the heart in our homes needs to be a little cooler. As a result, we have adopted air conditioners as the hearts of our homes. They are essential in every household. Air conditioners are investments, buy a good one and it can last you your whole life. Because of this, extra care and attention must be taken when choosing from the range of air conditioners on the market today. There are many factors which must be taken into consideration, such as; the size of your home, how many rooms does it occupy, how many tenants are living there, your heating and cooling facilities, your price range and even some smaller details like style and color.

Size of Residence

The size of your home is an important factor to consider when buying new air conditioners. Smaller homes, such as; apartments and small town houses are recommended to install the very innovative wall splits. Wall splits are ideal for single room comfort as the temperature is easily controlled with the stylish accompanying remote controller.

For a bigger home, such as a country farm house or a suburban residence, ducted air conditioners are the most ideal option. Ducted air conditioners give you much ease with your air conditioning needs as the comfort of the entire home is guaranteed. The set-up correlates with every room in the house giving you control of every room all at the one time. This can be extremely useful when you have people in different rooms at the same time.  Many households with built in gyms use these innovative systems to alter the temperature; a little cooler in the gym than bedrooms which need a warmer atmosphere. Other rooms like kitchens and cellars really benefit from these air conditioners.

Price

The beauty of modern day air conditioners is that they are energy efficient which reduces running costs. They are essentially built for you to spend as little money and get as much value for that money as possible. The ducted air conditioners are particularly built with price in mind. In fact, your heating and cooling bills will drop with one installed. You can manually monitor the temperature in every room, even when you are not in the house. New technology sees the future of air conditioning in mobile devices using apps. With an app available to purchase at Apple’s App Store you can easily monitor and alter the temperature in each room, and save hundreds of dollars in the long run.

Style

The available styles of air conditioners has become increasingly more important to buyers in recent years. Home owners want air conditioners which fit into their décor and suits their interior 12 months of the year, even if they the style of the room or the colours of the walls have changed. Wall splits are ideal for style-conscious buyers. All the incredible features such as; full DC inverter technology, ‘follow me’ sensors, multi directional airflow and many different modes are all built in to a designing master piece which would compliment any trendy home. Included with every wall split is an equally stylish remote control which gives you wireless control of your unit. The control has a large display screen which makes it easy to use.

Whether you choose wall split or ducted air conditioners, it will not be an easy choice. There are always many factors to consider based on your particular preference and situation.

*This article was contributed.