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How to choose a good air conditioner for your home, office or factory

Air conditioning isn’t something you think about all that often, until one day when you realise it’s sweltering or freezing outside and you need to cool down or warm up. It is essential to understand the basics of each system before making a decision, so much so that we’ve dedicated an entire article to doing just that!

How to choose a good air conditioner

It’s important to understand the needs of your space

If you want something simple and inexpensive but need a lot of power for a large room, then consider getting one big unit instead of multiple smaller ones. If you don’t mind spending more money upfront, then go ahead and get those energy-efficient models.

Types of air conditioning systems – We will go through the different systems in our next update

  • Split Systems
  • Multi Split Systems
  • Centralised Systems
  • Packaged Systems
  • Evaporator Coolers

When it comes to choosing equipment, big isn’t necessarily better.

Contrary to popular belief, bigger isn’t necessarily better. While it’s true that larger units have more cooling capacity than smaller ones and thus can cool large rooms more efficiently, they also require a lot more energy and take up a lot of space. Remember that bigger units cost more to run and can be difficult to install or maintain over time.

The climate in your area also matters

The climate in your area matters when considering getting an air conditioning system. For example, if you live in a humid climate, your air conditioner will have to work harder to cool down the air in your home. This means that you’ll need a bigger unit with more ductwork to be able to distribute cool air throughout the house.

In general, air conditioners should be sized according to how much heat they can remove from a room

Air conditioning systems are sized based on the heat that needs to be removed from a room. In general, the larger and more insulated a room is, the more heat it will have when occupied. This means that different rooms in your home need different size air conditioners. The size of your air conditioner also depends on how many people will be using it at any given time.

Let our team at JC Refrigeration Cape help inform you before making a decision

There are many different types of air conditioning units and we can help you choose the best system for your needs. The best way to determine which one is right for your needs is by understanding what they do, how they work and how much they cost. Contact us today for a free quote!