What are the best air conditioning units for spring?

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Spring is in the air, so if you are thinking of installing an air conditioning system or carrying out maintenance or repairs, this is the best time of year to get the ball rolling. Demand for air conditioning system usually increases over the next few months ahead of summer, so here we give you some tips on what to look out for when shopping around.

What should I look out for in a fixed air conditioning unit?

Fixed air conditioners are installed into an exterior wall, with the extractor fitted on the outside and the cooling side indoors. Running costs will be determined by the unit’s BTU (British Thermal Unit – which is the same as 0.293 watts an hour per BTU). BTU is used to measure how much heat the system can remove from the room and the length of time it will take. So, the higher the BTU the more energy will usually be consumed, which will be reflected in your energy bill. Modern air conditioning units can be discreetly installed so as not to drastically alter the interior of the room. AAC can also colour match the system’s casing, so it blends in perfectly with the colours in the room.

What size air conditioning unit will I need?

In general terms, the higher the BTU output of the system, the more efficiently it will cool the room. So, in most cases, a system with 5,000 to 8,000 BTUs is enough for the majority bedrooms or living rooms. This is something that can be assessed when the installation company quoting for the job visit your home or business to get a better understanding of your requirements. AAC offer a free survey and quote and our experienced engineers can help you find the ideal system.

How energy efficient are air conditioning units?

To learn more about the energy efficiency of a unit, look at its energy efficiency ratio (EER). This shows the ratio between the cooling capacity (shown in BTU) and the power input (in watts). The higher the EER, the more energy efficient the system is.

When is the best time to install an air conditioning unit?

Spring is generally seen as the best time to review your air conditioning requirements. Temperature levels will start to rise which will mean rooms inside your property will also become warmer and humidity levels need to be better managed. As a result, enquiry levels also start to increase at this time of year and those who book early tend to avoid the rush. Waiting until late spring or early summer can put you in a long queue that will delay the installation of the system, which could mean you miss out when you need it most.

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If you want to explore the possibility of installing air conditioning this spring, get in touch with AAC today to arrange a free quote and survey at a time that suits you. Email info@aac.uk.net or call 01707 32 55 66 .
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