Buying a quality air conditioner (AC) is an investment in your comfort at home or office. Our tropical climate makes it important to ensure that the system you are buying for your home or office provides you the comfort you desire. For example, an unsuitable air conditioner can make you spend more money than planned, and it can affect your health, too.
At Technoton we work with our clients to ensure that this investment continually delivers value to you. While we are always available to provide guidance for your every need, we created this short guide to assist you to make the right decision when it comes to buying a new air conditioner for your home and office. Here are the factors to consider:
1. Size and Number of Areas You Want To Cool
This is the first step in choosing the right air conditioner. You have to determine the size and number of rooms or spaces to be cooled.
2. Types of Air Conditioner
There are four types of air conditioning systems available in the market. These are:
- Window Air Conditioning systems
- Split Air Conditioning systems
- Packaged Air Conditioning systems
- Central Air Conditioning systems
The size and number of spaces to be cooled, air quality requirement and budget will ultimately determine the type of air conditioning system to be used.
3. Air Conditioner Sizing
Proper sizing of the air conditioner to be used is a critical step in purchasing a quality air conditioner for your needs. An improperly sized air conditioner can have serious implications for your home/office comfort AND wallet. Furthermore, it can lead to conditioner short cycles, high electricity bills, increased humidity and shorter system life due to constant operation.
Rule Of Thumb For Air Conditioner Sizing: Every 500 or 600 square feet requires 1 Ton of air conditioning capacity. 1 Ton = 4.7 Horse Power
4. Quality Air Conditioners with Quality Airflow
Airflow may not be something you have thought about, but it is a critical component of home and office comfort. In fact, your whole cooling system depends on your equipment’s ability to access and condition the air in your home. Trouble with airflow => trouble with comfort.
5. Research the Air Conditioning Contractor
Make sure they have had positive reviews from previous clients. This could be difficult to determine. But one way to ensure you are signing up for quality service is via a referral. Ask a friend, neighbour, or industry peer for their air conditioning expert. Also, you can see if they have a good reputation on online review sites. In the digital age, it is harder than ever to run from a bad reputation.
6. NEVER Buy Your Air Conditioner From a Sketchy Source
What is a sketchy source? One example would be an online auction – you can’t guarantee the quality and sustainability of the unit when you are buying it online. Make sure you buy your air conditioning equipment direct from the manufacturer or an authorized agent. This way, you can be sure that your equipment is not damaged, is covered under warranty, and didn’t fall off the back of the delivery truck!
In summary, selecting the right air conditioning for your needs is important for your health and your finances. If its capacity is too low for the size of your space, it will have use more power before it reaches your desired temperature. That may not mean much on the surface until you realize that the constant strenuous operation may translate to poor air quality, and ultimately damage your air conditioning unit. We can help prevent that by providing best ot class services to ensure your air conditioner is efficient, saves you money, and remains a source of clean, healthy air for you, your family, and colleagues at work.
Technoton Ltd is one of the foremost air conditioning services company in Nigeria. We are authorized agents for major manufacturers. We install, maintain, and sell equipment and spare parts from world-class original equipment manufacturers such as Samsung, Haier, Midea, Daikin McQuay, and Carrrier among others. Call our service lines: +234-906-000-0172 or 0818-888-6701. You can also send us a message and we will get back to you.Last Updated on