Home Air Conditioner

When the temperature outside rises the thought to stay chilled is the most loved one. People try to find out different ways to stay chilled and one of the most common ways is to get hold of an air conditioner. To buy an air conditioner seems the best option when the mercury starts soaring. There are numerous options in the market from which you can choose the one that suits your budget and requirement. For instance, there are window air conditioners, the split ACs, the portable ones and also the central air conditioners. However, the comfort that you would be getting from your air conditioner is directly proportional on the kind of choice that you make.

First of all keep in mind that the rightly sized air conditioner is of utmost important. A unit that is too big in size, cools too quickly and will not be able to remove the required moisture from the room thereby making the cooling inefficient. On the other hand, an air conditioner that is of smaller size will not have the capacity to cool your large home. So sizing your unit is the first step. In order to find the rightly sized unit that would be required for your home, load calculation needs to be done. It is a typical method that determines the cooling requirement of the desired rooms and accordingly the most optimum size is decided.

Once the size is determined, the next important step is proper installation. For instance, in case of window AC, installation in the correct place is important. The window level should be such that it drains correctly and also the room should have a conducive window position. Also it is important to move any heat generating device like TV or lamps away from the window unit.

The filter of the unit should be placed in such a location so that it can be easily accessed while you need to take it out for cleaning.

Similarly, in case of split air conditioners as well there are certain factors that you must take into account while installing.

The indoor unit should be installed at a particular height above the ground for proper cooling.

The indoor unit should be have a slight tilt so that there is unrestricted air flow of the condensed water from the drain pipe.

It is pertinent that both the indoor unit and the outdoor unit of an air conditioner should be located away from direct sunlight and water. And as far as An outdoor unit is concerned, it should be located in an open space so that the heat generated can be dissipated well.

Last but not the least, there are certain signs of which you need to be wary off and call for a quick help. Some of the warning signs are the following:

• The air conditioner does not turn on
• The comfort level has decreased when compared to previous years
• The utility bills are going up abnormally high
• Strange noises come out when the air conditioner starts operation
• The AC shuts off long before or after the comfort level is reached
• There is water collection near the furnace
• The air that comes out of the registers are not as cool as it was previously

Thus, whenever you notice any of these warning signs you should become alert and get in touch with a service expert.



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