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How to choose the best air conditioner

September 3, 2019

Air conditioners are found in both commercial and residential properties. ACs remove heat and moisture from a room to provide a pleasant and comfortable environment. While air conditioners are helpful to make indoor climate better, in some cases they’re even necessary for rooms that have devices that produce heat or store delicate products.

Whereas the weather in Philadelphia is mostly rainy and on the cooler side, Philly’s summer is usually hot and humid. Picking the right air conditioner can be quite a challenge, especially if you’re not knowledgeable about HVAC systems, for this reason, we’re compiling some tips to help you choose the best air conditioner for your home.

Things to consider

If you’re looking for the best air conditioner, it’s important to consider many factors. From the price to the noise to energy efficiency. While this can be overwhelming, we suggest you ask yourself these questions to make it way easier.

What’s your budget?
There are several types of AC and as a result, many prices as well. You can find super cheap options like portable air conditioners and window air conditioners that can be a lifesaver without costing too much. The downside is that they tend to be a bit noisy and not as efficient. If you’d like to make an investment for a high-quality product consider ductless HVAC systems such as mini-splits.

How much space do you have?
It’s important to take into consideration how much space you actually have. If the room is crowded, then a portable air conditioner may not work too well for you, instead, consider a window AC or a ductless mini-split, that can easily fit in small rooms.

Do you have the right team of professionals to install it?
Mini-splits, and through the wall air conditioners require a team of professionals to install it. It’s important you call a licensed and insured company to do this work for you, to ensure your system will properly work. Otherwise, you could get a portable AC, which doesn’t require installation.

Remember mini splits also offer heating (they come in heat pump versions) for those days that aren’t too cold to turn your entire home heater which will keep you comfortable and won’t leave your pockets empty.

Still have questions?
Don’t hesitate to contact R&R Mechanical Services Inc. We’re the HVAC company that values you! We’re more than happy to help you choose the best air conditioner for your family and answer any questions.

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