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Things to keep in mind while buying air conditioners for your home

May 19, 2019
Things to keep in mind while buying air conditioners for your home

When Canadian summers are peaking, we appreciate the invention of air conditioners just as much as we appreciate the heaters that provide us with relief in the winter. When it comes to choosing the right AC for your home, there are many critical things you need to think about. Of course, before buying an AC unit, it is important to be ready with information like the size of your room, the insulation, etc. Here are the top things to keep in mind when buying an AC unit:

Choose the type of chassis

For a room unit, you need to think about whether you will prefer a settled or slide-out chassis. Settled chasses are usually considered in reference to window air conditioners. They are quite prominent and are usually lighter. They are often introduced and evacuated occasionally. Most slide-out chassis are found on through-the-divider units and often work through a divider sleeve, even though they can be utilized as a part of window applications.

BTU output

An AC’s BTU output is the air conditioner’s cooling limit. Choosing a unit that has the best possible measure of BTU output is important so that your AC’s crest execution potential is met. A unit that is too effective will fail to dehumidify legitimately and an underpowered unit will lack in performance. Most units in the marketplace ordinarily round up to 1,000 – 2,000 BTUs. However, on occasion, you will need more than one AC unit to fulfil your cooling expectations.

Energy star rating

One of the things that worry us the most is the consumption. Although if you buy any AC that has a star rating of five or above, you should be able to garner considerable efficiency and benefits from your AC. Having said that, highly efficient units are costly and many people opt for lower efficiency and cheaper units, which still turn out to be costly in the long run due to the lack of energy efficiency.


An AC unit is an expensive piece of equipment and having a good warranty is a must. Do not purchase any unit that doesn’t have a proper warranty.


It is important to have moveable/adjustable louvers. Louvers help to adjust the dissemination of air across your room. That helps to ensure that all the rooms in your home are getting appropriate air flow. Between different kinds of AC units available, a window AC unit is better at guiding air to different parts of the room. When buying an AC unit, think about this aspect.

If you are thinking about upgrading, repairing or maintaining your furnace and AC or related supplies, speak to Total Plumbing, Edmonton’s best service provider, today for reliable and trustworthy service.