With the holiday season coming to an end, you might think that it's time to say goodbye to the cooler temperatures outside, but finding the right air conditioner unit for your home can help keep the cool air all year round.
However, with the many options and choices for air conditioners available these days from window air conditioners to portable air conditioners, you might have a hard time choosing which one to get, especially when you're trying to find one for larger rooms.
Before buying an air conditioning unit, it's important that you also consider the following factors before making a decision:
When venturing off to buy large room air conditioners, it's best to accept that these units will be more expensive and will require a bigger initial investment. This is because these air conditioners will need to be more powerful, especially if they come with additional features like smart technology features that support Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
An air conditioner meant to cool larger rooms will naturally need more cooling power. A unit's cooling capacity is measured in British Thermal Units or BTUs, with a higher BTU rating corresponding to a higher cooling power in air conditioners. As a rule of thumb, air conditioners need a 20 BTU rating per square foot of space to keep one room adequately cool.
It's very important to take the coverage area when choosing an air conditioner, but higher isn't always better. Try to avoid air conditioners with too high of a cooling capacity as this might cool an entire room too quickly. Not only will the air conditioner not be able to dehumidify the room as efficiently, but it will also switch on and off too frequently.
Another thing you should keep in mind is that more powerful air conditioning units will require more electricity to run. Air conditioners meant to cool larger rooms will naturally be more costly as these units will be using more power to cover the entire room, as compared to air conditioners built for smaller rooms and require less energy consumption.
Lastly, it helps to be aware that air conditioning units need regular maintenance, such as draining any water accumulation or replacing air filters, to avoid growth of mold and maintain the air quality being circulated in the room.
List of Recommendations
Here is a list of air conditioner recommendations ranging from window units to portable units to help you decide which one is best for you:
1. De'Longhi EX390LVYN Portable Air Conditioner (14,000 BTU)
A single hose portable air conditioner unit with a powerful cooling capacity, the brand claims that this unit can cool a room that's as big as 700 sq ft. It also features the brand's Eco RealFeel technology that saves up to 30% on energy consumption and includes features like dehumidifying capabilities and fan settings, remote control, a 24 hour timer and more.
2. Daikin FTKC71TVM 3 HP D-Smart Queen (24,200 BTU)
This split-type air conditioner unit provides an effective and even air distribution. It also assures energy efficiency and environmental friendliness with its R32 Inverter that prevents any ozone depletion. This air conditioner also includes timer mode, silent mode, night set mode, and All Voltage Guard that prevents any dangerous electrical fluctuations.
3. Honeywell HJ5CESWK0 Portable Air Conditioner (15,000 BTU)
This portable air conditioner boasts the highest cooling capacity out of any portable air conditioning unit, while also featuring a smart thermostat, three speed options, a 24 hour timer and three operational settings—cooling, dehumidification and fan. This unit also includes a remote that allows you to control it easily.
4. Midea U MAW12V1QWT U-Shaped Air Conditioner (12,000 BTU)
Apart from having a quiet operation, the window air conditioner unit also features an inverter compressor that lets it become more energy efficient compared to non-inverter air conditioning units, earning Energy Star certified. It can also be easily controlled with your smartphone through apps like Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, as well as MideaAir.
The unique U-shape of this energy saving unit not only lets the noisier parts run outside the window sill, but also allows you to still open and close your window normally.
5. LG LW2217IVSM Dual Inverter Window Air Conditioner (22,000 BTU)
For larger rooms that require more powerful air conditioners, this LG unit is strong enough to cover a 1,300 square feet space, while still maintaining a minimal noise level and being Energy Star certified for using 40% less energy compared to similarly sized models.
Apart from that, it also includes smart technology that lets users adjust its settings using the LG ThinQ app and access Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. It also includes a 24 hour timer that lets it automatically turn on and off, an auto cool setting, four different cooling and fan settings.
Here is a summary of the list:
Keeping Your Home Cool
After buying a room air conditioner, you'll want to keep the cold air for as long as possible. The best way to do this is to make sure that your air conditioning unit is well taken care of by scheduling regular cleaning and maintenance, while also making sure that any damage and malfunction is taken care of immediately.
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