Smaller window units are suitable for cooling a single a room at a time. Stand alone air conditioners are similar to space heaters. They can be placed anywhere on the floor and provide cool air without obstructing window views.
The consumer’s budget is often the limiting factor when it comes to choosing a suitable air conditioning system for the home. Window coolers are the most affordable but are only powerful enough to cool one room. A central system is more expensive to install and operate but it is capable of keeping every room in the house cool.
Mitsubishi is known for providing high quality products made with durable materials. Their stainless steel units will often last for two decades or even longer. Consumers who wish to pay an additional fee can purchase a lifetime warranty on a central system. Retailers can provide five or ten year warranties for many window ACs.
Energy efficiency is important because every homeowner wants to save money on cooling costs during the summer. High efficiency systems cost a little more but have Energy Star ratings, which can help users save money on utility bills.
A Mitsubishi product with 12,000 BTUs is adequate for cooling a room between 575 and 675 square feet. Some homeowners claim these units can keep a small single story home cool. Different units offer unique features, such as a slide out chassis for easy maintenance and repair, an energy saver mode, a digital display and automatic restart after power outages.
Homeowners looking for an air cooling unit for a bedroom will want to find one that is quiet during operation. A quiet unit is also preferable if the cooler will be placed in a student’s study room or a home office.
Consumers can choose a product with an automatic restart that eliminates the need to manually start the system back up after the power goes out. Some units feature built-in timers that will turn the unit on or off at a specified time of the day. Remote controls allow users to control the temperature from any location in the room. This is an attractive feature for a unit in a bedroom because the user does not have to get out of bed to operate the system.
Toward the end of August is often the best time to shop around for a Mitsubishi air conditioner because it is late in the summer season. Most large department stores will reduce the prices on existing inventory so they do not have to store the units during the winter.
The manufacturer will also offer discounts because the company wants to continue to make profit during the winter when most people are not thinking about purchasing an air conditioner. Consumers can often find installation deals during this time of the year to save even more money.