Our favorite split air conditioner at the lowest price is the Pioneer model. You can check out our review here.
The Expert’s Guide to Buying Air Conditioning
Professional air con engineers recommend considering the following points before buying a split A/C system.
. Type of home insulation
. Elevation of house
. Ceiling height
. Type of room – living areas tend to require more power
. Door size
. Window size
. Position of rooms (south or north facing)
. Level of shade around the home
Buy a Split AC System Large Enough to Cool the Room
The output of an air conditioner is measured in KW – kilowatts. Here is a guide to help you purchase an air conditioner that has the right output for the room.
Please be aware it is important to follow these guidelines and this basic guide will help you to buy the ideal ac unit.
Size of room equals output in kW
5ft2 equals 2.0 to 2.5kW
7ft2 equals 2.5 to 3.0kW
10ft2 equals 3.0 to 3.5kW
12ft2equals 3.5 to 4.0kW
15ft2 equals 4.0 to 4.5kW
20ft2 equals 4.8 to 6.2kW
25ft2 equals 6.2 to 7.2kW
30ft2 equals 7.2 to 8.0kW
35ft2 equals 8.0 to 10.5kW
How to Convert the Room Space into Square Feet
. Measure the number of feet from top to bottom of the room
. Measure the number of feet from side to side of the room
. Multiply the two figures to calculate the amount of square feet.
For example: 8 steps wide by six steps long equals 48 square feet.
Check the price of air conditioners in local stores and online and seek advice from an expert HVAC engineer.