The Ultimate Air Conditioner Buying Guide
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The Ultimate Air Conditioner Buying Guide

Air conditioners are powerful cooling units that ensure your living space is always comfortable, no matter what extreme temperatures may be outside. However, not every air conditioner is best-suited for every space. Multiple factors must be considered before buying a new unit, and that exactly what this guide will educate you on. In Appliances Connection’s Ultimate Air Conditioner Buying Guide, you will learn all there is to know about these cooling units, including but not limited to:

  • Installation Types
  • BTU Efficiency Guide
  • Plug Type
  • Air Conditioner Finishes
  • Wi-Fi Compatibility

Once you have worked your way through this comprehensive guide, you will know all there is to know about air conditioners from initial measuring all the way through final installation. Inside, you’ll find detailed imagery to help you visualize how your preferred unit will look and operate in your space. The breadth of options might make it harrowing for a novice to pick an air conditioner, but after reading this guide, you will be able to shop like a pro to find the perfect unit for your home.

Overview

Air Conditioner

Air conditioners are a luxury in themselves, delivering refreshing chilled air to fend off overwhelming heat. Before you purchase an air conditioner, you should know what type of AC unit is right for you and your needs.

Always Measure Before Purchasing

Air Conditioner Measurements

Before purchasing any appliance, including an air conditioner, measure the space where you intend to install the unit. Even if retailers offer a return option because of improper fit, they may impose a restocking fee.

How Air Conditioners Work

How Air Conditioners Work

Air conditioners cool the air with a cold indoor coil called an evaporator. A hot outdoor coil called a condenser expels the heat outside. A refrigerant fluid moves between both, transferring outgoing heat and incoming cold between them.

BTUs and AC Units

Air Conditioners BTUs and AC Units

BTU stands for British Thermal Unit—a standard measuring unit for heat. Knowing the correct level of BTUs needed for your room, home, or business will help you choose an AC unit that will cool the enclosed space most efficiently and cost-effectively.