Think About The Size of the Room
The first consideration is to think about the space you want to cool down. Providing temperature control throughout a large country house with multiple rooms will need a very different approach to a small apartment in the city. If you are fortunate enough to be building your own house, it’s also a consideration for the planning stage. There are several different systems on the market, and some would require extensive changes to an existing house but the planning can be factored in the drawings of a new build. Remember, if you choose a unit that is not powerful enough, you may not get a cool enough temperature. On the other end of the spectrum, a unit that is too big may deliver an icy blast or be constantly switching on and off causing disturbance.
Most systems come with a speed setting. This will allow you to cool down a hot room fast, which might be necessary in intense summer heat. Other settings may allow you to set the run speed on a lower frequency, allowing you to enjoy watching a movie without noise disturbance or, more importantly, sleep uninterrupted. Some systems also have energy saving options – it isn’t necessarily the best use of energy to completely turn off air conditioning in the heat or the cold. Running the system on a lower setting will allow you to maintain a comfortable temperature without making the unit work hard. Many systems will have a smart thermostat that will allow you to adjust the settings to suit you.
Calculate Your Budget
Not all systems come with the same price tag, and it’s important to get the right system for the budget you have. As mentioned before, if you are building your own house, you could consider central air conditioning where air is circulated and delivered to each room through vents. Installing this in a house that is already built will require additional funds to make the necessary modifications to the building structure. Wall mounted systems might be a better and less expensive option if you know that you will always require air conditioning in particular rooms but do not want to make extensive changes to the building structure. Lastly, for more versatility and a more cost-effective solution, a portable system might be just what you are looking for. This type of system can be moved from room to room, they often come in stylish designs to complement your decor, and you can take them with you if you move house. Whichever system you choose, you should make sure that it will suit your needs. If you’re unsure which system is right for you, get in touch with the team here at Extrordinair as we’d be happy to help you.