On hot and humid summer days, nothing cools you down more quickly than retreating to a perfectly air-conditioned room. If you want to cool just one or two rooms, running one or two mini window air conditioners will be significantly cheaper than using a central AC. Read on to learn more about modern-day window AC units.
What Do Window Air Conditioners Have to Offer?
Window units are physically installed in windows. They don’t take up floor space or need venting via a hose to the outside. They’re usually cheaper, quieter and more efficient than comparable portable stand-alone units.
The main challenge is usually buying the right window AC model. The perfect unit for you will depend on several factors, including:
While most modern window air conditioners are designed to be efficient, you’ll be hit with higher electricity bills if you get one with too high a cooling capacity. Most units list their capacity in British Thermal Units (BTUs), which correspond to the room’s square footage. The larger your room, the more BTUs you’ll need.
Certain factors make it necessary to get a window unit that’s more or less powerful than the room’s square footage would require, such as:
- High ceilings
- How much sunshine the room gets
You can determine a window air conditioner’s efficiency by looking at its Energy Efficiency Rating (EER). The higher the EER rating, the more efficient the unit is.
Modern window air conditioners also offer additional features that help cut down on energy costs, such as:
- Energy-saver switch
- Sleep modes
- Oscillating vents
Some models come with convenient features that you may want to consider, such as:
- Wi-Fi compatibility. The smart window air conditioners with this feature let you operate them using your phone.
- Filter light indicator. It reminds you when it’s time to change or clean the filter.
- Remote control. This makes adjusting the temperature effortless.
The right top-rated window unit will be a great tool for cooling your room efficiently. To learn more about window air conditioners, contact the cooling specialists at Aggressive Mechanical Contractors, proudly serving Monmouth and Ocean counties.