2018.09.24 16:37 | Sean Carter
Whether you are moving into a new building and realized it does not have air conditioning, or you decided you’ve lived without an air condition unit or air handler for too long, we can help. If you have never dealt with an air conditioner before, there are a few things you should know before taking a trip to your local department store to buy one.
Size Is Important. When choosing the right air conditioning unit for your business, it is important to look at units that have the proper cooling capacity. Otherwise, units with too much or too little power will lead to bigger issues throughout the lifecycle of your air conditioner.
For example, a unit that is too small with not enough power will work harder to cool a room. It will use a lot of energy, run constantly, and will not provide the relief you are looking for. An opposite, but equally detrimental problem, is when an air conditioner is too powerful for a room and cannot regulate the temperature effectively.
There are many different types of air conditioners. Many people think that all air handlers or units are created equal. With all of the different makes and models on the market, this is simply not true! Here are a few of the different types of air conditioners:
Window air conditioners: these are some of the most common portable air conditioners, made to sit in a regular window. It vents hot air outside, and moisture that is pulled from the air is released outside as well. Window units are easy to install during the spring and summer, and remove for the fall and winter.
Casement air conditioner: these units are designed for windows that swing out the side, usually via a hand crank, or slide open sideways. They are a different shape than regular window units, and also come in a variety of sizes depending on the room.
Portable air conditioners: air handlers like these were designed for rooms that do not have the proper setup for a full AC unit, or for users who want to move the AC unit from room to room, depending on which need it most. It uses a hose to vent hot air outside, and usually fits through a small space.
Wall air conditioners: installed through the wall of a building in a designated opening, these air conditioners require a sleeve to be installed correctly.