Maybe you’ve already even thought about the type of AC you want! However, that may not necessarily be the best way to go about it. To make sure you don’t waste time, money, and effort installing a new AC that will only end up disappointing you, it helps to do some checking beforehand.
Before you even start window-shopping, list down the following details to take with you on your next AC-scouting trip:
- How much area you plan your AC to cover in square feet/square meters
- The layout and construction of your room
- Other heat sources in the area and near your AC, including appliances and potential occupants
- How often and how long you plan to use your AC (a rough estimate of how many hours per day and how many days of the week should be fine)
When you’ve got all of that info prepared, it’s time to go hunting! Let’s take a look at some of the main aspects you should consider when choosing your AC.