The process of an air conditioning can be a tricky experience, especially if you do not have any knowledge or prior experience doing it. Making the wrong choices can lead to problems like buying the wrong equipment for your home. This is a waste of money, as you might have higher-than-necessary utility bills.
To get the most from your purchase, do not make the following buying errors:
Thinking bigger is better or smaller is cheaper
The first common mistake many AC buyers make has something to do with the size of the unit to get. Many of them believe that the bigger the equipment, the better cooling features it has. Or the smaller it is, the lower their energy consumption.
While in most cases common beliefs are correct, there are other factors to consider. Think of the size of the room where you will have to install the air conditioner. It is best to consult an air conditioning installation specialist to help you decide.
Not minding the other heating and cooling components of your home
According to the Australian Government, draught proofing and insulation are two critical components that can determine the size and type of cooling system best suited for a particular home. The better your home’s draught-proofing and insulation characteristics are, the smaller the air conditioning unit you need. In addition, the smaller the unit is, the less energy it consumes. Therefore, the lower your electricity bills will be.
You can make your home energy efficient and less energy consuming by factoring in all these components, and basing your decision of which AC size and type to get.
Forgetting all about installation
Proper installation is a must for your new air conditioning unit to work at its best. Just a slight misjudgement on where to install it, or perhaps a minor error during the setup, may result in inefficiency.
While you think that performing the installation on your own can save you money, doing it incorrectly can lead to higher bills and system failure.