Air conditioner buying guide

When the weather gets warmer, you may want to consider buying an air conditioner to ensure you get a good night’s sleep. Before you buy an air condition, take the following into account:

Note the noise – If you are a light sleeper, you will need an air conditioner that is quiet. Therefore, ask the sales person, to recommend a model that is quiet and one that has a star rating for emitting a very little sound.

Factor in the window location – Window air conditioners blow air in one direction, therefore if your window is not centered to the wall you may find that you receive less cooling. If this is the case, choose a model that has fan arms that swivel.

Install it correctly – Window air conditioners are best for double hung windows. If you are looking at a through-the-wall unit, look at a proper installation company to help you fit your unit.

Check filter location – Your air conditioner filter will have to be cleaned regularly, depending on its use and the amount of dust in your area. Most people can clean their own filters, so speak to the sales person or the installer on how you can do this.

Intelligent cooling – Investing in a smart air conditioner is a good idea as this means that you can control your unit from your smart phone.