Finding a right AC includes a capacity that suits your home’s layout and size. This will help maintain the perfect temperature, preventing overcooling or unnecessary load on your Air Conditioner. Besides, it is also essential to replace an old AC that may not be performing optimally, in order to avoid any electrical risks or increased power bills.
Whether you are replacing an old AC or buying your first home AC, you can make your purchase lighter on your pocket. Simply shop for an AC on EMI, with zero down payment, at the Bajaj Finserv EMI Store.
What’s more, you do not have to pay more than the purchase price, courtesy of No Cost EMIs. You can also select your preferred vendor and receive delivery within 24 hours of placing your order. Use the EMI Network Card to make your purchase even more inexpensive and avail special discounts and offers. Choose from a wide range of ACs from top brands in India and enhance your savings by selecting a model that has a high energy rating.
Now that you know where to buy your new AC from, here are some tips that will help you decide on the ideal size.
>Consider your Room’s Size
While selecting a home AC it is important to first evaluate your room’s size. This is crucial as it ensures that you don’t select a large AC for a small room. Similarly, it will ensure that there isn’t any strain on the AC to cool a room that is bigger than what it is built for. Take a look at the AC capacity that you require with regards to the size of the room you are going to place it in.
1. If your room is small (between 80–12 sq. ft.), choose a 1-ton AC
2. If your room is medium-sized (120–190 sq. ft.), choose a 1.5-ton AC
3. If your room is large (190–300 sq. ft.), choose a 2-ton AC
>Consider the Placement of the AC
A rule of thumb is to first decide where you are going to place the AC before you purchase it. This is because you may have to first build a frame to fit a window AC correctly, for example. On the other hand, you must decide where to position your split AC for maximum cooling, as well as where you will store the outside unit. For instance, placing a split AC on the wall behind your couch can cause the cold air to be directed to the nape of your neck most of the time. Similarly, placing an AC right opposite a door or window will compromise cooling and so, you must avoid it.
>Choose the Right BTU
The BTU, or British Thermal Unit, determines how efficiently and quickly an AC can cool your room, which is why you should pay attention to this number. These ratings range from 5,000 to 20,000 and beyond. However, you must also take into consideration other factors such as the sun exposure that the room receives, the location of the room and the surrounding climate. It is also important to consider the room’s insulation and ceiling height, as a room packed with more furniture and with a higher ceiling will require extra cooling and therefore, an AC with a higher BTU.
Also, if you are going to place an AC in your kitchen, choose one with 4,000 times higher BTU than what you would normally choose because of the extra heat that you are likely to generate. You can also calculate the required BTUs based on the number of people that are likely to frequent the room. For each person over and above 2 people, add 600 BTUs to your room’s AC requirement.
Now that you know how to get the perfect-sized Air Conditioner, start shopping for one without further ado. Check your pre-approved offer and select a 1-, 1.5- or 2-ton air conditioner now.