Interior Design / October 6, 2018 / Daniella Epstein.
Do you live in a zone that heat is a problem? The solution is air conditioning! They may not be the most environmentally friendly, but it’s certainly an effective way of cooling/heating your home. The primary mechanism is that they get air from your house, dump it out, and get air from outside, heating or cooling that air and, then pumping it in your house. Also, it helps to keep your home moisture free. In average the electricity bill for them costs around 100 $ if used moderately. However, what are the requirements for your order to be the best?
First of all, the size of the room must be directly proportional with the power of your unit (i.e., a 12.000 BTU unit will fit well in a 40-50 sq. meters room). Roughly it is estimated for one square foot 30 BTU’s are needed. BTU stands for British thermal system.
Also, the EER should be as higher as possible. EER stands for energy efficiency rating. You can calculate this value using a simple mathematical calculus. The “formula” is: BTU/Power, the power is the cost of electricity it consumes (i.e., 1000 W).
You can choose from fixed or mobile units. These are recommended for persons that travel a lot or to those that have multiple small rooms to cool/heat. However, the fixed ones (that consist of an external and internal unit) made for big rooms or wide spaces like offices.
TIP: You should have in mind that warm air is lighter and tends to rise above the cooler one. Maybe a minus if having differences in the height of the room or if high placed objects exist. Doors can also block a bit of that air. I am telling you this from my experience; allow some time to heat the whole room before the air gets in other spaces.