Singapore can be really hot at most of the times, below are some point and tips for you to consider when purchasing air con.
BTU (British Thermal Units) is a term for cooling capacity. Choosing a right BTU for your house will mean that you can avoid paying sky-high bills while keeping cool with the aircon. You can calculate your BTU via this link – http://www.calculator.net/btu-calculator.html. Type in your room dimension to get a rough gauge.
Calculate the energy consumption for the air con
Many air conditioning system have an EER point, the higher you score out of 10 for EER the higher you will save on your electrical bills. Choose the right air conditioner unit with a better EER.
The EER Rating in Singapore is different and it can be found on its energy lable with ticks representing it Energy label. The higer the amount of ticks the better the rating, there is a maximum of 5 ticks.
Split units are more quiet that window units. It will also determine if pipping are required in the process. The window unit doees not need further piping while split units involves piping.
Inverter Air con unit
Non inverter ac compressor and it’s motor can only operate at a single speed while it is more affordable and easier to install. However, it uses more electricity over time and it is nosier. Inverter ac on another hand controls speed of the compressor to change the temperature when needed and reduces energy consumption by 30% and above. Therefore, in long term an inverter ac is more logical.
Split system or a multi split system
It is recommended to have a 3+1 Split beacuse the cooling ability will be reduced if 4 or more units share the same compressor when turned on. It will however be more expensive as it requires 2 compressor so if you do not require 4 aircons to work at the same time, choosing system 4 will be extra savings on the cost.
R410a is the cooling liquid for aircon in residential.
Most air conditioner system comes with a 1 year warranty however some of them provides 5 years part warranty for the compressor. While having such irresistable deals, it is always recommended to change your air cons every 8 years. Where the replacement is more cost-effective compared to repairing or replacement.
Remote control is an important factor, an easy to use remote control with useful functions to operate the air conditioner.
Filter indicator which will prompt you when the filter is dirty.
It is important to research the ideal brands of air conditioner for your house. Ensure that you only get those brands which are more easy to service when contacting an aircon service specialist.
It is important to know you requirements when purchasing air con in Singapore as this will be a tool which serves you for another 8 to 10 years. To find out more, make a few visits to the ac retail shops to understand the requirements better.