The need for an air-conditioned environment has steadily grown. Even in the United Kingdom, more homes now have air conditioning systems to make the indoor environment as comfortable as possible.

But if you have decided to invest in a system for your household, there are a few considerations. It’s essential to choose the right-sized system, for one, because choosing one with too high a capacity or too low a capacity can leave you with either a system that will cost too much to operate or a system that cannot adequately control the temperature in the space. But which air conditioning system is right for you? Here’s how you can choose the ideal one.

The three best steps 

The process of selecting the right air conditioning system consists of three steps: first, you would need to figure out the unit or system’s cooling capacity, and secondly, you would need to choose the actual unit/s you require. Thirdly, you have to strike a balance between other factors, such as the unit/s actual size, its noise, its function, its cost, and its aesthetics. By thinking of these three steps, you can be more assured of making the right choice. 

Large livingroom with grey sofa and air conditioning unit

Aside from this, there are other aspects and pointers to think about:

  • Suppose you are planning to have an installation for your domestic premises or a smaller space or area. In that case, your choice essentially boils down to two: either a floor- or wall-mounted split-type system or a window air conditioner. But whilst window air conditioners are cheaper than split systems and are more compact, consisting of only a single unit, it’s often better to choose a split system because it can offer better functionality and efficiency in the long run. Additionally, it has quieter operations, which makes it ideal if you are planning to install it in a bedroom or working area.
  • If your building has restrictions on planning that prevent you from placing a condenser unit externally near or on your building, you may want to consider floor-mounted or wall-mounted monoblock units.
  • Many property owners are now choosing to have dual functioning air conditioning systems, where the system can serve to heat up and cool down the space. However, according to experts in air conditioning like, these systems have heat pumps, so your choice is often relegated to a split system. It is possible to go for a floor-mounted or wall-mounted monoblock system but to be sure about your choice; it’s best to consult with your installer and supplier. 
  • If you would like a portable air conditioning system (such as if you are a property renter), then easy-fit split-type air conditioners or mobile air conditioners may be a good choice. 
  • If your premises is larger or you are thinking of cooling commercial or office premises, it’s best to go with other types of systems, be it ducted air conditioning, ceiling cassette units, and so on. 

You can also opt for a multi-split system, where several units indoors are connected or linked to a single component outdoors. At the end of the day, choosing the right system is of utmost importance, and if you are unsure which system to choose, your supplier and installer can give you the proper recommendations you need.