Features Of A Freestanding Air Conditioner You May Want To Look For

15 September 2015
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If you are planning on getting a freestanding air conditioner to help keep one of the rooms in your home cooler during those warm months, you want to make sure you know about the different features they can come with and how those features may help a unit meet your needs the best. This article will go over some of the features you can find offered on different freestanding units so you can choose the best one for your needs.

Consider the BTUs

The BTUs refer to the amount of space the air conditioner can cool. The lower number of BTUs a unit has, the smaller the room it will be able to cool off. This information should be listed right on the packaging.

Consider the benefits of a timer

Some of the freestanding units will give you the option of setting a timer. This will cause the unit to turn on and off at a certain time. This allows you to get the room comfortable before you get home and ensures the unit will turn itself off if you forget.

Think about heating

If you are going to need to worry about getting a heater for the cooler months, then you may want to consider going with a freestanding unit that functions as both a heater and an air conditioner.

Consider mobility factors

A freestanding air conditioner can be very portable and have a handle for pulling it as well as wheels. Then, there are other models that are a bit bigger in their design, clunky and have no wheels. If you are going to want to move the unit to different rooms from time to time, you want one that's easy to move.

You may want a remote control

If you are a person who has a hard time getting comfortable, you may want to consider getting a unit that comes with a remote control. This way, you can control the temperature from across the room.

Consider the style

If you are going to be using your AC a lot, it will become a permanent fixture in your home. They come in different styles and colors. This allows you to go with one that goes with the rest of your décor.

Think about a humidifier

You can purchase a unit that has a humidifier. This will help to remove moisture from the air to further the level of comfort you experience in your home. 

Now that you have a better idea of some of the features you can look for, you may have an easier time deciding on which one will be the best fit for your home. If you are interested in having a permanent air conditioning system put in, you can call an HVAC technician (such as one from A Absolute Plumbing & Heating) out to look at your home and give you an estimate.