Things You Must Know About Air Conditioners

It’s important to educate yourself about air conditioners. This will help you in assessing your needs, purchasing a suitable air conditioner and taking good care of it.

We will discuss the most important things one must learn about air conditioners below...

  1. SEER rating:

Air conditioners are rated using a scale know as Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) which displays the energy efficiency levels of an air conditioner. SEER rating can be as high as 75. The higher the SEER rating, the more energy efficient the air conditioner will be. If you would like to reduce the energy you consume in order to save the environment or money, choose an air conditioner with a high SEER rating.

  1. MERV rating:

Another rating used to label air conditioners is Minimum Energy Reporting Value (MERV). This rating starts at 1 and rises up to 20. It displays efficiency levels of air conditioner filters. The higher the rating the more energy efficient the filter will be i.e. it keeps out more impurities. A MERV rating between 1 and 12 should be suitable for most homes and offices.

Always use an air filter with a MERV rating that is recommended for your air conditioner as using the wrong one could damage it. You can save money by buying them in bulk in off season.

  1. They require regular maintenance:

The only way to get your air conditioner to last a long while is by taking steps to maintain it by replacing the filter, cleaning both the inside and the outside, lubricating the parts and checking for damage. This has to be done at least twice a year. You can either do this by yourself or get a good AC repairman to help you out. Contact us today as we at TDI Air can handle this for you.

  1. They come in sizes:

Air conditioners come in various sizes. You must choose one large enough to cool your room or house. An air conditioner that is too small will not do a proper job and will just work harder than it needs to. Our expert technicians at TDI can make the appropriate AC size recommendation for your home.

These are the 4 most important things one needs to know about air conditioners. Keep them in mind before purchasing one. Would you like to add anything to this list? Please leave your comments below.