How to choose the right air conditioning unit for your home

Purchasing a new air conditioner is a large investment for your home, that’s why it’s important you purchase the correct unit for your property. With so many options on the market, you may be wondering which option is the right choice.

How to choose the right air conditioning unit for your home

Get a professional opinion

The easiest way to know which option is right for your home is to get a professional opinion from an air conditioning repair and installation company. When you call about units, they’ll likely ask you how large your home is, what type of unit you currently have, and why you’re looking to get a new one. Then, they’ll send a technician out to inspect your place and offer recommendations.

Since this will be a professional company who installs and repairs air conditioners on the regular, you’ll have the best advice and selection options available to you.


The next best option is to go online and research which option may be best for your property. If you’re looking for a small window unit or something portable, these can typically be installed within the matter of minutes with the help of a friend or by yourself.

With many window and portable air conditioners on the market, you’ll want to measure the space you plan to occupy including the window you’ll be using so you have the correct measurements when scoping out units.

Most A/C units are meant to be used in a certain space circumference so it’s important you know how large the space is so you can purchase a unit large enough to cool that space.

If you’re looking to go the window A/C route, make sure your window isn’t too narrow, you have proper air flow and good air quality, and that your window is not in a hallway. All of these things will cause you’re A/C unit to pump bad air into your home – which could cause illness, debris, and pollutants to occupy your space. Also, you should timely be doing chemical aircon servicing of your AC to increase the life of the unit.