4 Things You Need to Know Before Buying an AC

AC or better known as AC (Air Conditioner) is one type of electronic item that is popularly used in homes and apartments. Especially for residential locations in hot and humid climates.

This is what must be considered when choosing AC.

1.Select the type of air conditioner as needed

There are various types of air conditioners, starting from the Evaporative Air Cooler to the solar air cooler, choose according to the conditions of your home environment.

The selection of air conditioning must be adjusted to the shape of the house or room. There are three types of AC that are the most common, distinguished from their functions and effectiveness. Choose the right one.

  • window unit,
  • wall units,
  • Portable unit

AC is very suitable to be placed in your room or home.

In general, some people think that AC 1/2 PK (Paardekracht / horsepower) is right for small spaces.

Conversely, large spaces require AC 2 PK, regardless of the level of need. Rarely realized, it turns out that there is a formula for calculating AC capacity based on the size of space.

(L x W x H x I E) / 60 = BTU Needs (British Thermal Unit) *

L = Room length (foot count)

W = Width of space (number of feet)

I = Value 10 if the room is isolated (downstairs, or coincides with another room). Value 18 if the room is not isolated (upstairs).

H = Height of space (foot count)

E = Value 16 if the longest wall faces north, value 17 if facing east, value 18 if facing south; and value 20 if facing west.

1 Meter = 3.28 square feet

Then the AC capacity based on PK is;

AC ½ PK = ± 5,000 BTU / hour

AC ¾ PK = ± 7,000 BTU / hour

AC 1 PK = ± 9,000 BTU / hour

AC 1½ PK = ± 12,000 BTU / hour

AC 2 PK = ± 18,000 BTU / hour

Or to facilitate understanding, AC 1/2 PK can reach rooms with an area of ​​6-10 square meters.

Then ¾ PK for space 9-14 M2, 1 PK for space 11-18 M2, and AC 1.5 PK can reach space 15-24 M2.

While AC 2 PK can be installed in the area of ​​22-36 M2, and 2.5 PK in the area of ​​20-48 M2.

* BTU is a calculation of AC capacity requirements for the room to be used to obtain economical and optimal results.

2. External Factors

AC cooling capacity is strongly influenced by many factors.

Among them are room size, number of windows, doors, number of family members, equipment and energy consumption at home.

More and more people, will need air conditioning with greater power.

3. Find people who save electricity

You must adjust the electrical power in the house with the AC current flowing.

Imagine how much electricity you have to pay to use AC. If you have an electric bill that swells due to air conditioning, you have to think twice …