apartment air-conditioning

A guide for apartment air-conditioning: Everything you need to know

Imagine this, your contractor has an opinion, your realtor has another one and your interior designer has a whole different one on the air conditioning system for your space.

You’re stuck in the middle wondering which way to go, the first thing would be to recognize that their opinion is based on the expertise of their profession and only yours can be unbiased.

Now the next step would be to get well-informed about the systems and how efficient they will be for your home, studio, or office space.

All commercial buildings have central air conditioning systems but if you are planning on renovating the space you rented then you are responsible for its heating and cooling system.

In any case, you will require some knowledge of the topic and a company that can provide you with the necessary air conditioner. Airton has a divine collection of cooling systems of different sizes weights and capacities. You can add a Airton Clim to your bill for a good deal on the ideal air conditioner. Here’s what you need to consider when getting it:

1.   What kind of cooling volume do you need?

You need to know how much cooling volume or throw power you need for your room to be completely cool within minutes. You can do this by considering the square feet of the room and the btu/hr it needs. Btu or British Thermal Unit per hour is the measurement of heat energy.

Another factor that places a part in cooling volume is the position of your apartment, for example: if you live in the top floor or penthouse. You can be certain that the thermal energy collected on the ceiling throughout the day will raise the temperature of your apartment by a few degrees. This may not seem a lot at first but can be a real deal when you get that electric bill every month.

The saved thermal energy will heat up your apartment way faster and cool it way slower, this means you need a stronger cooling system. It needs to have a higher BTU/hr and is positioned ideally.

Most split and window air conditioners work well considering the manufacturers don’t go lower than 9000 BTU/hr.

Pro tip: If you are planning on keeping the apartment or office space cool for the entire daylight time, you need a split ac with an inverter.

2.   Where do you place the air conditioner in your room?

Have you ever walked into a large apartment and wondered how the place is not hot as the Amazon rainforest? There is a reason for it! The placement of the air conditioner in the space. A small room can also have a bad cooling system if not positioned in the correct area.

  • A wall-mounted split ac will be placed on top of the seating or dining area. In the bedroom, it should be above your headboard.
  • The air conditioner should be placed 7 feet above the ground and around 4 inches below the ceiling.
  • A window air conditioner unit doesn’t necessarily have to be placed by the window, it can be placed in a hole in the wall that covers more air throw. A window ac unit in the corner of the room will not nearly cover the room and consume more energy. You just have to put a hole in the wall for the ac to put in!
  • An air or swamp cooler can be moved around your house, it doesn’t need to be attached to any wall in fact all you need for it to work is a strong extension and water. These air conditioners can be dated back to Ancient Egypt as natural humidifiers. These coolers should be placed in the driest part of the room and you have a whirlpool of conditioned cold air in no time.

3.   What design and size do you require?

There might be an air conditioner that looks perfect with your room’s aesthetic but it doesn’t do justice to the size of your room.

For example: A room of 550 sqft requires an air conditioner with 8000 BTU/hr. Getting anything below that will never fully get your room to cool down, maybe by few degrees but anyone situated at the corner will be uncomfortably warm.

Another example would be getting a massive central air conditioning for a tiny children’s 200sqft room will be just a waste of energy and be harmful to the young ones. Therefore conserving energy by calculating what your requirements are should be your first preference.

Always take look at your options on Airton, you can go through the specs, and price installment requirements without any hassle.

4.   How much are you willing to spend on an air conditioning system?

Most air conditioners are a one-time cost with some maintenance every 6 months. But some air conditioners can cost you hundreds and thousands of dollars more when you add up the costs in the monthly electric bill.

Therefore you need to know how much energy will be consumed, your best bet is to talk to your neighbor and try to figure out what cooling system you need. Like anything else, it’s all trial and error therefore always start with one room and shift to another one.

When buying an air conditioner, you also need to check out manufacturer prices incase youre being ripped off. Airton provides you with a discount on original manufactures prices and can also have monthly promotions. By using Airton Clim you can get the maximum discount on your air cooling system.

About the author:

Raphael Martin has been working at Airton and the air cooling industry for more than 8 years, from design to installation to maintenance. His experience has led him to cover all the cooling system problems by providing solutions. He likes to impart his knowledge in his well-read blogs.