Air conditioning units have become a necessity for most households. More than 80% of U.S. homes have an AC unit. Some even have more than one AC system.
In the past, air conditioning used to be common only in areas or places where the heat was unbearable practically the whole year. Nowadays, even homes in predominantly cold (and sometimes freezing) areas often have one or more AC units. This is because many are now aware of the benefits that good air conditioning provides to households.
AC units help protect (and save) people – especially the elderly – from death-causing indoor heat. Proof of this is the 84 indoor heat-caused deaths among Americans without AC units in their homes in 2012, almost ten years ago. Just think of how much this number has multiplied over the years, and you’ll understand why air conditioning units are important household components.
Additionally, AC units are necessary for an environment that constantly deals with a climate that continues to warm and where heat waves are becoming increasingly common.
Good air conditioning helps some people cope with certain health-related conditions, such as asthma, allergic rhinitis, skin problems, and other allergies.
To enjoy these benefits, though, you have to choose the right AC unit. You have to ensure that your air conditioning is exactly what you need (or what your room requires). But how can you do this if you plan to buy your new AC unit online?
Buying an AC unit from an online shop is different from purchasing one from a brick-and-mortar shop. There are several factors to consider – you cannot check or test the unit, and you have no concrete idea of its size.
Whether you’re upgrading an old AC unit or buying a new one, it’s crucial to know what to pay attention to, especially if you are buying online. Here’s an infographic, a visual guide that can help you choose the right AC unit for your home.
About the author
Rachel Watson is the Senior Content Editor of New AC Unit. Aside from heading the company’s content marketing strategies, she writes articles about how to stay fit and energy-efficient home living.