In areas where the summers are too hot to handle, installing an air conditioner is very important. This particular appliance system will take the heat from inside the room and throw it outside into the environment. As the heat will be removed from the air inside the room, the temperature will drop, making the indoors cooler and more comfortable.

However, you cannot just install the air conditioner in your home unless and until you are certain about the product. While choosing the AC, there are certain specs that you need to take a look at before you decide anything. This article will describe those specs and attributes that should be considered before you purchase the air conditioning appliance and install it.

Key factors to consider before buying an air conditioning system


Room size and interior volume

The first thing you need to consider is the size of the room. If your room is small, you will need a smaller AC and vice versa. Also, sometimes, the rooms might be smaller in the area, but they have higher ceilings. If that’s the case, you also need to count the internal volume because the AC system’s capacity will depend on the total volume of air that can fit inside the particular room or house.

Centralized or singular air conditioning system

There are two types of air conditioning systems- centralized and singular. In a centralized system, a core mechanism draws in the hot air from different zones of the house, reduces the temperature, and then distributes the cold air through the ducts. So, a single AC system will manage the temperature of the entire home. On the contrary, a singular AC is a single unit of the cooling appliance that will help in reducing the temperature of a particular room where it is installed.  If you have big house and you want to cool up ntire space, then investing in a centralized air conditioning system is a must.

Air conditioning capacity

The next spec that you have to consider is the capacity of the air conditioner. Usually, the air conditioning capacity is described in tonnage or tons. The higher the tons, the more will be the cooling capacity of the air conditioner. For example, according to the standard chart, a 1 ton AC can remove about 12000 BTU (unit of heat energy) from the area in one hour. Similarly, a 1.5 ton AC will remove 18000 BTU of heat in one hour. So, before you select the AC, make sure that the capacity is correct. For a small room, you won’t need an air conditioner with a 3-ton capacity, while for a large room, 1-ton AC will never be an appropriate solution.

Warranty on different parts of the AC system

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The air conditioning system is made from different parts, like the motor, the compressor, the ducts, etc. Usually, the manufacturers provide two different warranties. One warranty cover is applicable for the entire AC unit. However, the most important warranty policy that you need to consider is the one given on the compressor. The compressor is the core part of the AC, responsible for removing heat from the air, it needs to have at least seven to ten years.

Energy consumption

The next thing you need to consider while buying the air conditioning unit is energy consumption. The energy efficiency of the AC unit is defined in star ratings.  For example, a 3-star rated AC will always consume more energy than a 5-star rated appliance. So, if you want to reduce your monthly bills, try to get a 4-star or 5-star air conditioner. In addition, check the total energy which the appliance will consume in a year. It will give you an idea about the electric bill amount you will need to pay.


We understand that choosing the perfect air conditioning system might be challenging, but if you consider the attributes mentioned above and the technical specifications, we are sure that you won’t make any mistake in choosing the AC for your home.