BUYING AIR CONDITIONER ON A BUDGET: THINGS TO KNOW

Modern bedroom with air conditioner

Air conditioners were once considered a luxury. But now, an air conditioning equipment is almost a non-negotiable in every home or office. Fortunately, there are now air conditioning equipment in multiple forms designed to suit every budget.

For tradies, contractors and homeowners with a tight budget and who are looking to save on upfront costs, there are many things you can consider. In this blog, we’ll help you in making decisions in your purchase and share some insights on how you can get a good deal.

1. Size your options

You may be thinking of buying a small unit to save on costs, but you will find that an undersized equipment may not provide enough cooling or heating power. At the same time, an oversized unit might be less energy efficient.

Give careful consideration to the type of equipment and the size you need for the space you want to cool (or heat, if you’ve decided to go for a reverse cycle air conditioner). Where you want to place the unit is also a big factor. You can base your decision on kW or BTU, but Energy Star also encourages making allowances for other consideration, such as:

  • Size of windows and doorways
  • Height of the ceiling
  • Spot where the unit will be placed
  • Shading in the room
  • Exposure to sunlight
  • Number of people to occupy a room

2.  Consider deal shopping

While in the process of selecting units, you can go deal shopping by comparing air conditioner prices. There are different websites online that can give you unbiased reviews on the best equipment and provide recommendations as to what brand to look for. When deal shopping, check for prices, efficiency, features, and reliability.

3. Shop from wholesalers

When looking for budget deals, air conditioning wholesalers and suppliers are the best place to shop. Air2You offers air conditioning equipment from world-class brands at low prices. Our huge buying power from manufacturers allow us to take advantage of deals and discounts, which we pass on to our customers. Tradespeople and those who run contracting businesses can also purchase equipment in bulk for discounted rates.

4. Choose a brand and model wisely

There are brands that are generally priced at a premium. Find the brand that fits your budget but make sure you’re not skimping on the benefits, like features, efficiency, and reliability. At Air2You, we offer a range of brands that you can choose from. From premium brands like Toshiba and Mitsubishi to Carrier, Braemar, and Daikin.

5. Energy ratings

Look for A/C’s with high Energy Star ratings. Energy Star certified air conditioners are typically 13 percent more energy-efficient than standard models. They may come with a higher upfront cost but the payoff is in terms of energy savings. Energy Star-rated air conditioning equipment can help you save a significant amount of dollars over its lifetime in electricity costs alone.

Hope these tips will help you make prudent but smart decisions when purchasing an A/C unit. To shop for top-brand air conditioning equipment for amazingly low prices, check out our product range!

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