Air Conditioner

It’s almost that time of the year when people will be headed out to hit the beach to cool down from the scorching heat of the sun, but what about when you need to beat the heat in your home? One of the most popular ways (in the home) is simply through the miracle of the century – air conditioning. Not everybody owns a decent air conditioner, much less an eco-friendly one at that. Yet, look no further because here is a quick rundown of what to look for in eco-friendly portable air conditioners.

When purchasing an energy efficient air conditioner, here are just a few vital things to consider:

1. The size of the room in which the AC will be placed in and the position of the unit inside the room. Keep in mind that there should be enough room for ventilation and space for movement when opening the lid. You can do this by checking if you can open the lid fully without it bumping into walls or corners.

2. Money is a major factor. Energy efficient appliances are quite expensive, but you will end up saving in the end. On average you can save up to around $100 annually thanks to an energy efficient model.

3. We usually focus on the appearance of AC machines other than their actual performance. It is best to compare products not by their brands, but by their EERs or Energy Efficient Rating. An air conditioner is truly energy efficient if the rating is 10 or higher. You can also check to see if it has the “Energy Star” rating – a standard created by the US Environmental Protection Agency and by the Department of Energy.

This kind of appliance may be a pricey investment, but it’s an investment well worth making, especially if you decide on an eco-friendly model.