The summers over the past few years have introduced increasingly warmer temperatures, which can cause even us in the Pacific Northwest to look for cooling solutions. Never before heard ads on the radio for portable and permanent air conditioning units are becoming common. If you are looking for relief from the heat wave that is expected again this year, be sure to take a few moments to educate yourself as to your many options. Be mindful that using air conditioners can make the cost of your utility bills and the use of energy escalate at an alarming rate. It would be wise to balance the cost of the purchase of an air conditioning unit with how energy-efficient it will be. If you live in an area with high humidity, such as Seattle, it may be beneficial to also check into a dehumidifying heat pipe which will help reduce the moisture inside your home.
If you live in one of the warmer southern states you will most likely have some form of central air conditioning, which generally cools the entire house, but these central systems are the least energy efficient. Portable air conditioners, which are usually perched in windows, or wall units, which are installed in areas that you want to stay cool, may be an acceptable and more energy-friendly option. A portable air conditioner, which you can move to any room in your home whenever you need the cool air, is the most affordable option.
There are many different brands and sizes to choose from. The Frigidaire FAa065P7A, with a 6,000 Btu rating, is Energy Star rated and won a “best rated” award by a compilation of reviews by a consumer rating company in June of 2009. It won the award based on its ability to cool rooms of about 200 square feet, with ease of use, a digital display and a handy remote control. The Frigidaire air conditioner was found to do the best job in the industry of balancing the cost of the unit, with efficiency and performance. The only negative noted in the comments was the decibel level. panasonic ac 1 ton 3 star Keep in mind that the best way to stay cool this summer is to do your research now, while air conditioners are readily available, talk to your friends and neighbors, and call your local air conditioning repair shops to see what the people who work on them recommend. Look for the famous Frigidaire logo which is part of everything Frigidaire sells, from dishwashers to portable air conditioners, and buy with confidence that you have the reputation of a leader in the industry to trust. The logo is stamped with pride by Frigidaire to assure consumers they are purchasing an item that will perform to great satisfaction.
Many of the Frigidaire air conditioners have controls which can be used to set the temperatures by 3 speeds. Each of the Frigidaire air conditioners come with an antibacterial filter to keep out harmful airborne particles such as dust and bacterial.