Small Window Air Conditioners Review
A Popular Single Room AC Unit
Window air conditioners are self contained units that are designed to fit into a standard window that slides up or down. These are fairly low-cost room air conditioners that are easy to install as all you need is a window and an electric plug; no additional wiring is required and most units will simply slide into the window. The only real disadvantage is that they can be a little drafty and so may need to be removed during winter. Some window air conditioners double as heaters but these tend to be slightly more expensive.
If the area to be cooled is of small or medium size then a window unit should be enough to keep the temperature and humidity levels down. It would also be far more cost effective than a central air conditioner as it would be cheaper to purchase and cheaper to operate in the long run.
It is, however, important that the unit is the correct size for the space that it will be required to cool. If it is too big it will continuously be shutting on and off as it will cool the room too quickly. This will use up a lot of energy meaning higher than necessary electric bills. It also means that the air conditioner will not be able to dehumidify the air in the room effectively leaving it cold and clammy. If the window unit is too small it will run continuously without properly cooling the room. For these reasons, having the correct measurements at hand when buying your unit is crucial.
Measuring the window is also important because you need to ensure the air conditioner you purchase will fit into the window space. If it is too small it will let in too much warm air from outside and if it’s too big it simply won’t fit. So make sure you measure the window correctly, possibly more than once, so you are absolutely sure of the measurements before you purchase your window air conditioner.