Tips to Choose the Best Office AC

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Air Conditioning is an important feature of any office as it not only makes the working environment better but also gives the clientele a ‘wanting’ atmosphere. Thus, selecting the right AC for your office is a prerequisite these days. Here are some tips to help you out with your air conditioner selection.

Split, Window or Centralised Air Conditioning

The first thing before getting down to actually buying the air conditioner, it is important to know what sort of AC is required. The window AC is used for cooling single rooms, in the case of an office, a cabin. Split Air conditioner is majorly used for cooling a bigger space. The centralized AC adopts the method of structural cooling in which a centralized unit cools and dehumidifies air before circulating it throughout a building.

Verdict:

  • A combination of split or window AC can be used
  • Can suffice the usage by using only the AC required at that point
  • High Initial cost
  • Centralized Air Conditioning can be adopted
    • Major structural changes have to be madeto incorporate it

Capacity

The capacity of air conditioning is to be determined by the size of the room to be cooled. Depending upon the area to be cooled a variety of options are available for both split AC and Centralised AC. 1-ton AC can effectively cool an area around 90-125 square feet.

Verdict

  • AC Capacity is solely determined by the area

Energy Efficiency

The efficiency is given by COP (Coefficient of Performance) which is the ratio of the cooling output of the unit to the energy consumption. Higher the COP, greater is the unit efficiency. This is indicated by the star ratings on the AC called Energy Efficiency Ratings. More the number of stars, more will be the efficiency and lesser will be the electricity bill.

Verdict

  • An AC with more stars is more energy efficient and saves more electricity

Air Quality

Indoor air quality is an important factor while deploying ACs in an office. Thus, a good filter is pivotal while buying an AC as it enhances the air flow and also energy efficiency by preventing the choking of the evaporator.

Verdict

  • Good filters are a must while selecting the AC

Installation

The window AC has to be attached to the window; the split AC requires the installation of compressor unit outside and the centralized AC requires the creation of ducts. Installation impacts the performance of the AC as the performance parameters depend upon good or bad installation.

Verdict

  • Installation must be done by an authorized service center.

Multipurpose

AC can now be used in winters as well for heating. These multi-seasonal Hot and Cold Air conditioners can save up to 30% more energy than heaters. Also, ACs with special cooling functions can be used in monsoons as well.

Verdict

  • AC with multiple functions is more desirable.

Maintenance

An ill-maintained air conditioner will only increase the electricity bill. Proper maintenance of AC is imperative and maintaining the AC well will not only increase its lifespan but also give more savings.

Service and Warranty

A long-term manufacturer’s warranty is certainly an add-on. A brand having a good network to meet the servicing demand of the product makes the servicing more frequent.

So select smartly and stay cool! To get the offers on electronics, you should always check Tata CLiQ’s Electronics Sale to make sure you get the best price.