Home » Home Improvement

Review of Air Conditioners: What are they Based on?

Aug 17, 2007
As with anything, rating airconditioners would also mean that we need to fix up certain parameters to compare them against. Conventionally, air-conditioner/s have been judged on two counts (though there are other factors which also should be looked at) - the BTU and the EER.

BTU stands for British Thermal Unit. For a window air conditioner, the BTU can range from anything between 5,000 to 18,000 units. The capacity of an air conditioner is directly proportional to the BTU. So, higher the BTU in an airconditionerss, the higher will be its capacity. However, it also must be borne into mind that the higher the BTU ratings the costlier the air-conditioner is. Now, if you are buying an air-conditioner for your room, the general theory is to multiply the square foot area of your room by 35. This will give you an indication as to what capacity of an air conditioner you would need.

EER is the acronym for Energy Efficient Ratio. This gives us an indication as to how energy efficient the air conditioner is. The more efficient an air conditioner is, that is higher the higher its EER ratings are, the less power will the unit consume and consequently the electricity bills will be lesser.

There are other factors that also are considered in reviewing an air conditioner. There is always the factor of performance. Whatever may the literature of a certain model of air conditioner say about its BTU and EER ratings, it has to live up to its billing. And that we can judge only after having a look at its performance.

There is also the issue of the noise produced. While with some air conditioners you wouldn't even notice that it is working, some produce a constant humming sound which can be quite irritating for some people.

There is also the issue of the pollutants emitted. If an air conditioner comes with the tag of 'No-CFC', it definitely works to his own advantage. Again if it does let out pollutants, then it harms its ratings.

Finally there is the issue of style and looks. Though this is a very subjective thing, and would vary from reviewer to reviewer yet this is also crucial to the overall review of the air conditioner. As an air conditioner is visible wherever you put it up it should be stylish enough to blend in with the rest of the room decor.
About the Author
Jason Uvios writes about on Review of Air Conditioners: What are they Based on? to visit :- air ozonators , air conditioners and cool air conditioner
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 288
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources