Video: How to Choose an Air Conditioner (3 Steps)

Stay cool this summer. Follow this simple guide and find an air conditioner that’s right for your space.
 

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[MUSIC PLAYING] An air conditioner is an affordable way to beat the summer heat. Choosing the right one comes down to a couple of key factors. Don't worry, you've got this. First, think about the square footage of the area you want to keep cool. Air conditioner capacity is measured in BTU, indicating how quickly and effectively an AC unit can cool a room. A 5,000 BTU model will handle a small room well. As the size of your room increases, BTU ratings should follow suit. Larger areas will require a BTU up to and beyond 10,000. Choosing an appropriate rating is important for your comfort. A BTU too low will result in insufficient cooling, while one too high will leave your space damp and clammy due to residual humidity. Air conditioners at Canadian Tire come in two styles. A portable unit uses an exhaust pipe to funnel air out your window. These models are easier to install. A window unit rests with its main body hanging outside, reducing indoor clutter. Make sure the size of your unit aligns to the size of your window. Next, think about features. Window models with an Energy Star rating use 9% less energy than non-certified units. They may cost more initially, but make up for it in energy savings over time. Models with adjustable fans and thermostats provide additional fine tuning and allow you to lower your settings for quieter operation at night. Some units even come with remotes that have a built-in temperature sensor for regulation based on where you are in the room. Air conditioners can be a lifesaver over the dog days of summer. With this info in mind, you're ready to stay cool all season long. Don't worry, you've got this. [MUSIC PLAYING]
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