If you’re living in a tropical country like the Philippines, you probably know how hot summer times can be. Many days are warm and humid. During this season, folks would often cool down in a beach or pool. However, with the current travel restrictions due to COVID-19, most of us have been staying indoors and are most likely to remain indoors during the summer. Before, there are many options to cool down. Now, the best thing to do is to get an air conditioner installed at our homes. This ensures that we remain comfortable during the scorching summer months while remaining safe indoors.
Window type air conditioners are known as the most conventional types of air conditioners.
If you’re looking for a new window type aircon unit, know that there are many things to consider. Some of these are initial price, cost-efficiency, size, and maintenance. You should also ensure that you have the right air conditioner hole in your wall.
Here are five things to consider before buying a window-type aircon.
1. Cooling Capacity
This should be the first thing that you should consider. Cooling capacity should be your first consideration before buying a window AC. Cooling power is usually measured in kilojoules per hour (KJ/hr). Check how much you would need for your room. If the space is small, then you may not need to have such a high cooling capacity. Also, check your location. If sunlight directly passes through a window or your area is very hot and humid, you may need an air conditioner with a higher cooling capacity.
The Condura Cooling Capacity Guide states that a 10-13 sqm room needs 0.75 HP, 13-18 sqm needs a unit with 1.0 HP, 18-24 sqm needs 1.5 HP, 25-35 sqm needs 2.0 HP, and 31-42 sqm needs 2.5 HP.
2. Ease of Installation
Make sure that your wall has the right hole for the air conditioning unit that you intend to buy. Many window type aircon models are designed to fit inside standard double-hung windows. Today, however, most window air conditioners are installed through a custom-created wall space or hole, using a special mount or brace. If your window’s dimensions aren’t enough for an air conditioner unit or you don’t have vertical sash windows, then a custom-made hole wall is your best option.
When a window type aircon has been completely installed, the unit should be set flat inside the opening. The exhaust system should be facing outside, as it blows out warm air. The cooling system should be facing inside and should not be obstructed by curtains or furniture. Also, it is better if an air conditioning unit is placed high on the wall.
3. Energy Efficiency
When compared to centralized air conditioning systems, window-type units are the better choice when it comes to energy efficiency. The initial market price of window-types is also lower.
For you to gauge whether a unit is energy efficient look at the Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER). The higher the EER, the more savings you’ll have in the long run. One example of a unit with high EER is the Condura Inverter Window-Type.
4. Aircon Maintenance
To always work efficiently, window-type air conditioners need regular maintenance. These types of air conditioners can be vulnerable to dust and dirt that can accumulate in the interior. It’s also vulnerable to debris from the outside that can accumulate on its back. Its drain may also get clogged. When these things are left unchecked, they eventually reduce the efficiency of your air conditioner.
To ensure that your air conditioner lasts long and remains efficient, schedule regular cleaning maintenance at least once a year. Though you may be able to clean the air filter by yourself, professional and thorough cleaning is still the best choice. Consider your aircon maintenance schedule before buying a window-type unit.
It’s also better to go for a top-quality unit. Choosing a good brand ensures that service centers are familiar with your unit. You’ll also be able to save more in the long run as your unit won’t break down, especially when you least expect it.
5. Aircon Price
Though usually with the cheapest market prices, window-type air conditioners can still vary in price. Bear in mind that the more affordable options are the most basic ones and may only be good for smaller spaces. The units that come with a higher price tag can cool much larger areas and also have additional functions.
When considering the cost, you should look beyond the initial market price. You should also check if a unit may potentially lead to higher electricity bills or even repair costs. Don’t be afraid to ask around before buying. Remember: When it comes to appliances, it’s always better to opt for the ones with the best quality.
Best Aircon in the Philippines
However, you don’t need to look far if what you want is to find top-quality air conditioners in the Philippines. We at Condura only seek to provide the best products that suit the needs of Filipinos, and we call this passion for excellence “Filipinnovation.”
The Condura 6S provides a 2-way air flow cooling function, an easy access filter, 2-speed cooling and has a 12-hour mechanical off timer. This energy-efficient window type aircon is perfect for studio-type rooms with single occupants or young couples.
The Condura 6X is a window type aircon that is built to last for the Philippine weather conditions. It has an upgraded 4-way air flow cooling function, easy access filter, as well as 12 hour and 24-hour mechanical off timers, depending on the variant.
The Condura 6X Plus also has a 4-way air flow cooling function and easy access filter, the unit has a Durakote protection or an extra layer of protective coating on its 5 major parts, including its compressor and fan motor. It therefore lessens your maintenance worries for the long term.
And last but not the least, the Condura Inverter Window Type Aircon or iWRAC. This also has a 4-way air flow cooling function, a 24-hour timer and an easy access filter. It’s inverter technology, together with the Energy Saving Plug feature, can save you more than 30% on electricity costs versus non-inverter units.
|Condura Window Type Aircon||Special Features|
|Condura 6s||– 2-way air flow cooling function|
easy access filter
– 2-speed cooling
– 12-hour mechanical off timer
|Condura 6x||– upgraded 4-way air flow cooling function|
– easy access filter
– 12 hour and 24-hour mechanical off timers, depending on the variant
|Condura 6x Plus||– With Remote Control|
– Energy Savings Plug
– 4 Way Air Flow Cooling
– Easy Access Filter
– 24-Hour Electronic Off Timer
– Durakote Protection on 5 Major Parts
|iWrac||– With remote control|
– Energy Saving Plug
– 4 Way Air Flow Cooling
– Easy Access Filter
– 24-Hour Electronic Off Timer
When you choose Condura and our range of top-of-the-line units, you also get excellent service with a smile. We always make sure to provide you with maximum efficiency and the best cost-effectivity.
Partner with the company that brings both the best products and services. Our focus on the Filipino value of malasakit allows us to customize our services to suit your needs, and our passion for excellence ensures that we make only the best products in the country. With us, you can be sure that great attention to detail will be provided, and that our services will always be filled with malasakit. We do not only want to offer good sales service, but service that is filled with Filipino hospitality, and stems from the Pinoy heart.
With Condura, you will proudly and confidently say, “Iba and Pinoy!”