05/31/2013

Cool Off This Summer with an AHAM Verifide Room Air Conditioner!

Summer is finally here and that means that many of us will be cooling off at home with portable and room air conditioners.If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner, there are some great resources that you can utilize to help find the unit that’s best for you. This Old House’s website has a section titled “How to Choose an “How to Choose an Air Conditioner” that provides a good overview on options, such as remote controls and digital displays, how to properly install it as well as the correct size:

“Matching the air conditioner to the room you want to cool is your first consideration. If it’s too small, it simply won’t cool the space. If it’s too large, it will cool the space so quickly that the thermostat will shut the unit down before it can lower the humidity level in the space. The result is a cool room that feels damp and clammy.”

Another good resource is the ENERGY GUIDE website which can also help you select the proper sized A/C, tell you how much you can save on energy costs through their energy calculator, the site provides a list of ENERGY STAR-approved models. Room air conditioners that carry the AHAM Verifide seal have been independently tested to verify the manufacturer’s for cooling capacity (measured in BTUs per hour) and electrical energy in Amps.

Click here to learn more about AHAM Verifide and search the online directory of AHAM Verifide room air conditioners here. Finally, this page will help you to identify AHAM Verifide products when you’re at the store.