Living in the Philippines means enjoying great weather all year long. The heat however can go as high as 40 degrees Celsius in the summer or on especially humid days. It is a must to have an air conditioning unit in your home to maintain a comfortable temperature.
This could mean leaving the air conditioning on almost 24/7 for a few months at a time. Searching for the best unit can be taxing especially with the many models available in the market today. We did all the dirty work by narrowing down your choices with the help of our buying guide and the 10 best ones you can purchase today.
Choosing an air conditioner with inverter technology helps manage electricity costs. Regardless of the type of air conditioner you choose for your home, it is best to make sure that you won't get shocked with your energy bill each month.
An air conditioner with inverter technology helps regulate energy by adjusting the speed of the compressor to control the temperature of the room. The compressor of a non-inverter AC on the other hand goes on and off every time it attains the desired temperature.
There are a lot of different types of air conditioning units available in the market today. You can narrow down your choice by looking at the most popular ones below.
Getting centralized air conditioning means purchasing a unit that combines the evaporator, condenser, and compressor in one unit. These are usually placed on a roof, or on a concrete slab near the home's foundation.
The mechanism would need ducts running through the exterior wall or roof that draws air from inside the house and in exchange provides cooled air indoors. This is a great option for those who are planning to build a house, or for homes that come with cooling ducts.
If you are living in a house that does not have ductwork, you can choose a split-type conditioner. This combines an outdoor compressor and condenser with indoor air-handling units. This air conditioner is mounted on the wall with blowers attached.
Most people prefer this as it saves more space inside the home compared to a window-type unit. It is also more aesthetically pleasing. It does however require the outside unit to be installed along with the indoor unit, which takes planning in terms of installment and space.
A small rectangular hole is all that is needed for a window-type air conditioner. This is one of the most common type of AC.
This is best for condo-dwellers, as some units already come with a window fit for this type of AC. It is convenient and requires minimum installation for most rooms. All components are in the box that comes with a thermostat gauge that can be controlled by a dial or a remote.
If you don't want to break down walls for you to enjoy cooler air, a portable unit can work best for you. It can be moved from room to room and is freestanding on the floor. All it needs is an outlet for it to operate.
The most important thing to consider in making this purchase is the size of the room it will cool. Installing the right-sized unit ensures that the room is cooled efficiently, keeping energy costs down. Choose a 1.0HP air conditioner for an 18 to 22 square meter room. A 28 to 40 square meter room meanwhile, would need a 2.0HP unit.
To ensure the energy efficiency of your air conditioner, check for the EER or Energy Efficiency Ratio. The minimum allowed for air conditioners is 9.1.
The higher the EER, the more savings you will have for your electricity bill. Another plus? Higher EER means a more environment-friendly unit.
An inverter aircon comes with a steep price. If however you are to use it 24/7 during the hot season, it is best to go for inverter units. If you can manage using it for around 8-10 hours a day, then a non-inverter unit can suffice for your home.
Let us help you make that choice for the air conditioning unit you want for your home. Here's a list of the top 10 units available for you to purchase today.
|Size||285mm x 770mm x 223mm|
|Power Consumption||380 – 1,160 W|
|Size||262 x 769 x 210mm|
|Capacity Indication||1.0 HP|
|Size||660 x 430 x 718mm|
|Capacity Indication||2.0 HP|
|Size||722mm x 187mm x 290mm|
|Size||50.5 x 73.5 x 78.5 in|
|Size||600mm x 630mm x 380 mm|
|Size||22 × 83.5 × 28 cm|
D-Smart Indoor Split Type Inverter
Inverter Window Type Air Conditioner
Deluxe Inverter Eco-Smart Split Type Aircon
Window Type Inverter Aircon
Super Inverter III Split Wall Mount Aircon
Premium Inverter Window Type Aircon
Split Type Inverter Clean Cool
Aircon Inverter LG DUAL Window Type
Split Type Inverter Aircon
Peaceful and Quiet Cooling for Maximum Comfort as You Sleep
Quick Cooling Unit Equipped with Precise and Efficient Control
Sensor-Controlled Air Conditioning for Your Home
Air Filter Technology Built in Your Air Conditioner
Save on Energy and Maintenance Costs with this Powerful Cooling Unit
Dehumidifier, Dust and Pollution Filter in Your Air Conditioner
Self-Cleaning Air Conditioner with Anti-Corrosion Durability
Smart Cooling You Can Control Anytime, Anywhere
Smart Running that Allows Cooling to Adjust According to Room Temperature
|Size||285mm x 770mm x 223mm||560x708x375 mm||262 x 769 x 210mm||660 x 430 x 718mm||722mm x 187mm x 290mm||50.5 x 73.5 x 78.5 in||n/a||600mm x 630mm x 380 mm||22 × 83.5 × 28 cm|
|Type||Split Type||Window Type||Split Type||Window Type||Split Type||Window Type||Split Type||Window-Type||Split Type|
|Capacity Indication||.1.0HP||1.5HP||1.0 HP||2.0 HP||1HP||1.5HP||1.5HP||1.5HP||1.5HP|
|Power Consumption||680W||380 – 1,160 W||0.77KW||850W||741W||290V||230V||1000W||1550W|
Still want to check other cooling options you might have for your home? Check out these helpful links below.
An air conditioner is fast becoming one of the non-negotiable appliances in every Filipino home. Finding the best one that suits your family's needs should strike a balance between function and price. Keep in mind the recurring costs of this purchase - from energy bills to maintenance, make sure you are covered.
Author: Laura Mercado
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