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Summer is Almost Here!

heat thermometer_0With the official start of summer about a week away, coupled with the heat wave we’ve recently had on Long Island, New York we need to start thinking COOL.  As in air conditioner cool….

Plesser’s offers a complete line of room air conditioners, portable air conditioners and ductless mini-split air conditioners designed with the latest in technology to meet every need.  Frigidaire and Friedrich are some of the air conditioner brands we carry.

How to Choose a Room Air Conditioner?

Picking a new air conditioner for your home may seem like a daunting task.  Let us simplify it for you!  The main key to picking an air conditioner is the cooling capacity which is measured in British Thermal Units (BTUs).  Typically units range in capacity from 5,000 BTUs to 28,500 BTUs.

In order, to determine the BTU size unit you need we need to determine the size of the area. Simply, measure the length and width of the area to be cooled.  Multiply the length by the width to determine the square footage.  Next, take a look at the chart below to see what size unit would work best for you.

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Keep in mind if the ceilings aren’t insulated or if there is sun exposure you may need to step up to the next BTU size.  In addition, if there are any heat sources such as lamps, televisions, etc. you may need to re-evaluate your selection.  It’s important to pick the right sized unit because an undersized unit will overwork the unit and it will not cool properly.  An over-sized unit will cost more to buy and operate and it will not dehumidify properly.

If you have any questions, call our Air Conditioning Experts at 1-877-957-5377 and they can help assist you.

Now that I know what size unit to buy what’s next…..

Here are some popular makes and models, that could be perfect for you.

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Frigidaire FRA084ZU1

This is an 8,000 BTU room air conditioner with a 350 square foot cooling area and a 10.8 Energy Efficient Ratio.

What is EER or energy efficient ratio?  Room air conditioners are rated based upon how efficient they are, how many BTU’s per hour are used for each watt of power it draws. For example, an air conditioner that is 10,000 BTU’s and consumes 1,200 watts would be rated 8.3 (10,000 BTU/1,200 watts).  The higher the rating is, the more energy efficient the air conditioning unit is.

Some other features of this unit include:

  • Electronic Controls
  • 3 Fan and Cool Speeds
  • Auto Fan
  • Low Voltage Start-Up
  • Energy Saver
  • Sleep Mode
  • Filter Check
  • 24 Hour On/Off Timer
  • Full Function Remote Control
  • 4-Way Air Direction
  • Anti-Bacteria Mesh
  • Slide-Out Chassis

If you’re looking for a larger sized unit, check out…

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Friedrich SL24N30B Kuhl Series

The company Friedrich solely focuses on air conditioners.  Their units are constructed from the highest quality materials and components.  Friedrich air conditioners also are among the quietest and most energy-efficient available products out there.

The Friedrich SL24N30B is a 24,000 BTU room air conditioner unit with an energy efficient ratio of 9.8.

Some other features include:

  • 24-hour timer
  • 3 fan speeds
  • 8-way airflow control
  • Automatic fan speed adjustment
  • Comfort-watch technology samples the air to more accurately maintain the set temperature
  • Control your unit from your smartphone, computer or tablet (requires optional KWIFI accessory)
  • Create customized 7-day schedules (requires optional KWIFI accessory)
  • Display set point or room temperature
  • Group units for zone or centralized control using FriedrichLink (requires optional KWIFI accessory)
  • LCD panel auto dims when not in use
  • Nightlight mode

Visit plessers.com to view more air conditioners and find what’s right for you.  Call our team today to get assistance in selecting and purchasing the right unit for you and your family, 1-877-957-5377.

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