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Affordable Air Conditioners to Beat The Heat
With so many different brands, models, and even types of air conditioners on the market today, it's often difficult to judge which ones will be the better choice to beat the heat. It's even harder, in many cases, to determine which will be the most affordable options. You never know, after all, just how long the air conditioners are going to last.

With so many different brands, models, and even types of air conditioners on the market today, it's often difficult to judge which ones will be the better choice to beat the heat. It's even harder, in many cases, to determine which will be the most affordable options. You never know, after all, just how long the air conditioners are going to last.

Here are a few things that just might help you make the most out of your next air conditioning buying experience so that you won't have to go through this again anytime soon.

 

What Kind of Environmental Concerns Do You Have?

Many people are going out of their way to make sure their decisions do not have a negative impact on the planet. Fortunately, there are quite a few green options for air conditioners. Some of them are better suited for different regions of Australia than others. Be mindful of this as you choose your air conditioner. Not all of them are designed to deal with the same levels of high heat and humidity that others handle quite nicely.

On the other hand, most air conditioners that are specially suited for dealing with the high heat are going to be well suited for dry and/or arid climates where humidity and moisture are in short supply. 

Wherever you live in Australia you're going to have some specific environmental concerns to deal with when the time comes to pick out an air conditioner for your home or office.

The good news is that you can find air conditioners that will address your concerns for the environment and yet be suitable to use in your home as long as you're using the product air cooling device that is better suited for your home environment.

 

Are You Willing to Spend More Up Front to Save More Later?

If you check out the products that have the highest Energy Efficiency Rating (EER) you can save a great deal of money in the future by spending a little more money right now.

What this means is that you can invest a little more in an air conditioning unit that is designed to be energy efficient. Over the lifetime of the unit, it will actually save your more money than the extra money you may have spent when buying the unit in the first place.

More importantly though it will help you have a nice cool home for many years to come for a fraction of the cost you would pay with less efficient cooling options.

Take the time to study your climate and figure out which air conditioners are better suited for your cooling needs. You might be surprised by what you discover.

 

Choose Window Units with High Energy Efficiency Ratings

Always remember that window units, in general, are the cheapest option available. They are may not be the most energy efficient en masses but there are a few that just might surprise you if you take the time to read the labels. There are many great products available that do not have the lowest possible energy ratings but that can be brought down by making a consistent effort to do just that.

Check out the EERs before you buy though because they can help you save a lot over time – even though you may have purchased a model or product that is less energy efficient than an evaporative cooler might have been or one of the other types of air conditioners you have to choose from. 

The great thing about window units, other than the lower upfront costs that makes it possible for people on budgets to own them, is that if you are clever with the placement of your air conditioner and choose a window that is well shaded, you can extend your savings. 

In other words, you'll still pay a smaller electric bill at the end of the month because the shade is aiding the air conditioning unit because it doesn't need to work as hard in order to cool the room. Every opportunity you have to maximise your savings is one worth taking.

 

Consider Alternative Energy

Wind and solar power are also worth considering when you're looking for ways to keep your home cool and clean long after the hottest times of day and of the year have passed. More importantly, they are doing it without tapping into the rapidly depleting resources Mother Nature has provided the planet. 

When you use sources of power like wind, water, and sunlight that are renewable then you truly are giving back to the planet what you may or may not have taken from here.

Alternative energy sources are growing in popularity and widespread use for things just like providing air conditioning for a home. Energy you generate, but don’t consume, is returned to the electric company. From here, it is returned to you in the form of a debit to your account. In the event that you have a lean month and need the additional credits on your account to help you make your energy consumption expenses meet, this can be handy.

There aren't many better ways than this for cutting costs and keeping them low when you buy and use your air conditioner. Even if you've never experienced the power of solar energy before, perhaps it's time you take a big whiff and give it a try.

 

Wait for Sales and Clearance Items

I know it might be very hard to even contemplate – especially when you feel like you're melting from the heat. However, if you can hold on for a little while longer, many stores will be trying to get all of their sales at the end of the season so it can feel like a never-ending wait.

That being said, if you can muster the patience and fortitude to hold on for that length of time, the chances are that you will be able to get an air conditioner for a huge bargain and still have the store owner thank you for doing business with him or her.

 

Try any of these great ideas on for size today and see what a difference they make in your ability to get an affordable air conditioner so you can keep your cool in the hot months of the summertime.