Cool off without breaking a sweat

It’s hard to keep a cool head during a heat wave. Don’t worry; you can count on our expert advice to choose the air conditioner that will cool off your household.

THE MAIN MODELS
Whether you live in the city or in a rural area, your air conditioning needs can vary greatly. Here are the most common models offered in the market.
AIR CONDITIONERS FOR WINDOWS
We fix these from a window or inside them. Generally speaking, we install them at the end of spring and take them off in the fall.

We like :

Its price and reduced noise. This type of unit cools entire rooms without taking up too much space.

Good to know :

It’s not suitable for all types of windows. Since this type of unit is pretty heavy, it’s preferable to install it with the help of another person.

MURAL AIR CONDITIONER
This type of cooling unit must be encased in a wall. It’s durable, powerful and made with a permanent installation in mind.

We like :

Its effectiveness. It cools while consuming very little energy.

Good to know :

Before winter, cover it well from the outside to protect against frost. This type of unit requires a bit more dexterity and know-how to install.

DUCTLESS MINI SPLIT AIR CONDITIONER
Its capacitor—installed outside—sucks in air and compresses it to cool it. The air treatment unit, installed inside, blows out the cooled air in the room.

We like :

Its capacity to cool more than one room of an apartment or a small house.

Good to know :

Anticipate getting more than one capacitor to cool off a larger surface area.

PORTABLE AIR CONDITIONER
The portable air conditioner is very useful for specific air-conditioning needs at any given time. Its pivoting wheels allow you to transport it easily from one room to another.

We like :

You can use it in the room that is most convenient for you. It is an excellent device to cool off with and it looks discreet.

Good to know :

Take into consideration the average size of the rooms in your house to buy the right model. Some models can also be installed in a window.

MULTIFUNCTIONAL PORTABLE AIR CONDITIONER
Above and beyond air conditioning, this type of multifunctional unit is an answer to many needs you may have on a regular basis, such as dehumidifying, ventilating, heating and air purification.

We like :

Saving on costs and space associated with multiple appliances.

Good to know :

The units that offer features other than ventilation and air conditioning will have a shorter operating life if they are used year-round.

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Top tip

21 °C is rather pleasant, but the simple act of adjusting the temperature of your conditioner to 24 °C allows you to save up to 15% on your energy consumption.
WHAT ARE THE MOST ENERGY EFFICIENT UNITS?
Most units of 15 000 BTU have an Energy Efficiency Index (EEI) of 9 or 10. Units that have an EEI over 10 are considered to be extremely energy efficient. Find the EnergyStar rating on these units to help you make the best choice.
WHY IS MY AIR CONDITIONER MAKING NOISE?
The faster an air conditioning fan turns, the more noise it will make. Certain units come with functions that allow you to adjust the power of the fan. For example, a unit with a sleep mode will work on a lower setting throughout the night. Your neighbours will appreciate the quiet!
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Top tip

Cleaning the filters will increase the efficiency of your unit. Clean them every two weeks during the high season. Opt for filters that are washable so that the chore becomes even easier.
SIZE DOESN’T ALWAYS MATTER
As soon as the first heat wave comes, many will rush to get the first model of air-conditioner they see. However, many factors are to be considered before making the purchase of an air conditioner.

A less powerful unit won’t cool your room quickly, while a unit that’s too powerful won’t be able to make the humidity disappear…and you will be shivering! Don’t hesitate to ask for tips from one of our experts.

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