Coleman air conditioner prices: pros, cons and quotes
Coleman air conditioners use a split-system technology that consists of an indoor and an outdoor unit. Learn about it and more in this guide.
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Since 1958, Coleman has been providing heating and air conditioning products for everything from mobile homes to commercial buildings. For cooling, a single Coleman air conditioner can provide adequate temperature control in small to mid-sized residences.
Coleman air conditioners use a split-system technology that consists of an indoor and an outdoor unit. By splitting the unit in two, the loud condenser portion of the AC can be placed outdoors. This reduces or eliminates noise when the air conditioner is running.
In a split system, the work of cooling the air occurs in the outside unit, while the indoor unit is used for circulating the cooled air inside the house. Because the indoor air handler is constantly removing warm air from indoors and sending it outside to be cooled, the split-system Coleman air conditioner can usually cool only a small area.
To overcome the size limitations of the Coleman air conditioner, the split-system design allows for multiple air handlers within the home, which connect to a single outdoor condensing unit. This allows you to spread the workload among the internal units, resulting in more efficient cooling. You can also set up various temperature zones, each serviced by a separate air-handling unit.
When you select a Coleman air conditioner for your home, it is important to size the unit correctly. An air conditioner that's too large will waste energy by cycling off and on constantly. While an AC unit that is too small will not be able to cool the home sufficiently. Ask your contractor which size is right for your home.
When purchasing an air conditioner, you should look at the British thermal units or BTU. For most residences, the air conditioner should have a BTU rating equal to about 25 BTUs for every square foot of area to be cooled.
After selecting a unit with the proper power, you should next look at the seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) rating rating of the unit. The SEER is the ratio of BTUs to energy used. The higher the SEER, the more energy efficient the AC is and the more money you're saving.
Selecting the proper unit for home cooling does not need to be complicated. Neither does the installation of the air-conditioning unit. Hire a professional to install the air conditioner to ensure that the installation follows all local building code regulations and meets warranty requirements.
Once your quiet and efficient Coleman air conditioner is installed in your home, the hot summer days will surely be more bearable.