What’s the Perfect Model?
Air conditioners come in different sizes, shapes and their installation is also different. For your convenience, we have categorized them into the following:
Window Air Conditioners
Window AC units are quite popular in Singapore. They come in 3 different sizes and their cost varies accordingly:
- Small AC units can cool between 100-300 sq. feet. They have air capacity between 5000-6000 BTU per hour. Price range is $100 – $200.
- Medium AC units cool between 250 – 400 sq. feet. They have air capacity between 7000 – 8,200 BTU per hour. Price range is $200 – $300.
- Large AC units cool between 350 – 650 sq. feet. They have the air capacity between 9,800 – 12,500 BTU per hour. Price range is $300 – $400.
Split Ductless AC Units
Split Ductless AC can cool more than one room, or larger spaces as compared to Window ACs and Portable ACs. But they are expensive, too. Starting cost is $1000.
Portable AC Units
If the window configuration is not supporting window AC units, or your building regulations prevent installation of window ACs, you may think about buying a portable unit. It offers airflow capacity between 5,000 to 15,500 BTU. Price range lies in between $300 – $600.