Air Conditioner 101

Planning to buy a new aircon soon? Read these free resources first so that you’ll be better informed before making a purchase decision.

The Basics: How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

Before you start searching for the best aircon for you, it will be helpful to have some background knowledge on the fundamentals of how air conditioners work.

In this article, we’ll cover the following:

  • The refrigeration cycle
  • The major parts of the air conditioner
  • The types of aircon configurations

Inverter vs. Non-inverter Aircon

Inverter aircons are trending currently – and for good reason. They cost more upfront, but they do save you money in the long haul.

Naturally, people debate whether the higher cost will justify the savings. To help you decide if an inverter models is for your, we made this post using real world examples to compare between an inverter and a non-inverter model.

Another prerequisite reading is our article on inverter technology – what it is, how it works, how it benefits you. Go check it out here:

Aircon Buying Guide

Are you ready to buy a new air conditioner now?

Read our comprehensive yet concise aircon buying guide to help you choose the best model for you.

In this guide, we will cover the following:

  • Sizing Guide
  • Types of air conditioners
  • Placement guide
  • Inverter vs. Non-inverter
  • Energy Consumption
  • Other Features


All of your air conditioning questions answered.

The topics in the FAQ cover the various problems you may encounter during the whole life span of your AC. From pre-purchase woes, to the delivery, usage and maintenance, and eventually, how to replace it.

More broadly, we’ll cover the following topics:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Usage
  • Maintenance
  • …and many more!

Other Good Stuff

We’ve also written a lot of informative articles regarding (or in tangent with) air conditioners. Here are a few:

You may have noticed a bright-yellow piece of paper stuck on the front of an AC unit at the store – that’s called the Energy Label. Read our guide to understanding the energy label here:

Other cool stuff we wrote: