Your cooling options

helps you to find the right size air conditioner for you.

Our helps you to find out what's most appropriate for your situation. What's actually feasible for you depends on several factors:

Are you living in a unit or renting your home? If so, you may not be able to make structural changes, or install certain appliances.
Even if you're living in your own house, your choice may be limited -- for example, by the block's orientation or size.
How much are you willing to spend on a cool home? While some preventive measures, such as installing insulation, can lower your energy bill and pay for themselves in the long run, you may not be able to afford the upfront cost. Cooling appliances, on the other hand, always cost extra money: you need to buy them, in some cases have them installed, and pay running costs. So is your comfort worth an air conditioner, or will a fan do?
What climate are you living in? For example, an evaporative air cooler won't work well in humid conditions. A refrigerative air conditioner will, but you won't need a reverse-cycle model if your winters aren't cold enough for heating.