Are you one of the people who find it challenging to spend scorching heat days of summer without air conditioning? Or will you be shivering through another winter? It’s time to install air conditioning, and this simple guide will help you select the best option for you. In such cases, should you go with a split system or a ductless system? What is the best choice for your home? What is a Multi-Split System, anyway?
A lot of considerations must be considered when selecting Air Conditioning for your home:
1. The local climate
- Many people in Australia live in a humid climate. Unfortunately, this means that our air conditioners will have to work even harder to keep us cool, which will result in higher energy use.
- It also implies that specific air conditioning is effectively worthless in areas where humidity is very high. In excessive humidity, evaporative coolers, for example, are not ideal due to excess moisture collecting inside the air conditioning unit.
2. How many rooms do you want to chill?
- Choosing a unit to cool a single room is simple, but you’ll need to think about it more carefully if you want to cool numerous rooms. For cooling a single room, window units or split systems are an excellent option.
- If you wish to chill extra rooms in your home, you should consider a multi-split system or a ducted air conditioning system if you need whole-house cooling.
3. Room size and layout
- Choosing an air conditioning with the appropriate cooling power or capacity (typically measured in kilowatts) for the room is critical.
- When you choose an air conditioner with the improper capacity for the size of the room, you’ll not only get poor performance, but you’ll also waste more energy and money. It can potentially shorten the system’s lifespan.
- The amount of natural light, insulation, ceiling height, and roof type all play a part in selecting the proper air conditioner capacity.
- Because every household is different, it’s preferable to have a trained contractor or installation tell you what sort of unit and size is appropriate for your needs.
4. Energy efficiency
- High-efficiency devices may be more expensive to purchase at first. Still, they quickly pay for themselves in lower operating expenses over time.
- An energy star rating labelling scheme* ranks the energy efficiency of air conditioners sold in Australia. The higher the number of stars on the label, the more efficient the device (please note that most ducted systems do not display a rating).
- A rough estimate of annual electricity use is also provided on the label. For a comprehensive and up-to-date list of appliances, go to the Energy Rating website.
5. System noise
- Air conditioning can produce excessive internal noise, which might disrupt sleep or conversation. Compared to refrigerated air conditioners, evaporative coolers make more noise indoors, especially at higher fan speeds.
- Due to the remoteness of the operational components, ducted or split systems are the quietest.
When picking an air conditioner, reliability is crucial. Stick with a well-known brand, search for more extended warranty periods, and organizations with a strong reputation for after-sales care, as with most expensive products.
Think about how much room your air conditioner will take up and whether it will suit the space.
Professional installation is required to ensure that you are covered under the manufacturer’s guarantee if something goes wrong with your air conditioning. Allow a team of licensed and insured professionals to install your air conditioner for you. There will be no worry, no mess, and all work will be completed.