Top Tips When Buying a New Air Conditioner This Summer 2017

Split-system or ducted air conditioning system…..which type of air conditioner do you need to cool or heat your home?

Get professional help

A qualified air conditioning company like Air-Care air-conditioning Gold Coast will be able to assist you choose the right system based on room size, number of rooms, location, orientation of doors and windows, main use of the areas, number of people living in the home as well as other information.  A range of parameters will be determined by the expert to be able to recommend the most efficient unit for your individual situation.  This will save you money in the long run as a unit that is too small must work harder and therefore use more electricity, costing you more in the long run.  A system to large will be more expensive to buy and install when that extra spend is not required. The government also stipulates Minimum Energy Performance Standards which will need to be taken into consideration when purchasing a new unit.  To book an obligation free consultation click here.

Do your research

Choosing a qualified air conditioning company is the most important thing that you will do when buying a new air conditioner.  Make sure they have trade qualifications specialising in dealing with refrigerants.  Get multiple quotes to see who you like (and trust).  This will be the difference between a job being done properly, or having trouble with your air conditioning system for the rest of its service life.  Also read about which system offers the highest energy star rating, what are the warranty terms or are they an approved by organisations like the National Asthma Council of Australia.  There are several quality units’ manufacturer by brands like Hitachi, Temperzone, Actron, Daikin, Fujitsu, Panasonic, Actron Air and Mitsubishi. Make the most informed decision you can make.

Understand the difference between air conditioning systems

Ducted:  There are major benefits to installing a ducted air conditioner including the ability to cool or heat your entire home allowing for a more consistent temperature which is better for people, furniture and pets.  You can also have the option to “zone” areas that allows you to turn off the cooling in rooms you may not be using at the time or set different temperatures in different rooms, a benefit that sells itself if you have a wine cellar or collectables.  It is not intrusive as the unit is standardly stored in the room cavity or in the floors of your home.   Keep in mind you will require adequate space for the ducting so this option my not be suitable for all homes.  To view Air-Care’s ducted units visit https://caregroup.com.au/air-conditioning/ducted/.

Split System: The major benefits to installing split system air conditioning includes the ability to cool or heat one room or area of your home.  This can be more cost effective as the unit is cheaper to purchase and install but if multiple rooms are required, it may end up being more expensive than a ducted unit.  Split system air conditioners are one of the prefer options for apartment and small offices.  Cosmetically the unit can be intrusive as the main head unit is hung on a wall of the home.  There have been improvements on the overall look of the internal unit including making some more streamlined or with different colour options.  These systems are commonly controlled with a portable remote. To view Air-Care’s split system units visit https://caregroup.com.au/air-conditioning/split-system/.

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