When it’s hot, keeping your house or apartment cool with the right air conditioner is important.
When you want to buy an air conditioning system, think about these questions first:
How many windows are in the room?
How high is the ceiling?
Is the a/c and a window gets direct sunlight is the room?
Is the room on the top floor of the house or building?
Are there a lot of open doorways?
How much can you afford to spend?
Answers to the questions above can affect the type and model of the air conditioner that would suit your house and budget. The association of home appliance manufacturers has a worksheet on its website that will help you make the right decision. Look for models with programmable settings and timers so you can come home to a cool house.
Here we have provided a simple guide to make it easier for you when it’s time to buy a new air conditioning system.
What Types of Air Conditioners are available?
Window/wall air conditioners
The Consumer Reports tests show good cooling performance for a wide variety of window air conditioners.
How much does a window air conditioner cost?
Window air conditioners are one of the most popular cooling systems in Australia with more than 6 million sells each year. Their prices are a big reason which is anywhere from $300 to $1000.
The installation of a window air conditioner is relatively simple but you’ll need to secure the unit to the window. Some large units can weigh up to 85 pounds so it may be too much for one person to handle. Remember if you’ve got casement or odd sized windows, these units might not fit plus some can be very noisy. Fortunately, Consumer Reports tests these units for noise, so you can find one that is cool and quiet. Here is how to pick the right type for your space:
Sizes and power
Window units are sized according to their cooling capacities measured in British thermal units or BTUs. They typically range in cooling power from 5,000 to 12,500 BTUs but you can find higher BTUs. Generally, 5,000 to 6,000 BTUs will cool a 100 to 300 square foot room and 7,000 to 8500 BTUs can cool a 250 to 400 square foot space. 9800 to 12,500 btu/s should cover anything from 350 to about 650 square feet but you need to factor in more than just room size to get the perfect temperature.
Split system air conditioners
Split system air conditioners are the right choice for people who wants to keep their house which has several rooms or an open area cool.
How much does a split system air conditioner cost?
Split system air conditioners are one of the powerful systems. Its price is between $3900 and $4900 which depends on the system that you purchase. this system contains four indoor units and one outdoor unit.
How much is the usage of electricity for the air conditioner?
The Australian households think that the first step for saving money is to cut down on using their air conditioning system. Statistics show that The most important factor for choosing an air conditioning system is energy efficiency. You can analyze your annual norm by using the Government of South Australia website.
Reverse cycle air conditioners
Australia is one of a few countries that have several different types of weather but if you want to look at its average weather its long summers and reasonably mild winters but there are still seasons that you can use air conditioning system and that’s why the reverse cycle air conditioner could be useful for you.
You can use A reverse cycle air conditioner to cool and warm your house.
There are such a big amount of benefits to using a reverse cycle air-con system for cooling and heating. Here are just a few:
You can switch it to the heating system in cold seasons:
When it’s on the heating mode it throws cold air from the outside and uses its technology to get it warm and guide it to the house which is a new energy efficient method.
You can switch it to the cooling system in warm seasons:
You can switch it to cooling mode with just click on its control button. Again it has a great energy efficient method that throws warm air from the outside and uses its technology to get it cold and guide it to the house.
In conclusion, it’s a great air conditioning system that you can use.
it can adjust itself into the climate:
Reverse cycle air conditioning system has a thermostat that is able to adjust itself to the temperature of the house.
We at ACE Air Conditioning test dozens each year for cooling performance to make sure that we wholesale the perfect air conditioning system to our valued customers.