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Points to consider when choosing an air conditioning system

Ensuring and maintaining the perfect climate control comfort in your home or business requires the right air conditioning system. Whether you are purchasing an initial air conditioner or upgrading your existing system making to best decision can prove to be a little daunting. As with the majority of investments we make, and purchasing an air conditioner is considered an investment, there are some important factors to take into consideration. After all, installing an AC is not generally a short-term purchase, particularly in commercial applications which can be more complex with specific AC demands. Seeking guidance from a commercial AC specialist will help you through the distinct requirements.


drawing of an air conditioner


Here are some key considerations when choosing an AirCon unit

  • Air conditioner system size and capacity - If too big you can waste energy that is not required. Too small the likelihood of overworking your system and using excess energy to cope with the area.
  • Type of air conditioner - Split system, ducted, heat pump, cassette depending on the dwelling and your individual requirements.
  • Additional features - Check for features like adjustable fan speeds, programmable thermostats, remote controls, air purifiers and sleep modes for preferences and convenience.
  • Energy efficiency - Look for units with high seasonal energy ratio (SEER) or energy efficiency ratio (EER) ratings. Higher ratings mean better energy efficiency, which can lead to lower energy bills.
  • Noise level - An important aspect if the unit is being installed in a bedroom or living area where quietness matters.
  • Maintenance and filter replacement requirements - Proper maintenance ensures efficient and long-term use. Consider how easy it is to clean or replace the filters and how often maintenance is required
  • Installation requirements - Make sure you have the necessary space and electrical requirements for the chosen AC type
  • Cost and budget restraints - Consider both the upfront cost and the long-term operational costs, factoring in energy efficiency and maintenance requirements.
  • Brand and warranty - Choosing a reputable brand known for quality and reliability is recommended. Check the warranty coverage to ensure you are adequately protected in case a malfunction or issue occurs.
  • Environmental impact - For the environmentally conscious buyer selecting an air conditioning unit that uses eco-friendly refrigerants may be an important factor.

These considerations will undoubtedly assist you with your decision-making. It is also advisable to look for user reviews and recommendations from AC specialists to gain insights into the performance and reliability of the different models and brands. Another factor that deserves consideration is your AC systems' compatibility with smart home systems. It's worth checking if the system integrates with your existing systems for better control and automation. By considering these factors you can select an air conditioning system that will meet your temperature control needs efficiently while considering factors like cost, energy efficiency and ease of use.

Leading Air Conditioning Brands

Air conditioning systems come in various types, each designed to suit different needs and spaces. Among these, are split systems. Ducted systems and heat pumps ( reverse cycle AC ) are common options provided by leading manufacturers. It's worthwhile looking for an air conditioner model that includes the energy-saving technology of inverters. This improved technology will add to your AC unit's efficiency by controlling the speed of the motor. Once you have decided on which system, you then have certain variations to consider such as different sizes, efficiency, additional features ( like smart controls) and compatibility with some automation systems. Typically, ducted air conditioning or cassette air conditioning is used in commercial settings.

We trust that this information page serves as a helpful starting point in guiding your decision-making process.

For more information on air conditioning, All Purpose Trade Solutions experts are here to assist. A quick phone call to one of our team on 1300 408 295 can help you with all your AC questions and needs.

Reference https://www.choice.com.au/home-and-living/cooling/air-conditioners/buying-guides/air-conditioners


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