When temperature starts rising, air-conditioner installation is the most viable solution, especially when global warming has caused an increase in the summer heat. The air temperature on the surface has increased by approximately 10°, in the last 3 to 4 years. 

Choosing and installation of an air-conditioner need to understand and determine some things. If you are a resident of Sydney you can contact
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Buying guide for choosing an ideal air conditioner unit

Determine the power needed

First, you will need to consider the total power necessary to sufficiently cool your home. The capacity of an air-conditioner is appraised by a British thermal unit [BTU] and power output is evaluated in kilowatts. It is essential to buy a unit of the right size because of too big means more energy usage, while too small will be unable to cool space sufficiently.

Standard rules that apply for selecting the right size is -

  • 10 m to 20 m room - 2.6 kW unit
  • 20 m to 30m room - 3.5 kW unit
  • 30 m to 45 m room - 5 to 6 kW unit
  • 45 m to 65 m room - 7 to 8 kW unit

It is wise to seek professional advice from local HVAC experts.

Air conditioner types

Split system - Includes two units - an internal unit that blows cool air inside and an external compressor unit. Both are connected with pipes. A split system can cool a single room and is easy to install. 

Ducted system - It is a great option for large homes, where each area is integrated within a duct network with outlets in every room. You can control it through a panel equipped with temperature setting on specific zones for controlled heating and cooling. The entire home can be heated or cooled but is extremely costly to install.

Portable unit - It is flexible and sufficient to cool small rooms. However, you need to position it near a window, so the heating system generates can be ducted outdoors. It is a great inexpensive option for rental homes but not efficient to cool large spaces. 

Inverter versus reverse cycle air-conditioners - Reverse cycle technology allows the unit to cool and heat. An inverter unit delivers consistently delivers airflow. It runs quietly in the background and uses less energy. However, its upfront cost is more than the standard unit. 

Features to consider in an air-conditioner

  • Energy efficiency 
  • Remote control 
  • Timer
  • Zone control
  • Dehumidifier
  • Slide-out chassis [for easy installation]
  • Air filter
  • Mosquito traps
  • The smart home integration feature
  • Movement sensor [switches to an economy mode or switches off when the room is empty]

Energy efficiency

The ratings of air-conditioners are based on their energy efficiency ranging from one-star to 10-star. More stars mean the unit is more eco-friendly. You can save a lot, over time so choose a model showing more stars. 

Cleaning & maintenance

Air-conditioner cleaning and maintenance is important. If overlooked can damage its performance and possibly start using more power or need an expensive part replacement or collapse in the middle of the night. 

The filters and ducts get clogged, which limits airflow and hampers the unit’s cooling abilities. You need to clean and maintain the filters, coils, fins, drains, and seals regularly. It is practical to get your air conditioner cleaned thoroughly by the technicians. 

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