Choosing an air conditioning system is not just a matter of picking the biggest and best or cheapest system you can find. Choose either extreme and you will end up with an inefficient and costly system. An air conditioner needs to be tailored to your home and your needs to perform well and not waste energy. These 5 tips will help you choose an air conditioning system that will serve you well and not cost a fortune to run or maintain.
1. Measure Your Room
In order to run efficiently, the capacity of an air conditioning system must be matched to the area it has to cool and heat. If the system is too small, it will have to run continuously to keep the room at the desired tempertaure. If the system has too much capacity, it will heat and cool too quickly and be constantly running and shutting down. This wastes energy and shortens the life of the system.
2. Buy for Your Location
Some parts of Australia are very dry, while others are temperate or very humid. If you live in a hot, dry area, an evaporative air cooler may be all you need, but in a humid, tropical area, the last thing you want to do is add more humidity to the air. In temperate regions, both the heating and cooling capacities and efficiency of your system will be important considerations.