Air conditioners have become a necessity in our homes, especially during the warmer months. Excruciating summers are made bearable with the help of a trusty air conditioner to cool the space down. If you’re looking to fit your home with an air conditioner, there are a number of things to consider. Between the types, sizes and subtle variation in brands, choosing the right air conditioner to suit your home and lifestyle can be a little daunting. Here are a few tips to get you started with aircon installation.
Types of Air Conditioners
There are 4 types of air conditioning systems commonly used in Australian households: split system, evaporative coolers, portable air conditioning units and window wall units. Split systems are fairly simple to install with an indoor unit and a compressor unit that can be placed outside. They also exist in multi-head variations that also provide heating. An evaporative air conditioning system is a ducted one that requires ductwork to be installed in the home. It is an extremely cost efficient form of cooling that utilizes fresh air rather than a refrigerant to cool the space. With the ductwork in place, it can also be adapted to allow for reverse cycle heating. Portable air conditioners and window wall units are singular units that require little effort to install but are also less efficient than aforementioned systems.
Size of Space
When looking to install an air conditioning unit, the size of the intended space will affect the efficiency of cooling. Factors like the number of windows, ventilation and air flow can also influence the performance of your air conditioner. It is important to choose a properly sized air conditioning system that compliments the size of the room. An undersized system will result in insufficient cooling, a higher energy bill and a shorter lifespan from the strain placed on the system. Similarly, an oversized system means high operation costs and uncomfortable temperature changes. Ducted systems are able to cool the whole home whereas split systems require a unit to be installed in every room that requires cooling.
Return of Investment
Aircon installation Perth can be thought of as an investment, with returns reaped from energy savings. Skimping on a proper installation can end up costing you more in repairs and replacements in the long run whereas a well maintained, correctly installed system can be extremely cost efficient, not to mention add value to your home, in the event that you decide to sell it.
Whether it be split system or a ducted evaporative air conditioner, Air Spares can assist you with air conditioning installation Perth. Our fully qualified and experienced professionals are well versed in air conditioner installations and will be able to guide you through the process of choosing the right air conditioning system for your home and installing it correctly. Contact us today at 1300 66 22 44 and let our team members schedule an appointment with an Air Spares expert technician to answer any of your queries.