How to select a Air Conditioner?

How to select a Air Conditioner?
That is right people the summer feeling is well and truly upon us!
Last week the mercury reached a whopping 34 degrees on the Sunshine Coast.
This article is designed to help you choose which air conditioner you might need to cool things down this season.

 

Purchasing an air conditioner
There is a number of considerations to bear in mind when choosing an air conditioner.
  • Do you live in rented accommodation? If so you may need to get approval first.  Alternatively such items as portable devices may suit.
  • Consider the size of the space you wish to be cooled or heated.  Mis-sizing units may result in unsatisfactory results and high electricity bills.
  • Would you like heating in winter? If so a reverse cycle air conditioner should be considered.
Match the air conditioner to your room size
Finding the right sized air conditioner for your room can depend on a number of factors such as the size of the room, size of windows, insulation and which way the room faces.
You can use this table as a guide only.
Please speak to a specialist before purchasing.

 

Room Size
3m x 3m = 9m2                   = 2.5kW
5m x 5m = 25m2                 = 3.5kW
6.3m x 6.3m = 40m2          = 5.0kW
6.7m x 6.7m = 45m2           = 6.0kW
7.1m x 7.1m = 50m2            = 7.1kW
7.7m x 7.7m = 55m2            = 8.0kW

 

Which brand should I be buying?
First of all you need to figure out your budget and what you wish to spend on an air con.
There are many air con brands out there and they differ in price.
Always try to purchase a unit you have heard of before if you have any doubts pop online and read some genuine reviews from previous customers.
Always look at the warranty most of the top branded units will offer a 5 year product warranty this may save $$ you in the long run.

 

Who do I get to install it?
Always use a certified installer!
Most installers should also offer a installation warranty for 5 years.
Make sure they have an Artic Refrigeration License.
You also need an electrician for the power connection.
Try to get a duel trade installer, this will also save you $$.
For all your Air Conditioning installations please contact Act Right Electrical!

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