Essential Selection Criteria For Your Residential Aircon System

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Essential Selection Criteria For Your Residential Aircon System

2 June 2022
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Looking to buy an air conditioner for your home? Although Australian summers can be tough on those you love, the right air conditioning system can help keep them comfortable in hot weather.

As today's aircon systems come in many variations to suit the needs of different users, finding the right one for your residential cooling needs can be a daunting task. To increase your chances of choosing well, you should know what to look at when weighing up your air conditioning options. 

Check out these essential AC system selection criteria before making a final purchase decision.

Air conditioner size

Several factors come into play when determining the correct size of air conditioner for your home. These include the following:

  • The size of your living space – what's the total square footage of your home?
  • The design of your home – does your home have a regular or passive design?
  • The climate of your local area – how hot does it get in your area in summer?

Different homes have varying space-cooling loads that influence the AC selection process. The more cooling output required to attain comfortable indoor temperatures in summer, the bigger the AC size should be.

Air conditioner efficiency

Air conditioning systems require electricity to operate. Generally speaking, high-efficiency models are favoured for homes because they help families reduce their domestic utility bills and overall impact on the environment.

Although the upfront cost of these systems can be high, they pay for themselves due to the associated long-term financial savings on energy bills.

Air conditioner capabilities

While traditional air conditioning systems are known for providing cooling output only, newer versions that feature reverse-cycle technology can double as heat pumps.

During the heating season, reverse cycle air conditioners draw cold and humidity from your indoor air and dissipate them outside, leaving you feeling comfortably warm. These aircon systems work well for homeowners who want a two-in-one solution to their heating and cooling needs.

Air conditioner placement

The proper placement of an air conditioning system is essential to ensure adequate and efficient cooling and the accessibility of the system for maintenance and repair. When choosing your residential aircon unit, consider the minimum requirements for its placement. The intended location of your air conditioner should meet these requirements. 

Choosing the right air conditioning system for your home will help you remain comfortable year-round and save money on your cooling bills. Contact an HVAC contractor today to get a quote for your aircon installation