Buying a New Air Conditioner? Consider These Things First

Things are getting really hot here in Australia – literally.

With global climate changes bringing record temperature highs that weren’t even expected to happen until 2030 (particularly in Adelaide, Canberra, and Melbourne), it helps to find ways to escape the heat, short of stuffing ourselves inside our fridges. Having an air conditioning unit installed is one of the most effective methods; however, if your air conditioner isn’t doing an ace job anymore, maybe it’s time to get a new one. Here are a few factors you might want to consider before you replace your old unit with a newer model.

1.       What kind of air conditioner do you want?

Thereare different kinds of air conditioning units for the home. Decide if you want a wall-mounted, ceiling-mounted, split-system, or ducted air conditioner. Look around for options, and consider the location where you want the new unit to be installed. Mitsubishi air conditioning in Brisbane , for example, offers heaps of choices.

2.       How big is it?

If you end up buying an air conditioner that’s too small for your place, it might not cool your home as efficiently as you’d want it to. On the other hand, an air conditioner that’s too big is more prone to having its components damaged, because it would turn on and off more often than it should. So if you’re looking to get, say, a Daikin air conditioning unit in Brisbane , make sure to pick one that’s just the right size.

3.       Is it energy-efficient?

When buying a new air conditioner, one should also be familiar with EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings. An air conditioner’s efficiency is basically its cooling capacity per unit of energy consumed, and the EER rating system (also known as “Star Rating”) makes it easier to determine if your air conditioning unit is energy-efficient. Air conditioners typically come with an efficiency rating between 1 star (the lowest) to 10 stars (the highest).

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