Points You Should Consider Before Buying a New Air Conditioner
- 18 - 12 - 2020
- By Climaterite
Whether you are planning to install air conditioning at your property for the first time, or you are considering updating or upgrading your air conditioning system, you should consider a few things before making your decision. Depending on the type of facility that you want to install air conditioning in, the best choice you can make is to install the most appropriate air conditioning unit from an energy efficiency, environmentally friendly and cost-effective perspective. Air conditioning units are not cheap to install or operate, so it is important that your air conditioning unit serves your property in the best possible manner.
To help you on your journey as you try to find the best air conditioning system for your property, take time to find a knowledgeable technician who has experience installing air conditioning units in a similar type of property. While many people think that the process is simple and that an air conditioning system can be installed anywhere, the considerations are more complex. Whether you choose a ducted, ductless, water cooled, rooftop unit or variable refrigerant flow system, the installation consideration will also vary depending on the characteristics of your property.
It is important you do not rush the process and seek advice from a certified and experienced technician so that you make the right decision. Here are a few points you should consider before buying a new air conditioner. By reviewing the following points, you will equip yourself or your technician with the right information so that the best air conditioning unit is installed at your property.
How well insulated is your property? Insulation helps to limit thermal flow between the external and internal environment. By protecting the property and creating a thermal barrier, you will be able to better regulate internal temperature without overworking your cooling system. If your property has draughts, or is not correctly sealed, your air conditioning unit will not perform effectively.
The height of your ceiling will affect the performance of your air conditioning unit. The greater the space inside a room, the more air that needs to be cooled. This will require you to install an air conditioning unit with greater power so that the room can be adequately cooled when the temperature is high.
Type of roof
A pitched roof helps to reflect sunlight and heat away from your property. Also, a larger void above the ceiling will help to store heat outside the room because hot air rises. However, a flat metal roof will absorb heat and contribute to the retention of heat which will require the air conditioning system to work harder.
Size of property
How many rooms do you want to cool? If you want to cool a single room, a single unit will suffice. For multiple rooms, a ducted network system is ideal. Depending on the number of rooms, you will need to increase the size of the air conditioning system as more power (kW) will be required to cool the area.
Windows and flooring
Consider whether you have carpet, tiles or wooden flooring, and how many windows in each room. All windows should have blinds and flooring should be sealed to avoid cool air being lost to the external environment.
Occupants may have requirements that you will need to satisfy. For commercial settings, OHS obligations require a temperature-controlled environment so that staff work effectively without their health being compromised. At home, you may need to install zones so that you can control each room’s requirements.
We are the residential and commercial air-conditioning installation, maintenance and upgrade specialists familiar with all types of air-conditioning systems. To book a service, installation or repair at your property, please call us on 03 9878 4158 or email us at Service@climaterite.com.au