WHICH AIR CON IS BEST FOR YOU?
Should you go in for a split system or a ducted system? It all depends on your particular house configuration, your preference to one style or another, the environment you live in, and most importantly, your budget of course
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ONE of the many creature comforts that we all enjoy is a home air conditioner. For many of us, the choice of whether or not to install a home air conditioner is easy, it’s the decision to air-condition the entire house, or just a couple of rooms which requires more consideration.
After all, we’ve all grown accustomed to air-conditioning in Queensland and we’d all like to experience the comfort that a home air conditioner provides in the place we spend the most part of our lives, especially on those hot Ipswich summer nights.
One of the first things that you need to consider with home air conditioners is which type of unit best suits you and your budget.
You have two main selections ; split systems or ducted systems.
Both are designed for home comfort, but depending on your particular house configuration, your preference to one style or another and the environment you live in, will determine the range of models available.
The second fact you should be aware of is that bigger is not always better. Home air conditioners come rated according to the area they can effectively cover, which a specialist can accurately calculate for you.
A poorly recommended or oversized unit is going to end up costing you more money for the unit itself and is going to be less cost-effective in the long run, so it’s important to
A poorly recommended or oversized unit is going to end up costing you more ... so it’s important to measure up with an expert.
measure up with an expert.
Since there are likely to be a variety of home air conditioners that will fit your room or home, the third thing that you need to look at is the efficiency of the unit itself. You will find the major manufacturers of units like Panasonic or Fujitsu focus on giving you the best value.
With the evolution of larger family homes over recent years the ducted air conditioner is becoming the best solution and preferred choice of homeowners to improve their lifestyle and comfort.
Ducted air-conditioning is supplied through a centralised unit providing heating or cooling throughout the home distributed by a ducting system tucked up and out of sight in your roof cavity.
As ducted air conditioners have more elements to install than a split system it is always important to speak to a professional before you start looking at options to ensure you don’t waste your time with products that are not suitable to your home or your comfort needs.
If you are planning a new home, this is the perfect time to identify and incorporate the unit that suits you into the building program; this will save you money in installation and will have you enjoying the comfort it provides as soon as you walk in the door of your new home.