Flick a switch to chill out
Before you install an aircon system at home, it’s wise to first consider a few factors
With today being the start of summer, and with much warmer weather ahead, airconditioning installation is front of mind for many homeowners.
But before you do, Mitsubishi Electric national product manager Atesh Mani has some tips to help you.
His advice when deciding where to place your new split-system is forget about cooling the whole house and instead position them where the most time is spent.
“Depending on your lifestyle, this could be anywhere from the living room to the kitchen, with the bedroom being a popular choice for a cool and peaceful night’s sleep,” Mr Mani said.
“The airconditioner should ideally sit in a shaded area of the selected room, such as in a corner that receives little sunlight and is away from other devices.”
He said one of the simplest ways to save was to remember to close the door.
“Airconditioners work most efficiently when in closed spaces, so it’s best to position your device far away from the front door and away from windows where sunlight regularly enters,” he said.
“This will ensure that the cool air continues to circulate throughout the house without uncontrolled amounts of heat entering.”
As well as saving money, save disputes with your neighbours, as Mr Mani warns some airconditioners can be quite noisy.
“This can be displeasing for neighbours living in close proximity,” he said. “Airconditioners will always generate a little bit of noise, as essentially they are machines with many internal components.”