If you ask us, it’s never too late (or early) to think about air conditioning.
Winter is a great time to start thinking about a new air conditioning system:
Firstly, it’s the quietest time of year for air conditioner installers like ourselves, making it easy to book a consultation.
Not to mention, you have more time to consider your options – after all, you’re currently not sweltering through a blisteringly hot few months!
And that brings us to today’s topic of conversation.
If you plan on beating the summer rush and installing a new air conditioning system in Brisbane, you’ll want to make sure you do it properly.
It all starts with choosing the right air conditioning system
Besides at the point of installation, many everyday people put little thought into their system. Generally, we just use whatever came with the house.
If it’s working, it’s not worth thinking about, right?
But what about when the times comes for a new installation? Here’s a breakdown of the most common types of systems.
Ducted air conditioning systems
While easily the most mechanically-complex type of air conditioning system on the market, ducted air conditioners are an increasingly popular choice Australia-wide.
It’s not hard to see why, either! With a single roof-mounted unit cycling refreshing, cool air to as many rooms in your house as you want via a network of ceiling ducts.
And unlike the traditional split system or old-school box air conditioner, ducted dooling is controlled from a single central thermostat.
Some systems even allow you to control the temperature in individual rooms – called zoning.
Split system air conditioners?
Like the name suggests, split systems are made up of two distinct units: one indoor and another outdoor unit.
Out of the two, the outdoor unit is the one that does the bulk of the work. It contains the guts of your AC system, such as the compressor and coolant – in other words, the stuff that makes air cool.
This is cycled through to the indoor unit, which delivers the cool air to you and cycles hot, stuffy air from inside back outdoors.
Experience the best of both worlds with multi split systems
Multi-split systems are one of the more modern types of air conditioning on the market today. Think of them as a strange hybrid of split and ducted systems.
Just like a split system, they use a single outdoor unit with a compressor and coolant.
And just like a ducted system, cool air from the external unit is cycled to multiple rooms in your home, through independently controlled units.
Make the right call: what’s the best system for your upcoming air conditioning installation?
So now you know the differences between the three most popular types of air conditioner on the market. But which one is best for your home or office?
Well truth be told, that one’s quite hard to answer! Each has their own unique strengths.
But it all comes down to a balance between:
- Installation and running cost
- Your requirements
- Special benefits of each
- Building specifications
If you’re not sure which air conditioner is best for your needs, here are a couple of pointers that might be able to help:
Tip #1: think about cost
In terms of price, ducted cooling is often the most expensive option. Installing often includes work within your ceiling and roof in order to fit ducts.
If you’re on a budget, a split system might be a more suitable option.
Tip #2: think about how much cooling you REALLY need
Do you use every room in your home at the same time?
Chances are the answer is “no”.
Before settling on one system over another one, think about how many rooms need coverage – do you use every room equally?
Or are there some rooms such as formal dining rooms that don’t see enough use to justify air conditioning?
Owners of big homes might be tempted to default to a ducted system.
However, if you only use a handful of those rooms, then a couple of strategically-placed split systems might get the job done just as well!
Tip #3: inverter versus non-inverter
It’s not just the type of system you’ll have to consider – you might also have to think about whether you need inverter technology for your home!
What is inverter technology?
Well, long story short, when you run your AC, the compressor is responsible for controlling the amount of refrigerant used.
In non-inverter systems, the compressor either runs at full-pelt or not at all.
Inverter technology allows your air conditioner to regulate the speed of the compressor unit. It only operates as needed, increasing energy efficiency and reducing power bills.
Need a new air conditioning system in Brisbane?
Talk to the Tri-Tech team of cooling specialists!
Not sure which system is right for you? Don’t worry – we are always here to help!
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