When choosing an air conditioning system, it’s important that you choose the right one.
It might sound like we’re just stating the obvious here, but you’d be surprised by how many homes in Brisbane are still struggling through summer with underpowered air conditioning systems.
And a lot of the time, it’s because they don’t have the right system installed.
Choosing the right air conditioning system for your home is absolutely crucial. Just one question: what’s the right type of system for your home?
What are the different types of air conditioners?
No discussion of air conditioning can begin without a quick rundown of the types of systems available to homeowners in Brisbane.
While they perform the same job, the devil is in the details. The different types of air conditioning use different methods of operation, which in turn affects their:
- Heating and cooling output
- Energy efficiency and usage
- Installation processes
Make no mistake, it’s crucial that you choose the right type of system for your home, otherwise you might be left uncomfortably warm in summer!
Which type of AC is best for home?
There’s no real answer to this – if you’re a regular around here, you’ll know that it all comes down to your property, as well as your individual needs.
That’s because each home is unique:
- House layout
- Insulation quality
- Home orientation
- Airflow and ventilation
- How you use your home
In order to keep you comfortable, your system needs to account for each of these things.
And since each of these factors varies from house to house, your heating and cooling solution will depend.
When split systems are best
With essential cooling functions split between an outdoor condenser and an indoor (usually wall-mounted) system, these types of systems grace the walls of many Brisbane homes.
When you think of air conditioning, these are usually the first types that come to mind.
If you live in a small home or only need a single room cooled, then a split system might be the best choice for you.
These systems offer powerful single-room cooling, making them the ideal choice for apartments, small homes and individual rooms.
Should I choose a ducted air conditioning system?
Seamless, powerful and effective – ducted air conditioning uses a large and powerful outdoor unit to deliver cool air, which is delivered throughout your home via an expansive duct network.
The biggest upside of ducted air conditioning is its power and coverage – you’ll be able to cool every single room in your house, all from a single central thermostat, making this the best choice for large homes that need a lot of cooling.
Is a multi-split system the right choice?
Did you know?
Each indoor unit that’s part of a split system doesn’t need its own outdoor compressor – in many cases, two or more indoor units can be connected to a single, more powerful outdoor unit.
Think of these systems as the best of both worlds – a powerful outdoor unit connects to several independent split systems, giving you the coverage of a ducted system with the individual control that split systems offer.
What’s the latest technology in AC efficiency?
No matter what you choose for your home, energy-efficiency is without a doubt one of the most important attributes your system can have.
Many people will assume that a ducted air conditioning system, owing to its larger size and greater power, is less energy-efficient compared to a split system.
Many of these people end up compromising and choosing splits, when they’d be better off with ducted cooling.
While this may have been the case in the past, it hasn’t been for years, and it’s all thanks to VRF/VRV technology.
This tech has now filtered down from huge commercial systems into ordinary residential ducted and split system air conditioners, cutting their energy consumption by 50% or more!
Trust us, if there’s one thing you should look out for when choosing a system, it’s these three letters you should keep an eye out, regardless of which system you pick.
Choosing the right type of system is an important start…
And choosing the right team is the next step!
While the type of system is a crucial decision, an equally important one is which installer you choose to help you out.
Many assume that our job is to just install your system, and that’s it.
However, this is only part of what we do – a good installer also works with you to ensure that your installation goes smoothly, and is free of complications.
That means bringing our expertise to the table as early as possible during the design process to ensure that you don’t just get the right type of system, but the exact system you need!
This is what we refer to as the system design process, a lengthy process that goes in-depth into your heating and cooling requirements.
Some only look at room volume when designing your system.
Others go deeper, taking into consideration windows and house orientation.
Our team however goes to extreme detail, looking at things like:
- Insulation quality
- Room purpose and usage
Each of these has a role to play, even if it’s a minor one.
While it might seem unnecessary to fret over such small details, if you ask us, it’s the little things that make a difference – by focusing on these, we can choose the perfect system for your home.
All of this requires the type of experience and know-how that only comes with years and years of practical experience.
Which type of air conditioner is the best?
Tri-Tech will help you choose!
As we mentioned above, there’s no such thing as the “perfect” air conditioning system – there’s only the perfect one for your home.
Need help choosing it? Our team can help with that.
With more than 30 years of experience carrying out air conditioning in Brisbane, our team has all the skills needed to ensure that your home gets exactly the cooling solution that it needs.
Our commitment to performing the best aircon installation possible and providing top-shelf customer service extends beyond our expertise and knowledge – we also offer aircon installment payment options, as well as ongoing service contracts that keep your system running smoothly.
Whatever you need, if it involves heating and cooling, our team can help!