Everyone has different needs when it comes to air conditioning systems and it is important that you invest in an AC system which fulfils these needs in the most effective way.
So what are your options when it comes to air conditioning systems and why would you choose each type? Read on to find out which AC system is most suitable to you.
Window AC Unit – Small and affordable
Main benefits: simple, affordable, suit small spaces and easy to install
A window air conditioning system is one of the simplest and cheapest AC systems for your home. This system is mounted on windows or walls and is a single unit that is assembled in a casing where all the components are located. While they are relatively cheap to purchase and easy to install yourself, they can be loud and can cause energy bills to skyrocket. This system is only recommended for rooms that do not require sufficient heating or cooling all the time, which is rare in Australia’s climate.
Split system – Simple and energy efficient
Main benefits: suits different sized spaces, sleek aesthetic and energy efficient
Split systems are the most popular type of air conditioning units for homes, and are designed to cool and/or heat either small or large residential areas. A split air conditioner consists of an outdoor unit and an indoor unit. The outdoor unit is installed on or near the exterior wall of the room that you wish to cool. This unit houses the compressor, condenser coil and the expansion coil or capillary tubing. The sleek-looking indoor unit contains the cooling coil, a long blower and an air filter. A split system can be a great choice, as they are relatively noise-free as well as sleek and subtle in their design. While the initial cost of split air conditioning units is significantly higher than a window unit, and it does require professional installation they are much more energy-efficient, saving you money in the long-run.
Multi-split system – Effective heating and cooling
Main benefits: Allows different temperatures throughout home and fulfils needs of various building occupants
If you require multiple rooms or various room temperatures, multi-split systems are the way to go. They function the same as a split system, however, comprise of a single outdoor unit connected to multiple independent indoor units. This can be an excellent solution for households and buildings with specific needs. It is important to note that due to the increased number of indoor units, the cost of a multi-split system can be significantly higher than that or a single split system.
Ducted system – aesthetically pleasing whole home system
Main benefits: can cool and heat your whole home effectively, aesthetically pleasing and energy efficient
Alternatively to the window units, split and multi-split AC systems, ducted systems are the ‘whole home’ air condition solution and are capable of controlling the temperature and humidity in every room of the house. A ducted air conditioning system works through its internal unit, which is installed within the roof space of the home. A series of ducts run from the air conditioning unit to each of the rooms in the home, allowing you to cool or heat each room using individual controls. Due to the unit being installed in the roof, ducted air conditioning is definitely the most aesthetic AC option. Additionally, ducted systems are the fastest working, most energy-efficient, and with a reverse cycle, system can allow you to heat your home too.
Each possible air conditioning system has a number of advantages and disadvantages which are important to weigh up before you make a decision. If you have any questions about which AC is right for you, or are looking for a quote for electrical installations, repairs, or general maintenance, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with HunterCON today.
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