Factors To Consider When Installing Air Conditioning In Your Home

Posted on: 19 July 2022

You need to make many decisions when installing air conditioning, regarding the kind of system you want, what size you need and whether you want extra bells and whistles. To help, here are some things to consider.

What Type?

You'll first need to decide what type of unit is best for your home. A split system has a condenser unit in the yard, connected to the evaporator inside, dispersing the cool air. A multi-split system has one condenser that attaches to several indoor units. A different setup is a ducted arrangement, where the air conditioning components are kept together and installed on the roof or ground. They're connected to a duct network that carries the air to various rooms.

Which is the most appropriate depends partly on your house's configuration. A split system requires a unit in every area you want cool air blown into. Thus, if you have an expansive home with multiple rooms, an evaporator unit must be in each one you want to cool. In that situation, a ducted system may be best. The duct and vent network can cover all areas, and they'll all be connected to one air conditioning system. A ducted system is more discreet as you can only see the small vents on the floor, walls or ceiling.

What Capacity?

You'll need to choose air conditioning with the right capacity for your home. Your installers can advise as they have a process for working out the load the air conditioning will need to bear. They'll take into account your house's overall floor area as well as the local climate. The air conditioning will need to counteract the heat if you live in the hot northern parts of Australia.

Different aspects of your house are also relevant. For example, if your house is insulated, it will require less cooling and heating. Additionally, large windows can let solar heat inside, especially if they capture the afternoon sun. However, energy-efficient glass will help to repel the warmth. Even things such as large leafy trees can help to keep a building cooler.

Extra Features?

Another factor to consider is what extras you want. Do you want a model that lets you set up zones in your house, providing you with more precise control over the cooling? This option can reduce running costs, as you can focus on rooms that are in use. A sensor model will also help by automatically going into an economy mode once it senses an unoccupied room. For the ultimate convenience, you could opt for a system that you can operate via a phone app. Ask a residential air conditioning installation service for more details on available features.