Having an air conditioning system in your home can be a great way to keep comfortable all year round, but it’s important to choose the right-sized system for your space.
If you’re asking yourself “What size aircon do I need?”, this guide is here to help!
We provide essential advice on how to determine the correct split air conditioning system for your home, so you can enjoy optimal comfort coupled with energy efficiency.
Factors to consider when buying air conditioners
When it comes to selecting the right sized air conditioner, there are a few things to consider.
The main thing to consider when purchasing an air conditioner is the size of your room/s that need to be cooled or heated.
PRO TIP: Don’t forget to factor in the height of your ceilings, too!
A room that is too large for the aircon won’t cool or heat efficiently, while a system that is too small will need to work harder to achieve the desired temperature, which can result in higher electricity bills.
As a rough guide, you’ll need 0.12 – 0.15 kilowatts of power per square meter of floor.
Use an online calculator to find an estimate for the output your air conditioner will require for your space, or for the most accuracy, call Armitage Electrical.
Our professionals have years of experience and can account for other factors that a simple online calculator alone cannot.
The type of building material used in your home can also influence the size of the air conditioner required.
For example, homes with large windows or glass doors may require a larger system to compensate for the additional heat transfer.
Similarly, homes with timber floors or poor insulation materials may require a larger aircon to maintain a consistent temperature throughout the space.
Orientation determines the amount of sunlight and – consequently heat – that enters your home and will affect the size of the air conditioning system you need.
Southern-facing rooms will commonly be cooler and won’t require as much power as north-facing rooms.
Location is a major determinate of climate. Climate can play a large role in determining your home’s perfect air conditioner.
Hot, humid climates, like Brisbane, will need a more powerful system due to the increased cooling capacity required for our steamy summers.
Split system vs Ducted Air Conditioners
Here at Armitage we can install both split system and ducted air conditioners for homeowners.
Not sure which type would suit your needs best? Speak to our team.
Choosing the right size air conditioner for your home
At Armitage Electrical, our experienced technicians take all the above variables into account when recommending the right size aircon for your home, ensuring that you have the most comfortable and energy-efficient solution for your needs.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment and stay comfortable all year round.
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