“I’ve just bought a new AC for my home. Yay! What next?”

questions answersWe’ve heard this so many times, we’ve all been there at some point in our life.

Everything we need to know should be, in theory, in the user manual, however…who has, in reality, all the time in the world to read that entire book?

You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers! Let’s learn the basics first!

Here are the top 5 Air Conditioning FAQs we deal with:

1. What are the main advantages of using an air conditioner?

advantages of using an air conditionerBasically, the reason why the air conditioner is one of the most impactful technology systems is that it creates a comfortable environment for you throughout the year, both at home and the office. The main features include heating, cooling, dehumidifying and fan only. This way you are able to set the desired temperature in such manner that the unit will cool or heat or, in case of dehumidification, it will extract the moisture in the air without affecting the room temperature. This function is very beneficial for those with respiratory illnesses like asthma.

2. What are the major types of AC available on the market?

Before choosing the right unit for you and your family, it’s essential to learn about the main types of AC and how they apply to your needs and preferences.

Split Systems  consist of two main parts: the indoor and the outdoor Unit. The outdoor unit is installed on or near the wall outside of the space that you wish to cool. The unit hosts the compressor, condenser coil and the expansion coil or capillary tubing. They are available as Reverse Cycle or Cooling only, as well as fixed speed or inverter. We recommend you choose a split system when you just want to cool or heat a smaller area in your home or office.

Ducted Systems – Ducted air conditioners are more complex than the split systems. In this case, the inside heat-exchanger is typically placed inside the central furnace/AC unit of the forced air heating system, which is then used in the summer to distribute chilled air throughout a residence or commercial building. We advise you to opt out for a ducted system when you want whole-house or large-commercial-space cooling or heating, as well as moderate multi-zone temperature control.

3. What are the installation requirements?

installation requirementsNow that you’ve purchased the right AC, installation is the next step of the process. Ideally, the indoor unit should be placed centrally on a wall, carefully directing the airflow to the centre of the room. The outdoor unit must be positioned in a well-ventilated area on a solid footing, easily accessible for servicing purposes. Allowance must be made for drainage from the indoor unit on cooling mode and outdoor unit on heating mode.

Take into consideration that correct installation is vital to ensure the performance of the unit, which is why a skilled, experienced and qualified tradesperson (insert the link to “contact us” page) should perform this job.

4. How often should I have my AC serviced?

Depending on the environment, it’s recommended that you service your air con at least once per year, as well as getting the filters cleaned on a monthly basis. This way your unit performs at its optimal efficiency and you benefit from that fresh, clean air at home or the office.

5. What is the best temperature to set for cooling? What about heating?

best temperature to set for coolingThermal comfort differs from one person to another and it is often difficult to find the ideal temperature to please everyone. Based on our experience, we advise you to set the temperature between 23-26 in summer and 18-21 degrees during winter.

Keep in mind that when your AC is set to the cooling mode, every 1 degree lower can increase running costs by 15%! A thing to remember for next summer!

Hoping we’ve answered some of your top AC-related questions, we are ready to move forward to the next level!

Stay tuned, stay warm and comfy!

Your friend,

John

Head Office 1300 452 742

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