How much energy does a split air conditioner system use?
And what’s the best air con system for your home?
If you live in Brisbane or anywhere in Southeast Queensland, you will be familiar with the need for air conditioning in your home, as the climate up here can be pretty brutal.
While our summers are long, hot and humid, the winters are just perfect, hovering around 22 degrees and dropping down in the evenings to a cool 12 or so degrees.
In summer you need air conditioning all day long (at home or work), and in winter you may need a little heat pumped into the home from time to time to keep the winter chills away. This kind of usage calls for a split system air conditioner which usually will provide heating or cooling to one area of your home rather than a ducted system which pumps to all areas which depending on your needs is a great choice also.
So if you’re in a unit or you just want to cool/heat a certain area such as your kitchen, dining and living room, then a split system should do the job. If you just want the master bedroom covered, then a split system will also suffice, and some families use a combination or two split systems, when it suits them.
What’s important is that the air conditioner that you choose is powerful enough to cover you in summer and winter, but you also want to choose one that is energy efficient and does not chew through your electricity and drive up your bill!
What’s the Energy Rating System for air cons?
The best thing to do is to get the right advice from a licenced air conditioning expert in Brisbane and surrounding suburbs before you buy a system. An experienced technician such as the team at Jaric air conditioning and electrical will help you pick a system which will heat/cool your areas while being kind on your running expenses.
They will help you check out the energy rating on the air conditioner you choose and make sure that it’s up to the job.
Too often people buy their own air conditioner (often on a sale) just to find out that it costs them more in the long run.
So consider this before making a purchase: look at the energy rating, consider your usage and the area you need to cover and make sure that your choice is sound for the long term use of your system. Perhaps a split system is not the right one for you? A ducted air con system may serve your needs better for its energy efficiency and output.
How to correctly install an air conditioner
No matter how good the energy rating is on your air conditioner, if it’s installed incorrectly, you may still waste money every month. An incorrectly installed system will cost you more to run and can shorten the lifespan of your system, so call a licenced air conditioning technician to help you rather than just a retail assistant who is paid to sell you anything they have in stock.
Looking for help with your air conditioning for Brisbane and SE Qld conditions?
If you want to get it right the first time and select the best air conditioner for your Brisbane home or workplace, give our team a call. Not only can they advise you on the most energy efficient systems on the market but they will help you to choose the right system for your home or business. To find out more, contact Jaric online or call us on 1300 452 742.