Different Types of Air Conditioning Systems

13 November 2018
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Air conditioning is a useful tool to have in the summer, especially in Australia. Averagely, many households spend around $3742-$7219 for air conditioning installation. This price quote, however, is for a central air conditioning unit rather than a window A/C that costs around $300. However, the final invoice for installation entirely depends on the type of air conditioner unit you choose. Continue reading to learn about different systems you can choose between. 

Window A/C

This type is installed in windows as a standalone A/C system. This type is preferable for smaller homes and costs averagely $400-$1100, depending on the size of the unit. They are however less effective in comparison to a central A/C system. They are ideal for single rooms. They do not require professional installation skills, but it is important to seek expert assistance if you don't know what you're doing. They also offer features such as timers and remote controls. As they require you to keep your window open, look into purchasing one with an inbuilt insect guard.

Split systems

This type can be installed either as ductless or as a central air conditioner system that can be installed as one unit inside the house and another unit outside the house. They are more quiet and efficient in comparison to other types of air conditioner units. Some split systems also have additional features, such as motion sensors.

Central system

This type uses the ducts of a house to spread cool air. It is preferable for a big house with multiple rooms. They averagely cost $3500-$4000. The end cost can also be determined by other factors such as additional installation, such as a duct system, and the installation fee.

Portable systems

They come in various types either as split or as evaporative systems to allow for movement from one room to another. They are ideal for rented homes, as they require no installation experience. They may not be as effective as other systems but offer some relief from the hot Australian weather.

There are a few factors that play a key role in the decision to purchase an air conditioner unit. One of these is the size of the home. A large house will require a more powerful A/C than a smaller house. However, if an A/C unit is too large, it may lead to high wastage of energy. Other factors that may play a role are what type of insulation is present, the level of sunlight your house receives, and how high your ceilings are. Contact a local air conditioning company to help you select the right option for your needs.