How to choose a Air Conditioning Brand
With hundreds of air conditioning brands to choose from, you’ll need to be aware that not all air conditioning brands are well supported in Australia. When it comes to choosing an air conditioner, we recommend that you select brand name equipment from a company that has an:
- Australian based corporate office
- Australian based back up and service facility
- Australian manufacturing facility
Dealing with a local company means you can access the necessary support structure to replace or repair your air conditioning systems, and quickly, in the event of malfunctioning or faulty equipment.
The traditional Room Air Conditioner is the box in the window or wall where the entire system is contained within one package. They are easily fitted to windows or openings to provide a rapid low cost solution. By comparison, the packaged room air conditioner tends to be noisy, unsightly and is rarely installed, for home applications.
Multi-Split Air Conditioning Systems can heat or cool 2 – 9 separate rooms, allowing individual control of the air conditioning in each room. Multi-Split systems are ideal for houses with limited space for ducting, and this solution not only optimises comfort but saves on running costs by only heating or cooling rooms as required. Most Multi-Split air conditioning systems are available in reverse cycle (heating and cooling) and cooling-only models.
A Ducted air conditioning system allows you to heat or cool your whole house 24 hours a day, or you can select the room you wish to air condition, thereby saving on running costs. Ducted systems can be installed in a new home or tailored to suit an existing one. The indoor unit is located within the ceiling or under the floor, with flexible ducting distributing conditioned air through vents located in chosen areas throughout the house. The condensing unit is located outside the house so this solution is visually less intrusive compared to the Split or Multi-Split systems.
Split air conditioning systems are ideal for heating or cooling one room or area of your home. They are compact in size, and are more energy efficient with the newer models being less noisy than ever. Split systems comes in a range of discreet wall-mounted or compact floor standing units designed to blend into your home. The advantage of Split Systems is they are a lot more flexible on their installation options. Most Split systems come in either ‘Cooling Only’ or ‘Reverse Cycle’ (Heating and Cooling), and offer many extra features allowing you to obtain the ideal conditions all year round.