How To Choose The Best Air Conditioning Unit For Your Home

Phill Crawley

Smarter Air & Electrical

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How To Choose The Best Air Conditioning Unit For Your Home

When it comes to choosing an air conditioning unit, there are a few things you need to consider. The most important factors are the size of your home, the climate and the budget. Air conditioners come in a range of prices and sizes, so it’s important to find one that fits both your needs and your home.

Smarter Air is Brisbane’s leading air conditioning installer, with over 20 years of experience and over 200 five-star Google reviews. As qualified air conditioning installation technicians, our team can provide informed advice.

In this blog, we’ll show you how to choose the best air conditioning unit for your home.

Let’s get started.

 

Size Of Home

When it comes to air conditioners, size does matter. Air conditioners come in a range of sizes, from small portable units to large industrial-sized ones. The size you need will depend on the size of your home and the climate you live in.

We’ll use a range of factors to assess your home and work with you to find the most suitable solution based on your needs.

Important considerations include:

  • Is the home single-storey or two-storey?
  • Which rooms need air conditioning?
  • Are there any windows?
  • Do the windows have curtains or blinds?
  • Is the ceiling insulated?
  • What is the roof made of?
  • Is their insulation under the roofing material?
  • What colour is the roof?
  • What’s the direction of the sun?

 

User Needs

Naturally one of the most important factors in choosing an air conditioning unit is user needs.

Split systems are individual units placed in key rooms that require air conditioning such as the kitchen, living room and bedroom. This targeted solution is lower cost, uses less energy and is ideal for modest-sized homes.

Ducted systems on the other hand are comprehensive systems for complete climate control. A central air conditioning unit is installed above the ceiling and connected to each room via ducts. With the click of a button, it creates an even temperature across the home and can even customise temperatures to specific rooms. Although this system is more expensive upfront, it’s a great selling point for your home and will create a blissful feel all year round.

 

Budget

Last we have the budget. There’s a range of options available at heaps of price points so there truly is an option for everyone.

Split systems including installation and unit costs vary from $1k to $5k, depending on brand, positioning, power and efficiency.

For ducted systems, installation in a small home may cost you $8-$11k, an average home is around $11-145k and a large can is $15k+ for a reputable brand such as Panasonic or Mitsubishi. This range varies based on the size of your home and accessibility.

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Get in touch with Smarter Air today

Before you buy an air conditioning unit, speak to a professional.

Smarter Air & Electrical are the experts when it comes to air conditioning installation and the experience and expert advice you get will pay dividends over the life of your system.

To ask a question or get an obligation-free quote, contact us today!

Jason Warren
Benji and his team of guys were the most polite, professional and knowledgeable service that we have received. They were on time and the work ...
Jason Warren
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Nicola Alison
10 star review to the team at SmarterAir & Electrical have the WOW factor. Brilliant from start to finish. Having a Property Manager background and high standards I know quality service and you were fantastic! The Neo Panasonic unit ducted system is so quiet it’s a dream unit. Don’t even know it is on! Sensors in each room and can remotely turn the system off via the MyPlace app. Specialists in what you do and don’t outsource the annual service shows your genuine accountability “Thank you so much” to all involved, Alex, Davis, Amanda & Chris. Today the installation & electrical team, professional and friendly, Tom, Jake, Eden, Levi, Nav and Will were simply brilliant a Very big Thank you for making my day! They even vacuumed my house and cleaned up & used drop sheets when installing they really looked after my property. I will be adding lights and the garage door to the future to the MyPlace app and also will be upgrading my residential smoke alarms with them. I am a client for life and will recommend you to everyone. Nothing is too much trouble. I chose well and grateful for all of the answers to my questions. It takes a lot to WoW me these days, but you did, thank you for all your hard work.
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Temnit Teshager
I had smart air & electrical for air conditioning service install a new unit and I couldn't be happier with the experience. From scheduling the appointment to the completion of the job, everything was seamless. The technician arrived promptly, was courteous, and thoroughly explained the work that needed to be done. They also provided helpful tips for maintaining the unit in the future and cleaned the house after finishing the job.The pricing was fair, and the service was top-notch. I highly recommend them for all your air conditioning needs!
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steve fernandes
Had my Panasonic ducted unit installed in December. They did not try and upsell me a unit that was too big for my house size ,...
steve fernandes
Had my Panasonic ducted unit installed in December. They did not try and upsell me a unit that was too big for my house size ,Other companies recommended 1 -2 (16kw-18kw)sizes bigger. Recommended a 12.5kw which would be sufficient for my home size or could get away with the larger 14kw(summers only getting hotter). Ended up going with a Panasonic 14kw Delux unit with MyAir. On the day all the materials were delivered 30 mins (6.30am) before the guys turned up. Started at 7 am and left by 2 pm, They check with me the location of each room where the ducts were going as I have fans as well. House was vacuumed and marks on the wall cleaned. The electrician stayed back till about 3 ish to finish up, test each zone and run through the MyAir tablet. Easy to deal with, quick responses with emails and calls and happy to work with me as I built a stand so my unit was of the ground. Also went up in the ceiling to finish off some work and the ducting is all tidy. Highly recommend!
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Saji Joseph
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Saji Joseph
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Sue Cee
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