How To Choose The Best Air Conditioning Unit For Your Home

16-03-22 | Air Conditioning

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 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 a hundred 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 one storey or two storeys?
  • 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 for 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.



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 positioning, power and efficiency.

For ducted systems, installation in a small home may cost you $7-$10k, an average home is around $10-14k and a large can is $14k+. 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 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!


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