Mandurah is a beautiful coastal area south of Perth. While it usually enjoys slightly cooler temperatures in summer than Perth, it can still get very hot. If you are considering an Air Conditioner for your Mandurah home, consider these important points:
The split-system variation: as its name suggests, this one has two principal parts, an outdoor compressor unit, and the indoor compartment. It costs somewhere in the range of $600-$5500 and can serve more than one room.
Next on the list if the Multi-split system: it features a single outdoor unit which connects to two or more indoor compartment. It works exceptionally well where you intend to regulate the temperature of several rooms that are in proximity.
Ducted options: this variation is superb for large apartments. Here, a central unit coordinates with numerous sensors and outlets positioned in different rooms. It doesn’t come cheap though, with most costing upwards of $5000.
Wall/window options: this variation is efficient when stationed close to a window or mounted outside the room. Its price fluctuates between $400 and $1200. However, it is likely that you will incur additional expenses to cater for wiring.
Choosing between an inverter or non-inverter
The term inverter refers to models that boast adjustable compressor speed. Basically, the compressors in the unit can
speed up or down to match the conditioning demands. Notable merits of using these gadgets include low electricity consumption and low running costs. The ability to keep the temperature under a tight range is another selling point for inverter models.
Non-inverter conditioners are those whose compressor switches on or off when the need arises. One major disadvantage of such a system is that it subjects the compressor under intense pressure leading to wear and tear. Though cheaper than inverter models, your electricity bill is likely to balloon since the compressor consumes more power when booting up.
Also, note that conditioners can either be cooling only or can achieve both heating and cooling functions ( Reverse-cycle).
Indoor unit variations
You can opt to mount your indoor conditioner on a high wall, ceiling, or on the floor. Ceiling and wall mounting allows air to flow seamlessly across an entire room. Dense, cool air flows downwards replacing the lighter hot air which then funnels out of the enclosure. Floor mounting is ideal for heating purposes.
Mind the capacity
Note that the capacity of the compressor is denoted in kilowatts. Make sure you are aware of the heating and cooling capabilities of the conditioner you intend to procure.
A reliable calculation will take into account the dimensions as well as the type of the room. The size and positioning of outlets such as windows as well as floor and wall insulation are other critical aspects to consider. Select models that match or slightly exceed the recommended capacity.
Conditioning appliances consume a significant amount of electricity. Here are a few energy saving tips that can save you money. Start by choosing the right capacity model. Prioritize appliances that have a five-star rating for efficient power consumption. make use of the economy mode in your appliance
It is essential to go through product reviews before you commit to buying a specific model. A product study can provide valuable insights on performance and noise output.
For more help contact Alphateam today. We are happy to assist you with what would be the right system for your budget and home.