In the cozy world of air-conditioning size really matters. An air-conditioning system that is too small for a space is likely to work harder to cool a space, while one that is too large can find you well outside your “comfort zone” in terms on ongoing costs.
It begs the questions, what is the right sized air-conditioner for my environment? Well here are our top tips when it comes to size and air conditioning.
Modern air conditioning is designed to offer energy efficiency by cooling your house slowly and maintaining that temperature.
A system that is too large will cool your home quickly but then shut down once it reaches the right temperature. The house warms, it quickly cools it again as part of an on-again, off-again cycle that can add up in terms of electricity costs, and wear and tear on your unit.
A system that is too small for a space will work harder to cool or heat it, rather than running efficiently. This can cost you in terms of power consumption and also place consistent strain on the unit over time.
Determining the “right size” air conditioner for your living space is actually a pretty complex task that factors in a range of variables.
- The size of your living space
- How well insulated your property is
- The number of windows the space has and the direction they face
- What climate you live in
Air conditioning for how you live
Importantly, ascertaining the “right size” air conditioner also involves considering how the space you are looking to heat or cool is used and your personal preferences.
Basically, this involves looking at the areas of your home you’re likely to use most, for what purposes, and the ideal temperature that will accommodate these uses.
Some families, for example, might spend a lot of time in their bedrooms where teen children complete their homework. They might also prefer a chilled environment to sleep in.
For other households, those bedrooms might be less important, with the focus instead on living areas and keeping them warm over winter.
Understanding factors like this helps determine where a bigger unit may be required.
Taking the time to ascertain the ideal size for your air conditioning has a wealth of benefits in terms of comfort and cost over the long term.
Not only is the right-size air conditioner designed to run more efficiently and keep your electricity consumption to a minimum, it is also likely to see fewer maintenance and repair costs over the life of the unit.
Meanwhile, the right size unit will likely offer better air quality and reduced noise, as it won’t be running at full capacity or frequently stopping and starting.
If you’re considering which air conditioner is the right one to heat or cool your home, Climacool is available to assist.
Servicing the greater Sydney region, Climacool Air Conditioning prides itself on superior service and quality workmanship.
We work with the leading brands in the field of heating and cooling, and have an enviable reputation for meeting the needs of our valued commercial clientele in air conditioning installation, service, and repairs.