Summer is finally upon us. Judging from the searing temperatures we experienced in spring, it's safe to say this summer is going to be a hot one. Really hot. If you're currently relying on standing fans and standing arms akimbo in front of your fridge to keep cool, you might want to consider investing in an air conditioner. Here are some tips to get you started.
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Mitsubishi Electric have a few pointers on how to pick the right air conditioner for you. The first step is to decide how many rooms you need to cool. This will determine what type of cooling system will suit you best: split systems, wall mounted, floor mounted or ducted systems.
The air conditioning vendor also have several more tips to share:
Minimise noise It’s also a good idea to find out about the noise levels of the system. Look for a low house level for the indoor unit – this is what you will hear (or ideally NOT hear!) when the system is operating. Size matters ... You wouldn’t want to get a system that is too small as it will either NOT cool the area and/or will be overworked and eventually run flat. Not ‘cool’! How do you want it to look? Air conditioners also don’t just come in white anymore. They come in many shapes and sizes that will fit with the decor of any room.
One final point is don't forget to ask how long the warranty for the air conditioning system is and find out if the brand has a local office in Australia with a spare parts department. You'll want to know this information should your air conditioner needs to be serviced or repaired.
Tomorrow we'll look at tips on air conditioning maintenance.