During the process of choosing your split system aircon, the choices you have to make can be a little challenging including which brand to choose, which model to select, kW size of the system, features, price range and much more.
If you choose the incorrect system for your home, you’ll never experience perfect climate control. In this article, we’ll help you make the right choice. We’ll explore the size of the system you need based on square metres, the features you should look for, and other likely considerations.
Size of split system aircon based on square metres
Choosing a split system aircon unit for your property is not as easy as picking it off a list. However, as a very brief overview, the size guide for a split system aircon is outlined below:
- 2.8kW – 20 sqm
- 4.2kW – 30 sqm
- 5.6kW – 40 sqm
- 7.0kW – 50 sqm
- 8.4kW – 60 sqm
While these sizes might be a guide, you will need to delve a little deeper into the process of determining the size of the system.
A property with a unit that is too small means the system will have to run harder to heat or cool. This equates to higher running costs. Meanwhile, a system that is too large will end up costing more with wasted energy and heating or cooling.
You should also consider the following elements in your split system aircon search:
- The height of the ceiling: The unit will need to heat and cool space within the entire room. If you have high ceilings or even low ceilings, this will need to be held into consideration to ensure you are getting the best performance.
- Insulation of walls and ceiling: An insulated property will mean temperature is better maintained, and your split system will work more effectively. Insulation could make the difference in your decision-making process.
- The number of windows in the room: Having big sunny windows in your room can have an effect on the output due to external elements. You should keep in mind the number of windows and the size of windows letting in sunlight.
- The climate: If you live in a tropical area, cooling your space may be a little more difficult. Ensure you choose a system that can work in the environment you live in.
Features of a split system aircon
It’s important to keep the features you need in mind to ensure you are purchasing a system that is just right. Here are some of the things you should look out for:
- Reverse cycle aircon: Ensure your unit has heating and cooling so you can perfectly climate control your home. If you are visiting a retailer, you should test the heating and cooling performance.
- Air purifier: Split systems have air purifiers and filters to ensure nasty pollutants such as dust, bacteria and any other natural elements are removed from the air. They are ideal for individuals with allergies, asthma or any respiratory illnesses. Air purifiers also work for the aged and individuals who are susceptible to illness.
- Fan speed: You will want to choose a system that has a range of fan speeds. Often you want to have a gentle climate controlled environment and other times you might need fast cooling or heating.
- Remote control: If you would like the convenience of being able to turn on or off your system from your couch or bed, remote control is essential. You can even go a step further and invest in smart technology using Wi-Fi and phone control.
- Eco mode: If you are conscious about energy efficiency, there are plenty of eco options for split system air conditioners on the market. Do your research.
Things to consider before choosing your split system aircon
While searching online and doing the work yourself might be an option before you make a final decision, an official inspection is always best. Factors like pipe length, location of installation, and more, will all impact cost and efficiency.
Things to consider before choosing your split system aircon:
- Brand of the unit
- Model of the unit
- Energy rating
- Energy output
- Size of your space
- Features you need for the split system air conditioning unit
- Cost for installation
As well as all the things to consider above, when you have decided on which system you need to heat or cool your room effectively, you should be sure to engage the services of a qualified and experienced heating and cooling installer to ensure your split system unit is installed properly.
An air conditioning installer provides this service for a living and understands the intricate details of ensuring your split system air conditioner is installed properly. Installers work with refrigerant, electricity and ensuring your system is properly installed using the copper refrigerant pipe.
If you are looking to install a split system unit for a big room or any size room for that matter, engage a professional air conditioning expert to ensure you are getting the best system for your needs. A professional has worked in the industry and understands the features and benefits of Australia’s leading split system air conditioning units.
Need help with selecting a split system aircon? Speak to Jim’s Heating & Cooling
Jim’s Heating & Cooling offer a wide range of split systems for all properties and can advise on the perfect system for you to run in winter and summer. We offer systems that are perfect for your space and can also arrange installation and service as required.
If you need to ensure your space is properly heated or cooled for your property in Adelaide, speak with the professional air conditioning experts from Jim’s and arrange an obligation-free onsite quote to discuss the best size system for your needs. For more information contact the team from Jim’s Heating & Cooling today.