Correct size units will be more effective, more efficient, and economical. Buying a ducted air conditioning unit that is the wrong size for your home, will result in thousands wasted on initial cost, and even more in its running. Worse still, it will be inefficient – too hot in summer, too cold in winter.
But how do you know what is the right size for your property? What considerations do you need to take into account?
What should you consider when sizing for ducted air conditioning in Brisbane?
Many factors will affect the unit size required for your home:
- Your home’s location and aspect will affect the amount of work a ducted air conditioner has to do to maintain a comfortable environment. Included here will be size of rooms, and size and type of windows (including benefits of shade).
- Your home’s construction, materials used, and insulation will impact air conditioning system efficiency; as will the attributes of the air conditioner itself.
- How your home is used, how many people live in it, and what times of day it is occupied will – what rooms are used and when – will also impact your air conditioning needs. Zoning is particularly important.
- Most generic sizing guides assume a number of watts per square metre of floor area, but this standard calculation does not take into account the above factors. There may also be other considerations – such as the number of people using a space or equipment within that space, and computers in a home office may generate additional heat.
If the residential ducted air conditioning system you buy is too small, you will find it working overtime to reach the desired temperature. With this stress, it is likely to become noisy and need replacing sooner. Meanwhile, your living space will suffer in the comfort stakes.
You’ll encounter similar problems with a residential ducted air conditioning system which is too large. You will waste hundreds, perhaps thousands, of dollars buying the larger unit. When installed it will work inefficiently and consume more electricity than necessary.
Let the ducted air conditioning Brisbane experts advise you
The best way to obtain a definitive answer is to ask an expert and have a Brisbane Air representative survey your home. At Brisbane Air we have a fully qualified team who can advise you on the right size ducted air conditioning system for your home and individual circumstances, including anticipated use.
Contact us today, and benefit from our experience in helping clients select the right ducted air conditioning system for their Brisbane homes.