What type? Cooling Only or Reverse Cycle?
The location where the air conditioning system needs to be installed determines the type of air conditioning solution you need. Cooling-only systems are ideal for tropical climates especially for Northern regions where the temperature can hit as high as 46 degrees during summer. Reverse cycle systems on the other hand are capable of both cooling and heating, so your home remain comfortable all year around even outside temperature goes down to -15 degrees.
What Type? Split, Multi Split or Ducted?
With a split system there are two separated units, an outdoor unit that is placed in an area with plenty of airflow and an indoor unit that is mounted inside the home, ideal for single room cooling or heating.
Multi Split systems have an outdoor unit that is placed in an area with limited space and more than one indoor units that are mounted inside the home for whole house cooling or heating.
Ducted systems have an outdoor unit and a concealed indoor unit, and deliver air through ducting pipes (usually in the ceiling) into each room via vents on the floor, wall or ceiling, to deliver whole house cooling or heating.
What Size? Room Size
In principal,. the ceiling height and floor area of the room will determine the capacity of the air conditioning unit that you need - the larger the room, the larger the capacity of the air conditioning unit. If the air conditioning unit is too small, it will not be as effective or energy efficient, as it may use a higher amount of energy to cool or heat effectively.
What Size? Insulation Factor
Areas without wall or ceiling insulation will require more capacity to air condition than an insulated room. This is because an insulated area retains heat in winter and repels heat in summer, as heat is unable to transfer through the roof or walls of your home. Insulation improves your air conditioner unit's energy efficiency as it won't need to work as hard.
What Size? Windows & Aspect
Windows also affect the natural temperature of the room, so their size and position should be considered before installing an air conditioning unit. The aspect or direction the windows face (e.g. west facing, direct afternoon sun or east facing, direct morning sun, etc.) will impact the ambient temperature. Also, window coverings (blinds or curtains) can reduce the loss of heating/cooling from the room, compared with windows with no (or lightweight) coverings. Knowing the impact of the windows on a room will assist in determining the right air conditioning unit. So, once you have the measurements of the room, make sure you note down the height and width of your windows too.
What Features? Energy Star Ratings
Every Air Conditioner sold in Australia must have Energy Efficiency star-rating. This rating gives a quick comparative assessment of the model's energy efficiency for both heating and cooling - the higher the number of stars, the better the energy performance.
What Features? Operating Temperature Range
Depending on the location, Australian summer temperatures can reach as high as 46 degrees and the winter chill can be as low as -15 degrees. So, it's important to have a reliable air conditioning system that can perform during these harsh climactic conditions. You don't want the air conditioning to break down when you need it for cooling during the hot summer. Panasonic Air Conditioning leads the way in temperature range with units operating efficiently from as low as -20 degrees to 46 degrees* so you enjoy greater comfort throughout the seasons wherever you live.
What features? Reliability
A long warranty gives you the peace of mind that your investment is protected. All Panasonic Air conditioning system feature a 5 year Parts & Labour warranty. Panasonic is confident our products will work reliably for many years, so you can be confident too.
What features? Control Options
Generally, split systems and Multi Split system provide wireless controller however, there are optional controllers like wired remote controller and WLAN app control available. Wired remote controller* is ideal for people who worry the wireless remote controller will go missing. WLAN app control* allows anytime, anywhere and multiple site control and monitoring, ideal for tech goers. On the other hand, ducted systems generally supply with wired remote controller with modern design that suits the home interior.
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