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How to Choose The Best Air Conditioning System For Your Home


How To Choose The Best Air Conditioning System for Your Home

Living in Brisbane means you can go from the beach to a night out in the city any time you like, but that idyllic Queensland lifestyle comes with one non-negotiable – heat.

Whether it’s a hot and dry heat, or a humidity that makes you sweat through the back of your shirt, it’s crucial your A/C system is chosen to suit your needs and to keep you cool and comfortable on those hot, sticky summer days.

At Snap Air Conditioning we’ve been cooling Brisbane and the surrounding community for 15 years, so we know what it takes to choose the best air conditioning system for your home.

Looking to keep cool this summer? Here’s everything you need to know.

How many rooms do you want to cool?

When it comes to cooling your home, size DOES matter.

If you’re after a unit to cool a single room, like a bedroom or living room, you could choose a split system air conditioner or a floor-standing air conditioner that has the advantage of being included as part of your Brisbane home’s decor.

If you’re looking to bring cool, refreshing air into multiple rooms of your Brisbane home, you may be better off going with a ducted air conditioning system that cools each room from a central point.

Do you want temperature control in each room of your house?

There’s a good chance you consider the ‘perfect’ temperature to be a very different number from your partner, kids or family members.

If individual room control is something you’re after, a multi-split system offers complete control from room to room. A multi-head air conditioning system uses one outdoor unit connected to up to 5 internal units that can be placed in any room of your choosing.

This way the living room can feel like the Antarctic and the bedrooms be mild. Win-win!

What size rooms are you looking to cool?

It’s easy to read about the technical specs of your preferred A/C system and think “this is the one” but it’s important you match the features of each air con system with the needs of your home. The capacity of your unit to effectively cool your home will come down to:
  • The size of your rooms

  • The wrong capacity (typically measured in kilowatts)

  • Ceiling height and roof type

  • Insulation

If you’re concerned about making the wrong choice, speak to a qualified Brisbane air conditioning specialist to make an informed decision.

What energy efficiency level are you looking for?

Always consider the energy efficiency of your A/C system.

High-efficiency units can be more expensive upfront, but over time these pay for themselves through reduced power bills.

All air conditioners sold in Australia are ranked according to an energy star rating scheme, so you’ll never be in the dark. If you want to save energy, save money, and reduce emissions, taking the time to ask your A/C installation team about the energy efficient options they provide can make the world of difference.

Learn more about A/C energy ratings here.

What brand are you hoping to install?

There are plenty of air conditioning brands to choose from, each with their own reliability and warranty periods. Some of the most popular brands we supply and install at Snap Air Conditioning include:
  • Daikin

  • Fujitsu

  • Kelvinator

  • LG 

  • Panasonic

  • Lennox

  • Hitachi

  • Samsung

If you’d like to learn more about air conditioners in Brisbane, check out a detailed guide on our branded partners and A/C types here.

Ready to start living the cool and comfortable life?

During summer, the average temperature in Brisbane can nudge past 30°C with a sub-tropical Queensland climate that can make each day uncomfortably hot and sweaty without the cool freedom your own air conditioner brings.

Now you’ve got all the info you need to make an informed choice, and pick the best A/C system for you, your family and your home.

At Snap Air Conditioning, you’ll find all our split systems air conditioner prices with nothing to hide. You pick, order, buy and get your air conditioner supplied and installed with a minimum of fuss. 

Curious about prices? Get the numbers here.

Or, call our Supply & Install specialists today, and see what a difference our service can make.