Guide to Energy Efficient Air Conditioning

Guide to Energy Efficient Air Conditioning

The weather in Australia can be harsh. As seasons change, so do your air conditioning and heating needs. It’s imperative that you install a system that can withstand the various climates throughout the year, while still maintaining energy efficiency.

Did you know heating and cooling can account for 20% to 50% of energy consumption in Australian homes? An energy efficient aircon system may provide a smaller environmental impact, decreased energy bills, and more comfort in your own home.

If you’re interested in an energy efficient aircon unit for your Perth home, here is our guide with all of the top efficiency considerations.

Understand the energy rating

When purchasing appliances, you’ve likely seen a sticker covered in stars. These energy rating labels give you insight into the efficiency and eco-friendliness of the product that you’re buying. When it comes to air conditioning, energy stars can help you make a better-informed purchase.

As you begin to look at the stars on various air conditioners, the first thing to note is the colour of the stars; blue stars indicate cooling efficiency and red stars indicate heating efficiency.

Next, there are two important numbers to consider, Capacity Output kW and Power Input kW. These figures tell you the amount of cooling and heating the system can produce and how much energy the unit needs to run, respectively.

Now it’s time for you to weigh the pros and cons. There’s no right or wrong answer when selecting an air conditioner for your home. However, if you’re hoping to install the most energy efficient aircon, opt for more stars, as more stars indicate higher efficiency. And, look for a better input to output ratio. Ideally, you would want less energy going into your aircon and more cooling or heating capacity coming out.

Understand the energy rating

Look at the aircon data

Searching online for aircon data is a great way to understand which air conditioner is the most efficient. In these charts, you can compare makes, models, and more.

Click here to compare different models of split air conditioners. And, keep in mind, this table features Daikin, Panasonic, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries as some of the top performing, energy efficient air conditioning units.

At Perth City Air, we have experience working with all the major air conditioning brands, especially with top of the line systems like Daikin, Panasonic, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

Consider a split system air conditioner

Split system air conditioners are the most common aircon units in Australia, and for good reason. Not only is a split system air conditioner able to efficiently cool and heat your home throughout the year, but a reverse-cycle split system aircon is also one of the cheapest ways to heat your home.

Want to learn more about split system air conditioning? Get in touch with one of our experts to learn more!

Keep up on aircon maintenance

It’s equally important to invest in a quality aircon system upfront as it is to routinely service and maintain your air conditioning unit. 

Residential air conditioning maintenance ranges from general upkeep to yearly cleanings. We have a dedicated service department to take care of all these concerns. If you’re hoping to manage occasional maintenance of your air conditioner, try changing filters, dusting your machine, and checking for any possible leaks.

And, should anything go wrong during the lifetime of your aircon system, Perth City Air can repair all makes and models of residential air conditioning systems throughout the Perth Metro area.

Energy friendly Air Con

Energy efficient air conditioning in your home

Energy efficient air conditioning is an intelligent investment. Not only will you save on heating and cooling expenses, but you will also reduce energy consumption resulting in a more eco-friendly household.

If you’re hoping to install an energy efficient aircon system in your home, reach out! We’re happy to help you with all of your aircon needs in and around Perth.

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