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Choosing a Split System Air Conditioner in Newcastle

Choosing an air conditioning option for a home isn’t always easy – there are so many options on the market which may suit your home or budget. A split system air conditioner in Newcastle is popular due to a few reasons:

  • Budget-friendly
  • Easy to install
  • Suitable for most homes
  • Great for investment properties
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to maintain
  • Provides cooling and heating

But how do you choose the best split system air conditioner in Newcastle to meet your needs?

Choosing the Right Size Split System Air Conditioner in Newcastle

The size of the room you are wanting to cool and heat will determine the size of the air conditioner you need. As a general rule, we use the below sizing when recommending an air conditioner:

  • Up to 20sqm                 2 – 2.5kW
  • 20-40sqm                     2.5 – 5kW
  • 40-60sqm                     4 – 6kW
  • 60-80sqm                     5 – 7kW
  • 80spm+                        6-9kW

Choosing a system that is too small for the space can result in a system that needs to overwork to heat or cool, requiring more maintenance and has a shorter lifespan. Choosing a system that is too large may leave the area too hot or too cold, push up the power usage and cause more wear and tear on the machine. Essentially, you want a system that is optimal for the space to ensure the best usage and lifespan.

Costs of Running an Air Conditioner

Running costs vary depending on the size and brand of the air conditioner. Choice has worked out the average costs based on their tests. We’ve outlined these below:

  • up to 4kW – generally between $242-$492
  • between 4-6kW – generally between $402-$552
  • over 6kW – generally between $442-$568

The team at Cold Stream Services can help calculate the size of the air conditioner you need for the room; we can also run you through the general costs associated helping you choose the best brand and size to suit your budget.

Servicing all areas from Sydney to Newcastle, Cold Stream Services can assist with your installation of a split system air conditioner in Newcastle. Contact us for a quote.

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