When it comes to installing a new air conditioner in your home, you want to ensure you choose the right size. There are a range of sizes available, and a Newcastle split system air conditioner specialist will be able to assist you in your choice.
The first thing to consider when choosing an air conditioner is the size of your room that you want to cool. While the cool air will flow through the house slowly, it is the main room you need to be concerned about. An air conditioner that is too big will cost you more in power, while one that is too small won’t cool the room efficiently.
Calculating the room size is quite straightforward – simply multiply the length of the room by the width. If you have high ceilings you may need to take this into consideration, but for most people this isn’t an issue.
The minimum recommendation is1 to 1.5 kilowatts of cooling per 10 square metres of space to be cooled. For example, at the very basic end, a standard sized room will be cooled by a 3.5kw air conditioner. Larger rooms or combined areas will need a larger system. Homes that are well insulated or in cooler regions may get away with the base cooling capacity, but homes that don’t have great insulation or in hotter areas will need to consider systems with greater cooling capacity.
A general guide is as below:
- 9m2 room = 2.5 – 3.2KW system
- 25m2 room = 3.5 – 4.3KW system
- 30m2 room = 3.5 – 5KW system
- 40m2 room = 5 – 6KW system
- 50m2 room = 7 – 8KW system
If you need help deciding which size to go for, Newcastle split system air conditioning experts Coldstream Services can assist.
There are benefits to choosing a split system air conditioner in Newcastle including:
- Quieter, more powerful and more efficient than other options on the market
- Often plenty of additional features which can make the system more efficient
- Cheaper to install
If you are looking for a split system air conditioner in your Newcastle home, speak to Coldstream Services for the right advice to suit your family.