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Before you buy your next air conditioner, consider this….

If you are looking to buy or replace a split system air conditioner, choosing the best system for your ‘space and needs’ is something you need to consider. As with most things, there is no one-size-fits-all for split system air conditioning systems. There are multiple factors that you need to take into consideration when selecting the best split system air conditioner for your home. 

Luckily for you, the experts at Midcoast Air in Hervey Bay have compiled this guide to help advise you on what factors you should consider when choosing the best split system air conditioner. We walk you through choosing the right type of system, its size and we even look over its running costs and the best air conditioning brand for you.

At Midcoast Air, we take our customers’ satisfaction seriously and want to help them make the right decisions.

What is split air conditioning?

Daikin is a trusted brand in Australia and they have explained the definition perfectly for ‘split air conditioning’. ” a split system is ‘split’ into two units: one that’s inside, and one that’s outside.” Relatively easy to install (as no ductwork is required), these systems are known for being quiet and energy efficient.

In fact, Daikin offer excellent descriptions for all the different types of air conditioning terminology which can be found here.

Types of split system air conditioning

Do you require both heating and cooling in your home? Generally Hervey Bay homes will use both heating for the cooler months and cooling for the warmer months so a reverse cycle split system air conditioner is by far the most popular.

The thing you’ll need to consider most when making a decision is how big the space is that you will want to either cool or heat when using your split system. How big is your home, and how many spaces do you want to air condition? Our technicians will help to guide on on these factors at the time of quoting.

To consider all your options, here are the different options available for split system air conditioning to ensure you make the right choice.

Multi-split systems

A multi-split system works by having a single outdoor unit which channels air into two or more indoor units and in some cases these can be a cheaper alternative to ducted systems for homes where cooling multiple areas is necessary. To see if this would be an option for you, why not ask us for a comparative quote to a ducted system.

Reverse cycle split system

Reverse cycle split systems are a great choice for homes in Hervey Bay. Why? Because in Hervey Bay we feel the seasonal changes, i.e. cold winters and hot summers. These systems are the most popular, as they can both cool and heat your home. You can just switch between the modes all year round depending on your heating or cooling needs! Another great feature on some reverse cycle systems is that can also reduce humidity. This mode is especially favoured in Queensland where humidity levels are quite high in the warmer months. It works to keep the humidity down which results in reducing the heat of the space also!

Different brands offer different energy efficiency. We recommend Daikin or Mitusubushi Heavy Industries due to the quality and suitability of their product to our customers climate.

Cooling only split systems

‘Cooling only’ split systems are ideal for hotter and more tropical climates where escaping the heat is a priority! The good news is that because these systems are only required to cool, they are generally much cheaper!

What Size Split System Do You Need?

When it comes to choosing the best split system air conditioner: size matters! We want to ensure that the system we recommend isn’t larger than it needs to be. Too large a system can increase your home’s energy consumption. Our main priority is to ensure you are happy with our service and the system ongoing. Our technicians will walk you through the best options when quoting.

You will find Inadequately small split systems can overwork to maintain temperatures. This also increases energy consumption, so it is important we help you make the right choice.

Obtaining a proper evaluation of your space by an experienced technician at Midcoast Air will assist you in making the right choice. The factors that our technicians will be considering at the time of your free quote are as follows:

• Insulation

• Room size

• Windows and Doors

• Orientation and Climate

Contact Midcoast Air Today

Help in choosing the best split system air conditioner for your needs has never been easier. Simply give our friendly team a call or easily book in for a quote via our booking form. The team at Midcoast Air are experts in Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Electrical. We will happily assist you in making the right choice. We service all across the Fraser Coast, Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Torbanlea, Howard and surrounds.

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