What is the best air conditioner for me?

What is the best air conditioner for me?

With the sheer number of HVAC solutions available to us nowadays, it can be daunting trying to select the ideal air conditioning system to suit our unique environments. Selecting the wrong type of air conditioner can result in you and your fellow household or wider workforce experiencing stuffy interior temperatures or racking up frustratingly large energy bills. Contrastingly, taking time to identify and select the best air conditioner for your building may actually help to reduce your utility bills, as well as keep your interior temperatures nice and low during summer or effortlessly high in the colder, winter months.



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What is the best air conditioner for me?

Here at Jacob Refrigeration, we provide air conditioning installation and maintenance services to residential and commercial properties across Melbourne. Our extensive experience in system installation and maintenance has allowed our team to develop a strong gauge of the best types of air conditioners to suit an array of interior spaces and building layouts. 

If you’re curious about what type of air conditioning system is best suited for your home or business premises, the insights provided by our team of HVAC specialists should help shed some light on your heating and cooling conundrums. Here are our personal recommendations regarding the best air conditioner system to provide efficient temperature control for a range of residential and commercial environments. 

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Ducted Air Conditioning

If you’re looking to provide temperature control capabilities for a larger home or building, a ducted air conditioning system is likely to provide the most optimal comfort along with minimal energy consumption per square metre.

Ducted heating and cooling systems use a convection airflow in order to circulate warm or cold air through your home in naturally insulated ducts. The installation of these ducts and accompanying floor or ceiling vents is all determined by the layout of the building where installation will be completed.

This flexibility in design allows homeowners or building managers to effectively have a hand in plotting the layout and location of this particular HVAC system, making it one of the best types of air conditioners for larger, multi-storey properties.

Split System Air Conditioning

Split system configurations are generally the best type of air conditioner for units, townhouses, and other smaller residences or buildings for a few reasons. For starters, split system configurations are comparatively energy efficient when compared to larger refrigerated ducted systems which may service a larger building. According to a study conducted by Canstar Blue, operational costs of a larger, ducted system were recorded to reach upwards of $800 a year, whereas a reverse cycle split system would rarely cost upwards of $300 annually. 

And you can also expect to save significantly when it comes to installing your split system air conditioner, because these systems require no floor or ceiling ducts and vents, unlike ducted heating systems. Instead, your split system installation will be as simple as installing the two components of your split system (or the indoor and outdoor unit) in positions that best suit your home or workplace.

Their effortless installation and maintenance needs also make split systems easy to upgrade or replace if need be. Simply put, you won’t have to worry about your home’s heating or cooling ever being faulty, out of date or inefficient. 

Refrigerated Cooling Systems

The height of summer in Australia calls for air conditioning systems that are powerful enough to actually provide lasting comfort. And more often than not, evaporative cooling systems simply just aren’t up to the task and require an evaporative changeover. This is primarily because evaporative cooling systems rely on pulling cold air in from outside in order to keep your home’s interiors cool. But what if there isn’t any cold air outside? After all, Aussie summers are renowned for their dry heat. 

This is precisely what makes refrigerated cooling systems amongst the most popular air conditioning systems in Melbourne. Instead of bringing in cold air, ducted refrigerated cooling systems use refrigerants to cool the air inside your home, providing more comfortable and stable interior temperatures than evaporative systems and even wall or cassette units like split systems. 

And believe it or not, refrigerated systems can actually also utilise reverse cycle heating and cooling technology, allowing you to enjoy cooler interior temperatures in summer and toastier, cosier rooms in winter. 

Air conditioning installation and maintenance for Melbourne homes and businesses

Once you’ve identified the best air conditioner for your home or business, the next thing to do following your system installation is taking measures to keep your new HVAC system in the best shape possible. Thankfully, our team at Jacob Refrigeration consider HVAC maintenance services to be just as vital as the installation of your system itself. 

With regular maintenance appointments, your air conditioning system will be able to perform at its best for the full length of its serviceable life.

If you’d like to enquire about our system installation or maintenance services, simply contact Jacob Refrigeration at (03) 9543 8000, or get a no obligation quote by filling out our web inquiry form today. 

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