Which Cooling System Is Best For My Home?

During a hot Australian summer, it’s hard to get anything done; even getting a good night’s sleep is difficult. For the sake of your sanity and productivity, you might be considering installing an air conditioning system in your home. But how do you know which system will be right for your home?

There are many options when it comes to air conditioning, but two that we’d like to highlight are evaporative cooling systems and refrigeration air con systems. Perhaps after you learn a bit more about the different options, you’ll have a better idea of what is right for you.

Evaporative Cooling Systems

As you may or may not have already guessed, evaporative cooling systems cool the temperature of the air through the process of evaporation. The simple transition of water-to-water vapour is enough to significantly lower the temperature of air, especially dry Melbourne air, using very little energy in comparison with other systems.

Here are a few things to consider when deciding if this system is right for your home and lifestyle:

  • These systems work best in dry environments, so most of Australia should allow it to function well, but it will definitely work well in Melbourne.
  • They can be integrated easily into already existing systems.
  • You can look forward to lower upfront investment costs and lower running costs through the life cycle of the appliance.
  • Great energy savings with a reduction of peak electricity demand.
  • There are no chlorofluorocarbons used, so you’ll be reducing your carbon footprint.
  • Generally, there are less CO2 and other emissions.

Refrigerated Air Conditioning

There are two types of refrigerated air conditioning: ducted or wall hung. Ducted systems use vents or ducts to circulate airflow around your house while wall hung are single room appliances. Wall hung systems have two chambers, one that is outside the house and is made up of a compressor and condenser, and an indoor chamber with an evaporative cooling element.

You might want to go with one of the refrigerated air con systems, and here are some reasons why you should:

  • More control over the temperature of your home.
  • Ducted systems can ensure that your entire home is the same temperature.
  • Wall mounted systems are easy to install.
  • More aesthetically pleasing and more quiet.
  • Reduces allergens in home and improves air quality.

If you would like to discuss your options and get a free, no obligation quote on different types of air conditioning units, contact Jacob Refrigeration in Melbourne today.

See also: What is reverse cycle air conditioning?

Author: Jan Yakoob

Jan is the managing director of Jacob Refrigeration, a leading company with more than 35 years of experience in air conditioning and refrigeration installation. We continually exceed client expectations through quality, reliability and efficiency.