At long last, summer is finally here – the time where we Gold Coast locals truly thrive. On a sticky summer’s day, there’s nothing better than holding up at home with an icy cold drink in your very own air conditioned sanctuary.
Of course, every home is different. In order to create the ultimate in-home igloo, you’ll need to find the perfect air con to suit your home’s climate, size and budget.
As we’re all aware, the Gold Coast is known for its high humidity rates. This unfortunately means that certain air conditioners have to work extra hard to keep us cool, meaning higher energy consumption. This also means that some air conditioning systems will be pretty much useless.
Evaporative coolers are a big no-no for humid climates. Humidity in the air will cause excess moisture to form inside the unit, and will simply lead to ineffective cooling performance. On the other hand, refrigerated air conditioners work great in humid areas, and so are a great option for Gold Coast homes.
Air conditioners are definitely not a ‘one size fits all’ situation. Depending on the size of your room, some systems will thrive and some will severely let you down. It’s important to find the right fit, as a mismatched air conditioner can result in poor performance, high running costs and a shorter system life-span.
This is something to ask your local Gold Coast air conditioning expert about. They’ll be able to assess your room size and layout, and help you find a unit with the best capacity and cooling output for your space.
Amount of Rooms
Another important factor to consider is how many rooms you are wanting to cool. If it’s just a single space you have in mind, then a single split system or a window unit are an easy solution. For larger houses with multiple rooms that need attention, you’d want to opt for ducted air conditioning or a multi-split system.
Other elements such as ceiling height, roof type and insulation may come into play here and affect which system will best adapt to your home. Again, it’s a good idea to chat with your local Gold Coast technician. They can give you expert advice on what type of system will suit the needs of your property.
Summertime in the Gold Coast can easily put a dent in your wallet. From day trips to Wet’n’Wild to sipping cocktails in Broadbeach, expenses can pile up fast. You don’t want to be spending money unnecessarily, and a smart cooling system choice can offer great savings.
Air conditioners with inverter technology are known for their energy efficiency. Inverter units maximise their energy output by running at a steady pace, as opposed to the stop-start nature of non-inverter models. Once an inverter system reaches its set temperature, the compressor motor slows down instead of shutting off. This conserves energy, and will lead big savings over time.