Common Myths About Ducted Air Conditioning

When considering ducted air conditioning, Perth homeowners are often influenced by the opinions of their family and friends. Unfortunately, many people are misguided and are propagating common myths.

Here are three things to bust those myths and help you decided on your ideal air conditioning solution.

Bigger is Better:

You can have too much of a good thing, and if you seek out the biggest air conditioner, you could be making a costly mistake.

Professional ducted air conditioning installation specialists will often perform a number of calculations to ensure that your new system is properly sized. If you install a system that is too big for the room or home, you will not only pay too much initially, but you could also compromise the lifespan of the system.

Air conditioners are designed to switch on and off as and when the thermostat determines it is needed. Unfortunately, when your air conditioner is too big, this cycle is no longer optimised. This means that your system has a short cycle, which increases wear and tear, and the risk of a breakdown.

Setting the Air Conditioner on Max, Will Cool the Room Quicker:

Most of us have been guilty of this one. You arrive home on a hot day, and your home feels like a sauna. Your first instinct is to crank down the thermostat so the house will cool down super fast. What you probably don’t notice is that it take the same amount of time for your room to reach a comfortable temperature.

Your system cools at the same rate, regardless of the thermostat settings. The thermostat reflects the temperature you want the room to be, so by having it set lower, it will take longer to require the desired temperature.

What is likely to happen is that you will end up feeling chilly, and you will have wasted energy and money. Research shows that you can increase your air conditioning running costs by as much as ten percent for every degree that you lower the thermostat.

It is far more sensible to set the thermostat to a comfortable temperature and set a timer, so the system is switched on automatically. This will allow the home to cool down and be at the perfect temperature when you walk through the door.

Air Conditioners Are An Energy Guzzler

While air conditioners obviously use energy and cost money, most units are in no way an energy guzzler. In fact, many modern systems are very efficient.

Manufacturers appreciate that consumers are interested in reducing their environmental impact and saving money on utility bills, so they are constantly developing more energy efficient technology. If your current system is past its best, you may be surprised at the energy savings you could enjoy if you upgraded to a new system.

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