Beat the heat this summer - an air conditioning buying guide

2016-12-01

With another hot summer coming, it is time to think about cooling options. There are some choices available from instant relief with fans through to whole home ducted air conditioning systems and everything in between.

An air conditioner is an investment in comfort that will service you for years to come, make sure you invest in the best. Mitsubishi Electric provides climate controlled comfort wherever you live, work and relax, offering state-of-the-art technology that is quiet, simple to use, reliable and energy efficient.


 

Wall mounted split systems

Wall mounted split system air conditioners deliver relief for a single space such as a bedroom, study or living room.

What to look for:

  • Air conditioners with higher Star Ratings can help you reduce energy use and help save you money.
  • Noise affects comfort, so itís important to select a system that is quiet to run. The 2.5/4.5 kW models from Mitsubishi Electric are so quiet youíll forget itís on!
  • A front panel that is easily detached will allow you to clean inside the air conditioner. A clean air conditioner improves energy efficiency.
  • Located in Northern Australia? If you don't need heating then a cooling only air conditioner may be all you need.


 

Multi-split systems

A multi-split system might be an attractive alternative to cool and heat more than a single room. Multiple indoor units connect to one outdoor unit. Choose a smaller wall mounted indoor unit for a bedroom and a larger one for a living room.

For a media room choose a ceiling concealed unit which blows air out of a bulkhead or a ceiling cassette.

Mitsubishi Electric offers systems that cater for 2-8 indoor units from a single outdoor unit.

What to look for:

  • Quiet operation Ė look at noise levels of not just the indoor unit, but the outdoor unit too.


 

Ducted air conditioning systems

For the ultimate in year-round comfort, for the whole house, it is hard to go past a ducted air conditioning system. With the indoor unit located in the ceiling space, cool and warm air is delivered throughout the house via ductwork.

What to look for:

  • Guaranteed operation for outdoor temperatures of -20°C for heating and up to 46°C for cooling
  • Inverter technology Ė as the demand for cooling and heating capacity increases and decreases in your home, so does the power of the outdoor unit. The system will ramp up and down as required, rather than turn on with a clunk sound like non-inverter systems.


 

Zone control

Divide a home ducted air conditioning system with zone control. Save energy and money by only air conditioning the section of your home you need to. Shut of areas that are not being used and direct the air conditioning to where it is needed.

What to look for:

  • A controller with built-in sensors for temperature, brightness, and occupancy can make rooms feel more comfortable & helps to reduce energy consumption.


 

Wi-Fi control

Connect your air conditioner to your air conditioner to your smartphone and tablet and get the freedom to fully control each unit on-the-go via an internet connection from anywhere in the world. Was your air conditioner left on when you left the house? With Wi-Fi Control for air conditioners, you can check with an app for your phone.

What to look for:

  • Wi-Fi Control with operating rules can be programmed to automatically turn on/off at specific times or when a specific temperature is reached.


 

Pedestal fans

Need relief from the heat today? A pedestal fan will generate a breeze which may offer some immediate respite on a hot day or nights. Fans design and technology has come a long way in recent years. When you have a constant air flow, the cooling effect starts to wear off. Mitsubishi Electric solved this by developing a Rhythm mode which replicates natural breeze. The strength of the air flow is varied, so it feels cooler.

What to look for:

  • Solid construction and attention to the fan motor casement can give a fan which is quieter to run making it more suitable for a bedroom.


 

Get the right advice!

What size air conditioner do I need? How much does it cost to install an air conditioner?
 
Choosing the right size air conditioning system for your individual needs is critically important. There are many factors that affect the "air conditioning load" of a system, such as aspect, windows, room exposure to sunlight, electronic devices etc.

Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Dealers are air conditioning specialists, trained to select the right air conditioning system for your home.

If you are building a new house, speak to a specialist air conditioning dealer, and they can advise what system would suit your needs. If you are thinking of buying a ducted system, the Dealer can also provide feedback on where voids need to be placed on your plans to allow for ductwork.

Once the weather heats up, there will be a high demand for home air conditioning installations. Get ahead of the queue this summer and have a chat with a Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Dealer about your air conditioning requirements.


 

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