What to look for when buying an air conditioner

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air-con room1. Reduced noise
The sound level of central air conditioning is measured in dBA; the lower the dBA rating, the quieter the unit will be for you and your neighbours.

2. Energy efficiency
When buying an air conditioner, look for a model with a high efficiency rating.

Central air conditioners are rated according to their Co-efficiency of Performance (COP). COP indicates the relative amount of energy needed to provide a specific cooling output. It is determined by dividing the total heating provided by the system (BTUs) by the total electricity used (watt hours) to produce this heat. Look for the ENERGY STAR label for central air conditioners with COP ratings of 3 or greater. The more stars (maximum six), the more energy efficient the appliance.

3. Sized right
It's important to purchase a central air conditioning system that's the right size for your home. Some factors that can influence the size of unit you need include the size of your home and the number of windows it has. Rely on our Energy Management Consultants to determine the correct size unit for your home.

4. Low operating costs
Most central air conditioners are relatively inexpensive to operate in Sydney.

5. Year-round protection
Safeguard yourself from the cost of unexpected repairs and keep your air conditioning unit running efficiently by enrolling in our Air Conditioning Maintenance Plan.

6. Durability
A central air conditioning system is a long-term investment you will enjoy for many summers ahead. The life expectancy of a durable central air conditioning system is approximately 15 years.

7. Energy-saving options

8. Inverter type air conditioner
Inverter type air conditioners do not require soft starters (to reduce the unit’s start-up electricity current) and manufacturers estimate energy savings of up to 30 per cent can be achieved when units are sized correctly and used as recommended.