There are many types of air conditioner units on the market today. They all serve the same basic purpose of cooling your home, but some units are better than others for certain rooms and situations. The most common and affordable air conditioner is the window air conditioner unit. These small units are used to cool individual rooms. Split air conditioners have an indoor cooling unit which is connected to an outdoor compressor. Split air conditioners are easy to install, as they do not need extensive ductwork. They work best to cool one or two rooms. Central air conditioning cools your home in its entirety. This type of air conditioner features an outdoor compressor and cool air is blown through the ductwork within your home.
Please note* Costs are based on 30c per kWh. Only an estimate and running costs may vary depending on area, electricity costs, size and usage.
Choosing the right air conditioner depends on your individual situation, cooling needs and budget. Window air conditioners are the most affordable option available. They can be installed quickly and easily by a professional and offer instant cooling. Both split units and central air conditioning also require professional installation. Installing a central air conditioning unit often requires the installation of ductwork throughout the home, which can be costly and time consuming.
There is a rule of thumb don't on a cold day don't set the temperature to less than 8 degrees celcious cooler than the outside temperature, however on average a temperature of 25 degrees celcious will reduce your yearly Air Conditioning running costs. Keeping the temperature within this range will save with strain on the motor and save on your power bill.