According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics the number of Australian homes with refrigerated air conditioning has doubled since the 1990's. You may have been thinking of upgrading your window unit or other current air conditioning method to a refrigerated system yourself. If you have, then there are a few things you should expect from this upgrade. Here are four things to expect and consider before laying down the money on a new air conditioning upgrade.
According the Productivity Commission of Australia electricity costs increased by 70% from 2007 to 2012. This raise in energy costs may continue to affect your home based on the type of system you have and the type you are considering for your upgrade. For example, if you currently have no air conditioning and simply use fans or windows, you could see an initial jump in your energy bills. This may put you into a different budget situation. If the energy costs concern you, contact your electric company for an estimate on how much this could increase your bill and plan accordingly.
Regulating Your Temperature
You may find that it takes a few days to get used to regulating your temperature and finding the sweet spot that works best for your home. Once you find the best temperature for your home during the summer and winter months, you can set your thermostat to remain at that level. This will help keep your energy bills at an even rate with only slight increases and decreases during hotter or colder months.
Vents and Installation
One thing you may not have considered are the vents that your home will need to have in order to operate your air conditioning unit. This will require some construction, but it will also allow you to have vents in every room. This means you can control the temperature in each room and close off or fully open vents depending on the temperature you want in the room at the time. You need to expect that installation of the vents may be messy and take a few days depending on the size of your home.
Something to expect when you choose to upgrade are the style choices. You should know that you can choose a wall or split system option. The split system is considered to be an easier method to install over other systems. Your best option when choosing the style of air conditioner is to ask for a free consultation from the HVAC professional. They can advise you on what you need and what may be the best option for your home.
These are just a few things to expect when you upgrade your air conditioning. If you have questions, aren't sure what is best for your home, or if you aren't sure about the installation then contact your HVAC professional (such as DACS Air Conditioning & Electrical Services) for more information.Share
23 March 2015
The kitchen is the most used room in my home, and in the past, I found it could get messy and chaotic very quickly. Trying to cook dinner when you can't find an essential appliance or see past the clutter on the counter is no fun. I realised I enjoyed my time in the kitchen more and was more productive when my kitchen was organised and laid out in a way that optimised functionality. I changed my kitchen cleaning and organising routine, decluttered, got rid of appliances I don't use and moved things around to ensure frequently used items were easy to reach. I started this blog to share my tips for creating a kitchen that's enjoyable to use, and I post about ways you can optimise the space you have. I hope you find my posts useful.