03/09/2023 0 Comments
Energy Efficiency Tips with Split Systems in Australia
Split systems are the perfect solution for anyone looking to efficiently cool their homes during summer and stay warm in winter. At GJ Bradding, we’re the specialists in split systems Geelong homeowners can turn to find the right system for their needs. Below, we look at some of the key considerations.
Benefits of a Split System
Split systems consist of an indoor unit and an outdoor unit connected by pipes containing refrigerant gas. In cooling mode, a split system extracts heat from the indoor air and moves it outside using the refrigerant gas in the pipes connecting the two units. In heating mode, the process is reversed to extract heat energy and send it indoors.
Split systems in Geelong are one of the most energy-efficient cooling and heating options available for households and are popular for their versatility. They also come with a range of additional features such as humidity control and high-quality particulate filters.
What Size Split System Do You Need?
Choosing the right size split system is determined by factors like house/room size, how well-insulated your home is and where you live. Split systems in Geelong, Ballarat and Melbourne will require more power to warm up a home during winter. Aim to get a model with equal or slightly higher capacity than what you need, using the table below as a rough guide.
Room size Capacity
Up to 20 sq m 2 to 2.5kW
20 to 40 sq m 2.5 to 5kW
40 to 60 sq m 4 to 6kW
60 to 80 sq m 5 to 7kW
80 sq m and above 6 to 9kW
If your split system is too big, the room can get too cold or hot while failing to dehumidify the air enough, leading to discomfort and potential health repercussions. If too small, the unit may dry out the air too much as well as increase energy use and wear on the system.
Tips for Operating Your Air Conditioner
With a quality split system, you shouldn't need to use much energy to keep a well-designed house comfortable. Maintain energy efficiency operation by setting your split system:
- Between 23 to 26°C during summer
- Between 18 to 21°C during winter
Operating your split system outside of these temperature ranges will increase your energy bills and increase wear and tear.
Call the Experts in Split Systems in Ballarat & Geelong
Get in touch with the experts at G.J. Bradding by calling 1300 550 901 or contact us online for quality split systems in Ballarat, Geelong and Melbourne.