What size air conditioner should I go for?

It is important to ensure unit you purchase is the correct size, which allows the AC unit to cycle off when the correct temperature is reached. This allows the compressor to switch on and off as required rather than running continuously, which can decrease the life of your system. It can also be frustrating waiting for ages to cool down with using an air conditioning system too small for the area you’re in.

Your air conditioning sizing requirements will vary subject to a number of factors. These factors include the the direction your house faces, the material the house is made of such as single brick, double brick, weatherboard and others. Also the size and location and size of your windows, any covering, such as roller shutters, awnings, double glazing and also home insulation affects the size requirements too.

These factors as well as the region, can change your air conditioning requirements significantly, such as Margaret River, compared to Lancelin, or Northam.

The most important finally, is the room size. A small bedroom between 5-20 sqm you can get away with a 2.5 kW, a larger bedroom, about 3.5kW, but you may need a 5–6 kW system for a living area, or up to 8kW for an open space/open plan living area.

We can help you choose the best unit that suits your situation, and we can discuss your specific requirements. Have a chat with one of the team at Air Conditioning City and our knowledgable team and help you with anything you need to know.