Okay, it’s time to play the air conditioner comparison game. If you’re looking for a new air conditioner, start with the biggest brands in the market.

There are the obvious ones that are front of mind. The big players. But everyone loves an underdog too. This article will explore the different types of air conditioners and then what to consider when you’re on the hunt for a new one.

Aussies love the sun. And being cool.

Nothing beats a crisp, cold air conditioner on a hot day. And living in Adelaide, heck, we get one heck of a summer. This is why it always pays to invest in a good air conditioner brand.

So, where do you start when you’re looking for the most efficient model? You can do a lot of research yourself.

Start with the facts, ‘from the horse’s mouth’ – online customer reviews. Just be wary of the reviews and use your intuition to decide how real you think they are.

Look for helpful tips of what the pros and cons are and find what’s going to suit your home.

It’s also great to have a solid understanding of the different types of systems.

There are five main types of systems:

  1. Split systems

This is an indoor wall-mounted unit, as well as an outdoor compressor that removes heat from the inside. Split systems are the most common type of air conditioner.

  1. Reverse systems

With a reverse system, there’s an inside wall-mounted unit and exterior compressor. With this system, you can create both cool and warm air – perfect for summer and winter.

  1. Ducted systems

This system style consists of an outside compressor unit, with air channelled through the ceiling cavity to multiple ceiling vent units inside. A ducted system can cool and heat your entire home, not just a single room.

  1. Multi-Split

This system has one outdoor compressor with multiple indoor wall mounted units. A multi-split system can cool and heat your entire home and uses a lot less energy than a ducted system.

  1. Rac Room Air Conditioner

These are a box unit built into a wall or a window frame. Rac room air conditioners use a lot more energy, are noisy and are not aesthetically pleasing.

There are a few things you want to check when purchasing a new air conditioner. They include reliability, ease of use, energy efficiency, quietness, value for money, functionality, after-sales service and customer reviews.

Blow your old air conditioner away

We work in the air conditioning industry and we believe these are the best brands that you should look at in 2016.

  1. Daikin – Highly recommended
  2. Mitsubishi Electric – Highly recommended  
  3. Fujitsu
  4. Panasonic
  5. Carrier
  6. Kelvinator
  7. LG
  8. Samsung
  9. Hitachi  
  10. Toshiba
  11. Midea
  12. Teco
  13. Sanyo

Some things never go out of style, like a great air conditioner.

Call us on 0428 698 258 if you need help choosing the right air conditioning system for you.