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Help Me Choose


At Scandia Air Conditioning and Heating, we understand the difficulties in selecting the best type of air conditioning system for your home or commercial/industrial building. This "help me choose" section will help you understand what is important, what to look for and what questions to ask during the important research process.

Consider lifestyle...
Anyone with a family knows that it can be challenging at times to get the kids to close doors behind them. Refrigerated air conditioning systems need to re-circulate the air to cool it. This type of system will only work effectively when windows and doors are closed with blinds and curtains drawn. Alternatively, evaporative air conditioning works best when cool air is able to flow through rooms. The warm air is pushed outside through screened windows and doors. For people who wish to entertain outdoors, an evaporative air conditioner will ensure cool comfort inside your home while allowing doors to be open for easy entertaining. If you wish to cool a commercial or industrial building, consider whether you will have doors and windows constantly open.

Consider health...
Evaporative air conditioning introduces fresh natural air into the home rather than re-circulating the same stale air. It is also much gentler on the eyes, nose and skin because evaporative air conditioning doesn't have the drying effect that occurs with refrigerated systems. Evaporative cooling is an ideal choice for children, older people and asthmatics.

Consider energy efficiency and the environment...
Energy efficiency and the effect on the environment is important when choosing an air conditioner. Choosing energy efficient climate control solutions not only helps the environment, it saves us money, because they cost less to run. Evaporative air conditioning uses much less energy than other forms of cooling, so you can keep your power bills low and reduce your impact on the environment. Seeley International has made it our goal to design and manufacture air conditioners that use less power. That’s great for the environment. Also, air conditioners with inverter technology are more energy efficient than those without.

Consider running costs...
As energy costs continue to increase, the affordable running cost of cooling you home or building is becoming more critical to families and businesses. This is one of the reasons why many people are choosing evaporative air conditioning, because it can cost up to 80% less to run that refrigerated units. Air conditioners with inverter technology are usually cheaper to run, because they are more energy efficient.

Consider installation costs...
installation costs are an important consideration and can vary depending on the type of system you decide to install. Basically costs vary depending on the size of your home and the number of outlets required. An average Canberra 4 Bedroom home with a cooler ducted to 7 outlets would generally range in cost from $4,600 - $5100 fully installed.

Consider noise levels...
The noise level of your air conditioning system is very important. On a hot night when you are trying to sleep, the quieter the air conditioner is the better. Air conditioners have many different types of fan systems, some of which can be noisy. Breezair evaporative air conditioners are by far the quietest available.

Consider reliability and durability...
It goes without saying that you expect a product that is durable and reliable. Choose a well respected quality brand and check that the system you choose has a substantial warranty. Scandia has been successfully supplying and installing the leading brands of evaporative cooling systems for over 25 years within the Canberra region. Our local knowledge and expertise makes the selection of the right system easy.

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