Choosing the best air conditioner for autumn


Autumn, while beautiful with all the red and golden leaves, can sometimes feel like a confusing season as it is cold one day and warm the next. In fact, some days may start off feeling like winter, but end as summer!

If you are planning to buy an air conditioning system this season, here are some features you should look out for:


Reverse cycle technology

A reverse cycle air conditioner is able to cool and heat your home, with just one unit. When it is in heating mode, the air conditioner takes heat in from the outside air before distributing it around the room. To cool the home, the air conditioner does the exact opposite.

Because you can easily switch between cooling and heating functions, reverse cycle air conditioners are extremely convenient during autumn in Melbourne, where temperatures may go from 8°C to 30°C within a day or a week.

And, since reverse cycle air conditioners can be used throughout the entire year to cool during summer and warm during winter, they make a great investment.


Energy efficiency

An air conditioner that is energy efficient can help you save on running costs in the long run. Split system air conditioners are generally known as the most energy efficient type of air conditioning systems, with brands such as LG and Daikin leading the market.

To know how energy efficient the air con unit is, check its Energy Rating label. The higher the Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) rating, the more energy energy efficient the unit is.

Some air conditioners, such as the LG WH Series, also come with Active Energy Control features to help reduce the energy consumption.


Air purification features

With the change of season, comes sniffles, allergies and sicknesses. Some of these are caused by allergens such as pollen, dust and mould.

Most air conditioners today come with improved air filtration systems to remove mould, bacteria, allergens, dust and even odours from the indoor air. These models also often include auto-cleaning or self-cleaning functions, to keep the coil dry and minimise the growth of bacteria and mould as well as the build-up of dust inside the indoor unit.


Intuitive technology

Air conditioners with the human presence sensor allows the unit to detect if and when someone is in the room. When no movement is detected for a prolonged time period, the unit is able to enable energy saving operations.

Many modern models are now also smart air conditioners. These units can connect to the wireless network in your home, allowing you to control your air conditioner through an app on your smartphone or tablet. Some of these apps also have energy monitoring capabilities, so you can view weekly or monthly energy usage.

Total Electrics and Air-Conditioning is one of Melbourne’s biggest LG suppliers, but we also stock all the other top brands in the market. We offer competitive pricing, reliable warranty and great after sales care. Contact us today for a fast free quote!