Size does matter when it comes to air conditioners. Fundamentally, for every 10 square metres (sqm) of space, you will need a split system air conditioner with around 1-1.5 kilowatts of cooling capacity.
Then there are also other factors which are equally important and can affect the performance of your split system air conditioner such as:
- Ceiling height
- Insulated ceiling/walls
- Location and size of windows and the direction they face
- The climate you are living in
- Timer – A timer is another useful feature to look at when it comes to split system air conditioners. It lets you on your unit before you even arrive home from work so you will get to walk into a cool room after a tireless day at work. The timer function can also be switched off at night to save electricity while you’re asleep.
- Humidity Control – A humidity control function is also something that some split system air conditioners offer. This feature, particularly useful if you live in a tropical climate or suffer from respiratory problems, is to regulate the amount of moisture in the air.
- Remote Control/Wi-fi – A remote control is a handy feature that enables you to switch your split system air conditioner on or off as well as adjust the temperature without needing to physically get up from your seat. Wi-fi control means you can use a mobile device from anywhere in the world
- Sleep Mode – Some split system air conditioners come with a sleep mode that is specifically designed to help you sleep.
- Air Purifier – If you or any of your family members suffer from asthma or allergies, you might want to look into a split system air conditioning unit which offers an air purifying function. Air purifiers use a filtration system to clear the air of harmful pollutants such as fine dust, dust mite debris, smoke particles or bacteria to create a cleaner and more comfortable environment within the home.