Best Air Conditioner for home use; How to choose the Correct Air Conditioner for your home

Trying to find out the right size unit for you home? A google search will result in many pages providing calculators which say they can select the best air conditioner for home use. These are generally unspecific and do not take all factors into consideration and may result in you selecting a system not suited to your needs. It is always best to get a specialised air conditioning company that can assist you in the selection process. Below we have outlined some of the details that can often be missed by online calculators.

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Cooling/Heating Capacity of Your AC

Capacity of the unit is the base requirement of your selection. Online calculators often miss important factors which may result in you under or over sizing your system. Factors like windows, wall insulation, roof insulation and ceiling height are often omitted. Under or over sizing your unit will result in poor comfort levels, higher electricity bills and decreased life span due to overwork. Correct capacity selection will also assist in better humidity control.

Know the Energy Efficiency of Your AC System

Certain models can provide a similar level of cooling capacity at very different efficiency levels. What might seem as a quick win be selecting the cheapest of the options may result in long term electricity bill pain. Using an expert to select your system will assist in finding the perfect balance of capacity, efficiency and features.

Features of Your Home Air Conditioning System

Like all modern electronics, air conditioners are getting smarter with the way they interact with the environment and users. Google home and Amazon Alexa integration is starting to be implemented and WiFi control is becoming standard across the range. Sensors inside the indoor units can detect people in the room and actively change the airflow patterns to stop cool drafts blowing on occupants of the room.

Physical size Considerations

Once the capacity and features are chosen the actual model/brand of the system can be selected. However the chosen unit is often limited by the physical wall or ceiling space available. A specialised dealer can help select which model with the required features that will fit in the available space. For example – a smaller roof space we would suggest a Daikin standard inverter ducted as they are able to pull apart into two sections to install into tight spaces. Require 4.5kW of cooling but can only fit a small indoor wall split? The Mitsubishi MSZ-GL42VGD has the same internal dimensions as the smaller sized split units however can provide 4.8kW of cooling.

Noise Reduction for Home Air Conditioners

As domestic blocks become smaller and smaller noise complaints are becoming more common with air conditioning installs. Different brands offer different advantages when making your selection. If you require 20kW of cooling the Daikin unit with its top fan may not be suitable. If you are looking for a quiet bedroom for sleeping, Mitsubishi Electric has indoor units that run as low as 19dB which is whisper quiet!

Zoning your Air Conditioner

Smart home and external zoning setups are now more often than not being implemented into air conditioning installations. A specialized dealer can make sure the system you are installing can work with the latest smart home/zoning technologies.

Choosing the best Air Conditioner for home use can sometimes be hard. So here are some of the requirements consider when Cool Times quote air conditioning for your home. We also guarantee our chosen system will work as intended. Our five year installation warranty is paired with the air conditioning system five year warranty to guarantee piece of mind.

If you need help selecting your air conditioner? Contact Us to book in your free quote. Our expert salesman can assist with any enquiry.

Benefits of replacing your ducted air conditioner

Is your current air conditioner constantly breaking? noisy? inefficient? Spare parts no longer available? Sometimes it is hard to know when you should stop repairing your old air conditioner and replace it with a new system. Let’s look at some of the main benefits of replacing your ducted air conditioner this year. There are numerous factors to consider such as newer systems having greater potential for energy savings, comfort and convenience. The following are just some of the factors you should consider when making the decision to replace your ducted air conditioner.

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Increase your Air Conditioners Energy Efficiency

Ducted air conditioning in your home on average will make up 40% of your electricity bill so it makes sense to install a system which is as energy efficient as possible. Tests conducted by Daikin Australia show that average running costs can be reduced up to 25% from equivalent models released only 10 years ago. Fixed speed compressors from the previous generation have been replaced with smarter inverter driven compressors which drastically reduce power consumption whilst also providing a greater control of indoor temperatures.

Latest Ducted Air Conditioner Technology

Many of our customers are surprised at how far control and zoning have come in 10 years. The standard wall controllers and 4 button zone controllers have been replaced with smart wall mounted touchscreen tablets. Four zones have been replaced by 10 zones. Always walking to the wall panel to change air conditioning settings? Smartphone apps which work on Wi-Fi /4G control now come as standard when pairing your ducted air conditioner with MYAIR5 zoning. Instead of being limited to one temperature setting for your whole house, with MYAIR5 you can have ten different settings in your home.

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Reduce your Air Conditioners Noise

Unfortunately, we cannot all live on acreage properties. At Cool Times we have come across a few noise complaints that have turned very nasty. There are not many options to quiet down an old noisy air conditioner however replacing may be the biggest step you can take to keep the peace.

Ducted Air Constant – Spill Zone

Nearly all ducted air conditioners installed ten years ago have a nominated spill/constant zone. This is because only one sensor is installed so there needs to be a common area that is always on. This practice is wasteful and still doesn’t provide correct temperature control in other areas. MYAIR5 zoning eliminates the need for constant zones and will only direct the air where needed. Existing systems can be retrofitted to remove this constant area.

Get the Manufactures Warranty & our 5 Year Installation Warranty

All new systems come with a guaranteed 5 years peace of mind manufacturer’s warranty. In addition, at Cool Times we match this with an industry leading 5 years installation warranty

Air Conditioning Retrofit to existing Pipework

Daikin Air Conditioning have released their newest premium air conditioners that can be retrofitted to existing onsite pipework and ducting. Cool Times offer free roof inspections and we will tell you what we can and can’t reuse potentially saving thousands. In many cases the ductwork, electrical cabling and pipework are OK!

Still need help deciding whether to finally replace your old air conditioner? Contact Us to book in your free quote. Our expert salesman can explain the benefits that you will receive when upgrading your system to a new Daikin Air Conditioner with MYAIR5 controls.

4 reasons why it’s vital to get an air conditioning service on a regular basis

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So let’s have look at why an air conditioning service is so necessary for Queensland Business and homes. Servicing your air conditioning system is something we all know we need to do, but the task often falls by the wayside in favour of more pressing things we need to get done. However, it should be something you do regularly as it will save you money in the long run and keep your air conditioning system functioning effectively for many years to come. Here are a few advantages of making a regular ducted air conditioning service or split-system service part of your regular To Do list.


Most air conditioning manufacturers provide specific instructions for maintaining your unit after installation. If you don’t follow the prescribed servicing schedule, you could void your warranty. This means that if you run into more serious problems down the line, you’ll need to pay for the repairs out of your own pocket.


In Australia, we rely heavily on our air conditioning all year round – to keep us cool in summer and warm in winter. You want to enjoy your unit for as long as possible, so a regular service will make sure that it keeps functioning as it should for as long as possible. The longer you use your unit, the more value you’ll get out of it, so it makes sense to keep it running well.


The first sign of a troubled machine is often how much power it consumes. If you regularly service your unit, you can be reassured that it’s not using more power than it should. Are you finding that your electricity bill is higher than usual? It could be because your air conditioning unit needs a deep clean.


An air conditioning system uses filters to purify the air by removing contaminants and dust that are often invisible to the naked eye. Your unit may look clean, but it could be harbouring many particles that block your filters and encourage a stale odour to develop. Regular servicing prevents odours from developing and keeps your indoor air quality as pure as possible.

It’s always advisable to leave the regular servicing of your ducted air conditioning service or split-system to professionals who are experienced, licensed and able to undertake the necessary job safely and without voiding your warranty. We have been servicing customers throughout Brisbane and the Gold Coast with expert maintenance and servicing for all types of air conditioning system for over 20 years. It’s a small price to pay for years of happy use, and Cool Times Air Conditioning is happy to help.