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Air Conditioners - What you need to know before you buy.
Choosing the right Panasonic Air Conditioner for your home needn't be a daunting task. Panasonic has a range of reliable Air Conditioning units, including cooling, reserve cycle and ducted systems, to suit any home design and budget. Panasonic's clever air conditioning technologies ensure maximum energy efficiency, pure air quality and precise temperature control, plus they are designed to work with your home's natural air flow and temperature range to create the perfect climate.

With a Panasonic Air Conditioner you can be confident that your home will be comfortable and inviting all year round. Simply use this guide to assist you when making the decision to purchase the ideal Air Conditioning unit to suit your home.

Do you need a reserve cycle air conditioner or one that cools only?
Cooling only Air Conditioning units will cool only, so they are ideal for tropical climates or homes that have gas heating. Reverse cycle units, on the other hand, offer both cooling for summer and heating in winter making your home the perfect temperature all year round. The type of unit is dependent on your individual requirements as well as the climate in which you live.

What is the size of the room to be air conditioned?
The ceiling height and floor area of the room will determine the capacity of the Air Conditioning unit that you will need - the larger the room, the larger the capacity of the Air Conditioning unit. If the Air Conditioning unit is too small, it will not be as effective or energy efficient, and may use a higher amount of energy to cool or heat effectively. Take measurements of your room (including ceiling height) with you in store Tip: Draw up your home / or rooms that need to be air conditioned on the grid page provided at the back of the booklet.

Do you have wall or ceiling insulation?
Areas with no wall or ceiling insulation will require more capacity to air condition than an insulated room. This is because an insulated area retains heat in winter and repels heat in summer, as heat is unable to transfer through the roof or walls of your home. Insulation will also improve your Air Conditioner unit's energy efficiency as it won't need to work as hard.

How big are your windows and what direction do they face?
Windows also affect the natural temperature of the room, so their size and position should be considered before installing an Air Conditioning unit. The aspect or direction the windows face (i.e. west facing - direct afternoon sun or east facing - direct morning sun) will impact the ambient temperature. Also, window coverings (blinds or curtains) can reduce the loss of heat from the room, compared with windows with none or lightweight coverings. Knowing the impact of the windows on a room will assist in determining the right air conditioning unit for your room. So, once you have the measurements of the room, make sure you note down the height and width of your windows too.

How is the capacity or size of an Air Conditioner unit measured?
The Australian standard measures the capacity (heating and cooling power) of an Air Conditioners with Kilowatts (kW). This is a measure of an air conditioners output capacity - the amount of heat that will be removed (cooling) or added (heating) to the room/s in your house. These measurements are shown on the Energy Efficiency Rating label found on all air conditioners as Capacity Output kW and Power Input kW.


Source: Panasonic Website




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