How to Choose the Right Air Conditioner For You

Choosing the right Air Conditioning needn’t be a daunting task. Panasonic has a range of reliable Air Conditioning systems, including cooling, reverse-cycle, room-only and whole-house solutions, to suit any home design and budget. Calculate the capacity and size of the Air Conditioning unit you need easily using Panasonic’s Air Conditioning Sizing Wizard.

WHAT TYPE? COOLING ONLY or REVERSE CYCLE

The location where the air conditioning system needs to be installed determines the type of air conditioning solution you need. Cooling-only systems are ideal for tropical climates especially for Northern regions where temperature can hit as high as 46°C during summer. Reverse Cycle systems on the other hand are capable of both cooling and heating, so your home remains comfortable all year round even outside
temperature goes down to -15°C.

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WHAT TYPE? COOLING ONLY or REVERSE CYCLE

The location where the air conditioning system needs to be installed determines the type of air conditioning solution you need. Cooling-only systems are ideal for tropical climates especially for Northern regions where temperature can hit as high as 46°C during summer. Reverse Cycle systems on the other hand are capable of both cooling and heating, so your home remains comfortable all year round even outside temperature goes down to -15°C.

WHAT TYPE? SPLIT, MULTI or DUCTED

With a split system there are two separated units, an outdoor unit that is placed in an area with plenty of airflow and an indoor unit that is mounted inside the home, ideal for single room cooling or heating.

Multi Split systems have an outdoor unit that is placed in an area with limited space and more than one indoor units that are mounted inside the home for whole house cooling or heating.

Ducted systems have an outdoor unit and a concealed indoor unit, and deliver air through ducting pipes (usually in the ceiling) into each room via vents on the floor, wall or ceiling, to deliver whole house cooling or heating.

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WHAT TYPE? SPLIT, MULTI or DUCTED

With a split system there are two separated units, an outdoor unit that is placed in an area with plenty of airflow and an indoor unit that is mounted inside the home, ideal for single room cooling or heating.

Multi Split systems have an outdoor unit that is placed in an area with limited space and more than one indoor units that are mounted inside the home for whole house cooling or heating.

Ducted systems have an outdoor unit and a concealed indoor unit, and deliver air through ducting pipes (usually in the ceiling) into each room via vents on the floor, wall or ceiling, to deliver whole house cooling or heating.

WHAT SIZE ROOM

In principal, the ceiling height and floor area of the room
will determine the capacity of the air conditioning unit that you 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, as it may use a higher amount of energy to cool or heat effectively. For wall split systems, you can use the Panasonic Air Conditioning Sizing Wizard to easily work out what size air conditioner is right for your needs.

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WHAT SIZE ROOM

In principal, the ceiling height and floor area of the room will determine the capacity of the air conditioning unit that you 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, as it may use a higher amount of energy to cool or heat effectively. For wall split systems, you can use the Panasonic Air Conditioning Sizing Wizard to easily work out what size air conditioner is right for your needs.

INSULATION FACTOR

Areas without 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 improves your air conditioner unit’s energy efficiency as it won’t need to work as hard.

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INSULATION FACTOR

Areas without 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 improves your air conditioner unit’s energy efficiency as it won’t need to work as hard.

WINDOW & ASPECTS

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, etc.) will impact the ambient temperature. Also, window coverings (blinds or curtains) can reduce the loss of heating/cooling from the room, compared with windows with no (or lightweight) coverings. Knowing the impact of the windows on a room will assist in determining the right air conditioning unit. So, once you have the measurements of the room, make sure you
note down the height and width of your windows too.

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WINDOW & ASPECTS

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, etc.) will impact the ambient temperature. Also, window coverings (blinds or curtains) can reduce the loss of heating/cooling from the room, compared with windows with no (or lightweight) coverings. Knowing the impact of the windows on a room will assist in determining the right air conditioning unit. So, once you have the measurements of the room, make sure you note down the height and width of your windows too.

ENERGY STAR RATINGS

Every Air Conditioner sold in Australia must have Energy Efficiency star-rating. This rating gives a quick comparative assessment of the model’s energy efficiency for both heating and cooling – the higher the number of stars, the better the energy performance.

ENERGY STAR RATINGS

Every Air Conditioner sold in Australia must have Energy Efficiency star-rating. This rating gives a quick comparative assessment of the model’s energy efficiency for both heating and cooling – the higher the number of stars, the better the energy performance.

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ENERGY STAR RATINGS

Every Air Conditioner sold in Australia must have Energy Efficiency star-rating. This rating gives a quick comparative assessment of the model’s energy efficiency for both heating and cooling – the higher the number of stars, the better the energy performance.

OPERATING TEMPERATURE RANGE

Depending on the location, Australian summer temperatures can reach as high as 46°C and the winter chill can be as low as -15°C. So, it’s important to have a reliable air conditioning system that can perform during these harsh climactic conditions. You don’t want the air conditioning to break down when you need it for cooling during the hot summer. Panasonic Air Conditioning leads the way in temperature range, with units operating efficiently from as low as -20°C * to 46°C* so you enjoy greater comfort throughout the seasons wherever you live.
* Selected models only

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OPERATING TEMPERATURE RANGE

Depending on the location, Australian summer temperatures can reach as high as 46°C and the winter chill can be as low as -15°C. So, it’s important to have a reliable air conditioning system that can perform during these harsh climactic conditions. You don’t want the air conditioning to break down when you need it for cooling during the hot summer. Panasonic Air Conditioning leads the way in temperature range, with units operating efficiently from as low as -20°C * to 46°C* so you enjoy greater comfort throughout the seasons wherever you live.
* Selected models only

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