We’ve all seen Energy Rating Labels on appliances – but how much do you really know about what they actually mean? While it’s common knowledge that the stars relate to energy efficiency, there’s a lot more to these little symbols than you may have realised.
Over the past few decades, air conditioners have become more of a necessity than a luxury in our lives – we come across them at work, home, and even when we’re out and about. However, unless you’re an engineer or a science-minded sort of person, you might never have really paid much thought to how they work. Switch on an air conditioner and it just miraculously cools or heats a room, right?
Since the arrival of the Coronavirus, Australians are suddenly spending an awful lot more time at home. With most of us working from home (not to mention home schooling and entertaining kids), our houses and apartments are suddenly working a whole lot harder than they usually do!
Whether you live in steamy Far North Queensland or chilly Tasmania, you’ll be no stranger to the humble air conditioner. At home, work and in our communities, these clever devices keep millions of us comfortable when the climate outside is less-than-pleasant!
When it comes to air conditioners, there’s no such thing as ‘one-size-fits-all’. While many people believe that a bigger unit will be more effective, this isn’t always the case – and it’s a misconception that can lead to pretty scary electricity bills! The trick is finding a unit that’s just right for your individual situation, factoring in the size of your space, and your lifestyle.
When we think about air conditioners, the main issues that spring to mind are comfort levels and running cost. However, there is one other factor that can drastically affect the comfort of an air-conditioned environment: noise.