Buying the right air conditioner for your home can be confusing. With so many different options, features and sizes it’s hard to pick the right one. The one thing you don’t want is to have a unit that’s too small for your room and you’re spending more money to make it run, as it works harder to cool the whole room down.

That’s why it’s important you spend the time in choosing the correct system so you can cool your home as efficiently as possible.

Here are some handy tips to ensure you choose the most cost-effective and efficient solution for your home.

  1. Measure up – before speaking to an air conditioning specialist, it’s a good idea to know the number and size of rooms that require cooling; the direction your home is facing, whether it’s the east, west, etc, and whether or not your ceiling has insulation. These are all important factors when picking the right unit.
  2. Request a heat load assessment –A heat load assessment is an important component of the quote process conducted by an air conditioning specialist. This is to ensure the correct size and type of air conditioning system is specified and installed, providing the user with the most efficient solution. New residential air conditioning standards ensure specialists are adhering to these requests.
  3. Stamp of approval – look for air conditioning units that have a stamp of approval. The Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brand is based on consumer opinions of which brand is most trusted by them. Fujitsu General has been voted the Most Trusted air conditioning brand from 2018-2022 and was awarded Highly Commended in 2023.
  4. Star ratings – each unit has a star rating for heating mode and cooling mode. The better the star rating, the more energy efficient the unit performs. A selection of Fujitsu General’s new Lifestyle KMTC range reverse cycle wall mounted units have an improved star rating in both heating and cooling mode.
  5. Choosing a specialist – It’s important that you don’t install air conditioners yourself, as the refrigerants can be harmful to the environment and to yourself. Make sure your system is installed by an appropriately licensed technician. Fujitsu General has a list of Fujitsu Authorised Partners where you can request a quote from by entering in your postcode. It’s also important that the installer has an ARC tick.
  6. Demo run – after installation, the installer is required to provide a demonstration showing how to correctly use the air conditioning unit and controller. This helps users understand optimal temperature settings, how to set up weekly timers to only cool the home when required, and how to change reverse cycle units from cooling to heating mode at the change of seasons. And if you still have trouble, you can always give our Fujitsu Assist team a call.

If your air conditioner is more than 10 years old, it can contribute to higher energy usage. Recent years have brought about newer models that are more efficient and include new energy management features as well. Fujitsu Generals Lifestyle range of wall mounted air conditioner have many energy saving and efficiency features included such as; human sensor control, economy mode and weekly timers. The lifestyle range of reverse cycle air conditioning systems are Fujitsu General’s most efficient, helping to manage energy consumption while providing year-round comfort and control in the home.

We hope this helps your decision-making process and if you’re ready to get the ball rolling, visit our Find a Stockist page to find a specialist to help you out.