Air Conditioners

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Jargon Busters: Air Conditioners

Automatic de-icing: Automatically defrosts built-up ice on the heating coils of air conditioners.

EER: The Energy Efficiency Rating (EER) indicates how good an air conditioner is at turning electricity into cooling. If the air conditioner is reverse cycle the Energy Efficiency Rating (EER) indicates how good an air conditioner is at turning electricity into heating. The more blue stars the more efficient the air conditioner is at cooling. The more red stars the more efficient it is at heating.

Filter: Clean air is essential for efficient operation. Look for units with filters that can be easily cleaned or replaced.

Inverter: A specialised fan and motor system that cools and heats rooms at varying speeds for more efficient energy consumption.

kW: An air conditioner's output capacity is measured in kilowatts (kW). kW's measure the amount of heat that will be removed (cooling) or added (heating) to the room/s in your house. As the kW rating increases, generally so does the size, weight and cost of the air conditioner.

Restart delay: Air conditioners are not designed to be turned off and immediately back on. So if the power is accidentally shut off, the restart delay function will safely start the air conditioner after a couple minutes.

Reverse cycle: A function that lets air conditioners both heat and cool rooms.

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