How to Choose an Air Conditioner

Ready to buy a new split system air conditioner but don’t know how to go about it?

In this article, we’ll break down what you need to consider when buying an air conditioner and how Builders Discount Warehouse can help.

Things to Consider When Buying a New Air Conditioner

In this section, we’ll discuss some of the most important factors to consider when choosing a new split system air conditioner.


The size of the air conditioner (and the space you have available) you want is one of the most obvious things to keep in mind.

If you are replacing your current air conditioner, all you really have to do is measure the size of your existing one, but if you’re installing a whole new system, you may also need other measurements.


Whether it’s smart technology integration, temperature control, sleep mode or noise reduction, the features of your air conditioner are an important consideration.

Cooling Capacity & The Room

It’s crucial that you take into account the room your air conditioner will be used in as this will help determine your cooling capacity.


Do you intend to run the air conditioner 24/7 or only intermittently during summer? Is your house fairly open so the air conditioning can flow through easily or are rooms more closed off. All this is what you need to consider when choosing an air conditioner.

Heating & Cooling Options

If you want your air conditioning system to be an investment you use year round, you may want both cooling and heating options.

Running Costs & Budget

With the cost of living on the rise, budgets and the running cost of your new air conditioner is something that often influences which model is right for you and your family.

In some cases, choosing an energy efficient model may reduce your running costs and allow you to invest in a high quality option.


Ensuring you can manage the maintenance (and the costs associated with such things) is key when choosing an air conditioner.

Most professional installers recommend having your unit serviced at least once a year for preventative maintenance. Depending on the type you choose, this may be reduced to every 6 months.

How Builders Discount Warehouse Can Help

Need help choosing the right air conditioning system?

At Builders Discount Warehouse, we have a variety of split system air conditioners you might like to include in your own home. Our qualified, experienced team members are some of the best in the business and can help make your renovation as smooth as possible.

Discover our full range of air conditioning units – and which one is right for you – by getting in touch with the team at Builders Discount Warehouse.