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What to Know About Bedroom Air Conditioning

What to Know About Bedroom Air Conditioning

As we are approaching the summer months here in Brisbane, many people are turning towards their trusty air conditioner, for some much needed respite – especially at night!

Getting a good night’s sleep is often difficult during summer in Brisbane, and a trusty air conditioning system can provide the relief needed so you can feel your best the next day. There are a few things to be aware of when using air conditioning in the bedroom and the air conditioning experts here at H&H Air Conditioning explain these below.

The Right Size

To effectively cool a bedroom, a smaller unit is usually sufficient. Dependent on the size of the room, will determine the output you need. Below is a rough guide to choose a split system air conditioner.

 SPACE 20 sqm 30 sqm 40 sqm 50 sqm 60 sqm
Kilowatts Needed 2.8kW 4.2kW 5.6kW  7.0kW 8.4kW

A Quiet System

As well as the right sized system for a bedroom environment, the quietness of the system is essential.  These are usually measured in decibels and all new systems display this as a Sound Power Level. The higher the number, the louder the system will be. It’s also worth considering if the outdoor unit will be placed close to neighbouring homes, since this could this could impact noise regulations for Air Conditioners in Brisbane

Placement of the Unit

Air conditioning units in the bedroom should ideally be placed to the left or right of one of the sides of the bed rather than directly above the bedhead or on the opposite wall facing the bed. This is to prevent cool air being dumped directly onto you while in bed, which can too breezy and result in a dry throat in the morning. Placement of the unit should be in a space where cold air does not blow directly on you. This is a general rule of where to place an air conditioner, but is especially important in a bedroom environment.

For more information about using air conditioning in a young infants room, including the best temperature for sleeping, see our Guide to Using Air Conditioning In the Nursery.

Other Features Worth Considering

– Inverter systems so they don’t run at full capacity all of the time, and use 30 per cent less energy than non-inverter systems

– A remote control so you can operate from the bed!

– An air conditioner with a sleep timer so you do not have to use the system all night, and can save money. Some even have a feature which raised the temperature gradually before switching off so there is not a sudden increase in ambient temperature when the system turns off. This decreases the likelihood of rude awakenings in the middle of the night!

For more advice on choosing the right air conditioner for your bedroom so you can enjoy a regulated sleep environment and ensure a good night’s sleep don’t hesitate to get in touch with H&H Air Conditioning today!

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