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Homes | Buiding Materials | Room Placement | Choosing a Cooling System | Choosing a Heating System | Choosing a Hot Water System | Energy Saving for Windows | Ventilation & Zoning
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Choosing a Cooling System

Summer comfort in your home doesn't have to be expensive. Stop the heat getting in, and you can avoid purchasing unnecessary cooling equipment with high running costs.

By paying close attention to all of the aspects described below, you can reduce heat entering your home by up to 90%.

  • Insulation to ceilings (and walls and floors if possible)

  • Draught sealing around windows, doors and any other gaps

  • External shading to north, east and west windows

  • Ventilation to allow cool outside air into the house

Questions to ask yourself

  • Do I need to cool the whole home or just one room?

  • How big an area do I need to cool?

  • Do I need to lower the inside temperature or will creating a cool breeze be sufficient?

  • Is cooling required to short periods or all day?

  • Will the running costs affect my choice?

  • Is the purchase price the biggest consideration?

  • Will noise bother me or my neighbours?


Homes | Buiding Materials | Room Placement | Choosing a Cooling System | Choosing a Heating System | Choosing a Hot Water System | Energy Saving for Windows | Ventilation & Zoning
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