Home Design Guides: Climate control, Cooling
The size of the area you're cooling will have a dramatic effect on how you're able to cool it. Likewise, the way a room is cooled also depends on how it's shaped.
Humidity affects the way we feel heat - and different technologies handle this differently. Find out how different cooling technologies stack up against humidity.
Learn how the type of fan, the number of blades, the size of the blades and the shape of the blades can all affect how well a fan pushes air around a room.
Planning where your air conditioner will be installed (or even where to place your fan) can make a very big difference in how effectively you can cool a room.
Energy efficiency is a genuine and serious concern when it comes to cooling. Some systems use far more than others - find out what's right for your needs.
The main purposes for windows are to allow light in and to let you see out - and this often comes at the expense of their ability to prevent heat transfer. Learn more about heat loss through windows.
Artificially cooling an area depends heavily on how well you can keep heat out of it. Good insulation is vital to ensuring that your house remains cool.
We’ve all seen the energy efficiency labels on whitegoods, but what do they mean when it comes to air conditioners?
Air conditioners come with labels these days that indicate how efficiently they're able to cool (and to heat, if they're reverse-cycle models). Find out more about these labels and what to look for.
An important consideration if you're thinking about installing an air conditioner is how much noise it makes, and how that noise will affect your neighbours.
Properly cleaning and maintaining your air conditioner is vital to ensuring that it works properly, and that it's as efficient and effective as it's designed to be.
Reverse cycle airconditioners are effectively heat pump heaters. They are a cheap and efficient heating option, and provide both heating and cooling.
Finding the right cooling systems for your home is all about how your house is designed, how efficient you want it to be, where you live and how much you want to spend.
Heating ducts carry air all around your house, and vents often get dirty as a result of how much air flows through them. Find out if (and how) you need to clean them.
The cooling checklist runs through the different things you need to take into account to ensure you're choosing the right cooling systems for your home.
It's important that you only have licensed technicians do work on your air conditioners. Find out about the different types of air conditioning licenses.
These single-unit airconditioners are slightly more noisy, but can easily be mounted in a window and don't require a separate compressor/evaporator unit.
There are a great many ways in which a smart home can use technology to improve and automate climate control. Find out how automated climate control might suit your home.
One of the most important parts of cooling your home is ensuring that air conditioners and fans are properly taken care of.