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Cooling performance considerations

Finding the right cooling systems for your home is all about how your house is designed, how efficient you want it to be, how much you want to spend and where you live. Figuring out the size of your room, the noise the cooling system emits (particularly if it's an air conditioner), and how often you need to use it will also go a long way towards establishing what's right for your needs.

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Different technologies to cool your home

Cooling technologies differ hugely in terms of their initial and running costs, environmental impact, and how effectively they actually cool the air in your home. What's right for your place?

Types of air conditioners

Types of air conditioners

There are a surprising number of different types of airconditioners. Choosing the right one will make a big difference to how you cool your home.

How to cool different sized areas

How to cool different sized areas

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 and cooling

Humidity and cooling

Humidity affects the way we feel heat - and different technologies handle this differently. Find out how different cooling technologies stack up against humidity.

Fan types

Fan types and blade efficiency

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.

Where to position airconditioners and fans

Where to position airconditioners and fans

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.

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