Air Conditioning For Small Apartments

An Australian heatwave in a small apartment can bring about a special unpleasantness. So it’s no surprise that you’re looking for some good air conditioning options that can bring a good supply of cool air from time to time.

But which ones are best for your small apartment? Well, air conditioning units are very diverse in terms of how they cool a room and their energy efficiency, not to mention all the modern characteristics new units can have like remote control or even wifi connectivity. Still, there may be some wrong options: ducted air conditioners could be unnecessary for small spaces, as a small apartment doesn’t need ducted systems to ensure the cool air gets everywhere.

Let’s look at the different types of air conditioners on the market, and see which one is the most promising for a small apartment.

1. Window Units

If you can physically install them to your window, then a window unit can be one of the most efficient AC options for your small apartment. For one thing, you don’t have to worry about not having where to fit an indoor unit, so your small space isn’t cramped even further. It’s also quite energy-efficient.

2. Portable Air Conditioners

Portable air conditioners are indoor units that look similar to dehumidifiers. These units can be placed in your entryway or living room and push cool air through your entire home, since they have a good cooling capacity, and modern units are designed to be energy-efficient. However, they may only be a small step up from a fan, and don’t really live up to other types of air conditioning units that can offer a lot more cooling options.

3. Split System Air Conditioners

A split air conditioning system is a great option for small apartments, even if they are technically also the go-to for homeowners with a lot more space to cool. Split systems come with two (sometimes more) units, one placed outside, and one inside the home. These units actually come in all different sizes, and for a small apartment, you can simply opt for a smaller one that can manage to control the temperature of your small apartment.

Such units may come with additional features such as setting the fan speed, or even climate control. Additionally, some models work on a reverse cycle, meaning they also have a heating system included, like a 2 in 1 deal. This is why split systems are some of the most popular AC units on the market.


Air conditioners offer extra comfort to a home, and it’s really important to choose the right model for your space, and ensure you’re making a good investment. Enercell Air Conditioning is here to help Sydney owners install air conditioning for their small apartment.

Reach out to us online, or call us at 1800 849 018.



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