Figure out the right cooling solution for you and your home

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The Australian Summer is famous around the world for its unbearable combination of warmth and humidity. Reality is though, weather conditions vary from region to region - making some cooling appliances work more or less effectively as others in certain locations or conditions.

Regardless of your lifestyle, home, or budget; we offer hundreds of products nationwide to help you keep comfortable through the toughest of Australian climate conditions.

Portable Evaporative Coolers
These appliances work on the principle of adding moisture to outside air in order to cool it down, and then pumping it throughout the house. Hot, dry air is capable of absorbing more water; allowing an evap cooler to run at its most effective.

If you live in a place with warm temperatures and low relative humidity levels in the air during Summer (think central WA, NT, western QLD, northern SA / VIC, and eastern NSW), you may want to consider our 6L Evaporative Cooler to keep cool in an eco-friendly and cost-effective way. Evaporative cooling also requires to leave open as many windows and doors as possible, allowing hot air trapped inside your home to escape - they’re perfect for houses with lots of open spaces and alfresco areas. You can even use them in semi-open areas like terraces or warehouses!

Inverter Reverse Cycle Split System Air Conditioners
All split systems consist of 2 main parts: the outdoor and the indoor unit. Essentially, the former contains a compressor that circulates refrigerant necessary for heat exchange, while the latter houses the air blower used to distribute or absorb heat inside the home. Thanks to Inverter technology, the latest development to operate the compressor at variable speeds, split systems are nowadays capable of providing more precise, maintainable temperatures. Our iSeries splits for example, only fluctuate within ±0.2˚C of the set temperature.

Inverter air conditioners are also more energy efficient than its non-inverter counterparts. Our iSeries for example, reduces energy consumption by utilising a magnetic force to operate the compressor. After reaching the set temperature, the inverter automatically slows down and operates at the minimum required capacity to save you even more energy.

A consideration to have regarding split system air conditioners is whether you want to have cooling and heating or just cooling. A reverse cycle unit might need a bigger investment, but can be used for cooling in Summer and for heating in Winter. Places in Australia’s northern coast with relative high humidity are perfect to install one (or many) of our iSeries split systems, because of their dehumidifier function. Moreover, they will also work well in the temperate climates of Victoria and Tasmania. For most home owners, an inverter reverse cycle split system air con will be the best option to stay comfortable all year round.

Before purchasing a split system air conditioner, remember to calculate the wattage you need. This will depend mainly on the size of the room you want to install it in, but other factors like draughts or insulation will also play a part in the efficiency with which this air con operates. It is better to choose a model with equal or slightly greater capacity than needed.

Window / Wall Box Air Conditioners
A Window/Wall box air conditioner, or “boxie” for short, will fit seamlessly into a window frame or wall cut out. Their easy installation overcomes two of the biggest limitations of split systems: labour cost and the need to locate a suitable space for the outdoor unit. Box Air Conditioners are correspondingly cheaper to other non-portable air conditioning appliances, making them suitable for rooms or homes where other solutions are not right. Whether reverse cycle (both cooling and heating) or cooling only, our Window / Wall Box Air Cons also offer you extra comfort features such as sleep mode, electronic timers, swing function and remote controls.

Portable Air Conditioning
Many people don’t have the possibility of fitting a split system or a “boxie” into their homes. This is where portable air conditioners come into play; appliances easy to set up, operate, and wheel around on built-in castors to bring comfort to wherever you need it. To make them extra convenient, we recommend you to find portable air cons which offer dehumidifying functions or avoid the need of drip trays or drainage hoses, such as our range.

Please remember that all portable air conditioning units need to be placed near a window suitable for the exhaust pipe. Reason why, all Dimplex portables come with a window kit included, appropriate for sash and sliding windows - so regardless of the model you choose, you will have everything you need to start using it straight away.

Air Circulators
Try picturing an appliance the size of a desk fan but capable of blowing air up to 20 metres away. In essence, air circulators are compact fans aerodynamically designed to create a jet stream draught that helps you to get rid of hot and cold spots in the room, circulate stale air with fresh air from an open window, amongst other benefits. Our WhirlTech air circulators are also unique, providing a 360˚ horizontal oscillation that allows you to make an entire room feel more comfortable faster. They can be used on their own for cooling and ventilation purposes, or in conjunction with your existing air conditioners and heaters to help circulating and distributing the cool or warm air coming from them faster.

Pedestal & Floor Fans
These home appliances will make you feel cooler because of the wind chill they create on your skin. Fans have been the cheapest and easiest way of cooling in hot countries for years, and Australia is no exception. Fans are less expensive as an initial investment than air conditioners, and their power consumption is usually lower than that of other cooling appliances. When choosing a fan, take care on choosing a model that moves a sufficient volume of air per minute, like our High Velocity air flow fans. Last but not least, an oscillating function allows the head of the fan to move automatically, helping you spread the love around during a hot Summer day.