Where do you need Air Conditioning Specialists?
Australia often has a challenging environment and an air conditioning system can help make the heat much more bearable, or even heat your home in winter if you have a reverse cycle air conditioner.
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Ask friends and family for their recommendations as to what they find to be a good brand of air conditioner as you want something that is reliable, especially during those hot summer months (or cold winter months!).
There are three common types of air conditioning systems – split systems, fixed units and ducted air conditioning systems.
Multi split systems can air condition multiple rooms (up to seven) using only the one outdoor unit. These systems are best used when there is limited outdoor space or where there is not enough ceiling space to install ducted air conditioning. Using a multi split system means that you have control over the air conditioning in each room, saving you money in running costs and minimizing wastage.
To improve efficiency, ducted systems can be zoned so that different areas of the house are heated or cooled at different times. For example, the house can be divided into a day zone (living areas) and a night zone (bedrooms). On average, ducted systems cost anywhere from $6,000 to $12,000 fully installed. You will need the services of a professional refrigeration mechanic and electrician to ensure that you have the right system for your needs, so that it is as comfortable, economical and efficient as possible.
The filter in the air conditioner needs to be cleaned regularly and this is easily done by removing the screen and running a vacuum cleaner over it every two weeks or so.
Professionals can also help you design the right system for your needs, and can advise you on which system is best for you. Air conditioners come with manufacturer’s warranties, so in order to ensure that there are no warranty problems, professional installation is a must.
You can find out more about licensing requirements for air conditioning specialists at Licensedtrades.com.au.
Air con units can cost anywhere from less than a thousand dollars and escalate upwards. The capacity of the unit - typically expressed in kilowatts (kW) - is a guide to how much cooling (or heating) it is capable of. Units with higher energy output will generally cost more. Small portable style air conditioning units will consequently be more affordable than a large integrated ducted or split system. Don't forget to factor in the cost of labour for an installation, which will likely also involve a call out fee.
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