As well as being certified electricians (A44142), CW Electrical & Automation also holds an Arctick license (L146914) for split system air conditioner installations. While air conditioner installation cost can vary depending on the individual job, it can be helpful to have a guide for what you would expect to pay for supply and installation of a split system air conditioner by one of our experienced air conditioner installers in Melbourne. The following price guide refers to back to back installations in single storey homes and includes supply of Fujitsu units (other brands available).
A general rule of thumb is to allow 150 watts per square metre of the area you are trying to cool. So for example, if you have a lounge room that’s 20 square metres, you multiply by that by 150 to get 3000W. A 3.5 kW split system would be sufficient to cool this area. Other factors may include ceiling height (if you have particularly high ceilings) and insulation of lack thereof in your roof cavity and walls. Our aircon installer will be able to help you work out the size you need.
Usually you’re better off installing one outdoor unit for each indoor unit. There’s a few reasons for this; the main one is that it is generally cheaper. It may seem that it would be cheaper to have just one outdoor unit, but because they’re generally a special order, they cost a lot more. Also because the pipe runs will be longer, the air conditioner installation cost will go up. There certainly are situations where a multi head system would be the way to go, but more often than not you’ll be better off with standard split systems.
Yes. All major split system brands in Australia offer 5 year warranties. When you’ve had your installation complete, your aircon installer should provide you with the manufacturer warranty papers which should include the Arctick License number of the installer and the serial numbers of the indoor and outdoor units.
The demand for air conditioners certainly goes through the roof as the weather heats up. However, this doesn’t necessarily translate to higher prices. What it does mean is that many air conditioner installers will be very busy, and you’ll be hard pressed to find anyone who can do your install quickly. If you’ve thought ahead, try booking your installation in the winter when installers aren’t as busy and can most likely do your job within a week of booking.
There are a lot of great brands on the Australian market. Brands like Daikin are well known and have the higher end of the market. Lower cost units like the Lennox also offer 5 year warranties and, in the experience of our air conditioner installers in Melbourne, do a great job. Fujitsu is our most requested model and the brand we mostly install. They have a great reputation, good support and a reasonable air conditioner installation cost.
You can regas a system for a lot less than it costs to replace with a new one. If your existing unit is less than 10 years old, it’s worth looking at repairing (which would probably involve regassing and checking all the pipe joins). Any older than 10 years and it’s probably time to upgrade to a new system.
Contact our air conditioner installers in Melbourne today to learn more or make a booking.
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