While buying air conditioners often we forget to take into account the cost of installation. This cost is not standard and can vary depending upon your household size, unit selection, expected usage, and the brand that you have chosen.
People often spend lots of their hard-earned money on the electricity used in their household, hence while installing air conditioners, it is necessary to seek professional advice before you purchase an air conditioner.
You must make sure to spend a reasonable amount of money while installing an air conditioner. The average cost of installation of an air conditioner may be anything within $1500 to $8000 while the cost of the actual unit maybe $1500 to $100,000.
The actual installation cost will depend upon the size of the room, unit type, duration needed for the job, the brand of the air conditioner, its expected usage, and also the area where you live. Airomania is one of the talented team of air conditioning installation as well as heating service experts that supports commercial and residential property-owners of Sydney.
Types of air conditioners:
In Australia, you will find mostly the following 3 types of air conditioners used in most of the homes or offices.
- Portable air conditioner
These AC units are quite versatile and you can place them anywhere and all that you will need is a plug and power outlet. However, their output is very limited, and generally, such portable AC will be most suitable for any single room only.
- Split-system air conditioner
These types of AC units are most commonly seen in many households as well as offices. These ACs have two units namely – a head unit, that remains inside and the condenser/compressor unit that is installed outside. These ACs are relatively affordable, but their installation is a bit difficult.
- Ducted air conditioning
Typically, ducted AC units are a more advanced and can be less noticeable as compared to other units. Normally, these ACs are located either within the walls or ceilings and capable of cooling and heating multiple rooms.
They are the most expensive units as far as their installation and maintenance are concerned. These AC units are used in those homes where you need air conditioning in multiple bedrooms.
What air conditioner size do you need?
While buying your air conditioner, you must work out to find what should be the capacity of your air conditioner. Following are a few factors that you need to consider include:
- Your home size
If your floor area is too large then you will need AC of larger capacity to cool/heat your premise. If your house is multi-storied then you may need a more number of units meant for different zones, and hence may add to your total cost.
- Ceiling height
In case the height of your ceiling is too high then your unit must generate sufficient cool air for maintaining a comfortable temperature within each room.
- The number of windows
Your windows will be responsible for about 40% heat loss, hence you must account for this while selecting your air conditioning system.