Air Conditioner Installation Cost

Looking to install a new air conditioner? Air conditioners are a long-term investment so it’s important that you find an energy-efficient air conditioner that fits your needs and budget.

The cost to install an air conditioner depends on a number of factors including: what size air conditioner you need, what type and what brand you choose. 

Read this blog post to find out more. 

What size air conditioner?

To work out what air conditioning system is right for your home, you need to consider:

  • The size and floor plan of your home
  • Ceiling height
  • Number and positioning of windows and doors
  • Number of storeys
  • What material your house is built from (e.g. brick, concrete, wood)
  • Level of insulation- higher quality insulation will cost more, but it will make your air conditioner more energy efficient

Generally speaking, you will need about 0.15kW capacity per square meter. 

If you are unsure about what size air conditioner you need, talk to the experts at NewAge Air. We will be able to determine the best air conditioning system for you. 

Air conditioner types

There are a few types of air conditioner systems to choose from, depending on your budget and needs. 

Split system air conditioner

Split system air conditioners are the most common temperature control options in Australia. They are energy-efficient and perfect for cooling individual rooms or small apartments. 

Pros: relatively cost-effective

Cons: limited to a single room 

Ducted air conditioning

Ducted air conditioning systems provide the ultimate comfort and quality climate control. Ducted aircon is designed for whole home heating and cooling. Ducted systems are visually appealing, requiring only one outdoor unit and concealed ceiling or wall vents.

Pros: heats and cools your entire home

Cons: expensive to install

Portable air conditioner

Portable air conditioners are quickly becoming a popular air conditioning solution. Portable air conditioners are cheap, but have limited output, are generally only suitable for a single room and need to be vented out a window. Typically portable aircons, such as bunnings air conditioners, don’t require installation. 

Pros: inexpensive, portable

Cons: not as effective, only suitable for a single room

While this may be a cheap option, portable air conditioners can be expensive to run and may actually cost you more in the long term. Read our blog post: cheap air conditioners: are they really cheaper?

Reverse cycle air conditioner

Reverse cycle technology allows an air conditioner to both heat and cool. Reverse cycle can be implemented in split systems or ducted air conditioning systems. 

Pros: year round comfort and climate control, cooling in summer and heating in winter

Cons: expensive to install, high running costs

What brand?

Air conditioner brands will also have different prices depending on the energy output, energy rating and the size of the system. 

If the unit is larger or if it has a higher energy output, it will cost more. It is important to look at the unit’s Energy Star Rating, as this will also affect running costs. 

We supply and install these top air conditioner brands:

  • Mitsubishi air conditioners
  • Fujitsu air conditioners
  • Panasonic air conditioners
  • Actron air
  • LG air conditioners
  • Carrier air conditioners
  • Toshiba air conditioners
  • Braemer

We maintain strong relationships with our suppliers and often have great deals on our air conditioners. Check out our latest deals here. 

We offer Mitsubishi split system air conditioners from $1,780 installed.

Air conditioner installation cost

Air conditioners must be installed, repaired and serviced by a licensed technician. Technicians undergo training to learn how to install air conditioners, handle hazardous refrigerant gases, conduct electrical wiring and ducting. NewAge Air employs highly skilled tradesmen that will ensure your air conditioner is installed and properly maintained to continue operating at its optimum efficiency. 

Split system air conditioner installation

Split system air conditioners are cheaper to install than ducted air conditioners. The installation process is quicker and easier, as the air conditioner unit is only installed in one selected room. Split system air conditioner installation usually takes half a day. 

NewAge Air offers split system air conditioner installation and supply from $1721.

Ducted air conditioning installation 

Ducted air conditioners are more expensive to install, as they require vents in each room, motors, fans and ducting through the walls and roof space. Parts of the walls and ceilings may also need to be removed to make room for ducted air conditioning. Ducted air conditioning installation usually takes 1-2 days, depending on your home. 

NewAge Air offers ducted air conditioning installation and supply from $6900. 

Other features you might like to consider:

  • Automation services – monitor, control and manage air conditioning system to help improve energy efficiency, reduce energy costs and improve comfort levels
  • Zone control for ducted systems – allow you to select which parts of your home are cooled and when 

NewAge Air offers finance options, so you can purchase the right air conditioning system for your home.

If you are unsure about what air conditioner is right for you, we can help! Give us a call or visit our showroom today! Free quotes available. 

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