How Much Does It Cost to Install an Air Conditioner in Australia?

Phill Crawley

Smarter Air & Electrical

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Cost to Install Air Conditioner in Australia

How Much Does It Cost to Install an Air Conditioner in Australia?

When the weather starts to heat up, the last thing anyone wants is for their home to feel like an oven. Installing an air conditioner can be a great way to keep your home comfortable all summer long. It can be used to warm your home up during the colder winter months. But how much does it cost to install air conditioner in Australia? In this blog post, we will outline what you can expect to pay when installing an air conditioner in Australia and some of the factors that will affect the price.

Types of Air Conditioners

Before we get into how much it costs to install an air conditioner, we need to decide which type of system we want to install. There’s two main options: split system and ducted system. Let’s take a closer look at what they offer.

Split System

By far the most common type of AC system installed in Brisbane and the Gold Coast is wall-mounted split air conditioners. You’ve most likely seen these in homes before — the AC unit is positioned in key areas of the home to provide cooling and heating. Common places you’ll find a split system include the living room, kitchen and bedrooms. This targeted solution costs less to install, uses less energy and is ideal for modest-sized homes. Running costs are also much lower because the system is specifically sized to fit the room it’s in. The downside is that you won’t be able to create an consistent temperature throughout the home without adding a system in every room. Split systems are not a DIY installation so installing multiple units can sometimes cost more than a ducted & you will have a bunch of individual outdoor units around the exterior of your home.

Ducted System

On the other hand, ducted air conditioning systems connect each room in the home to a central AC unit. The unit connects via a ducted network and each room in the home can be managed via an intelligent control panel from MyAir. In terms of experience, ducted air conditioning is unparalleled. You’ll have complete climate-control across the home, both cooling and heating, with almost not visual intrusion and blissful silence. It’s an especially good choice for large homes and will increase your ability to sell the home should you put your house on the market. For the privilege, ducted systems do cost more than a split system. Installation requires a customised plan to create an efficient duct layout and the unit has a higher upfront cost. The advantages for larger homes though, especially if you plan to be a heavy air conditioning user, speak for themselves.

Cost To Install Air Conditioner in Australia

So, what’s the cost of air conditioning installation? While we try to keep costs as affordable as possible, it’s difficult to pin an exact price. Split system costs range between $1k to $5k, depending on the positioning, power and efficiency. In contrast, a ducted system ranges in price depending on the size of the home. These prices offer a rough guide:

  • Small Homes — $8000 to $11,000.
  • Average homes (approx. 235.8m2) — $11,000 to $15,000.
  • Large homes — $15,000+

These prices provide an idea, but for an exact price you’ll want to speak to a professional technician, who can assess other factors and perhaps suggest compromises that suit your needs.

Other Factors That Can Affect The Price

In a recent blog post, we discussed how to choose the best air conditioning unit for your home. There’s a variety of important factors to consider when installing an air conditioning system, such as:

  • Is the home one storey or two storey?
  • Which rooms need air conditioning?
  • Are there any windows?
  • Do the windows have curtains or blinds?
  • Is the ceiling insulated?
  • What is the roof made of?
  • Is their insulation under the roofing material?
  • What colour is the roof?
  • What’s the direction of the sun?

All of these can impact the price of your air conditioner installation.

Finding A Reputable Installer

Finally, it’s important to find a reputable installer to help get cost to install air conditioner in Australia correctly. Cost-cutting during installation can often end up costing you more down the line so it’s worth taking the time to find a local company that has a proven track record. At Smarter Air & Electrical, our goal is to find the right air conditioning solutions for your needs. We always go above and beyond to provide our customers with outstanding customer service and honest advice. Whether you need air conditioning advice, installation, servicing or repairs, we would love to hear from you! We’re humbled to have over a hundred 5-star Google reviews praising our work. We also offer some of Brisbane’s most competitively priced installation costs on all the leading air conditioning brands.

Speak To An Aircon Expert Today

We can help you choose the best type of reverse cycle air conditioning system and navigate the cost to install air conditioner in Australia. The air conditioner cost will depend on the type of ac installation, the size of the air conditioner and whether a ducted or split system is installed. We always aim to provide customers with an energy-efficient system that they can trust will keep them cool and comfortable for years to come. If you’re interested in air conditioning for your home or business, or simply want to find out the cost to install an air conditioner in Australia, get in touch with us today and we’ll can talk you through your options and put together an obligation-free quote.

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