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Air Conditioner Installation Cost

Air conditioners have always been a part of our day-to-day life in Australia. Throughout the year, we can rely on air conditioners to keep the temperature of our indoors consistent. Whether you are sick of the sweltering summers or tired of suffering from the cold winter, an air conditioner can keep you comfortable and cozy in your home, regardless of the weather.

If you are thinking about getting your old air conditioner replaced or a new one installed, you may be wondering where to start and it can get quite a tedious process. In this article, we will talk about everything associated with the installation of an air conditioner.

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Explaining Air Conditioner Installation Cost

The total cost of installation includes the price of the unit, labour cost, and any materials require to complete the installation. If we are talking about the cost of installation for an air conditioner, there are multiple factors involved that can directly impact the final cost. Some of these factors are:

  • The type & model of the air conditioner
  • Size of the air conditioner
  • Number of units
  • Installation complexity
  • Material required for installation

1) The Type & Model of Air Conditioner

The type and model of the air conditioner selected can hugely impact the cost of installation of air conditioner. With different makes and models available in the market, it is important to note that models with additional features can be expensive than the regular ones. The most common air conditioners are split system air conditioners and ducted air conditioners.

a) Cost to install a split system air conditioner

A split system air conditioner is the most common type of air conditioner that is used throughout Australia. It is fairly easy to install as it does not require any ductwork for operation. The cost to install a split system air conditioner ranges from $800 to $1,500 excluding the cost of the unit and any other materials needed. The price of the unit differs based on the brand and the model that you select. You will require more installation material such as refrigerant pipe and electrical wiring if the distance between the indoor and outdoor unit increases. If you would like a supply & install quote for a split system air conditioner, you can dial 03 7038 6918 and get a better estimate by our expert technicians at DGB Refrigeration Heating & Cooling.

b) Cost to install a ducted air conditioner

A ducted air conditioner is a unit that can provide conditioned air throughout your home. This unit uses a connection of ducts spread throughout the home. The conditioned air is then distributed in the entire home through these ducts, using air vents. The cost to install a ducted air conditioner in your home can range from $4,000 to $20,000 depending on the size of your home, complexity of installation, existing connections, etc. The price of a ducted air conditioner depends on the area that you would like to cool or heat, the size of the unit you require, and the additional features that you would like your unit to have. The ductwork required can also directly impact the total cost. If your home requires complex ductwork or if you have a lot of rooms that require conditioned air, the cost of ductwork will increase. If you have pre-existing ductwork in your home, you can save some money on ductwork as the old ductwork can be adjusted with the new unit in most cases.

While the initial cost of installation of a ducted air conditioner may seem higher than the split system, it yields longterm benefits. You can get in touch with DGB Refrigeration Heating & Cooling to discuss your needs and get a no-obligation quote for the supply & installation of a ducted air conditioner.

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2) Size of Air Conditioner

After the type and model of the air conditioner, the size of the unit required can also directly impact the air conditioner’s installation cost. If the area in question is larger, a small unit will not be sufficient here. So, the cumulative installation cost will increase.

3) Number of Units

If you need air conditioners in multiple rooms, then the installation cost would be higher as all the units will need to be installed in different rooms. This would not only require multiple units, but the material required for installation will also increase. In the case of ducted air conditioners, the number of zones required for heating/cooling will increase the cost of installation. You can contact DGB Refrigeration Heating & Cooling by dialing 03 7038 6918 and get a competitive quote tailored to your requirements.

4) Installation Complexity

The complexity of installation of the unit can ramp up the cost of installation sharply. Since the ductwork or conduit works as the backbone of the air conditioner, it is essential to properly install it to prevent any refrigerant leaks or other issues associated with it. If the outdoor unit is placed on the rooftop or any other area that is much farther away from the indoor unit, the installation would be hard as you wouldn’t want to mess with the aesthetics of your indoors. So, the installation complexity plays an important part in determining the final cost of installation for the air conditioner.

5) Material Required for Installation

The material required for installation also impacts the total cost of installation. If the dimensions of your home require a complex installation of refrigerant pipes or ductwork, you will be spending a significant amount of money on that. So, it will eventually increase the total cost of installation of the air conditioner.

Who can install an Air Conditioner for me?

There are plenty of technicians available in the market who can install your air conditioning unit for you. However, the Australian Refrigeration Council requires them to hold a full Refrigeration & Air Conditioning License or a restricted license that would allow them to install split system air conditioners.

One name that stands out from all the HVAC contractors is DGB Refrigeration Heating & Cooling. We have been serving the residents of Melbourne for over 15 years. Our dedication to customer support and attention to detail has made us the number 1 choice for our customers. If you are looking for a licensed technician to install your air conditioner, look no further as our technicians are the master of their trade. Having worked with all types of HVAC units, our technicians will ensure that all the industry standards are met while installing your air conditioner. Dial 03 7038 6918 today and explore all the possibilities with DGB Refrigeration Heating & Cooling!


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