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Buying Guide To AC Installation: Residential and Commercial

Air conditioning installation can be a difficult decision for most businesses, property owners and homeowners in Sydney. There are numerous manufacturers, different system types and many factors to take into consideration, and not just the final price of the installation.

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DESIGN:

A professional air conditioning installation company will provide a quality design service along with everything you need to know about operating your new system. Requesting a comprehensive quote will help you decide which features you need and what you can afford.

You should ensure you consider the following factors when making your decision:

  1. Which room/s require heating and cooling
  2. Airflow distribution to maximise comfort
  3. Ease of installation for time optimisation, minimal disruption and cost
  4. Ideal price in relation to budget
  5. Efficient running cost in terms of maintenance and overall electricity consumption
  6. Able to satisfy its requirements

A comprehensive quotation should be provided detailing the following:

  1. Design requirements
  2. Scope of work
  3. Equipment supplied
  4. Installation time
  5. Warranty of the installation and materials
  6. Exclusions, jobs etc. that are not provided
  7. Price
  8. Payment terms
  9. Contractual information supporting both parties
  10. Technical data for equipment and materials

COST:

Cost should be the primary consideration for any business planning air conditioning installation, but the initial cost is not the only cost that should be addressed. Future problems can end up costing more than originally planned.

The following tips should help you avoid significant long-term problems and costs:

  1. The quality of the installation is essential. Top-line equipment and installation materials should always be used and professional installation should always be organised with qualified and experienced engineers who work to uphold industry standards and quality assurance levels.
  2. Running cost is the most crucial aspect to consider when designing or buying an air conditioning installation. Why? Because it costs around the same to run it over its lifetime as it does to purchase the system!
  3. If the design of the installation is wrong, the system will not work correctly, meaning it will run and run, using up electricity, costing you something for nothing and also increasing your carbon emissions. Also, the more a system overworks, the more breakdowns you are likely to get, so damage limitation is essential.

If the twin system were accepted, at a higher bottom-line cost, the system would work comfortably; occupants would be comfortable, no hot or cold spots and generally inclined on the installation of such on a professional level that leads on limited breakdowns and should be maintained annually.

COMFORT:

The comfort of occupants is essential to a satisfactory air conditioning design and installation. Depending on the outdoor ambient temperature, typically ranging from 20 to 40 degrees Celsius, indoor air conditioning systems provide cool air at a temperature from 0 to 20 degrees Celsius.

Air conditioning uses an indoor unit that absorbs heat via a heat exchanger, not by blowing cold air into space. You must, however, ensure a system is able to provide airflow to the right places, and this air should then return to the unit once the heat has been absorbed.

SYSTEM TYPES:

Air conditioning systems are incredibly technical. Policies are a combination of electrics and plumbing on a high-end scale. There are many types of arrangements and systems available that prove efficient in different areas.

There are various types of indoor units:

  1. Wall units are the quickest and most affordable option to install
  2. Cassette units, standard in offices, are installed in suspended ceilings.
  3. The ducted unit is the most expensive per unit but for the most comfortable and efficient when it comes to energy consumption.

There are various types of split system AC available in Sydney, such as:

  1. Single split system
  2. Multi-split system
  3. VRV System

Standard maintenance is provided seasonally, which usually consists of two visits a year. A decent air conditioning company will be able to correctly undertake the installation, provide a maintenance contract and offer some quality assurance for a proper maintenance strategy.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION:

Whoever buys an air conditioning system should understand the consumption of energy and its quoted solution. All systems have different EER and CoP; it depends on the type of manufacturer, the type of system and the configuration. The supplier will be able to detail the EER and CoP when providing a quotation.

CARBON EMISSIONS:

Saving on electrical consumption not only saves money but reduces your carbon emissions. There are many products, services and options available that can minimise both electrical consumption and carbon emissions.