Air Conditioning Installation In Sydney: Here at HunterCON Air, we’ve got specialists who can help you understand all you need to know about air conditioner installations in Sydney. Read below for more information.

So you plan to get air conditioning installed in your house? There are a few things you’ll need to know before you get on with this home improvement project. You’ll need to know who can carry out the installation, the repercussions of not getting an authorised specialist team to do this as well as the questions you can ask the team to know if they are truly professional air conditioner installers. We will also look at the costs of installing this equipment, depending on the type of air conditioning unit.

Based on our experience working with our customers, we’ll try to answer all the questions you might have or should be asking to help you make the best decision when hiring the team who will install the air conditioning unit of your choice in your home or business located in Sydney. Have a read and in case you’ve got any other questions, feel free to get in touch with us by calling 02 8283 1105.

Do you need to hire a professional to install an air conditioner in Sydney?

We always recommend that you hire a  Sydney-based aircon professional for air conditioner installation. The reality is that the only thing a non-professional person can do in Sydney is to connect a single-phase air conditioner to a power socket. In all other instances, you will need to hire an ARC-tick-approved NSW-Fair-Trading-licensed professional.

It is important to hire a professional team because that will mean your home insurance policy will cover you against the occurrence of any damage caused during the installation of an air conditioner in Sydney.

Only a certified and licensed aircon professional can install, repair and service the following types of air conditioners:

What to watch out for when installing air conditioning?

Installing air conditioning in your house or office has become an essential element for general wellbeing. For many residents of Sydney, it has become an absolute necessity, given the hot weather the city experiences during the summer months.

For many, it is an absolute necessity, and in reality, we cannot blame them for it. Air conditioning is one of the easiest and the most convenient ways to create a comfortable environment.

So what do you have to look for when installing air conditioning? We’ve identified the 10 key points to keep in mind.

How much do AC installers charge in Sydney?

The rate of aircon installers will depend, among other things, on the particularities of your home or business, the type of air conditioner you are getting installed and the number of units you want to install. In Sydney, professional aircon installers charge an average of $90 and $120 per hour for residential and commercial AC installation, respectively. Most of the time, the entire installation can be done within one day.

Get in touch if  you would like us to give you a fast free quote for the installation of your air conditioning.

If you want to learn more, check out our article about air conditioning installation costs in Sydney.

How long does it take to install a split system?

If the installation takes place in an area where no other air conditioner has been placed, setting up the new unit may take 4-8 hours. Otherwise, the installation could take a full day, in case an old unit needs to be replaced or the duct system needs to be installed.

What size should I go for?

An important step in installing an air conditioner is to be sure that you select the right size. By that we don’t mean to be talking about the dimensions of the appliance but rather the power in kW. Some of the factors that can impact the size you’ll need include:

  • The size of the room where the air con will be installed
  • The overall insulatio of the room
  • The composition of the walls
  • The number and type of windows

To get the best performance and efficiency, it is important that you install an air con with the proper power for the size of your room. A very large room will not be cooled using a device that has too few kWs. On the other hand, an appliance with too many kW will just be wasting power in the small room.

Calculate the Right Size

In Australia, you will generally need 0.12 to 0.15 kW of power per m². To calculate the square meters, you simply need to multiply the length and width of the floor of the room. The result will be the

Generally, in Australia, you will need 0.12 to 0.15 kW of power per m². Now, to calculate the square meters you need to multiply the length and width of the floor of the room. The result will be the square meters of that area. Here’s a sizing guide for you:

Room Size Room Type System size
10-25 m2 Bedroom | Study | Small lounge | Small kitchen | Small office 2.6 kW
25-35 m2 Mid-size Bedrooms | Bedrooms with ensuites | Mid-size lounges | Mid-sized kitchens | Small rooms with high ceilings | Offices 3.5 kW
45-60 m2 Large bedroom | Bedroom with ensuites | Mid-size lounges | Large kitchens | Mid-sized rooms with high ceilings | Offices 5 – 6 kW
60-80 m2 Large lounges | Large open plan areas | Small shops | Offices 7 – 8 kW

What is the Best Place for Air Conditioning Installation?

Placing the indoor and outdoor units of the air con will play a vital role in its performance and efficiency.

Installing the Indoor AC Unit

Every room has a specific air conditioning need. This is why we recommend that you should be clear of the number of rooms that will need cooling and their arrangement in the house as it will influence your decision on what will be the best option for you. As a general rule, start with rooms where you will spend most of your time.

Installing the Outdoor Unit

For the outdoor unit, try to look for a place that is under shade and well ventilated. This is important because the outdoor unit transfers the heat from the indoor unit to outside the house. In case there’s a fence or any obstacle in the way, that can result in the unit overheating, resulting in it running less efficiently. You should aim to get the outdoor unit installed as close to the indoor unit (in case it’s a split AC), to maximise the efficiency and minimise the losses. Most of the leading brands allow you to install the outdoor unit up to 20m from the indoor unit without the need for additional refrigerant. However, we recommend keeping this distance within 5m if possible. Not sure about where to install your air con? Give us a call on 02 8283 1105 and we’ll be happy to help.

When and Where to Buy an Air Conditioner from?

Where you can buy an air conditioner will depend on what type of aa unit you’re interested in. If it’s a simple split system, you can buy it online from any retailer of choice. You can also contact us and we can give you a competitive price for it.

However, if you’re looking for a more complex installation done, such as a ducted system or a multi-split system, it will be important to consult with a professional team. We’ll be able to provide you a free quote of the entire charges, including the cost of the unit and installation. Our online service is available 24/7 and we try to respond to our customers as soon as possible, within the usual business hours.

Why Choose Us?

Hire HunterCON Air so that you have total assurance that the installation of your air conditioning in Sydney will be done by the best professionals in the area. Among other things, HunterCON Air offers you:

✔Fully Licensed Electric & AirCon Specialists with Over 8 Years Experience

✔High Level of Support

✔Skye Interest-Free Finance

✔Major credit cards accepted

What Warranties do You Offer?

We are a trusted name in Sydney and we are confident in our professional services. This is the reason why all of our installation services come with a solid 5 years warranty, offering you complete peace of mind.


Can I install air conditioning myself?

Thinking of installing an air conditioner by yourself? You need to be aware that you’ll be dealing with some equipment that contains fluorinated gases that are dangerous. We advise that they should only be installed by HVAC installers, due to the hazards from these gases.

We don’t recommend you trying to install air conditioners on your own because of how tricky the entire process can end up being. Having a specialist like HunterCON install the split systems will mean that you will have seasoned professionals on your side that have the right tools and skills to understand how to deal with any surprises.

Doing the installation on your own also puts you at a risk of losing the warranty on the new appliance, should you end up damaging some part that is not covered. To keep your new air conditioner systems under warranty and in good condition, we recommend that you only hire professional help to do this job for you.

What do I Need to Know About Air Con Maintenance?

After installing the air conditioner, we normally recommend you get a maintenance service from us once every 6 to 12 months. This depends on how much you use the air con and the quality of air in your neighbourhood.

What this maintenance does is that it ensures the unit will continue to work in an optimum manner, with clean filters and without any blockages. If you don’t maintain your air conditioner in regular intervals, you will experience a drop in performance and efficiency.

Can an air conditioner be installed sideways?

An AC can be placed on its side only for portability and storage, but it is not recommended that it be turned on in such a position.

What are the factors that increase the cost of installing an air conditioner?

  • AC unit model and size
  • Ease of access to the place where the installation will take place
  • Potential meter board upgrade
  • Amount of cable ducting, interconnecting cable, and refrigeration piping.

What is the best place to install a split system in a house?

In the bedrooms, each split should be located in a place where the air does not flow directly to the beds. Now, for the rest of the areas, it is recommended that each unit be placed in the centre of each of these areas in order to provide an equitable airflow to all of them.

What is a back-to-back installation anyway?

It is a way of installing wall-mounted split systems in which the distance between the indoor and outdoor is the smallest possible since they are installed on the same wall and in the same place, but each one facing opposite sides. It is as if they are leaning on each other, except that they are divided by a wall.

Naturally, since the appliances are close together, fewer pipes, drains and cables are used than in any other type of installation, making this one the most economical there is.

Another way to save costs when installing an AC is the so-called side-to-back installation, in which the indoor unit is installed in an upper corner of the room and the compressor, outside the property, just like in a back-to-back installation, but on the floor and perpendicular to the indoor unit.

Both back-to-back and side-to-back installations allow the water produced by the internal unit to flow towards the external unit so that the latter expels it.

Please contact us so we can help you.

Why Choose HunterCON Electrical And Air

There are many reasons why more and more people want to hire HunterCON Electrical and Air’s services. It is not only because we have trained professionals who do their job to perfection, but also because of the rest of the staff who make it all possible and leave smiles on the faces of our valued clients. Indeed, HunterCON Electrical and Air offers you the following:

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We pride ourselves on our ability to provide reliable, hands-on service that you can count on, no matter the size of the job. Having a nimble team means that we can offer ongoing support to our clients, and see that you always know who you are talking to.

From consultation to installation to maintenance, attention to detail and customer satisfaction is at the core of the HunterCON ethos. We look forward to working with you!


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We are fully-licensed full service electrical and air conditioning specialists. No job is too big or too small for us to handle, so get in touch with us today for a FREE quote or call us 02 8283 1105

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