Split Air Conditioning Sydney

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Affordable Split Air Conditioning

If you’re in the market for efficient and cost-effective cooling for your home or office, look no further than split air conditioning. They’re among the most popular air conditioners in Sydney, and for good reason. Allowing for targeted cooling for areas that need it most, they’re also economical to install and maintain.

A multi-split system can allow you to regulate the temperature in more than one space while keeping energy efficiency to a maximum. This just requires additional air outlets tied to the same single compressor. This also lets you add onto the system over time (as long as the compressor is powerful enough).

Choosing the right type of AC for a home or business is important. The decision affects the comfort of friends, family, employees, and customers. That’s why HunterCON offers consultations and quotes that target the best solution for your space.

We provide advice, AC units, and installation across Eastern Suburbs, Inner West Sydney, Lower Northern Shore and South Western Sydney. We prioritise customer satisfaction and comfort along with workmanship, giving a 5-year warranty on all our installs. For a no-obligation quote, call us on 02 8283 1105.

If you want to learn more about air conditioning, check out our resources:

  1. How much does a split air conditioning cost?
  2. What is the best type of AC for apartments?
  3. 5 Things You Should Consider When Buying an Air Conditioner
  4. What You Should Know About Relocating Your AC Unit
  5. How to Choose the Best Air Conditioner for Your Home
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What is a split air conditioning?

This AC type is literally split into two parts: an internal unit and an external unit. The internal unit is installed on the wall inside the room that needs cooling. This outlet portion is in charge of circulating the air that is cooled by the compressor that sits outside. The two halves are connected by refrigerant pipes.

The internal unit is mostly controlled through remote control (although the unit itself usually has at least one on/off button). This lets you set not only the desired temperature but also automatic power and fan speed.

A single split system is a one-to-one relationship between the outlet and the condenser. In a multi-split system, you can have more than one outlet (typically one per room you want cooled) all managed by a single external unit.

What setting is suitable for a split air conditioning?

This system is great for people living in small homes and apartments that have limited space. These A/C types are ideal for homes that don’t have a ducted system installed already. They’re also relatively easier to install and less expensive than ducted systems. They can also be good for people who suffer from allergies since they have easy-to-clean filters and none of the build up that can come with ductwork.

The benefits of this AC type

Modern split systems can include added features designed to keep harmful and toxic dust particles, debris, and pollen at bay. This means your house will be less of a breeding ground for serious allergies or breathing issues like asthma.

AC also promotes reduced humidity, which helps in preventing mold and bacteria from growing in your house while keeping away any dust mites that love the presence of dampness. Modern air conditioners and split systems come with HEPA filters, which are very powerful filtration tools. Overall, people suffering from allergies will find split air conditioning very useful in combating harmful particles in the house.

This AC system is also great for targeting specific areas for comfort while remaining affordable. You can cool a main living room and master bedroom as needed while leaving an unused spare room to regulate its own temperature. Not only will you not pay for a unit, or ductwork, that you don’t need, you’ll also save on energy bills by running air con where and when you need it.

Factors to consider when choosing a split system

These systems can vary a lot in many factors and features, which in turn can impact the price of the uniti and overall installation. Here are some of the most important you’ll need to keep in mind:

  • Room size: Choose an air con with the right capacity for your space. If the unit is too small, you’ll overpay for energy consumption, whereas an oversized unit will turn on and off too frequently.Installation: Choose a licensed and insured professional who will optimize the performance of the unit for your space.
  • Noise: Choose an air con with noise levels under 50dB so your space stays both cool and quiet.
  • Efficiency: Choose a unit with a multiple-star EER rating for energy efficiency. More stars means it will consume less power, and you’ll save on your electricity bills.
  • Filters: Choose a unit with HEPA filters you can easily clean or replace. This will ensure clean air while enhancing energy efficiency and cooling performance.
  • Coils: Condenser coils made of copper tend to cool faster and are easier to maintain with a longer lifespan and anti-corrosive properties

How to choose the best brand for your needs

Then there’s brand name, and each will take the above factors into consideration and manufacture quite differently. How do you choose the best for you?

Start by ranking how important each factor is to you. If noise is not a concern, you don’t need to look for models with low sound ratings.

Next, consider the warranty that’s offered. This can go a long way in the event you run into trouble with your unit. Most are going to last 10-15 years, with the higher-end units coming with longer guarantees. Keep in mind that these are usually limited warranties and don’t protect against things like improper installation.

Top AC brands

You’ll probably recognise a few of the names on this list. That’s because we only recommend the top brands for our customers to consider.

But what makes a Samsung stand out from a Daiken, or vice versa? This ultimately comes down to where you plan to install it and what factors are most important to you.

Samsung Solutions

  • Offers reverse-cycle models that will heat spaces for commercial use
  • Includes timer programming to schedule operation when you need it
  • Demonstrates strong dehumidifying capabilities for dryer spaces and air
  • Capable of automatic restart and silent air flow modes.


  • Considered extremely efficient when it comes to power usage
  • Models range in capacity from 2.5KW up to 9.4KW
  • Fast-acting heat modes to bring temperatures up when needed
  • Great for residential and commercial spaces

Schneider Electric

  • Options for wall, ceiling, and rack mount installation
  • Contain fewer moving parts for greater reliability
  • Include direct free cooling leveraging ambient air temperatures
  • Optimal for commercial and IT spaces such as data centers
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How much does a split air conditioning cost?

The cost will depend on a few factors like the size of and the brand you’re looking for. You can buy this type of AC for as little as $600 and as much as $2,800. You will also need to keep in mind the cost of installation, so it will be a good idea to also include the cost of installation in the total budget.

You should expect to pay anywhere from $60 to $110 per hour (excluding GST) for a domestic job and $80 to $140 per hour (excluding GST) for commercial air con installation.

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What does the installation process look like?

ACs are relatively complex appliances, and they require a trained professional to handle the installation process. Here is what to expect from the entire installation process.

1. Remove the Old System

Existing systems are properly removed and disposed of including old refrigerants. In fact, this will be one of the most time consuming parts of the entire process, as they require some care and attention. The space will also need to be prepared for the new system including the indoor and outdoor units.

2. Install the New Equipment

The outlet(s) and compressor will be unpackaged and placed in position. This includes affixing the internal unit to the wall of the room to be cooled. The external condenser should be placed nearby to limit the amount of wiring and piping that runs between them.

3. Make the Connections

The two parts are then tied together to create a complete system. Unlike ducted systems, the process for split systems is much simpler. The installer will also look at all the electrical connections needed for the air conditioner to work.

4. Testing

Last, the split air conditioning is turned on to check for intake pressure and airflow. This helps ensure there are no safety hazards, and the system is doing everything it’s supposed to.

How long does the installation process take?

A standard installation without any corrective work or complications is typically a one-day job. If you are simply replacing your old air con with a new one, then one day will definitely be enough.

In rare instances, complex jobs will probably require extra hours to complete, perhaps running into the next day or calling for extra manpower. Not only does this prolong the process, it can also add to the cost. Some of the factors that can impact the overall installation time include:

  • Crawlspace or attic installations
  • Drilling in concrete walls
  • Any electrical issues
  • Installation of lineset through finished living spaces

Why Choose HunterCON

HunterCON Air is a great choice if you want to deal with the most professional company when purchasing, installing, servicing, or repairing AC. For over 10 years, we’ve offered customers:

  • Fully Licensed Electric & Air Con Specialists
  • High Level of Support
  • 5-year Installation Warranty
  • No-Obligation Quotes

To learn more about how this type of AC system air con could make your home or office much more comfortable, call us on 02 8283 1105.

Frequently Asked Questions About Split Air Conditioning In Sydney

Is it enough to cool two rooms?

Ideally, a single AC should be used to cool just one room. With a multi-split system, on the other hand, up to eight areas can be cooled by allocating internal units in each of these spaces and connecting them to a single outdoor unit.

Do they have high electricity consumption?

This will vary depending on the size of the system and the amount of time the appliance is used. For example, using a 2.5kW system for four hours has a daily cost of 47.6 cents, while a 3.5KW system would produce a daily electricity cost of approximately 80 cents if used during the same period. Finally, a 5.0kw system has a daily cost of $1.24 if used for the same number of hours at 24 degrees.

Is it cheaper than a ducted system?

Yes. Ducted systems are usually more expensive because they can cool (or, depending on the model, heat) an entire premise. However, upfront cost shouldn’t be the only factor to consider when deciding which system is ideal for your home or business.

Note that a single air con will only effectively cool the area where it’s installed, but since they’re more affordable, you’ll have the chance to buy the other units in the future as needed. Moreover, installation and operational costs are lower than those of a ducted system.

Can split air conditioning provide heating?

Yes. High-efficiency reverse-cycle split-systems are the most effective appliances in keeping you warm on cold winter nights and cool during blistering summers.

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