What are the most popular air conditioning brands in Australia?
Most homes opt for split systems because they balance cost with efficiency. More new builds are being constructed with ducted or multi-split systems during the build phase. This gives contractors room to fabricate ductwork or connections needed without disrupting an existing home. But for older homes looking to add or upgrade their AC, split systems provide more flexibility with less demo work. The most popular options are Daikin, Samsung, Actron Air and Schneider.
Can I add a ducted system to any home?
Most of the time, yes. The installer will have to check that there’s space in your walls, ceiling, and/or under your flooring to add the ductwork along with access to actually do the installation. Older homes that don’t have the space for this can benefit from a multi-split system that produces similar effects without all of the construction work.
Can I install a new air conditioner myself?
Not unless it’s portable, which isn’t really an installation as much as it is an unboxing. While a portable unit could get the job done in a pinch, it’s not a viable or efficient long-term solution either. You’re much better off making the investment in your home or business now with a professionally installed system.
How do I know what size AC system I need?
It’s all based on the size of your space. For a ducted system, your installer will help calculate the total space in the home to be cooled and recommend a properly sized outdoor unit with a compressor.
Indoors, things get a little trickier since you need to know the size of the room(s) you are cooling. You can use these figures as tentative guidelines when considering split or multi-split systems:
- Rooms smaller than 20m2: 2kw – 4kW
- Rooms between 20m2 to 40m2: 4kw – 6kW
- Rooms larger than 40m2: 6kw – 9kW