Air conditioning installation Gold Coast – We have been providing air conditioning installation on the Gold Coast since 1995. At Coastal Commercial and Residential Air Conditioning, we have a commitment to educating our customers on the various equipment and components available and we let you tell us what you want. We use only the highest quality and efficient equipment which is backed by the best customer satisfaction warranties in the industry.
Whether you are interested in a ducted system or a wall mounted split system we can give you advise with a free in house quote. Air conditioning units are one of the most expensive add-ons to a property so you should feel confident that you have the right advice. Choosing the right unit will add value to your home as well as cooling and heating your house.
A unit too small will cost a lot more to run and a unit to large will not only cost more to buy but also runs the risk of short cycling. Air conditioning short cycling is when your air conditioner goes through its on-and-off cycles too frequently. When this happens, it makes it difficult for your home to stay comfortable and it can add a lot to your energy bill. This frequent on-and-off cycling can also put your air conditioner through a lot of stress that can lead to premature breakdowns. There are two main types of air conditioning units that we install.
The cheapest installation option is called a ‘back to back‘ installation. This is when the indoor unit is installed on or against an exterior wall. The refrigeration pipes, drains and interconnect electrical are run through the wall and straight down to the outdoor unit. This is positioned directly below the indoor unit with no more than 3 meters between the two units. The outdoor unit can be installed wherever possible however a per meter rate will apply which can greatly increase the price.
The outdoor unit is normally placed on top of a plastic slab if placed in a garden or on grass. The outdoor unit can also be installed on wall brackets if flooding is an issue or if you need more room under the unit. The outdoor unit can also be raised on top of plastic feet.
The average cost to run a reverse cycle air conditioning unit is estimated to be between $0.20 – $0.35 per hour. A medium sized room of 36sqm would cost $0.30 – $0.70 per hour to run. A larger area (50sqm) will cost between $0.70 and $1.00 per hour to run.
They are cheap to install with installation prices normally between $450 and $660 including electrical.
Ducted air conditioning units can be sized big enough to cool or heat your whole house if needed.
Most houses would use a 12Kw system – this size is normally big enough to cool a large living room, a rumpus room and maybe two bedrooms. Sizing depends on the size of the rooms, window size and position, ceiling heights, direct sun onto walls, shading, insulation in the walls and roof and the amount of people or equipment in the room.
Systems over 16 Kw will need to be run with three phase power. This is not normally provided in most houses and a switchboard upgrade will be necessary if you choose to go this path.
A ducted air conditioning unit can cost between $0.50 and $3.50 per hour to run. The amount of zones and rooms turned on at the same time can make a significant difference.
Ducted air conditioning units look better then split systems as the only thing you will see in the rooms are the grills in the ceiling space. You also only have one outdoor unit which means it can easily be placed anywhere around the house. These outdoor units usually have the same foot print as a wall mounted outdoor unit. They are however about twice the height of a wall mounted outdoor unit as they normally have two outdoor fans.
Control options for ducted air conditioning units vary, however the simplest and cheapest option is the air conditioning wall controller next to the zone switch. Other options include LCD touchpads and WiFi control.
A multi head air conditioning unit has an outdoor and multiple indoor units. These units come in a come in a variety of combinations and configurations. For example, you could have a wall mounted indoor unit in the master bedroom, a ceiling-cassette in the rumpus room and a ducted unit in the main living room. All of these indoor units would be attached to the one outdoor unit. Most units can have between 2 – 5 units connected to them however there are options for an unlimited amount of connected units. The only limit to how many unit you can have is your budget.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to book a quote, service or installation.