Looking to Get Air Conditioner Installed

Hi,

I'm looking to buy and get an air conditioner installed.

I'm looking to have it in the lounge room with a bit of overflow to the other rooms but cooling the lounge room is the priority.

How do I know which size air conditioner is best for me?

A friend of mine said I should get an air con installers to come over and measure it up to determine size. If this is the best way to do it, does anyone have any recommendations?

initially, I was just going to go into Good Guys and buy it from there and arrange installations through them but now it seems it more to it than just that.

Thanks

Comments

  • +1 vote

    It will help to get an installer to provide a quote. The installer will give you the following information.

    1) What size air conditioner would be suitable for your space?
    2) Where would be a good place to install it?
    3) Look at factors that will impact installation price - like distance from circuit panel. If it is too far, extra cost; distance between the internal and external components (if getting a split unit). Again, if very far, extra cost. Mechanism of going through the wall to connect the internal and external components - is it brick, plasterboard, metal, glass, etc.

    Also, make sure that if they are going to cut into the plasterboard, understand who is going to be responsible for patching up the plasterboard after installation and are you going to need to painted over.

    Once you have this information, you will have a good idea of size - so you can then go into Good Guys to buy an appropriate A/C as well as some idea of installation cost. You will be able to get a quote from the GG installers over the phone then as you will be able to tell them about the things that impact the installation cost - distance between things, etc.

  • -1 vote

    A friend of mine said I should get an air con installers to come over and measure it up to determine size. If this is the best way to do it, does anyone have any recommendations?

    Nah wouldn't get them to do it, they have no idea what they're doing. Its not like they quote and install AC units all day long.

    I would go to the internet and ask some random strange what size you should get!

    Or you could use one of the many air conditioning calculators that the AC makers provide, you enter the room size in and a few other things, they advise a AC size for you.

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    What's the size of your room? What's in the room? (Computers/consoles on all the time, etc) How much direct sunlight it has access to?

  • +1 vote

    Hi, there are some calculators on the site in the link below;
    https://www.ezyair.com.au/Splitsystems/Heatload
    I would recommend getting a professional installer or company to come out and take a look before investing your hard-earned…