As a homeowner, there are a few options available when it comes to installing new reverse cycle air
conditioning in your Brisbane home.
Currently, the 3 most popular options for home air conditioning in Brisbane are:
- Wall hung, reverse cycle, inverter, single split system air conditioners
- Ducted, reverse cycle, inverter air conditioning systems
- Multi head, reverse cycle, inverter air conditioners
For completeness, the other options, such as cassette systems and floor console systems are not normally very cost efficient to install, whilst the old box units (window rattlers) are now being phased out by most of the major suppliers. Therefore, the vast majority of new air conditioning installation systems that are installed in Brisbane homes, fall into one of the above 3 categories.
As a specialist air conditioning installation company in Brisbane, and with over 30 years continuous experience of the local market place, Brisbane Air is in the perfect position to discuss and advise the type and size of air conditioning systems that would best suit the needs of your specific home, with personal consideration always given to customer requirements and intended system usage.
1) Single Split System Air Conditioning Units
Single split system units are the most popular choice when the area that requires cooling is well defined (e.g. ‘bedroom 1’ or ‘bedroom 2’ or ‘media room’ or ‘lounge’). Single split system air conditioners are a very cost effective option to cool one, two or multiple areas of your property. These systems are area specific and are generally regarded as the most popular and cost efficient form of air conditioning for home air conditioning in Brisbane . As a specialist air conditioning installation company , and certainly one of the best air conditioning installation companies in Brisbane, Brisbane Air can provide guidance on how and where the indoor and outdoor units should be located within your home, to ensure maximum system efficiency, minimal cost and best aesthetic appeal. Reverse cycle (heating and cooling) air conditioners offer the great advantage of being able to keep your home cool during the long hot Queensland summers, plus heat your home in winter. Unlike other traditional forms of heating, reverse cycle air conditioners can warm your home faster and more efficiently.
In fact, they are one of the most cost effective ways to warm your home in winter. Inverter air conditioners are more economical to operate and much quieter than conventional air conditioners. Inverter air conditioners reach the desired temperature relatively quickly, and then provide a smoother and stable operation whilst maintaining the required temperature. Inverters electronically control the electrical voltage, current and frequency of the outdoor compressor unit, adjusting the revolution speed of the compressor which directly regulates the air conditioner output. This adjustment is made through information received from sensors monitoring operating conditions at the indoor unit.The end result is a more energy efficient electrical air conditioner in conjunction with a more comfortable and quieter room environment.
When purchasing a new split system air conditioner for your home, it is very important that you obtain good advice. Brisbane Air air conditioning installation experts can visit your home to discuss the best options for your unique property. All our installation quotes are cost and obligation free. Customers should be aware that different areas of your home and different rooms require different sized units, for example most standard sized bedrooms require the smaller 2.5kw nominal cooling capacity split system, whereas larger living areas may require a 5kw, 6kw, 7kw or even up to an 8kw system.
Installation factors will also differ from room to room and our experienced staff will work with you to achieve the best overall outcome. At Brisbane Air, we have worked long and hard to be recognised as one of the best air conditioning installation companies in Brisbane, and we continue to provide high levels of customer satisfaction by working with our all customers to provide quality and affordability in all new air conditioning installation work.
Our Installation Teams are well regarded and respected for not only their technical skills, but also their experience and their high levels of customer service. Our customers and their property are treated with high levels of respect and courtesy, and all our staff clean up after themselves, so that at the end of the day, you (our customer) are not left with additional clean-up work or an unsightly mess.
2) Ducted Air Conditioning Systems
Ducted air conditioning is regarded as our top of the range solution. Ducted air conditioning systems are used to allow treated air (i.e. cool air in summer, hot air in winter) to be circulated to multiple rooms in your home. Brisbane Air are experts in ducted air conditioning installation strong>and can provide good, clear honest advice and recommendations on which ducted system would best suit your Brisbane home. With new ducted systems, it is very important that the technical set up of the system is correct, with due consideration given to the sizes of the room to air condition, the heat loads of the rooms and the number and layout of the rooms.
At Brisbane Air, our written recommendations and quotations for new ducted air conditioning systems consider all relevant aspects, such as the size of system required, the number of outlets, the size of outlets, plus the number and configuration of separately controlled zones. Installing a new ducted air conditioning system is recognised as a sizeable financial investment in your home, and therefore it is important that you choose an experienced and well respected company, such as Brisbane Air, to work with you in such a project. Give yourselves peace of mind and contact Brisbane Air for your new quality ducted air conditioning system.
As a general rule, ducted air conditioning tends to be more expensive compared to single split system air conditioners, so here are some factors that you should consider when making this choice:
- Ducted air conditioning is a good option, when you want to cool multiple rooms at the same time
- Ducted air conditioning uses both inverter technology and reverse cycle operations
- Ducted air conditioning is a neater visual solution, with unobtrusive diffuser vents in the ceiling, only one outdoor compressor unit and small control panels located on the internal wall
- Ducted air conditioning is generally quieter as the compressor and fans are located away from each of the rooms, unlike a split system where the fan is located in each room
- Ducted air conditioning disperses the air throughout the room from ceiling vents, which means that the treated air falls and circulates, whereas single split systems can often blow cold air directly onto you
- Ducted air conditioning may be more energy efficient if cooling several rooms at once, as only one compressor is being used not several
- Ducted air conditioning can generally only be installed in existing homes which are single story, or for the upstairs part of a 2 story property. In addition, there must be sufficient roof cavity space available to house all the equipment required for a new ducted air conditioning system (e.g. flat roofs are not compatible with ducted installations).
- At Brisbane Air, we offer high quality and affordable ducted systems, a process that begins with meeting you on site to discuss your requirements and assessing the layout of your property, through to providing a detailed written recommendation and full written quotation, through to professional implementation of your new system (usually takes one full day), through to providing a comprehensive 5 year warranty on both the new system and our installation work.
Our Installation Teams are well regarded and respected for not only their technical skills, but also their experience and their high levels of customer service. Our customers and their property are treated with high levels of respect and courtesy, and all our staff clean up after themselves, so that at the end of the day, you (our customer) arenot left with additional clean-up work or an unsightly mess.
3) Multi-head inverter systems
A new inverter multi-head air conditioning system is a great option where you want to air condition multiple rooms, but may not have space for multiple outdoor units. Multi-head split system models feature an innovative design that allows several indoor units of different size, capacity and type to be connected to just one single outdoor unit. This allows you to select the most suitable indoor model and size for any type of room and to make the best use of available space.
By reducing the number of outdoor units necessary, the multi-split system can enhance exterior aesthetics.
Multi head inverter outdoor units start at nominal 5.2kw cooling capacity (2 indoor units) and are then available at 5.4kw (maximum 3 indoor units), 7.1 kw (maximum 4 indoor units), 8kw (maximum 4 indoor units), 10kw (maximum 5 indoor units), 12 kw (maximum 6 indoor units) and even go upto 14kw and 16kw (maximum 8 indoor units). Multi head air conditioning systems mean greater flexibility and space saving options. Due to the complexities of piping back to a single point, the installation process for multi head systems can be a lot more challenging than for single split systems, with a lot more pipework needed for the longer pipe runs.
Consequently, it is very important that you use a quality Brisbane air conditioning company, such as Brisbane Air, to help you design and install your new multi head system. Our Installation Teams are well regarded and respected for not only their technical skills, but also their experience and their high levels of customer service. Our customers and their property are treated with high levels of respect and courtesy, and all our staff clean up after themselves, so that at the end of the day, you (our customer) are not left with additional clean-up work or an unsightly mess.