Five Main Things to Consider
- What type of air conditioning do you want in your new home?
- How do you get an initial cost estimate for air conditioning?
- Do you work with builders to install the new air conditioning?
- When will payments be due for the new air conditioning?
- What warranty do you provide and what about servicing?
What type of air conditioning do you want in your new home?
If you are building a new home in Brisbane, then there is a strong likelihood that you will require some form of air conditioning. At Brisbane Air, we can help you through the process of designing and selecting the right type of air conditioning system for your new home. For new residential properties, the main choices for air conditioning are ducted systems, multi head systems and single split systems. You can find more detailed information on these types of air conditioning on our residential air conditioning page. The vast majority of our customers who are building new homes choose ducted air conditioning. New ducted air conditioning systems are a popular choice because they cover all living and sleeping areas and are very neat solutions, with just one outdoor condensing unit.
How do you get an initial cost estimate for air conditioning?
When you have decided on the layout of your new house and have detailed floor plans, then you can email your plans to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
and request an initial recommendation and cost estimate. If you have any specific requirements, for example any specific areas that must be zoned separately, then please make us aware of these requirements at an early stage. In addition, if you are going to finance the new air conditioning through a Payment Plan option, then please advise us of this at an early stage. After we have received your emailed plans, we will then study them and email back an initial recommendation and quotation. We recommend three main brands for ducted air conditioning, being Mitsubishi Electric, Fujitsu and Actron Air. Our experience has shown that these are both top quality brands. This initial “summary quotation” is subject to final customisation of the system and satisfactory site and frame inspection.
It is usually at this stage, that new homebuilders realise how much better value a specialist air conditioning company such as Brisbane Air is, compared to the option proposed by their builder. Our experience has shown that builders do not always offer good value for money for air conditioning, be that a “lower quality system” or a much higher price or sometimes both!
Do you work with builders to install the new air conditioning?
Yes, we have worked with many builders over the years and have had many positive experiences. For example, if your new home will have more than one level, and you want to have ducted air conditioning throughout, then you must ensure that provision is made for ducted vents to be installed during the building process. Specifically, we need to arrange for our Head Technician to visit the site as soon as the frame is up and meet with yourselves and the Building Supervisor. At this stage, we want to agree on what type and size of system we are installing, how many outlets are being installed, the size of the outlets, the areas to be zoned, where the ducted droppers will be located, how many control pads will be installed, where the control pads will be located and where the outdoor condensing unit will be situated.
Following this visit, and based on these on-site discussions, we will prepare a full detailed, written quotation for you. If BrisbaneAir is your selected air conditioning company, then often your builder will require copies of our BSA, Arctik, WorkCover, Liability Insurance and Health and Safety Procedures. As required by your builder, we can then supply copies of all these important documents (usually via email) to your builder’s administration section. We always provide information in a timely manner to ensure that unnecessary hold-ups are prevented.
During the build process, we then liaise with your builder to attend the site to install the indoor fan coil and droppers, and then return at a later stage to “rough-in”, and then return again near house completion to commission the system and show you how to operate it.
When will payments be due for the new air conditioning?
Should you choose Brisbane Air as your air conditioning contractor for your new home, then we ask that you complete and sign our Acceptance of Quotation Form, including standard terms and conditions, along with an initial deposit. At completion of the “rough-in” stage, we then ask for a 50% work in progress payment. The remaining balance is then due at the completion of our work, when we will issue you a full Tax Invoice.
What warranty do you provide and what about servicing?
We have been in business continuously for over 30 years and we only install quality air conditioning systems. As proof of the fact that we stand behind the quality of our work, we offer a 5 year warranty on new installation work. In addition, all the new systems that we supply come with a 5 year manufacturer warranty. Therefore in total, you get a very comprehensive 5 year warranty on your new air conditioning system. Apart from cleaning the filters, your role in maintenance of your system is very limited. We recommend professional servicing of your new systems at least once every 18 months. As a courtesy, we will send you a reminder when your service is due. View our current air conditioner servicing prices here.