Air Conditioning Installation Toowoomba QLD
Air Conditioning Services Toowoomba QLD
We’re the Toowoomba air conditioning and refrigeration experts you can rely on for all your air-conditioning solutions. Our team is based right here in Toowoomba and we service Toowoomba and the Darling Downs region.
We work with and can install all major air conditioning brands such as Daikin, Fujitsu, Panasonic, Mitsubishi Electric, and LG just to name a few.
These are just some of the air conditioning related services we provide in Toowoomba.
- Licensed air conditioning installation in your home or business
- Split system air conditioner units and ducted system air-conditioning installation
- Advice on the best air conditioner for your needs in the home or business
- Air conditioner servicing and maintenance
- On time, friendly, qualified electricians
Call Seb today on (07) 4646 4092 for a free quote to install air conditioning at your property today!
Some Of The Major Air Conditioning Brands We Work With
Residential Air conditioning Toowoomba QLD
Our electricians have been installing and servicing Toowoomba air conditioners for over 20 years. With years of experience in all types of electrical installations including air conditioning and refrigeration jobs you can trust that our team will get the installation done right the first time, every time! in fact we guarantee all our workmanship from simple air conditioner servicing to installations.
Commercial Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Toowoomba QLD
Our commercial refrigeration services include installation and servicing to ensure your business keeps running smoothly. We know the massive impact that faulty air conditioning and refrigeration units can have on local Toowoomba business owners, that’s why we offer after hours emergency electrical services in Toowoomba. We’re proud to support local businesses in Toowoomba with our electrical services.
Which type or air conditioning system is best for you?
Wanting to install air conditioning in your home or business but not sure where to start? The easy option is simply to give Seb a call on (07) 2000 4212 and leverage his 25+ years experience. Simply let him know your situation and he’ll be glad to recommend a couple of options based on your specific situation.
Alternatively you can read the info below about the most common types of air conditioning units and find out for yourself what you need.
The most common types of Air Conditioning Systems:
- Ducted AC systems
- Split Systems
Ducted air conditioning systems:
Consist of an internal fan coil unit installed in the roof space of your home and a series of ducts in the desired rooms that work to keep you cool. With this system of AC, you can chose which zones of the house you want to be cooled/heated, this is called ‘zoning’.
The thermostat on the wall will allow you to set which temperature you want your home/office to be.
The benefits of this are that it is easy and simple to cool or heat the entire house or certain rooms. Since a ducted system can cool an entire house we highly recommend this solution if you want to cool multiple rooms. This is a good option when constructing a new home or doing major renovations.
The disadvantages of this type of air conditioning system is that it is a big undertaking to install these roof ducted systems, it is costly and required significant resources as it required professional trades people to prepare the ceilings and roof space as well as to install this unit. If you’re dealing with a lower budget then we highly recommend installing split system A/C units instead.
Split System Air Conditioners:
The split system air cons are split into two main units: evaporative heat exchanger that blows air into the room and the outside condensing heat exchanger.
This system is obvious as it is literally a unit that is installed on the wall in the chosen room.
Benefit of Split System AC: lower initial price of purchasing the unit as well as installation, requiring a licensed technician to do so but is a lot less labour intensive than the ducted AC system.
This type of air conditioning system is best suited for cooling or heating a single room as it is small, it is more cost effective because you’re heating/cooling the area that you are residing in however it does not affect the rest of the house/office.
It depends on your home or office which system is best and most appropriate. Consider the stage of building/renovation you’re at, weigh up the cost differences, how large the space is that you want to cool/heat, aesthetics of a discreet ducted system vs an obvious split system and electricity bills.
Ask your local sparkie what type of air conditioning system we would recommend for your home or office to keep your family and employees safe and productive! Give us a call on (07) 2000 4212 today for all your refrigeration and air conditioning needs as well as all your general electrical needs. From simple jobs like smoke alarm installation through to more complex jobs like rewiring an entire house! We’re the dependable local electrical electrical company servicing Toowoomba & the Darling Downs.
Learn more about which split system air conditioning is best for your home with this size guide.
Benefits of an Air Conditioning System
- Improves indoor air quality
having an AC system installed will increase the ventilation in your room with an AC unit which helps to purify the air you breath, bringing better ventilation to your bedroom or lounge.
- Increased Security
without an AC system, the only way to get fresher air quality is to open your windows which leaves you and your home vulnerable to intruders. Having an AC will make you less likely to leave your windows open by mistake, keeping you and your belongings safer.
- Longevity of your furniture and belongings
Air conditioning dries out the ambient air, it reduces the humidity that causes furniture and other appliances to prematurely age especially wooden and leather materials. Mould is also decreased due to less humidity in the air, keeping your linen cupboard safe from the unwanted growth!
- Improves Concentration and mental wellbeing
Ever feel sluggish with the heat? or so cold that you can’t leave the bed in the morning? Here’s a life hack for you: control your ambient temperature with an AC system. This will improve your ability to focus and increase productivity because when we are more comfortable, we can focus on other things such as our work when at the office. As a business owner it’s in your best interest to ensure your employees are comfortable, focused and productive.
How To Get the Most Out of your Air Conditioning System
When it comes to temperature control at home, the goal is to reach the desired temperature in the most resource-effective way, ensuring you are getting the most out of your air conditioning system. After all, investing in a good air conditioning unit is a significant investment that you want to get the most out for as long as possible. To ensure you reap the most benefits from yours, you’ll need to take a few vital steps throughout your unit’s lifetime to make sure it lasts for as long as it should or longer. We’ll cover what we think is the most essential information you need to know to ensure you get the maximum value from your AC unit.
Installing a Good Quality System With a Warranty
The most crucial step of your air conditioning installation is choosing a good-quality system. Doing your research and investing well will mean the difference between a good few years of use and many good years. Selecting anything less in quality, will be a waste of your money in the long run and will likely lead to many costly repairs with a shorter lifespan. In addition to having superior quality, you’ll want to ensure it comes with a solid warranty. Reading through the warranty is essential to fully understand what is and is not covered.
Being Mindful of the Location of the Unit
During your split system air conditioning installation, you’ll want to be mindful of where in the room the unit is installed. For optimal results, you’ll want it in the room where you spend the most time. In many cases, this is the lounge. However, for those who work from home or have restless sleep on warm summer nights, the office or bedroom can be a better, more useful option.
Once the ideal room is chosen, you’ll need to ensure the split system is ideally placed on the wall. For the best cooling, it should be two or more metres high. Additionally, it should have at least 15 cm clearance around it. This is because hot air rises and so by having the unit up high, you will be reaching the warmer air.
The unit should be centrally located within the room for ideal cooling or heating. You may also want to consider installing it directly over the location where you sit in the room for optimal comfort.
Using a Ceiling Fan When the System Is On
When your AC system is running, it’s a best practice to turn on the ceiling fan. Doing this will help circulate the air generated by the unit, allowing you to turn up the temperature on the thermostat, leading to more effective cooling for the energy used. The movement of air generated by the fan can make the room’s air temperature feel lower than it is by up to 5 degrees, helping save on your cooling costs while keeping the room more comfortable. This practice is beneficial when you have a split system AC that mainly serves one room.
Having It Regularly Serviced
Following an AC installation, you must maintain the unit through regular servicing. By having a professional inspect your AC system annually, you’ll stay on top of any potential problems that need to be addressed before they become extensive issues that could lead to a replacement. Services can include minor repairs and cleaning. Many homeowners opt to have these services completed in the spring as part of their home preparations for the summer heat.
Attending to Problems Promptly
If you notice any problems with your AC system, you’ll need to take action quickly. When your system shows any signs of malfunctioning, such as strange noises, failing to maintain the proper temperature or emitting unpleasant smells, it’s time to call a professional. The faster you address these issues, the sooner your AC system will return to top working order and could lead to quick and easy repairs rather than extensive, expensive ones.
The filter is a crucial part of your air conditioning system. Without a clean working filter, it will not function correctly. Because of this, it’s a good idea for you to know how to properly check, clean, and possibly replace your filter. Signs that you need to check your filter include musty, mouldy smells, strange noises, working harder to cool your home, and it’s been some time since you last checked.
When the filter is dirty, gently clean it by hand with mild detergent and warm water. You can also lightly hose it, but you must not use a high-powered hose for the job. All soap will need to be removed before air-drying the filter.
A properly maintained filter will last years before needing to be replaced. It will eventually wear out and need to be replaced, and you’ll recognise the signs when you see the cloth deteriorating or pulling away from the frame.
Tips for Your Split System Air Conditioning Unit
- Invest in professional installation of your system: You’ve invested this much already into buying your unit, make sure it is installed correctly to ensure the best lifespan and that the warranty is still intact. Many who attempt DIY projects quickly find they don’t have the skills or knowledge to complete the task, resulting in a failing unit within a few years.
- Choose a unit appropriate for the room: If you don’t choose a unit that is powerful enough to cool the size of the room you’re placing it in, it will cause it to fail faster than its life expectancy.
- Replace the freon every 1-2 years. It is common for freon to leak 5-7% yearly, requiring replacement every 1-2 years to keep the unit running at peak performance. The freon is part of the unit that is used as a refrigerant, cooling the air. It is a non combustible gas.
Tips for Your Ducted Air Conditioning System
- Turn off the AC in unoccupied rooms: To save on heating and cooling costs, turn off the AC in rooms you never use and keep the doors closed. This decreases the amount of work your AC needs to perform and increases energy efficiency.
- Maintain the appropriate temperature: While you may want to blast your AC as cold as you can, experts recommend keeping it between 24 and 25 degrees for optimal cooling and energy use.
- Avoid using heat-generating appliances: In the summer, a great way to keep your home cool is to avoid using heat-generating appliances like an oven. If you can, choose to grill instead to avoid overworking the AC.
Optimise the Life of Your Air Conditioning System
When you take proactive steps to keep your air conditioning system going strong, you’ll enjoy it for many years as it keeps your home comfortable. Rely on your local Toowoomba electricians to install air conditioning units that are built to last and experience the relief and comfort that comes from an effective air conditioning unit.