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Air Conditioning Sunshine Coast

Keep warm in winter and cool in summer with one of our Ducted or Split System Air Conditioning Units!


Go with your local and trusted electrician! Dave Whiting Electrical can offer installation and service of all residential or commercial Air Conditioning Units.

Whether you are building a new home and require fully ducted air conditioning; or need to warm up / cool down your bedroom, office or living space with a Reverse Cycle Split System, we've got you covered!

We can handle air conditioning projects of any size, using indoor and outdoor units, even apartment buildings are not a problem for us.

After installation, we ensure the piping and refrigerant charge is correct, and airflow is properly balanced.  We also provide ongoing service and maintenance to your air conditioning units to ensure they are operating at an optimum level.


Quality is also our main priority to ensure Australian standards are maintained and customer satisfaction guaranteed!


What Type Of Air Conditioning Suits Me?

We live in a hot climate here on the Sunshine Coast, and therefore air conditioning is an essential part of keeping comfortable on those warm summer days.

Here are some things to consider when planning to have air conditioning installed or upgraded.

Are you in a free standing home or living in an apartment?

If you live in an apartment building or closely set townhouses - Do you need body corporate approval first?

This will quickly help you decide what sort of aircon unit you can have and where it can be installed.

If you're in a freestanding home, firstly you need to determine the areas or rooms that you need cooling
and this will help establish what sort of system is going to give you the best results. 


What Sort Of AirCon System Do I choose?

In smaller homes/apartments - You may be limited to one type of system, however, in larger homes or buildings more options are available.

There are two main types of air conditioning systems that electricians install on the Australian market.


Split System or Reverse Cycle

Split systems are the most common type of air con system people install.
They come in 2 parts - an (internal) head unit and (external) condenser/compressor.

Your indoor unit should be positioned so the cool air blows across the full width of the room.
It should also be installed as close to the ceiling as possible in each room for optimum results.
Cool air is heavier than warm air, so for maximum cooling, the cool air needs to be coming from above you.

Modern split systems are quiet, efficient and cost effective to operate when the right one is chosen and installed in the best position. Split systems can also have a heating option, these are called Reverse Cycle Air conditioners.

Multi Split air conditioning unit 

A multi split system air conditioner consists of multiple cooling outlets or heads placed in different rooms in the home or building and they usually use one or two compressor units.  They are ideal for anyone looking to cool larger rooms or even an entire home. The different cooling outlets can be controlled so that only the rooms that require the cooling are turned on. You can also control the temperature in these different areas.

When we quote for a multi split system, we must plan where to place the outdoor compressor unit.
The ideal location is out of direct sun, and positioned on a firm surface such as a concrete slab, or attached to a wall with sturdy brackets.
It should also be installed as close as possible to the indoor air outlets, ideally within approximately 15 metres. 
Large or multi-storey homes may require more than one outdoor compressor unit.

Cost Of Air Conditioning

How much does an air conditioner cost?


This depends on the following three questions -

  1. The cost of the initial unit you select?

  2. Electrician labour costs to install and possibly upgrade your homes wiring?

  3. Running costs of the unit?


On average, this is the price guideline for Air conditioning systems -

Split System Air Conditioners $600 – $2,800

Reverse System Air Conditioners $800 – $3,000

Ducted Air Conditioning $5,000+ (unit & installation costs)


What costs are involved in installing an air conditioner?

There are several factors to consider, including;

  • Labour and materials

  • Type of air conditioner system

  • Size of air conditioner

  • Number of units required to be installed

  • Piping and interconnecting cables necessary for the job

  • Cable ducting necessary for the installation

  • Upgrading the meter board if required

How much does it cost to run an air conditioner for cooling?

When it comes to the running costs of having air conditioning, check the energy efficiency ratings before buying a new unit.  In the long run, a higher energy star rating can equate to lower electricity bills.

Operating costs also vary depending on the size of the room an air conditioner needs to cool and the star rating of the system you have installed. 
Air conditioning systems will have star ratings from 1 to 10. The higher the rating, the more money you will save on power usage.

Approximate price guides are:


  • 25 to 35 cents per hour for a small room

  • 36 to 70 cents per hour for a medium sized room

  • 70 to 95 cents per hour for a large room


A ducted whole-house reverse cycle air conditioning system is more expensive to run at $2.45 – $3.45 per hour.
This is however a more effective way of cooling an entire house evenly.
We can also assist you with Solar Installation to help keep those operating costs down.

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