Air Conditioning Sunshine Coast
Dave Whiting Electrical will always put the customer first.
We look after our customers by doing our work the right way, not the easy way!
We specialise in Residential Air Conditioning.
We also do commercial AC installations and air con servicing
We can handle air conditioning projects of any size, using indoor and outdoor units.
Whether you need smaller split system air conditioning installed on a balcony for an older building or apartment.
Or you are building a new home and you want a fully ducted air conditioning system.
We can offer our services for all aircon installation projects and offer ongoing servicing and cleaning.
Once we have installed your air conditioner,we spend time checking that everything meets the relevant Australian standards, that the piping and refrigerant charge is correct and airflow is properly balanced.
Finally we are great at cleaning up after ourselves and take any waste materials with us!
What Sort Of Air Conditioning
We live in a hot climate and air conditioning is needed for a good part of each year
Here are some questions to consider when planning to have air conditioning installed or upgraded.
Are you in a free standing home or in an apartment?
If you live in an apartment or closely set townhouses - Do you need body corporate approval first? This will quickly help you work out what sort of aircon unit you can have and where it can be placed.
If you're in a freestanding home, once the areas or rooms that you need cooling are selected.
The suitable placement of the units, both on the and the outside needs to worked out.
and to work out what rooms you want cooled and 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 only be able to choose one type of system. In larger homes or buildings there are a couple of options.
There are two main types of air conditioning systems that electricians install on the Australian market.
Split System - Keep reading
Ducted Air Conditioning - Click here
Sunshine Coast Air Conditioning
Split System or Reverse Cycle
Split system are the most common type of air con system and we install a lot of them.
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.
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, effective and cost effective when you choose the right one and install in the best position.
Split systems can also have a heating option and these are called Reverse Cycle Air conditioners.
They are ideal for anyone looking to cool larger rooms or even an entire home if you install a multi split system
Multi Split air conditioning unit
A multi split system air conditioner consists of multiple cooling outlets or heads placed in different room in the home or building and they usually use one or 2 compressor units.
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 the different areas.
When we quote for a multi split system, we must plan where to place the outdoor compressor unit.
The ideal spots are 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 to the indoor air outlets as possible, ideally within approximately 15 metres of an indoor air outlet.
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 is a three part questions
The cost of the initial unit that you select,
The cost of the electrician to install and possible upgrade your homes wiring
The running costs of the unit
On average this is the pricing for Air conditioning systems
Always shop around and at certian times of the year you can get a great price.
We can also help you source a system throuh our suppliers.
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?
What we have to factor into installing an air conditioner.
It entails both the 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
Running Costs Of Air Conditioning
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
How much does it cost to run an air conditioner for cooling?
Prices also vary depending on the size of the room an air conditioner has to cool.
And the star rating of the system you have installed.
Air conditioning systems will have star ratings from 1 to 10 and 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.
But it is more effective and you can have an entire house cooled evenly
If you have a solar system installed - Of course you will save money on your cooling bills.
See us to have the best solar system installed.