Frequently Asked Questions
Is a evaporative system cheaper to run then a ducted reverse cycle system?
Yes, this is true. Evaporative systems are very simple using only a few moving parts and water to cool the air. In Perth, evaporative systems work great 90% of the time as long as it’s not too humid outside.
Is ducted refrigerated air conditioning expenses to run?
Not necessarily. Most of us don’t use every room in our house at the same time, so you don’t need a system large enough to cool or heat your entire house. The smaller the system the cheaper it will be to run. Zoning is another important feature so that you can turn the areas you aren’t using off. The more zones you have in your system, the more efficient the system will be to run.
How often should I get my air conditioner serviced?
A yearly service is always recommended. Doing this will prevent your air conditioning breaking down when you need to use it the most. Cleaning filters in your air conditioning system can easily be done by the average user and this should be performed every three months.
How much does air conditioning cost?
Evaporative systems can range from $2,500 and as high as $6,000. Wall split system can be from $1,000 – $3,000. Ducted refrigerated systems can be as low as $5,000 and as high as $15,000.
Should I repair or replace my existing air conditioner?
If your system has been serviced regularly repairs will usually be your best option. Air conditioners now come with a 5 year warranty but expect a life span of 10 – 12 years from most systems.