Air Conditioning - Install

If you need a new air conditioner installed or an old one replaced we can help you. Commercial or Domestic, Cold Front Cairns has experience with all forms of installations and all types of units. 

Installation: what you need to know 

Air Conditioning installations may seem simple but a lot of consideration needs to be taken to ensure your system will work for you. We have put together this "what you need to know" to help you understand what you are getting and the questions you need to ask.

Unit Selection:

  • Split System - These are the most common and cost effective air conditioning solution available on the market today. Consisting of an indoor unit (evaporator) and an outdoor unit (condenser) connected by refrigeration pipes and electrical cables.

  • Multi Split System - These are effectively the same as a split system but run multiple indoor units (evaporators) off one outdoor unit (condenser). These are great where limited outdoor space is available but do make 3-4 areas in your house reliant on one condensing unit.

  • Ducted System - A ducted air conditioning system is generally more suited to commercial applications due to the space that requires cooling or heating. In some cases these are installed in larger houses but do use more power and are less cost effective.

  • Commercial Units - Commercial units range from package units, cassette/under ceiling and many more

 

If you need a new air conditioner in your property we will advise on your best option.

Questions you need to ask:

  • Are you licensed?

    • Only use licensed refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics - this should result in a professional installation.

  • Are you insured?

    • Protect your property and ensure the contractor has public liability insurance. Cold Front Cairns has the maximum 20m insurance policy to protect both parties.

  • How much will it cost?

    • Get a quote in writing. A quote is an important part of understanding what you are getting, what is expected and the final price you will pay for the work.

  • What brand do you use?

    • We recommend Braemar or Fujitsu. With a 5 year parts and labour warranty and good access to parts these systems will not let you down in the future. 

  • Are you using old parts?

    • In the case of changeovers - existing pipes, capping and cable may be used if in good condition. This will reduce the cost of the installation. Make sure you ask so you don't expect something you are not getting.

  • How long will it take?

    • Get a set timeframe. This will give you something to work around.

  • What payments do you accept?

    • Find out before the job how you can pay for it. This saves any confusion at the end.

  • What guarantee do you offer?

    • Make sure the installer offers some form of guarantee on work carried out. Any issues with the installation within 3-6 months are the installer's problem to fix - not yours!