With careful planning and thoughtful selection, ducted air conditioners in Australia can increase the sustainability and liveability of your home.
Australian ducted air conditioning systems can provide the perfect temperature throughout the year. They will keep your home comfortable and cool, no matter what season it is. However, it is critical to include them in the early stages of your renovation, or you could delay it or end up paying unnecessary costs.
There are many things to consider when building a new house.
In Australia, ducted air conditioning is not usually one of these.
It’s often the last thing on a home builder’s mind… until they have moved in, that is. And then, often even once they are in, it’s not the first item on their ‘to do’ list.
Therefore, it is a good idea to make “ducted air conditioning” a priority and not an afterthought.
There are several benefits to having it installed “on-the-fly,” including the possibility of saving you time, money, and hassle. This is especially true if you have a house with two stories.
Two-Story Houses and Air Conditioners
Many homes with high ceilings or two stories simply do not have enough space to install ducted air once they are built. Even if there is enough space, reaching up into the ceiling or down into the floors can be difficult. This can lead to costly repairs.
Installing an air conditioner earlier in the process will reduce the need to cut plaster later.
At IACS we can advise you about the best place to put the unit so that you have maximum cooling and heating.
Your air conditioning contractor must be included in the planning process. This will allow you to get the best advice as well as hear about all your options. You don’t want to find out that you submitted your plans to the council for approval but that your design team neglected to include the outdoor units. Planning where the outdoor unit will be located is essential. This is especially important in areas of high-density housing, to avoid any negative impact on your neighbours. You must comply with the Development Application (DA) to avoid legal action or penalties.
When you are requesting a quote for a new building, you should be aware of the following things:
How to Select an Air Conditioner Contractor in Australia
Most builders have relationships where they subcontract work with air conditioning contractors in Brisbane, Perth and across Australia and may recommend you use them. An installer who is close to your builder may not be the best installer for you and your needs. You can choose to source your AC contractor yourself, so you have more control than the builder. Contact us at IACS for recommendations for the right installer.
Planning and Sourcing of an Air Conditioning System
Generally, a builder will provide an allowance for the cost of an AC system in the contract budget. You should include the cost of air conditioner in your budget. Keep in mind, however, that most air conditioning installers require payment once it is installed.
The Construction Phase
When the roof has been installed and the frame is in place, you will need to call your AC contractor. Both you and the builder will be consulted at this point. Based on the information that you provide; we will give you a quote. Most often, the plans will need to be altered once on-site. As space allocations might have changed, we need to confirm that our units are correctly placed by the builder. Many things can change once the builder visits the site and any modifications are made to the design. We can then provide a firm estimate once we have this information.
Another reason why we provide an “indicator of costs” before construction begins is that prices can change over time.
There are a few things to consider when selecting your system.
Selecting and Placing the System
The best installers can help you choose the most efficient system for your home. To ensure that you get the best system for your space, they will consider things like where your windows are in relation to the sun. When building a new house, it is important to choose the best installer to place the system in the most appropriate spot. Because rooms have different sun exposures, installers may need to collaborate with architects and builders to create space for ducts and select the right strength unit.
How is your Air Conditioner Powered?
When you’re building a new house, you might want to consider what energy type will work best for you. You don’t want to pay high-power bills for a new home. To avoid this, you can install a smart controller. To offset the cost of air conditioning, you can also consider adding solar panels to your new building. These should be planned for. You’ll need to find a company that can hook up your air conditioner in Australia to a renewable energy source. It is important to tell the installers about this as it could affect your quote.
Get Early Advice
We will work with the building team for MDV air conditioning system for your new home. It is important that all homeowners ensure that their building plans allow for ducted air conditioning systems. This includes a crawl space.