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Air con installed cost?

Discussion in 'Property Management' started by Seal, 21st Oct, 2015.

  1. Seal

    Seal Well-Known Member

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    hi
    Has anyone had an air cond installed (eg 5.8kw) recently and how much it cost for air+installation? it's for a lounge/living room in a townhouse.
     
  2. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    This is a post I made a couple of weeks ago. This is Brisbane price.

    For anyone keen to know prices (at least the prices I paid), we just installed three splits this week. One went in my little office which was a 2kw Mitsubishi Heavy Industries cost $683, installation $755.

    In an IP we put in a 7.1kw (big enough to push air through living room into kitchen and dining, and even into a second bedroom), same brand, cost $1574 and a 2.5kw for main bedroom $775 (same house). Installation including electrician for these two was $1540. So, for this IP the cost to add air to pretty much the whole (small) house is $3889.
     
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  3. mrdobalina

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    We went with Fujitsu 5kW for an area about 50sqm. Purchased the unit for $1280. Installation cost $500. Got $200 cashback from manufacturer. Total cost was $1580.
     
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  4. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    Mrdobalina has raised a good point. I started looking at this when the rebates were still available. I had so many other things I was dealing with I decided to let it go and concentrate on what needed my attention. I probably would have saved $600 across all three had I been better organised.
     
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  5. Seal

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    Thanks for the info. Who did you use (which city were was this in)? and do you know if there is much difference between the brands (eg Fujitsu cf mitsibishi?)
     
  6. mrdobalina

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    This was in Perth. I recently saw Harvey Norman have a cash back offer for reverse air conditioning systems. Not sure if it's still running.
     
  7. Seal

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    thanks
     
  8. BuyersAgent

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    Also remember it depends on where it is. Diff towns have diff climates and this suits different models and sizes, even rc vs evaporative. If its regional consider finding the most established, respected ac firm and talk to them before doing anything else. If its city coastal not such a big deal, shop for cheapest.
     
  9. Seal

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    it's in brissy, so need something that will cool well.
     
  10. Chilliblue

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    That's right @BuyersAgent. Finally was able to get a reliable contractor for one of our properties in Bomaderry. Yes he was $280 more expensive but he upped the warranty to 5 years and checked the other two in our block whilst there.

    Money well spent I think.
     
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  11. Tekoz

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    So before installing aircon in a strata unit, do we have to pay ourselves for the by-law or is there any no-cost alternative to get it approved ?
     
  12. JacM

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    Depends on brand of aircon but assume around $1.5k installed. This presumes that the aircon system will go on an external wall such that the exterior unit can go smack bang on the other side of the wall. If it's an interior wall, the installer will have to muck about rigging up conduits to trail things along the ceiling to the nearest available exterior wall, which adds to materials and labour costs.
     
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  13. Chilliblue

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    You would approach the strata plan (via an agent or executive committee) and see if there is a precedent.

    If there is, then you can follow that. If not, then you need to go down the track and see if one is permitted and yes, you may be required to a new by law.

    First things first, can you have an air conditioning unit that will service your unit and what are the exact details (such as location, noise emitted etc) as you will need these.
     
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  15. Tranquilo

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    Hi wylie.
    I just got a Quote for an air con CARRIER ELITE 2.5 KW HI-WALL SPLIT SYSTEM 5yr warranty.
    Remove old unit and install for $1040. Unit is upstairs bedroom (Logan)
    I've just found the unit online at rite price for $645.
    Do you think $400 for labour and removal is right?
     
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    I just spoke to an agent about a property and asked him how I can improve the property and therefore rent. He said air-conditioning or ducted air. It's a 4 breastfeeding, living and dining. What would it cost to do a ducted?
     
  17. Azazel

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    Good stuff, who did you end up going with?
    I never managed to get someone reliable for the AC down there.
     
  18. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    Should that be 4 bedroom???
     
  19. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    Sounds ok to me... cheaper than I paid. Installation always seems expensive but it isn't quick and copper is expensive I guess.
     
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  20. Tranquilo

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    Thanks wylie. I'm still going to ask for a better price.