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Air Conditioner upstairs ?

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Darlinghurst Boy, 26th Sep, 2015.

  1. Darlinghurst Boy

    Darlinghurst Boy Well-Known Member

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    my ip is a townhouse, i have decided to buy A/cond that is around $700 i think its 2.9kw , should i put it upstairs or downstairs?
    Also ceiling fans with a light , might use them for bedrooms .
     
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    Heat rises, cool descends, perhaps wherever the most appropriate install location is.
     
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    People generally spend more awake time in the living areas... If it is warm of an evening whilst you are trying to sleep a fan in generally fine in my experience...

    Not that I have that problem in Tassie...
     
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    Air con to living room minimum, then master b'room
     
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  6. Darlinghurst Boy

    Darlinghurst Boy Well-Known Member

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    Does Bunnungs install them too ? I may buy from Bunnings.
     
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    Buy a air conditioner for the size of the room/s.
    I always put one in the living room.
     
  8. neK

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    Buy it from a store that only does air cons. It will be done properly and they aren't able to blame a 3rd party.

    Avoid Bing Lee / Harvey Norman etc. They just get crappy random installers. If something screws up, the installer tells you to contact the retailer, the retailer tells you to take it up with the installer etc.
     
  9. Darlinghurst Boy

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    I phoned Bunnings , the guy said we dont install.. Well ok... No good to me then eh ! o_O

    So off i go to the Good Guys..
    A Kelvinator $798 .. aND yes Good Guys do arrange installation but at ... $650 .. So it will be $798 plus $650 about $1450-1500 :eek:to have one Air Conditioner installed in my IP... At the time I took my old Pawnbroking friend Moshe who who shouted " this is a disgrace " , i had to stop him frim spitting on the carpet , but the young Salesman (Tim) wouldnt back down from the $650 installation fee.
    We left after Moshe started calling everyone a Shmuck .

    Is it worth the price? Well i guess so ., the Central Coast is a hard place to get tradesmen.
    Maybe I should of haggled more on the Air Con? But in the end it is the installation fee that gets you .
    They want a deposit and will be done in the second week.
     
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  10. Mumbai

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    I got my aircon installed for $20 :)
     
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    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.

    I looked into dual head systems but separate splits worked better this time.

    Interest on the loan to do this is about $3 per week. Extra rent will be minimum extra $20 per week for next lot of tenants.
     
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  12. Darlinghurst Boy

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    Wonder if i can advertise on Gumtree for a backpacker to do it ?

    Wonder the cost of a ceiling fan ?:D
     
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    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    You are asking if a backpacker can install an air-conditioner? Are you joking?
     
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    moreso trolling..
     
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    Go ahead and ask a backpacker to do the installation and tell us how it go.
     
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    no i am not joking if they are experienced.
    Im an avid user of Online community Board Gumtree.
    If you do a search you will see many " work wanted" adverts advertising many trades .
    A lot of backpackers many of who are in their late 20's advertise they are skilled electrcians or plumbers carpenters,in their home Countries usually the UK and will work casual here .
    Obviously its different getting a fence made than electrical work but its worth a look and if neccessary to check their qualifications.
    Many of the backpackers are qualified Nurses as well.. Theyre not all as they were imaged in the past.
     
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    Can you let us know, if you find a good prime minister?
     
  18. bob shovel

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    Why was a post of mine deleted? What did I say? ?
     
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    Get what you pay for..
    Saving money may not save you money!
     
  20. Scott No Mates

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    Air conditioning installers are licensed in their state. Overseas tradies eg EU with not have seen an acu but may be exposed to underfloor heating.

    Do they know the Australian Wiring rules?