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Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by eng, 4th Mar, 2016.

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  1. eng

    eng Well-Known Member

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    I'm planning on buying an a/c for a property that we're settling at the end of the month.

    Generally costs to get it professionally installed is around $750

    I know you can get it done for cheaper on places like gumtree.com.au and the like, however, is it worth the risk? Is it a pretty standard process to install an a/c?
     
  2. Hanison

    Hanison Well-Known Member

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    $600-$800 for a back to back split. Yes.

    I know guys that run ads on gum tree and are legitimate business with associated skills and licensing. So not a place to shy away from if you've seen interest.

    If its in Brisbane PM me. I'll sort it out.

    Otherwise, ask around your friends about who've they have used and were happy with.
    Most everyone has A/C these days.
    Simple back to back install with easy access.
    2 - 4hrs work for man and boy.
     
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  3. Tim & Chrissy

    Tim & Chrissy Well-Known Member

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    AC is a specialist job, your stock standard electricians aren't qualified to install them.
     
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  4. Johnny Cashflow

    Johnny Cashflow Well-Known Member

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    Electricians can install air-conditioning splits, evaps and reverse cycle. They just need they're install ticket which most have
     
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  5. Allgood

    Allgood Well-Known Member

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    we put 2 small split systems in 2 small IPs last year. We ended up buying the units off harvey norman/good guys and they quoted about $700 to install. I thought I could find cheaper installs so I rang around but everyone else was dearer so I ended up getting them to do it - I guess they just use their guy.
     
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  6. neK

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    I use specialist air con places.
    I generally find them cheaper and do better jobs.
    Nothing worse than supplier blaming installer and installer blaming supplier - so much simpler when they are the same. @eng, if its for a place in Sydney, PM me if you want details.
     
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    Make sure you get a receipt and a warranty, do not pay cash, is my only advice.
     
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    And check the warranties on workmanship along with the unit
     
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    Ask the installer if he has he's electrical license and refridgeration handling license they are the two licenses required. When you buy the ac unit it will have a warranty card with it make sure he puts down he's ARC handling license number cause if there is a warranty claim down the track they want to no who is responsible for the work
     
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  10. eng

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    Thanks for your replies - all good feedback :)
    I found some good models through choice.com.au and can get them for cheaper if I get them online. My IP is in Brisbane. Do you know anyone up there you a recommend to install the a/c unit?
     
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    Andy Booth
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  12. TforTim

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    Sorry to bring back old thread,

    I am after the Split system air con install in Southwest of Sydney.

    Anyone care to share recommended Air con installer.
     
  13. JacM

    JacM VIC Buyer's Agent Business Member

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    Take care with selecting cheap models online. Some are either expensive to maintain of difficult/impossible to find maintenance folks prepared to "maintain" them.
     
  14. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    Would you prefer it be unprofessionally installed?
     
  15. beertank23

    beertank23 Well-Known Member

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    Back to back, yes. Very basic.