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split system, evaporative or neither

Discussion in 'General Property Chat' started by rhinsor, 7th Dec, 2015.

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  1. rhinsor

    rhinsor Well-Known Member

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    Just got a question on what people would think is suitable.

    Im currently renovating a property and the evaporative aircon can not be fixed.

    I've been told its $1650 for a second hand one installed with 3 months warranty. $2300ish for new with a 5 year warranty.

    Otherwise im thinking a split system in the lounge room for about $1200 installed

    Now the house is in perth, 3x1 and is about 70sqm, the lounge room and main bedroom have brand new fans. I'm wondering if i should install something or do nothing.

    I dont feel the property gets that hot due to large trees covering the front of it.

    I'm wondering if its worth spending the extra money.
     
  2. Bayview

    Bayview Well-Known Member

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    Split system.; and I'd put fans in all the bedrooms.

    Perth gets very hot, and if this place is a rental, it will be harder to get a tenant without any cooling.

    In other words; long vacancy, or reduced rent.
     
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    Split in the living area and fans in the bed rooms, sees me through 40 degree days - 30 degree nights no worries
     
  4. bob shovel

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    Split system for me

    Are the evaporative ones any good? Only come across one and don't think it worked properly and wasted heaps of water with a couple of leaks
     
  5. MTR

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    Split system, would not both with evap.. no brainer
     
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    Evap coolers work really well in dry inland climate areas as they need low humidity air to cause evaporation. Perth is not one of these places.

    The biggest disadvantage of ducted evap coolers in cooler places, like Canberra, is that the ducts are poorly insulated and, couple with large vents, allow much winter heat to escape through the ceiling. Vents can be covered during the winter months to mitigate this.
     
  7. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    I'd go a spilt system in the living area and fans in the bedrooms. That's what we've got in 2 of our Perth IP's, the other has ducted RC but that's a not a normal IP.
     
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    Split system in lounge, fans in bedrooms. Even with trees around, Perth can have long periods of very hot weather and the whole house can heat up and make things very uncomfortable for sleeping at night.
     
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    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    My vote is for a split too
     
  10. HD_ACE

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    Go split/s!.
     
  11. rhinsor

    rhinsor Well-Known Member

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    Sweet. I guess ill go split
     
  12. T.C.

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    Evaporative only works in inland areas with no humidity.

    See ya's.
     
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    Yeah, in humid areas, evap are no good, but in dry areas, they work ok.
     
  14. ross100

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    if same scenario is in Melbourne then... what would you use
     
  15. bob shovel

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    Fire place :p
     
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  17. bob shovel

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    Split systems are good for heating too
     
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