Australian summers are getting hotter and hotter, with temperatures exceeding 43 degrees during this year’s record-breaking heatwave. The freakish temperatures had detrimental effects on people’s health, and experts predict that it’s only going to get hotter. If you want to avoid getting dehydration, heat exhaustion, or even heat strokes, it’s about time that you update the air conditioning in your home. And what better system to get than the gold-standard for whole-home cooling – ducted air conditioning?
However, it goes without saying that with great comfort and privilege come great costs. So, before you contact your local HVAC company for ducted air conditioning & installations Adelaide, let’s take a look at how much the price would be and if it would break the bank.
As with any appliance purchase, ducted air conditioning prices are determined by your choice of brand, the dimensions of the system you need, and the energy rating. If you live in an apartment or have a small home, expect to pay around $5,000. For a single-storey home with three bedrooms, the price would range from $6,000 to $10,000. And for large, 4-bedroom houses with two storeys, expect to shell out upwards of $11,000.
Of course, this is only a guide. Generally, the cost of ducted air conditioning & installations Adelaide would be affected by the size and layout of your home, the material your house is constructed in, the size of your household, and whether you opt for zoned ducted air conditioning.
In average households, running a ducted air conditioning will cost between $250 and $500 annually. As with the purchase and installation price, several factors will affect how much it will cost to run a ducted air conditioning system. Among these factors are the size and type of the system, size and insulation of your home, how long you operate the system, the temperature you set it at, and of course the cost of electricity usage in your area.
The ducted air conditioning system is objectively top-of-the-line, but it comes at a cost. However, by getting several ducted air conditioning & installations Adelaide quotes, you should be able to get the best price for the best package. Bear in mind though that the lowest quote isn’t always the best. Reputable HVAC contractors should charge roughly the same, so before you choose the lowest quote, check the package carefully, including the capacity, cost-effectiveness, and warranty of the system included.