Below you’ll find answers to the questions we get asked the most about air-conditioners:
Investing in an air-conditioner is like buying a car. The objective is to get the right car for your needs, not the biggest or the smallest.
For instance, a minivan is a great car if you are the coach of a soccer team and want to run the entire team around to training.
On the other hand, if you’re a single 55 year old, it simply means you’ll find it difficult to park due to its size, and overpay for petrol.
The same applies to air-conditioning units.
Invest in one that’s too small, and you’ll have an overworked air-conditioner that underdelivers.
Invest in one that’s too big, and you’ll end up cooling your home too quickly and causing it to only run for short bursts - leading to a greater level of humidity. What’s more, you’ll also paying thousands more than required for installation.
And to add insult to injury, there’s also the the running costs.
Just as you pay more to operate a mini-van than a small sedan - an oversized machine causes you to pay thousands more in unnecessary electricity costs, which make up to 60% of your energy bill, over a lifetime.
That’s why we conduct a comprehensive audit of your needs, to ensure we are delivering a tailored air conditioning solution for your home.
Like anything, it depends on how often you use it and how well it is maintained. However as a ball-park, you can expect it to last for about 10-15 years.
In most cases, this works out to about $1 - $3 a day when you factor in the total cost of the machine vs. the amount of days it services your home.
After it reaches 10 years of use, just like a car, it’s wise to schedule more frequent maintenance calls as it will likely experience more problems following its 12-year milestone.
Some higher end models do have parts that can last as long as 20-25 years, however this is the exception and not the rule.