Heating, Cooling & Insulation
Dec 01, 2014 10:16 pm
We are currently negotiating with our builder (Plunkett in Perth WA) in regards to what Air conditioner we get installed in our new house. We have been quoted $12,200 for ducted reverse cycle throughout.
This is the one we have been quoted on...
Was wondering what everyone else has gone with and how did your price compare?
Re: Air conditioning! - New house, what did you choose?2
Dec 01, 2014 10:27 pm
Probably better in the heating/cooling subforum to get your answers, but in short I believe in many cases it is better to get multiple split systems in to a home, as the standard ducted systems all suck the the air from the one spot in the house, which means they can be terribly inefficient at times.
Re: Air conditioning! - New house, what did you choose?4
Dec 01, 2014 11:35 pm
Actron ESP Ultima 2 x 17kw, wanted to get the platinum but at the time they did not have 3 phase. hmmm a quick look on their site confirms that this is still the case.
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Dec 10, 2014 12:53 am
It's hard to compare prices without knowing the details of the system. It's the options and the complexity of the install that drive up the price.
We're in WA and chose a Daikin 16kW + 10kW system for ~30k. Didn't go through the builder (similar price, but fewer features and less customisation), but is being installed during the build.
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Dec 16, 2014 8:11 pm
Actron Esp+ 23kw. Nothing else came close to flexibility.
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Dec 17, 2014 11:34 am
At the time we bought $2700 dearer than a daikin which really didn't compare to what was offered with the Actron.
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Dec 17, 2014 7:54 pm
Owner builders are hard bargainers!!
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Dec 17, 2014 10:07 pm
I know getting ducted aircon through the volume builders is expensive as. But do I really have much choice doing it after handover in a double storey home?
I could probably ask to have provisions (ducts, outlets, etc) to be put in, but with systems such as Daikin or Actron which you can get zoned areas and so forth would the motors be compatible etc?
I don't suppose the whole install can be done after hand over without provisions or ripping up the plaster for the ground floor?
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Dec 18, 2014 8:33 pm
Shouldn't cost any extra to get the air conditioning done by someone else other than the builder. I was able to chose the aircon specialist and hand the aircon plans to the builder. Only costs incurred from the builder was the prewiring and any concrete plinths required for the outdoor compressor(s).
If the builder won't allow other trades on site, then at the very least get the ducting installed during the build (for a two storey). That, you can get done by the builder and have the 3rd party air con guys come in post-handover to complete. You need to have the dropper ducting done for a two storey during the build as there are penetrations in the first floor concrete slab, and if you have something like floortech flooring, you may have ducting running parallel to the slab.
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