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Air-conditioner Installation Services

Curran Plumbing, Electrical, Heating & Air are the experts in professional air conditioning installation services.

The right air-conditioning installation can solve your home’s heating and cooling needs. There are many things to consider before installing a new air conditioner. Our team will be able to walk you through these considerations and match your new air conditioner to your needs.

Modern air-conditioning systems are quieter and cleaner. They are also more energy-efficient and will offer power-saving options.

Air conditioner services for summer

Air-conditioners will cool down your home or office in hot weather very effectively. The calm, cooling air can improve sleeping time – and reduce overheated arguments and irritability. It also enhances productivity, allowing you to work and play at your usual pace throughout the summer months.

Air conditioner services for winter

Air-conditioners can also warm a room efficiently, and offer a safer way to heat your home, especially if you have pets or small children.
Working air-conditioners provide health benefits as they filter incoming air. They improve air quality by filtering out odours, smoke, fine particles and dust mites. They can help prevent mould by reducing moisture in the house. In bushfire season, air-conditioners are recommended as a source of good air, which can be critical, especially for babies, the elderly and people with breathing difficulties.

Air-conditioning models

Curran Electrical installs different types of air-conditioning:
Split system air conditioning is popular in smaller homes. Split systems provide cold air but the popular reverse cycle split systems provides both heating and cooling.
Ducted system air conditioning moves cold or warm air throughout the home or workplace, offering temperature control options in each room. It is ideal for larger homes. Its less visually intrusive technology appeals to many homeowners.

Our technicians have the licences required by the Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC). To install split system air-conditioners ARC requires a restricted licence; and to install other systems ARC requires a full Refrigeration & Air-conditioning licence. Licensed work is safe, legal and will ensure your warranty isn’t voided. The Curran Plumbing, Electrical, Heating & Air team can provide technicians qualified to wire in units or, if needed, to connect the air-conditioner drain to the wastewater system.

Installation costs and what’s involved

Curran Electrical’s policy is to provide upfront pricing to customers before commencing the air-conditioner service.

Our fee for an air-conditioning installation covers:

  • the cost of the chosen air-conditioning unit
  • our technician’s labour and materials for the air-conditioning installation
  • related essential work, such as work on piping and interconnecting cables; ducting; or upgrading the meter board with a dedicated circuit
  • testing the unit after installation
  • removal and disposal of any older unit.

Installation costs may vary, depending on the chosen system, the number of units installed, the area covered by the system, plus existing electrical issues that impact installation.

Systems with smart features such as sensors, eco-modes, Wi-Fi and app compatibility may have additional costs.

Choosing a cost-effective system that saves you more in reduced energy bills over the long term may involve a unit with a more expensive initial purchase price.

Costs for servicing

We can provide annual servicing for an additional fee.
Servicing cost may also depend on the condition of the unit, the age of the model and whether it has been maintained regularly.
Duct-based systems may involve extra costs if the ducts need cleaning.

If you’ve noticed any of the following issues with your AC:

  • inconsistent air temperature;
  • blowing out hot air when it should be cold;
  • musty odour;
  • build up of debris around vents; or
  • strange noises like wheezing or rattling.

Let us get to the bottom of the issue with a Filter Clean and Condition Report for $99

How often do air-conditioners need servicing?

The Curran team recommends that your air-conditioner is serviced at least annually. Other factors include: the type of unit, the model and how it is used.

If your air-conditioner works hard cooling in summer and heating in winter, it helps to maintain it twice a year – schedule services before the start of the hot season and the start of the cold season.

The air-conditioner service will involve:

  • Test refrigerant levels
  • Test air temperature
  • Check, clean and replace filters
  • Check and clear outside units of debris such as leaf litter
  • Clean interior vents
  • Clean fans
  • Check pipes
  • Clean ducts, if a duct-based system
  • Check remote controls and timers are working.

The natural build-up of dust within the unit can make it harder for the air-conditioner to work and may also reduce the unit’s lifespan. More serious air conditioning problems can arise from rust or water damage if units are neglected.

It pays to have regular servicing, as an air-conditioner that struggles to work needs more power and will cost you more to run.

Why choose Curran for your air-conditioning?

We provide a local solution for your air-conditioning installations, repairs or upgrades. Curran professionals will arrive promptly at your premises and are equipped to fix your problems the same day. Our air-conditioning specialists are qualified to service air-conditioners in homes and offices and are certified, fully licensed and insured. Curran Plumbing, Electrical, Heating & Air are members of the Master Electricians Association.

Curran provide upfront pricing, and our customer service team sends the information you need before work commences. The trusted Curran team has been operating in the local area for more than 30 years, and our work comes with lifetime guarantees.


How much to install air-conditioning?

It depends on the complexity of the job, but the Curran team will provide you with up front pricing.

We also provide discounts to our Service Partner Plan members.

How long will it take for the air-conditioner to be installed?

The duration for installing your air conditioning system varies based on several factors, including the number of units being installed, their placement locations, and the ease of access to your indoor and outdoor spaces.

Ducted air conditioning will also take longer, but our team will give you an indication up front.

How often should an air-conditioner be serviced?

Curran Electrical recommends that a home air-conditioner with average usage be serviced at least every 12 months, and more frequently for continuous usage. For high usage in hot and cold months, we recommend twice yearly – before the hot and cold seasons.

What is the average life span of an air conditioner?

Air conditioners usually last about 15 to 20 years. Regular service and maintenance can extend the life of your air conditioner.

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