Air conditioning North Brisbane
We are a superior air conditioning business based in Brisbane with over 15 years’ experience as air conditioning specialists. We install, service, and repair a range of air conditioning systems, including split and ducted systems. If you’re not sure which system will suit your needs, our years of expertise allows us to recommend and install the optimal climate control system for your home or business.
Air conditioning Brisbane Northside - Why choose us?
Our team have over 15 years’ experience with the installation, repairing and servicing of air conditioning systems
We only recommend and install premium air conditioning systems from Daikin, Panasonic and Mitsubishi
We can install and service air conditioners for a range of premises, from homes and offices to schools and retail businesses
Our expertise allows us to install systems in the optimal time — we are committed to getting it right first time, every time!
If you want the very latest in air conditioning systems that gives you full control, we can recommend a range of high-tech Smart systems
Our experience means we will correctly install air conditoning systems, which minimises maintenance issues and prolongs their life
We offer a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty and a 5-year installation warranty on all of the systems we install
Because we are also qualified electricians, any electrical work is guaranteed to be done safely and to industry standards
Our business is fully licensed for all of the air conditioning and electrical installations we undertake
We are committed to safe work practices, so are fully insured for Public Liability Insurance for up to $10 million
Our work is of gold-standard quality, so we have a policy of not using sub-contractors. We trust our own work!
Our team is skilled, experienced and personable
What we do
Air conditioning installation Brisbane Northside
We can recommend and install the optimal system for existing properties and new builds in a range of sites. These include offices, homes, schools, retail businesses and other premises.
Air conditioning upgrades Brisbane Northside
If your air conditioner has reached the end of its life, or you are keen to upgrade to a more efficient system, we can help. Our advice will be based on your property, its size and your personal needs and preferences.
Air conditioning service Brisbane Northside
Regular servicing is critical because it will keep your system in top condition and help reduce your energy bills. We will undertake a full assessment and tailor our servicing to the type, size and brand of your unit.
Air conditioning repairs Brisbane Northside
If your system’s temperature is not consistent or your energy bills are increasing, it may need repairing. We will thoroughly assess your unit, and if needed, advise if it needs replacing.
Our installation process
If you decide you need a new or replacement air conditioning unit, our team is committed to ensuring the process is as seamless and stress-free as possible. Our 4-step process involves:
- Talking to you about your property and your needs. We may also visit your premises to assess the variables that we will factor in when recommending a new or replacement unit.
- Will will recommend a new or replacement unit based on a variety of factors. These include the size of your property, the number of rooms that need to be cooled and/or heated, and your budget and personal preferences.
- We will then set up a day and time that suits you for the installation. Most systems can be installed in a day, although ducted air conditioning can take up to two days to install.
- Once the installation is complete, we will give you advice on how to run it effectively and efficiently, including explaining the warranty information to you.
We service all of Brisbane’s North!
We service every suburb on Brisbane’s Northside from Northlakes, Boondall, Enoggera and Alderley to inner northern suburbs like New Farm, Newmarket and Paddington. If you’re a northern Brisbanite, we’ve got you covered!
Air conditioning | Expert guide
How much does air conditioning cost?
Air conditioning can cost anywhere between $750 and $20,000 or more because there is a range of factors involved. These include:
- The system type: Split systems tend to be smaller and easier to install compared to ducted systems.
- The space being cooled or heated: The larger the areas or rooms you need to cool and/or heat, the larger capacity your system will need, which will increase the price.
- The brand: Premium brands will cost more money to buy, but they will save you money in the long run because they will last longer and will be more efficient.
- The star rating: Australia’s star ratings for split systems are measured in terms of energy efficiency. They are calculated on an Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) for cooling and a Coefficient of Performance (COP) for heating. The higher the star rating, the more you’ll pay for the system.
You will also need to factor in installation costs, which can range from $600 for smaller split systems to $5400 or more for ducted systems. It all depends on the type of unit and the complexity of the installation process. Additional costs include:
- The cabling and piping: Properties requiring cooling and/or heating on more than one level will require electrical cable and refrigeration piping to be installed, which will add to the cost.
- The ducting: Ducted air conditioners require ducting to be installed for the system to run. The larger the property, the more ducting that will be necessary, which will increase the cost of the system.
- Electrical work: During the installation process, if the switchboard needs to be upgraded, it will require the expertise of a professional, which will add to the price of the installation.
How much does air conditioning cost to run?
When it comes to cooling, an average reverse cycle air conditioner will cost between 25 and 35 cents per hour to run, depending on the size of the rooms. For a medium-sized room of around 36m2, it will cost between 36 and 70 cents per hour, and in larger areas of around 50m2, between 70 and 95 cents to run.
What type of air conditioner do I need?
There are three basic types of air conditioning systems on the market—portable systems, split systems, and ducted systems. Portable units can be installed anywhere with a power outlet, but are only suitable for single rooms and are limited in their output.
Split systems are the most common. They consist of an internal head unit and an external compressor and condenser. They are relatively affordable and coverage is on a per-room basis.
Ducted systems are the most expensive. These are integrated into your home’s wall cavity and ceiling and designed to cool/heat your entire home. In terms of determining the type you need, you should factor in:
- The space needing cooling: This will affect the capacity of the system you need, and you should consider the size of your home, the ceiling height and the number of windows it has. If you want to cool/heat one or two rooms, a split or multi-split system is ideal. For a system that requires three or more rooms, a ducted system is the recommended option.
- The control required: Most modern air conditioners have smart capabilities. This means they can be controlled from one location and on devices such as tablets, laptops, and mobile phones.
- Its energy efficiency: Air conditioning systems with a higher energy star rating are generally more expensive to purchase, but they can help you save on your power bills.
- How noisy it is: The noise emitted from systems can vary, so if this is a purchasing factor, our team can recommend a quieter brand for you. Modern ducted systems also tend to be quieter than split systems.
- The aesthetics: Wall-mounted systems are visible, so if you prefer a discrete system, it’s worth considering a ducted unit as their components are installed externally and in the ceiling or wall cavity.
What are the benefits of air conditioning?
- Improved sleep—quality sleep is an important part of our overall health and wellbeing. Air conditioners help regulate the temperature and ensure your blood pressure and heart rate remain stable.
- Regulated temperatures—for people living in hotter climates, air conditioners can reduce the risk of heatstroke and dehydration. Reverse cycle systems will also keep your home at a comfortable temperature year-round.
- Health—air conditioners filter the air and can minimise the irritants (like dust, bacteria and dirt particles) that can trigger allergy or asthma attacks. They can also regulate humidity which can minimise mould and reduce skin and sinus issues.
- A better work environment—whether you work at home or in an office, a room’s temperature can affect your productivity levels. Air conditioners help regulate the body’s temperature, allowing you to concentrate better and get more done. They also muffle the noise that comes with open windows.
- Better home security—windows and doors should be closed when your air conditioner is operating, which naturally improves the security of your home.
- Insect reduction—Flies and mozzies are one of the downsides of warmer weather, so closed windows and doors will help to keep them out.
- Furniture and electronics protection—Air conditioning can help prolong the life of your furniture and electronics like computers and phones by reducing heat and humidity.
Benefits of ducted air conditioning
- Ducted systems are discrete because components are hidden away externally and internally between walls and ceilings.
- They service your entire home and settings can be tailored to individual rooms if the system is zoned.
- A ducted air conditioning is quieter than a split system — you won’t even know it’s there!
- They are better at maintaining a more even temperature throughout your home.
- For larger properties, ducted systems are much more energy-efficient which can reduce power bills.
- Ducted systems generally offer a higher level of control, particularly if smart features are enabled.
- Although expensive, they are a sound investment as they can increase the value of your home.
Benefits of split system air conditioning
- Split systems are ideal for single rooms and smaller homes.
- A split system is much cheaper than a ducted system in terms of both purchase price and installation.
- They are quick and easy to install — we’ll have your system up and running in less than a day!
- Split systems are flexible in that additional units can be added at any time.
- They are easy to maintain — all that’s required is a filter clean every one to two months, and an annual servicing by a qualified professional.
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How long does it take to install an air conditioner?
Most split system air conditioning installations can be done in a day, although it does depend on the size of the chosen system and the complexity of the installation. Larger systems and ducted air conditioning installations generally take longer, but can generally be achieved in a couple of days.
Where are the air conditioning units placed?
With split system air conditioners, there are two units — one that sits outdoors and one that is mounted indoors. The outdoor unit is placed in a discreet location for aesthetic reasons and to minimise noise. The indoor unit is usually mounted high on a wall that will optimise the system’s performance.
With ducted systems, there is also an outdoor and an indoor unit. The outdoor unit is placed in a discreet location and away from living areas. The indoor unit is typically installed either in the ceiling cavity or underneath the floor, depending on the layout and configuration of the premises.
Which air conditioning brands do you recommend?
Here at Mercury Installations, we only recommend the highest quality air conditioners available — the Daikin, Panasonic and Mitsubishi brands. This ensures our customers get the optimal efficiency from their unit and one that will last for many years (up to 20 years in fact!)