Split System Air Conditioning

Wall Split System Air Conditioning is the most popular type of air conditioning in Australia to cool a single room. It involves the installation of one indoor head unit blowing cool air in summer or hot air in winter, and one outdoor unit (which gets rid of extracted heat in summer or extracted cold in winter).

Split air conditioning comes in typical sizes of 2 kW, 2.5 kW, 3.5 kW, 4 kW, 7 kW & 8/9 kW sizes and will cool or heat a room up to 60 square meters or approximately 7 x 8 meters in size. As professional air conditioning specialists, we will calculate the right size for you taking into account various factors like the heat load – electrical equipment, aspect of the room, amount of people occupying the room, etc.

Talk to us. We’re qualified to help!

 

9 Split System Air Conditioning Brands

We are like an air conditioning warehouse and offer the following quality brands: Actron Split System Air Conditioning, Daikin Split System, Carrier, Fujitsu, LG, Mitsubishi Electric air conditioning, Panasonic, Samsung or Toshiba air conditioners.

And each of these brands may have different ranges/series again. Comparing the different brands of split system air conditioners – most have similar features and often there may only be 2 or 3 small differences between brands which may or may not be important to you. You can read more about the technical side of things to see what makes them different or talk to us. The competition is usually very fierce between brands of split system air conditioners so also ask for bonus offers before you get your split system installation done.

For split system air conditioner installation cost – please contact us.

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Actron Air

Actron is an Australian company which has been manufacturing a vast range of residential splits, ducted systems, and commercial systems for over 28 years. Built for Australian conditions by Australians, you know you’ve got quality.

Blue Air & Electrical has been an Actron Platinum Dealer (and installer) since 2005. One point of contact for service & warranty – That’s us!

Warranty: Residential 5-year warranty

Learn more about the technical side:  Click here for ACTRON Aurora Range

For a side-by-side comparison on a 2.5/2.6 kW system of Actron, Daikin, LG & Samsung, click on the last tab next to the brands listed above.

Carrier Air Conditioning

Carrier Split System Air Conditioners

This is our entry level aircon with great value for money! Available in 2,6, 3.3, 4.9, 5.9, 6.5 & 7.7 kW sizes.

Carrier Elite features an Electrostatic carbon filter. The Electrostatic filter traps and the Carbon filter eliminates many unpleasant odours and gases inside the conditioned space.

Features Auto, Dry, Turbo & Sleep modes & a 24 hour time clock with automatic ON/Off settings.

Warranty: Residential 5-year parts & labour

Learn more about the technical side of Carrier split system air conditioners:  Click Here

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Daikin Split System Air Conditioner

The Daikin Ururu Sarara 7 is the most energy efficient split system air conditioner in Australia* with a 7-star ‘super efficiency’ rating using all new R32 refrigerant.

* 2.5kw model, as at 15/11/13 – visit www.energyrating.gov.au for details

Daikin Air Conditioner also make the L-Series which is their ‘base’ model/range.

Warranty:   Residential 5-year parts & labour warranty

Learn more about the technical side of a Daikin Air Conditioner: Click here to find out more about the L-Range or Ururu Sarara

For a side-by-side comparison on a 2.5/2.6 kW system of Actron, Daikin air conditioner, LG & Samsung, click on the last tab next to the brands listed above.

Fujitsu Split System Air Conditioning

Fujitsu Air Conditioning Prices

Fujitsu Air Conditioning prices are very reasonable – so why not contact us for a quote on any of the Lifestyle Range between 2.5 kW and 7.1 kW. Or if you need an even bigger split system, then we can offer you the Classic 8 or 9.2 kW.

The Lifestyle Range is the most energy efficient air conditioners Fujitsu have designed. Some models up to a 5-star energy rating.

The Lifestyle range features a stylish, standardized design, so all of your air conditioners can have a consistent look and feel throughout your home.
Lifestyle Range models feature a human sensor control, which delivers optimum efficiency and temperature control.

Warranty: Residential 5-year warranty

Learn more about the Fujitsu split system aircon technical side:  Click Here

Panasonic Air Conditioning

Panasonic Air Conditioning

The Panasonic Split System ECONAVI Inverter series (E-Series) is a popular and well-priced option.

Human activity, sunlight and temperature sensors detect and reduce waste by optimizing air conditioner operation according to room conditions.
Available in 2.5 to 8 kW Reverse Cycle wall split systems with impressive Energy Efficiency ratings.

Warranty: Residential 5-year parts & labour warranty

Learn more about the technical side:  Click here for more technical information.

 

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LG Split System Aircon

LG doesn’t have one, but two different ranges to choose from: Art Cool Econo (displayed in the photo) and Art Cool Stylish – the latter with Wi-Fi control and a special Plasmaster air ionizer.

Warranty: Residential 5-year parts & labour

Learn more about the technical side:  Click here for LG Econo & Stylish Range

For a side-by-side comparison on a 2.5/2.6 kW system of Actron, Daikin, LG & Samsung, click on the last tab next to the brands listed above.

Mitsubishi Electric Air Conditioning

Mitsubishi Electric Air Conditioning

The MSZ-GE Series is a popular choice of split system air conditioning providing convenient features and reliability Mitsubishi Electric is well known for. The series is also available in air conditioners from 2.5 kW to 8 kW. If you are looking for air conditioning for small rooms, consider the MSZ-GE25VA 2.5 kW split system air conditioner.

Elegant stylish design – features a simple ergonomic square shape and pure white colour that blends in with a greater range of interior designs.

Warranty:   Residential 5-year parts & labour warranty

Learn more about the technical side of a Mitsubishi Electric Air Conditioning: Click Here

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Samsung Split System

Samsung has two lookalike series: The Samsung CUR Series and the Samsung Smart Series II.
The latter slightly more expensive option is Wi-Fi enabled and by downloading a free mobile phone App onto your compatible smart device, you can control your aircon from wherever you are.

Using your smart device you can adjust the temperature of the room, turn your air conditioner on or off, set an automatic timer and control multiple Air Conditioners from the one App and smart device.
Comfort and convenience at your fingertips.

Warranty: Residential 5-year parts & labour warranty

Learn more about the technical side:  Click here for more technical information.

For a side-by-side comparison on a 2.5/2.6 kW system of Actron, Daikin, LG & Samsung, click on the last tab next to the brands listed above.

Toshiba Air Conditioning

Toshiba Split System Air Conditioner

The AvAnt range of inverter high-wall units has been specifically designed for residential applications with a modern that design fits well into any room.

The units are extremely quiet in operation and provide excellent all round comfort. Using Toshiba’s twin rotary compressor technology the units give high energy efficient heating and cooling.

Easy to use remote control with extra-large display

Warranty:   Residential 5-year parts & labour warranty

Learn more about the technical side of a Toshiba Split System Air Conditioner: Click Here

A side-by-side comparison of a 2.5/2.6 kW system of 4 major brands 3 of which have two different series of splits.

ACTRON
Aurora

DAIKIN
L-Series

DAIKIN
Ururu Sarara

LG
Art Cool Econo

LG
Art Cool Stylish

SAMSUNG
CUR Series

SAMSUNG
Smart Series II

Outdoor Unit:

SWB26C/E

RXS25LVMA

RXZ25NV1B

E09AWN-14

E09AWN-15

AR09FSSSCURXSA

AR09FSSSBWKXSA

Wi-Fi Enabled

x

x

x

Optional Extra

x

Cooling Capacity (Rating)

2.6 kW

2.5 kW

2.5 kW

2.5 kW

2.5 kW

2.5 kW

2.5 kW

Heating Capacity (Rating)

2.9 kW

3.4 kW

3.6 kW

3.2 kW

3.2 kW

3.2 kW

3.2 kW

Power requirement:

240V, 1 Phase

240V, 1 Phase’

240V, 1 Phase’

240V, 1 Phase

240V, 1 Phase

240V, 1 Phase

240V, 1 Phase

Energy Rating – Cooling

3 stars (EER*:3.88)

4.5 stars (EER*:4.63)

7 stars (EER*:5.95)

4 stars (EER:4.46)

4 stars (EER:4.46)

5 stars (EER:4.9)

5 stars (EER:4.9)

Energy Rating – Heating

2.5 stars (EER: 3.67)

5 stars (EER*:4.86)

7 stars (EER*:5.81)

4 stars (EER: 4.36)

4 stars (EER: 4.36)

5 stars (EER: 4.92)

5 stars (EER: 4.92)

Power Input – Cooling

0.67 kW

0.54 kW

0.42 kW

0.56 kW

0.56 kW

0.5 kW

0.5 kW

Power Input – Heating

0.79 kW

0.70 kW

0.62 kW

0.73 kW

0.73 kW

0.64 kW

0.64 kW

Air Flow Rate (Indoor, Max)

180 litres/s

177 litres/s

177 litres/s

200 litres/s

200 litres/s

204 litres/s

204 litres/s

Indoor Noise (dB(A) ± 3) (Sound Pressure Level**)

40

40

38

38

38

35

35

Outdoor Noise (dB(A) ± 3) (Sound Pressure Level**)

54

47

46

45

45

45

45

Outdoor Sound Power Level***

62 dBA

62 dBA

59 dBA

65 dBA

65 dBA

62 dBA

62 dBA

Sleep Mode Noise (dB(A) ± 3)(Sound Pressure Level**)

23

22

19

19

19

20

20

Moisture Removal (litres/h)

1.0  litres/h

Not Listed

Not Listed

1.1  litres/h

1.17  litres/h

1  litres/h

1  litres/h

Operating Range – Cooling:

 -15°C to 50°C

 -10°C to 46°C

 -10°C to 43°C

 -10°C to 48°C

 -10°C to 48°C

 -10°C to 46°C

 -10°C to 46°C

Operating Range – Heating:

 -15°C to 30°C

 -15°C to 18°C

 -20°C to 18°C

 -15°C to 24°C

 -15°C to 24°C

 -15°C to 24°C

 -15°C to 24°C

Dimensions indoor WxDxH:

750 x 280 x 198

800 x 295 x 215

798 x 295 x 372

885 x 285 x 210

886 x 285 x 210

896 x 275 x 260

896 x 275 x 260

Dimensions outdoor WxDxH:

760 x 590 x 285

765 x 500 x 285

 795 x 693 x 300

770 x 545 x 228

770 x 545 x 288

790 x 547 x 281

790 x 547 x 281

Features:

Wireless Remote

√ & Wi-Fi

√ & Wi-Fi

Jet Cool / Turbo Mode

Auto Clean (Self Clean)

Auto Restart of power interruption

24 hour Timer

Sleep mode

Demand Response Enabled

Multi-Directional Air Flow

Intelligent Eye

x

x

x

Extra Coil Protection

x

x

Remote ‘Follow Me’ Function

x

x

x

x

x

x

Temp. digital display on indoor unit

x

x

x

x

Warranty

5 years

5 years

5 years

5 years

5 years

5 years

5 years

*EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio) / Rated input Power.

**Sound Pressure Level at 1 meter distance is determined as the measured sound pressure at 1 m perpendicular to the coil side of the condenser.

***Sound Power Level. Unlike sound pressure, sound power is neither room dependent nor distance dependent. Sound power belongs strictly to the sound source. Sound pressure is a measurement at a point in space near the source, while sound power is the total power produced by the source in all directions.

Blue Air & Electrical takes no responsibility for any errors, omissions or changes to features by any manufacturer of units listed in this document.

Which installation Options do I have with regards to placing the outside unit?

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 What functions do they have and which features are important?

There are many things to consider when you look at a Split System Air Conditioner:

  • It’s important to look at EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio) or Star Efficiency Rating
  • Indoor and outdoor noise levels
  • Noise during ‘quiet mode’/’sleep’ function
  • Features like ‘coil protection’ if you live close to the sea
  • A ‘follow me’ function where the remote is also your temperature sensor (Put it down next to you in the room and the air conditioner will cool the room to the desired temperature where you are ensuring better comfort – Actron only)
  • An ‘intelligent eye’ where the split system unit will automatically go into Econo mode if nobody is detected in the room for 20 minutes.
  • The style might be more important to you and you may like the look of one over another.
  • Whether they can be controlled via a Smartphone using an APP.

With different brands/models there are slight differences in max fan speed, moisture removal rate, temperature operating range, unit size, etc. but none which really stands out significantly. Nearly all models split system air condition units have a multi-directional air flow to disperse air far and wide, a turbo/jet mode (max fan speed), a self cleaning function which cleans the inside coil (you still need to clean the filter, coil and drain with an annual service), 24 hour timer, weekly programming function or extra indoor and outdoor coil protection against corrosion.

Actron also has a digital display on their wall mounted air conditioning units (indoor) so you can easily see the temperature from anywhere in the room.

Split system airconditioning units that are Demand Response Enabled (Energex Peak Smart Ready) are Fujitsu, Mitsubishi, Panasonic and Samsung.

 

Air Conditioner Installation Cost

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What does an air conditioner cost?

Although you can buy a 2.5 kW wall split from a retailer for as little as $700 – $800, this price is UNINSTALLED. You can add anything between $700 (small system) and $1,300 (big systems) for a ‘back-to-back’ split system installation where the outside unit sits on the ground.

The total cost (supply & install) ranges from around $1500 – $3500 depending on the size and application.

The price depends on the Make/Brand & Model of Split System Air Conditioner and non-back-to-back extras.

Please contact us for an accurate quote for your split aircon installation by calling (07) 3245 7111 or completing the form on our ‘Contact Us‘ page.

What is the cost of a Split System service?

$165.00 incl. GST per unit and the air con service takes approximately an hour to complete.

If you have multiple units or even a ducted aircon system as well, you will be entitled to a discount when serviced at the same time.

If you would like a quote for a split system installation – or need book an aircon service – please fill out the form on the bottom of this page or on our ‘Contact Us’ page.

Feel free to contact us for any air con repairs!

 

How long does it take for a Split System Installation?

Small system installation can take as little as 3 hours. Large ones 5-6 hours.

What is a ‘back-to-back- installation?

This is where the inside unit is mounted to an outer wall, with the outside unit sitting right behind that same wall on the outside and on the ground or mounted on a wall bracket.

So what is NON-back-to-back split system installation?

  1. Where the outside unit does not sit directly behind the indoor unit, but say anything from 1 to 20 meters away. This attracts a more piping, insulation and an aesthetically pleasing cover/trunk to hide these refrigeration pipes. This can cost $12 – $18/m depending on the size of the unit.
  2. Or this is where the inner unit is mounted to an inner wall (between two rooms). The inner AC unit condensate needs to drain to the outside, but to get condensate back up into the roof and then to the outside requires a special pump that has to be installed in-line. This can attract a $200 plus GST cost and you need to add $12 – $18/m for pipes, insulation, etc to the outside unit. Not a great cost, but still needs to be taken into account.
 

Air Conditioning Service & Repairs

If you’re looking for air conditioner repairs Brisbane and surrounds, or air conditioner service Brisbane and surrounds, we’re ready to help.

How often do I need to have my AC unit serviced and why?

Split System Air Conditioners in a domestic environment need to be serviced once a year – more often (3-monthly) for commercial situations where they work flat out every day.

The split system service:
  • All air conditioners have drains between the inside unit and outside. These drains can block up over time from a sludge of dust, dirt and algae and needs to be cleaned. If they don’t get cleaned, condensate can’t go anywhere and will overflow dripping down the unit inside or run down the wall onto the floor or onto furniture, carpet, etc. causing damage.
  • The coil will be cleaned, sanitized (to kill any mould, bacteria, and fungi) and deodorized for a fresh clean smell.
  • The filter is cleaned and sanitized.
  • We check the gas levels to ensure there are no gas leaks and to ensure optimal performance.
  • Check air flow and overall system performance ensuring everything works 100%.
  • Check all insulation – repair any damage.
  • Check all trunking/covers and brackets protecting pipes and insulation. Repair where necessary.
 

More Info

What size room can you cool with a Split System Air Conditioner?

The smallest unit (2.5 kW) will effectively cool a room up to 16 m2 (4 m x 4 m). The biggest Actron wall split system (8.2 kW) will effectively cool a room as big as 54 m2 (7m x 7m or 6m x 9m). Between these two extremes, there are 3 other size models, so depending on the room size, we’ll select one which is just right for you. We may also take into account other factors to determine the size you need like western facing rooms, size of windows, amount of people occupying the room, equipment that generates heat, etc.

What power do they need?

220-240 Volt, single phase, 50Hz

 
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