3. Switch’d basic back to back installation definition

  1. Outdoor unit positioned on concrete slabs or plastic feet
  2. Up to 3 meters of refrigeration pipe and interconnecting cables
  3. Up to 10 meters electrical supply
  4. Includes 1 Length duct cover (2.4meters)
  5. Weatherproof Electrical isolator next to outdoor unit
  6. Electrical & Plumbing compliance certificates
  7. 2.5kw to 3.5kw connected to existing power circuit
  8. 5.0kw to 8.0kw connected to a new 20 amp circuit
  9. Installation warranty for 6 years
  10. Demonstration on operating & maintenance of the air conditioning unit

4. Variation costs for the follow

  1. Wall bracket
  2. Roof bracket
  3. Side exit installation
  4. Up & Over installation
  5. Double storey houses & apartments
  6. Lifting devices for roof installation
  7. Electrical runs longer than 10 meters
  8. Electrical enclosure box
  9. Indoor unit drain pump
  10. Double brick coring
  11. Extra refrigeration pipe greater than 3 meters
  12. Switchboard upgrades

2. Energy efficiency rating

​When choosing an air conditioning for your home, make sure you check the energy star rating before making a purchase. More stars = higher energy efficiency rating = more savings on the running cost.​

The air conditioning star rating label normally includes the energy consumption figure, which tells you the expected energy use in kilowatt/hour per year, so you can easily compare different models and choose an air conditioner that uses the least amount of energy.

Before selecting your air conditioning unit, we would recommend the following considerations:

1.  Sizing
Below is a rule of thumb guide when selecting your air conditioning for your room. Selecting the correct size unit will mean better running efficiency and lower operating cost.

What is a split air conditioning system?

It’s an air conditioning system where the condensing unit (sometimes refer to as the outdoor unit) is separated apart from the evaporating unit (also known as the indoor unit). Hence the term “split”.

The indoor evaporative unit is usually located inside the room and the condensing unit is outside. Some air conditioning units comes with multiple indoor units connected to one single outdoor condensing unit. We call these units “multi-head” system which are also supplied and installed by Switch’d Air Conditioning.

How does a air conditioning system work?

The indoor and outdoor unit are connected using copper connection pipes and electrical communication cables between them. Refrigerant gas runs from the outdoor unit and into the indoor unit. The fans on the indoor unit will spin and distribute cold refrigerant air through the evaporator coils and into the room. The refrigerant entering the coils of the indoor unit will come out and return back to the outdoor unit and the cycle repeats again. Very simple!