Here at Upside Down, air conditioning is our speciality. From split system air conditioners to ducted air conditioning, we service them all. Don’t sweat this summer or shiver through the winter. Book one of our expert technicians for repairs, maintenance and installation.
When it comes to choosing the right system for your home, there’s a lot to consider. This could be the size of your home, the number of rooms to cool, and all the different people to keep happy. Location and environment also play a part.
But you can’t let the heat cramp your style. Our technicians can take a look at your home and will always find the right cooling system to suit your needs.
And if air conditioner prices give you the chills or an unexpected failure strikes, we can offer a range of $0 deposit, interest free payment plans**.
Ducted Air Conditioning
One of the benefits of ducted air conditioning is the amount of control you have over it. Keep your home a cool, comfortable oasis even on the hottest summer days.
With ducted cooling, you can choose whether you cool the whole house or specific rooms only. It’s all possible! You can also take advantage of timers and zonal settings so no energy is wasted on empty spaces. Honestly, the possibilities are endless. And the best part is, without wasted energy, there’s no wasted money on your electricity bill.
Some of our favourite ducted air conditioning brands we supply and install include:
- Actron air
- Mitsubishi electric
- Fujitsu air
Installation of a ducted air con system requires a single space in the roof or ceiling. So, if there’s no space in the ceiling we can set it up in a convenient space outside. Newer models of ducted air cons also come with inverter technology to significantly reduce power consumption compared to older versions.
Evaporative air coolers are simple. They cool air by simple, clean evaporation and deliver it through your house. They have a great energy rating and are a more natural way to cool down.
The advantage of evaporative cooling is the fact it doesn’t have refrigerant, so there are fewer parts and no complex engineering. Therefore it’s cheaper to run because you are essentially only running a fan and a pump for the water. They suit most homes and climates. High humidity locations are the only place you may want to reconsider.
Regular maintenance of your evaporative air cooler is the best way to prevent a breakdown on a scorching day. Upside Down recommends servicing your system at the beginning of the summer or winter period. This way you will be well equipped for whatever nature has to throw at you. During a regular service our qualified technicians will:
- Look for vermin – in the cooler months when the evaporative cooler is not in use, it becomes a haven for birds, mice, rats and spiders
- Check for corrosion and water damage
- Disinfect and deodorise the cooler to remove mould and build-up
- Test the thermostat
- Ensure all internal and external parts are in good working order
When it comes to cooling, you want a system that responds quickly and efficiently. That's where the split system comes into play.
Named because they are split into two parts, the split system air con consists of an outside compressor and an indoor wall-mounted unit. Split systems come in a variety of shapes and sizes to provide a flexible heating and cooling solution. Advantages of a split system air conditioner include:
- Easy installation process
- Blend in with your décor
- Quiet operation
- Energy efficiency
- Increased security
- Wifi-enabled units available
Split system air cons are perfect for single rooms and small apartments/homes. Choosing the best reverse cycle system can be a challenge, though. Luckily our team of experienced technicians have the expertise to suggest the best split system air con. They’ll analyse your home and make a judgement based on the size of your home and family.
Your split system should be serviced once a year so it’s always ready for peak use. In between services you can also clean the filters yourself. Or, you can be incredibly proactive and book regular six month services ahead of peak winter and summer use. Regular servicing prevents dust from building up and dirt getting caught in the coils. When it comes to an Upside Down split system service, our technicians will:
- Check the refrigerant gas levels
- Clean the filters
- Test the thermostat
- Ensure all internal parts are working efficiently
- Catch and repair minor problems before they become major
- Remove any buildup of debris restricting airflow
An air conditioner is a climate control system that can heat and/or cool a set enclosed area. It uses existing air from inside or outside and then returns this air but at the desired temperature.
Air conditioners are complex systems that need to be installed correctly to function properly. That’s why we recommend using a fully qualified air conditioner technician. You won’t be breaking a sweat over air conditioner installation, let alone all summer long!
If there was one air conditioner that rose up against the rest, our job would be a whole lot easier. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case and picking out an air con is a little like picking out a home. What suits you might not suit someone else.
There are split systems, ducted air conditioning, evaporative cooling and much more to choose from. It can be difficult trying to keep your cool when faced with so many choices!
On top of the different types, you’ll want to consider:
- Size of area to be cooled
- Temperature control
- Your home’s insulation
- Climate where you live
- Plus many more!
Air conditioners are often only thought of when people want to cool their homes, but we want to set the record straight. Many air conditioners can both heat and cool!
This means you can have one unit to address both the heating and cooling needs of your home and have year-round comfort. Not all air conditioners are multi-talented, however. Take for example evaporative cooling which only cools.
Reverse cycle air conditioning, which can be found in ducted and split systems, can tackle both your heating and cooling.