The Best Air-Conditioning Services in Canberra

Stuart from Complete Electrical Services

Stuart from Complete Electrical Services, one of Canberra most recommended air-conditioning services. Photo: Region Media.

On a sweltering Canberra summer day, there are few better ways to beat the heat at home or at work than by cranking up the air-conditioner.

Whether you’re tired of relying on ceiling fans to keep you cool, or you’ve noticed that your evaporative cooler isn’t working as efficiently as it did last summer, an air-conditioning service provider can help. Air-con businesses specialise in installing, maintaining and repairing air-con systems to keep you comfortable all year round.

But what qualities should you look for in an air-conditioning service provider, and where can you find the best in Canberra? Let’s take a closer look.

What makes a great air-conditioning service?

We recommend keeping the following in mind when choosing an air-conditioning service provider in Canberra:

  • Tailored advice. From reverse cycle systems to wall-mounted air conditioning units, there are several heating and cooling options on the market. But what many people don’t realise is that what works for one home may not be suitable for another. A skilled air-conditioning technician will be able to advise you on the most effective (and cost effective!) heating or cooling solution for your property.
  • Qualified technicians. Every technician that works on installing, repairing and maintaining air-conditioning systems should be suitably qualified. Double check that your air-conditioning service provider hires experienced and qualified technicians to ensure the best possible outcome.
  • Commitment to health and safety. The last thing you want a technician to bring into your home or workplace is COVID-19. Look for an air-conditioning services company where all employees – from technicians to office staff – practice regular hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette, adhere to social distancing rules, and have completed the Australian Government’s COVID-19 Infection Control Training Program.
  • Reliable and respectful of your property. The technician should arrive on time and ready to work. The best treat customers’ homes like their own – this means keeping mess and disruption to a minimum while being careful with your belongings.
  • Knowledge and experience. The best air-conditioning service providers have experience repairing, maintaining and installing a range of air-conditioning systems from different brands. If you’re unsure, or you have an unusual set-up, check to ensure your chosen company has the expertise to do a thorough job.

The best air-conditioning services in Canberra

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and maintain a minimum average of 4/5 stars on both Google and Facebook reviews.

AirConditioning Canberra

AirConditioning Canberra

From installing reverse cycle heating and cooling systems to carrying out maintenance and repairs, AirConditioning Canberra is ready to help you with your air-conditioning needs. Its team prides itself on out-of-the-box thinking that leads to energy-efficient, cost-effective and high-performing air-conditioning solutions, and will present alternative options if they believe they will lead to a better outcome.

AirConditioning Canberra can also carry out all electrical work to save you the hassle of engaging a separate electrician. (These services also extend to installing LED downlighting, test and tag, switchboard upgrades and ceiling fan installations.)

Its technicians strive to leave your home or workplace clean or tidy, and take the time to answer your questions. All employees practice strict hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette, have completed COVID-19 infection control training, and have a current police check so you can feel comfortable letting them into your home or business. All technicians have a Certificate III in Electrical and Airconditioning. The business is also A1 Gas Licensed.

AirConditioning Canberra is available from Monday to Saturday for everything from repairs and maintenance to installation and sales advice.

Satisfied customer Sharon shared her experience saying, “Professional, excellent service — we had previously used another company toward the top of this list that completely tried to rip us off. It was disgusting. Air Conditioning Canberra restored our faith that there are workmen out there with passion and a pride in their work. Would absolutely recommend without hesitation.”

Unit 1, 48 Hoskins Street
Mitchell ACT 2911
Complete Electrical Service

Complete Electrical Service

When it comes to evaporative cooling systems, the team at Complete Electrical Service (CES) are Canberra’s resident experts.

With over 40 years of experience in installing, maintaining and repairing evaporative coolers, they know that there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to keeping a home or business cool. You can expect your technician to talk you through the different options that are available (CES works with brands including Breezair, Convair, Braemar, and Climate Wizard), recommend those best-suited to your needs, and provide an extremely high level of customer service.

Happy customer Carl wrote a glowing review on Google saying, “Very professional service from start to finish. Helpful office team, competent and friendly electricians and competitive prices. I will use them again.”

Unit 4, 16 Grimwade Street
Mitchell ACT 2911

Ideal Air - Heating and Cooling Canberra

Air-conditioning specialist Andrew Bishop started Ideal Air, which provides heating and cooling services and repairs throughout the Canberra region, in 2004. Since then, he’s kept a log of every job so he knows exactly what’s been completed and how to better service his customers in the future.

He hates it when people are late, so you’ll get a $50 discount if his technicians aren’t on time.

Ideal Air takes a preventative approach to air-conditioner maintenance by finding any faults before they turn into expensive problems.

Customer David shared his experience with Ideal Air on Google saying, “Professional, quick to get back to me & really went above and beyond my expectations. It’s good to see customer service still exists!! I’ll would recommend these guys to anyone.”

Fully Airconditioned

Fully Airconditioned is a locally owned and operated air-conditioning business. As owner Craig says on the website, “We don’t dabble in other types of heating and cooling such as gas or evaporative systems. We are the experts in air conditioning……that’s all we do and we do it well!”

Its experienced technicians are fully qualified and employed by Fully Airconditioned to ensure consistent customer service and workmanship.

Want to check out a couple of air conditioning systems before you buy? Fully Airconditioned’s Mitchell showroom has a working display of different systems so you can choose the one you like best. The business is an authorised dealer for Daikin, LG, Fujitsu and Panasonic systems, with full after sales services available on all purchases.

Customer Andrew shared his experience with Fully Airconditioned on Google saying, “Had a Daikin ducted air con system installed on the 12/08/19, the team were on time, very professional and polite. They knew what they were talking about and had a very high attention to detail. They cleaned up after the install and even patched our wall after removing the existing split system.”

Dawson Heating & Cooling

Family-owned Dawson Heating & Cooling has provided heating and cooling services across Canberra and Queanbeyan since 2007. Whether you need a unit changed over or a specialised build using state-of-the-art technology, its technicians can develop a custom solution to suit.

Dawson Heating & Cooling’s qualified team uses high-quality materials from brands including Daikin, Panasonic and Braemar. They pride themselves on exceptional service at every step from installation to repairs and services.

Online bookings are available.

Happy customer William said on Google, “Thoroughly satisfying experience dealing with the team at Dawson’s for a service on my split system. I’ve had plenty of experience with other air conditioning companies and never encountered anywhere even close to parity in regards to service turn around, technician knowledge, and friendly front of shop staff. I’ll certainly be utilizing their services again and would implore anyone in a similar situation to give them a yell.”

Do you need more information on maintaining and repairing your air-conditioning appliance? Try our articles on the best appliance repair services or the best electricians for a list of places where you can get some professional advice.

Your experience with air-conditioning services in Canberra

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback. If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you had experience with any of the air-conditioning service providers listed above? If so, share your feedback in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which air-conditioning system is best for my home or business?
There are several types of air-conditioning systems. The most common are evaporative, split system and ducted.

  • Evaporative. Evaporative air-conditioners use evaporation to help cool the air. Running costs may be lower than other types of air-conditioning systems, though they may not be as effective at cooling your home compared to a ducted system - especially if you prefer a very cool temperature.
  • Split system. Split system air conditioners can heat or cool, and are one of the most popular air-conditioning systems in Australia. They are generally cheaper to install, and you can add or remove units in different parts of your home as needed.
  • Ducted. Ducted air-conditioning systems are one of the most permanent and effective options for cooling your home. They use ceiling ducts to cool or heat each room. You can even choose to control the temperature in each room individually through zoning.
Why should I consider an energy-efficient air-conditioning system?
While air-conditioning systems don't exactly have a reputation for being 'green', some systems are more energy-efficient than others.

Buying an air-conditioning system with a higher energy-efficiency rating can be more expensive. The good news is that you'll likely end up saving money on your power bills over the long term.
What is the cheapest air-conditioning system?
Split system air-conditioning systems can cost under $500, making them one of the least expensive cooling options. Before you rush out and make a purchase, however, check that the chosen system has the capacity to cool and/or heat your chosen area. A cheaper system might be great at cooling a small bedroom, but may not have the power to make a difference in a larger space like a family room.

A qualified technician will also need to install your split system, so be sure to factor installation costs into your budget.
Which air-conditioning system is best for Canberra's climate?
There is no one right air-conditioning system for the Canberra climate. The right air-conditioning system for you will depend on your budget, size and style of your home (i.e. larger homes may be better suited to ducted systems, while apartments may only need a split system) and cooling preferences.

That being said, evaporative cooling can be a more comfortable option in Canberra compared to more humid cities like Sydney and Brisbane. This is because evaporative coolers increase humidity. In a dry climate, extra humidity can have a cooling effect.
How much does air-conditioning installation cost?
The cost of air-conditioning installation will vary depending on the type of system you need installed, and how big it is. Ducted systems are the most expensive to install, while split systems are generally the least expensive.

It can be a good idea to consider other costs, such as the cost of the actual air-conditioning system and running costs, before deciding which option is best for your home.

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One Response to The Best Air-Conditioning Services in Canberra
sambo83 sambo83 12:32 pm 19 Jun 19

We’ve had Reece from cool it air do our split systems several times now both installing and servicing, he is really well priced, prompt and reliable. Would definitely recommend him 0431887494

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