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.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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
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