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Ducted Gas costs in Canberra?

By miss molly 21 April 2011 24

We don’t want to suffer another Winter with costly oil burners and an ineffective reverse cycle aircon.  So, we’re going to take the ducted gas plunge.

I have a quote from ACTEW for $5700 for 8 ducts.  That includes a $500 electricity rebate though, so really $5200.

They have a repayment plan over 24 months, so I don’t have to find $5000 upfront which I like a lot.

Before I commit though, I was hoping you’d compare our deal with others you’ve come across, and let me know if it’s around about right.  

I’m happy to pay a little more to be able to pay it off over 2 years.

What do you reckon?

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Deref 8:35 am 28 Dec 11

Gungahlin Al said :

miss molly said :

So we’ve done heaps of extra stuff to get ready for Winter, including putting bubble wrap on some of the glass windows which is meant to be as good as double glazing. It’s also a bit weird, so only on windows no one actually looks through:)

Good move. On the bubble wrap. It is cheap. A better alternative for windows you want to look through is Magnetite. This is a perspex window overlay that sticks on with magnetic stripping around the frame. Gives you real double glazing benefits (the air gap) for a lot cheaper than replacing everything. They are at Mitchell I think.

I second Magnetite. Better than double glazing and less than half the cost. Good people to deal with, too.

Don’t forget to make sure that your ceiling insulation’s good, too.

MWF 7:35 pm 27 Dec 11

Slumlord said :

I just got a quote from these guys, fantastic service (so far) and 5 star Braemar system 8 ducts for $4500 goes in next week. I’d take your quote to them as they’re offering to beat quotes by 10%. Good luck!

http://canberra.gumtree.com.au/c-Business-Services-building-trades-airconditioning-heating-DUCTED-HEATING-DEAL-DIRECT-WITH-THE-INSTALLER-AND-SAVE-W0QQAdIdZ274669821

Anyone know who these guys are? The link won’t work anymore.

Very Busy 7:49 pm 22 Apr 11

You can do MUCH better than that price. Companies that have dedicated sales reps and shop fronts will add about 25% to the price to cover overheads. You’re much better off finding a smaller operation where the installer and the salesman is the same person and they don’t have a costly shopfront. They will still use the same quality units and the installation is usually better because the business owner is the installer and they rely on their reputation.

We just had a 5 star top of the range Brivis ducted system (HX30) with 14 vents and 2 separate zones installed for around $5,500. Quotes from ACTEW and another supplier were both well over $8,000 for exactly the same system.

eily 8:42 am 22 Apr 11

Just one thing, do you have gas appliances? Because you will still have to pay quartery to have the gas connected even if you are not using it.

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