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    Default cost of ducted reverse cycle air con

    Hi everyone, what can i expect to pay for aircon installation- one machine to duct into 4 bedrooms upstairs-approx 3.5m x 3.5m each? Would 8kw be powerful enough? Would one unit potentially power upstairs plus one in the living room downstairs, or would i need a second unit? Thanks in advance.

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    I paid about $15K, however that was to have one installed when my house was being built. I'm not sure if it's more for an existing house.

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    ours was about 10k. Four bedroom, two main living areas.
    You would need to see what the air con company says. It really is a matter of each house is different.

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    Thank you. I am going to arrange a few quotes.

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    Default cost of ducted reverse cycle air con

    Are you wanting evaporative or refrigerated. My evaporarive cost just over $4300 and we have 5 ducts, it's also a massive house and has raked ceilings in the kitchen, dining, lounger area. Summer electric bill is about $700 and that's running a pool for 10hours a day aswell. As for heating we have a ducted gas unit that was just installed 6 weeks ago that was $4100 and has 6 ducts running on 3 seperate zoning areas.

    Evaporative is cooling only. This is the cheaper option for air cond
    Refrigerated is cooling and heating. More exp if you want this.

    You still have to take into account water aswell but that's not much at all.

    When the weather is crazy crazy hot continuously evaporative isn't fantastic that's the only catch though, well in my place as we are east west with west the house is all glass
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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    I paid about $15K, however that was to have one installed when my house was being built. I'm not sure if it's more for an existing house.
    Was this for refrigerated as the price sounds way to high for reverse cycle

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    Default cost of ducted reverse cycle air con

    My house was 23k during building, big house 2 units plus a split, multiple zones.... I think they start about 5k for basic.

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    Thanks babybeeno, i didnt appreciate the distinction in definition. Yes i was hoping for cooling and heating. However, cooling is the priority for upstairs. We have a gas point downstairs- i have not used gas heating before, so the gas point sits empty as i huddle around my oil heater. I think i need to explore gas heating for downstairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babybeeno1 View Post
    Are you wanting reverse cycle or refrigerated. My reverse cycle cost just over $4300 and we have 5 ducts, it's also a massive house and has raked ceilings in the kitchen, dining, lounger area. Summer electric bill is about $700 and that's running a pool for 10hours a day aswell. As for heating we have a ducted gas unit that was just installed 6 weeks ago that was $4100 and has 6 ducts running on 3 seperate zoning areas.

    Reverse cycle is cooling only. This is the cheaper option for air cond
    Refrigerated is cooling and heating. More exp if you want this.

    You still have to take into account water aswell but that's not much at all.

    When the weather is crazy crazy hot continuously reverse cycle isn't fantastic that's the only catch though, well in my place as we are east west with west the house is all glass
    I think you're confusing reverse cycle with evaporative.

    Reverse cycle is both heating and cooling.

    Evaporative is cooling only and not always effective in summer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil Smurfy View Post
    I think you're confusing reverse cycle with evaporative.

    Reverse cycle is both heating and cooling.

    Evaporative is cooling only and not always effective in summer
    I realised that just as I went to edit. My bad. Worst baby brain you could possibly imagine atm but you beat me to it

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