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Air Conditioner Types – choosing the right one for your home

Are you in search of a new air conditioner? Maybe your current unit is on its last legs and you’re desperately looking for a replacement? If you haven’t purchased one in a while you may be a bit overwhelmed when you realise just how many air conditioner types there are!

Which one do you pick? What are the different types of air conditioning units and what do they do? It can be very confusing knowing which one to pick but don’t worry, that’s where this useful blog steps in to help.

Read our useful buying guide and you’ll know exactly what to look for when buying your new AC unit! From energy consumption to maintenance, we’ve covered some important factors to consider before making your final choice.

Even better, we’ve explained the types of air conditioning units and listed the pros and cons so you know whether you’re buying the right system. Want to know more? Then let’s jump straight in!

Air conditioning buying guide

Before you rush out and buy your new air conditioner, there are a few essential things to think about. We’ve covered the most important factors to think about below, so be sure to keep reading to find out more!


If you’re on a tight budget then portable air conditioners or window air conditioners are the cheapest. Keep in mind though that these types can only cool a single room at a time.

Ductless air conditioning systems or mini-split air conditioners are considered cost-effective options if you only need to cool one or two rooms. If you want to cool your whole house with a ductless system you’ll need to keep it on constantly.

Not only will this not be very effective, but it’ll cause some eyebrow-raising energy costs! On the other hand, Smart AC units are a bit more pricey to buy but they’re more energy-saving and therefore not as expensive to run.

A central air conditioning system is considered more expensive than other types we’ve mentioned but they’re also more effective in the long run. Not only that but this type of air conditioner tends to last longer than other types.

The most expensive option is a Geothermal air conditioning unit, but they’re so effective they pay for themselves with energy-saving. Geothermal AC units have unbeatable effectiveness and efficiency compared to other types.

It’s likely that if you pay out for one of these state-of-the-art air conditioning units, it could last a lifetime!

Interest Free Finance Option

A new air conditioning system or heater installation is a big ticket item. We fully understand this so, after the usual approval process, we can help you arrange a 6 month interest free finance option. We are partnered with a local credit licensed lender called Skye, an affiliate of Mastercard international, and they have made 6 month interest free finance available for Quick Air customers to help spread the cost of an installation over a longer time period. You can also visit our finance page for more information.

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Which system is right for you?

We'll help you pick the most efficient and practical air conditioning or heating system to suit your home or office. With our help and advice, your decision to get the right unit will be an easy one.

Split System Cooling & Heating

Split system air conditioners allow for fast cooling or heating of your residential or commercial environment. It also helps you to more precisely control the air conditioning and temperature setting of each room. This level of climate control, by room or level, means you can have your living room at one temperature and the bedrooms at another. It is also a great alternative to a ducted system if the roof and underfloor space are limited.

Evaporative Cooling

An outdoor evaporative system uses air that is drawn through water-soaked membranes. This chilled air is then circulated all over the house using ceiling ducts and is a cost-effective and efficient way to keep temperatures down in the summer months.

Multi-split Air Conditioner Systems

Multi-split air conditioning systems are used as a solution for complex designs. Typically in commercial projects and luxury residential homes. These air conditioning systems use refrigerant and have variable motor speeds allowing for a wide choice of indoor units and control systems to be connected to one large outdoor unit.

Multi-split air conditioning systems can have several indoor units connected to one outdoor unit. Your indoor units can be wall-mounted, floor-standing, ceiling cassettes and many more alternatives.

Ducted Reverse-Cycle Cooling & Heating system

Ducted air conditioners are a great way to cool or heat and maintain a consistent temperature throughout your premises. Ducted reverse-cycle air conditioners, whether for residential or commercial purposes, works very well for maintaining the temperature in multiple rooms and stories.

Gas Heaters

A gas heater can be installed in any indoor or outdoor area, connected to LPG or natural gas, these are very effective for heating one room or limited outdoor space in those cool winter months. Quick Air has a blog article on carbon monoxide testing to ensure your family is safe. Provided carbon monoxide testing is done regularly to keep the gas heaters safe, efficient and effective.

Our commitment to you

Quick Air has helped over 20,000 customers Australia wide with air conditioning and heating repair, service and installation. We have technicians all over the country and have assisted our customers in all major Australian cities, regional areas and from time to time we have been known to get into the outback; into some of our remotest locations.

Our team are dedicated to supporting our customers. Many of whom call in distress when their unit is not working on one of the hottest or coldest days of the year. We are fully insured and licensed and will provide you with a 100% workmanship guarantee.

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