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Air Conditioning Adelaide

Air Conditioning Adelaide

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Air Conditioners AdelaideJim’s Heating & Cooling is a trusted name for and air conditioners and home heating in the AdelaideSouth AustraliaMelbourne. We offer a wide range of air conditioning and heating solutions, with ongoing specials and financing offers.

We have a team of expert air conditioning installers that are highly trained to handle any air conditioner installation, servicing and repairs. We pride ourselves on excellent customer care and personable service. There is always a Jim’s service truck near your location.

Whether you are looking for reverse cycle air conditioning, split system or evaporative, call 131 546 now or request a quote to get started!

Confused About Air Conditioners ?

Common Questions : Air Conditioning Types | How Many kW is Needed | Custom Floor Plans

Whether its ducted reverse cycle, split system or evaporative air conditioners, a properly controlled climate and indoor temperature plays a big part in making your home comfortable. Especially when you have spent a large investment in home building or renovation works.

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So how do you choose the best air conditioning for your own home? Below are the key differences between the three common types of air conditioners.

Which System Is Best For Your Home?

The are generally 3 main types of air conditioning. Below is a quick comparison between the three, looking into their general build and features. Each system type has it’s own pros and cons, depending on the type of home you have and your personal preferences.

Ducted Reverse Cycle Air Conditioners

Ducted Reverse Cycle Air Conditioners are ideal for families that prefer cold, crisp air. Of course, reverse cycle also means the same ducts are able to distribute heated air for winter comfort as well.

If you like traditional refrigerated type of coldness (which is nice during the hot summers), a ducted reverse cycle air conditioner with inverter may suit you just fine. This type of air conditioners also feature zoned climate control, which allows you to set a different temperature for different zones in the house. Providing maximum control.

A downside to this system is that it generally consumed much more energy (and hence results in higher power costs) than, say an evaporative air conditioners. Having said that, the advent of new power saving features like inverter system by various brands such as Mitsubishi and Samsung, has generally increased the energy efficient star ratings for recent models.

Another downside, one less commonly known, is that reverse cycle air conditioners sometimes “stalls” when producing heating – especially during cold winters. In extreme cold conditions, the outdoor unit tends to freeze up, and when this happens, the air conditioner intelligently reverses the heated air back to the outdoor unit to heat it up. This takes care of the freezing. When the outdoor unit is “normalized”, the heated air is then channeled back into the home for continued heating. In short, during cold winters, you may experience short lapses in your home heating. This can go unnoticed by many, but a the more demanding users will notice this and may just will not stand for it.

– read more about ducted reverse cycle air conditioners

Evaporative Air Conditioners

Evaporative air conditioners have become increasingly popular in recent years. This type of air conditioners uses evaporation to cool air and then distribute the cooled air via ducts throughtout the home. The effect is similar to a nice cool breeze flowing through the home. A key benefit of evaporative air conditioners is that you can leave your windows and doors open! Evaporative Air Conditioning has become increasingly popular with home owners in Adelaide.

Since this system is not based on refrigeration, you can have a constant flow of natural air flowing in your home. Some home users prefer this to the dry, cold refrigerated air produced by ducted reverse cycle and split system air conditioners. Another benefit of evaporative air conditioners is that they consume significantly less power than both the ducted reverse cycle and split systems. Hence the running costs is much lower over the long term.

The downside to evaporative air conditioning is that it does not produce really cold air. So on a hot summer day, you only get a cool breeze and not refrigerated air. To some home users, this may not be cold enough. However, to many, they actually are happy with just a nice cool breeze, even during the hot spells. It really depends on your personal preference.

Split System Air Conditioners

Split System is suitable for homes that do not require air conditioning throughout. A split system consists of an external compressor that supplies to multiple internal fan coils. The most common is the 3-unit split system although other configurations exist. Generally, you would need more than 1 compressor if you need more fan coils in the house.

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Paul Wiekel
Paul Wiekel

5 out of 5 stars

posted 7 months ago

Very professional staff with some excellent suggestions on which system to install for my home. Helped with choosing a good heater too. Love the friendliness of the workers. Good people.

Dot Niu
Dot Niu

5 out of 5 stars

posted 9 months ago

I was very happy with the service we recieved from Jims Heating and Cooling. They were prompt and professional and we are very happy with the ducted reverse cycle system they have installed.

Louise Pitt
Louise Pitt

5 out of 5 stars

posted 7 months ago

Extremely happy with the service they guys at Jims heating and cooling gave us, quick and easy!!

Phillip Mauviel
Phillip Mauviel

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 years ago

I was very impressed from the measure through to the install. The time was taken to specify the right system for our home (so it actually did the job!) and he found a better (and more cost effective) way of installing. I highly recommend Jim's....great communication and a great experience from start to finish. Thank you.

With wall split systems, you can decide which rooms in the house you want to have air conditioning – and just install a fan coil there. These are usually wall mounted and the newer models can be quite stylish in design. As each unit is controlled by a seperate remote controller, you have the flexibility of choosing which unit to turn on and off. This can translate to some power savings, as you only use on demand. Split System also comes in reverse cycle air conditioner models, allowing you to cool and heat your home.

The downside to split system air conditioners is maintenance. You would need to maintain and service each unit, including the external compressor regularly. In terms of power consumption, it really depends on usage but generally wall split systems still consumes much more energy than the evaporative air conditioning system.

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Ducted Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning

Ducted Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning systems enable each room to be cooled and heated by one system. These air conditioners are less obstrusive and as the air is distributed via ducts (usually hidden in the roof space and out of sight) throughout a home.

A key benefit of this type of air conditioners is climate control via zoning. This allows one to set variable temperatures for different rooms in your home – effectively compartmentalizing the climat control.

A ducted air conditioning system with inverter technology (such as the Samsung & Mitsubishi models), has the added benefit of better temperature control and greater energy efficiency.

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Split System Air Conditioning

Split System Air Conditoners are another popular choice. Comprising of an external compressor & multiple internal wall-mounted fan coils, split system air conditioners are suitable for cooling multiple rooms or an open area.

Split System Air Conditioners are usually more ideal for regulating the temperature of larger rooms such as a lounge room or master bedroom, they are also energy efficient vs portable, window, and box-type air conditioners.

Split system air conditioning is an ideal choice if you only need air-conditioning in a single area of your house, or if you have specific zones in your house that require air conditioning and others that do not.

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Evaporative Air Conditioners

Evaporative air conditioning systems offer a very different option that is now popular with many home owners.

These air conditioners using use evaporative technology to cool air which is then distributed via ducts throughout a home (similar to ducted reverse cycle). Since it is not a refrigeration-based system, windows and doors in the home can be left open without fear of affecting cooling effectiveness.

In fact, doing so creates a nice comfortable breeze of cool air throughout the home. Evaporative air conditioning is ideal for families favoring natural air over the dry cold & crisp air that refrigerated air conditioners produce. They are also highly suited to people with respiratory health challenges.

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Deciding on the right air conditioning for your home requires careful thought and planning. We encourage you to contact us and speak with our air conditioning and home heating experts.

In fact, send us your floorplan and we will provide a detailed quotation, tailored to suit your requirements. Our experts or “local Jim’s” as they have come to be known, will recommend the best heating and cooling solution for your home. We do not charge for consultation.

We specialise in branded air conditioners adelaide & install (all brands) of :

Ducted Reverse Cycle | Split System
Evaporative | Ducted Gas Heating | Gas Wall Furnaces | Wood Heaters

We supply and install all brands including :
Mitsubishi Electric, Toshiba, Carrier, Samsung, Braemar and more!

Air Conditioning System Size

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Building a new home? Or planning to renovate your existing one? Whatever stage you’re at in your home building process, choosing the right air conditioning may be one of the key decisions your have to make. Determining the brand and model is just the start. A key factor that has many home owners stumped, is : “What air conditioning system size is ideal for my home?”

Unless you have experience in the air conditioning and home heating industry, it may be difficult to understand how to determine the system size you will require for your home. An undersized system results in ineffective cooling and heating, which may cause your power bills to skyrocket. And oversized system will result in under-usage, which incurs unnecessarily higher upfront costs.

This post explains how a home owner can correctly gauge the size of the air conditioning system required for a home, and some tips on how and where to get the right answers.

Air Conditioning System Size – How Many kW is Needed?

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Air conditioning system size is often gauged in kW. kW is the power output of an electrical appliance. The higher the kW capacity of an air conditioning system, the greater it’s cooling performance. Same goes for reverse cycle air conditioning. The greater the kW, the greater it’s heating and cooling.

Below are some methods to help you determine what kW system size you will require to effectively and efficiently cool or warm your home.



Home Size

The first obvious factor you have to consider is the size of your home. The larger your home, the higher your air conditioning capacity should be. Air conditioning system sizes can range from 5 to over 20 kW. That’s a wide range. Depending on the size of your home, and other factors below, you will need to narrow down the range and hopefully decide on a specific system size that would be ideal. Typically, a single storey 3 bedroom home would fine on a 7-10kW system. However, this differs widely as there are many other factors involved in determining air conditioning system size.

Home Layout/Plans

Air Conditioning System Size

Home layout is a very important consideration in determining air conditioning system size. A 2 or 3 storey home will require a much higher capacity (possibly even multiple systems) as compared to a single storey home. The actual way your home is laid out will also affect decisions such as whether to go for ducted or split systems, or even an evaporative air conditioning system.

For instance, if your 2 storey home is in a residential character zone, which restricts or disallows full 2 storey profiles, you may only have a half second storey that’s set further back from the front of the house. This limits the roof space available for duct works. You may then decide to go for reverse cycle air conditioning with one set of ducts. Since that’s one system serving the whole 2-storey home, you will need to go for a much larger kW capacity than say if you have a separate ducted air conditioner with gas heating (which required 2 sets of ducts).

So depending on how your home is laid out, your choices for air conditioning types may differ, and in differing, affect the capacity you require. The best approach is to share your architectural plans with your air conditioning company, and have an expert installer review the plans. He or she will be able to advice the best air conditioning system type and size for your home.


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How you decide to set up zoning in your home is yet another important consideration. Newer models of ducted air conditioning allow you to set up between 4 to 8 zones in each home. Each zone can be separately set up with different climate and temperature settings. This allows a home owner to optimally “zone” their homes the way they like it.

Depending on how many zones you desire and where they are located, a ducted air conditioning system may require higher capacity to cool or warm the zones effectively. This is an often neglected, but all important factor. Many home owners have complained that a particular zone (usually on the ground floor), may not cooled or warmed sufficiently. This means that for a particular section of the home, it’s constantly not cool enough during summer, and not warm enough during winter. A very frustrating experience for all family members indeed.

Usage Pattern

Your usage pattern also affect system size. For instance, while a 16kW capacity may be recommended for your home size, you may get by fine with just a 13.5kW system – if you only intend to cool or warm 1-2 zones in your home simultaneously. Let’s explain this better.

Say, at any given time, you will only require air conditioning in your living room, and bedrooms, you will not really fully use up to 16kW of capacity. Conversely, if you intend to turn on air conditioning in all zones at once, even a 16kW may be hard pressed to provide sufficient capacity.

Hence depending on your usage pattern, system size required will also vary. When speaking to your air conditioning company, it is important to explain how you intend to zone your home, and clearly define your usage pattern. This helps them to recommend the ideal system size. One that is not oversized nor underpowered for your home.

Air Conditioning System Size – Seek Professional Advice

So how does one get the right advice on which air conditioning system size to go with? The best approach would be to speak with a qualified installer or air conditioning and home heating professional.

You should have your home/floor plans handy and be clear about your home heating and cooling objectives, how you intend to zone your home and your usage pattern. Be sure to speak with companies with a proven track record and a solid reputation.

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A good air conditioning company will recommend the system that is ideal for the customer. Not the models they are currently pushing out. Go with a company that listens to you intently – for your needs. Not one that is only interested to sell models they are focusing on.

Air Conditioning System Size – Your Choice

When determining air conditioning system size, don’t always go with what is recommended. Think about your own objective and how you intend to use your air conditioning. For instance, a home owner may decide that they only need air conditioning and heating in their bedrooms. Since that’s where they spend more time. In that case, a small kW split system air conditioning will suffice. This saves a lot of upfront cost.

Ultimately, no one knows your home better than you. Work out your own requirements first, and then speak with an air conditioning and home heating professional so they can help recommend the ideal air conditioning system size for your home.


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Evaporative Air Conditioners Vs Ducted Reverse Cycle Air Conditioners

A common question asked is whether to consider an Evaporative Air Conditioner system or a Ducted Reverse Cycle unit. Each has distinct advantages, that may influence your decision. In years gone by, fully ducted reverse cycle air conditioning units used far more power than the efficient units we have today.

The star rating system for air conditioning has provided consumers with an easy to understand way to evaluate power consumption. And sadly, the way power bills have escalated, running costs definitely matter. It is important to ensure that the correct size air conditioning unit is installed in your home, ensuring the unit is not having to overwork to cool and area, or continually starting and stopping.

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Why choose Jim’s Air Conditioning for your home.

Jim’s Heating and Cooling only use fully qualified trades people to install your home air conditioner and heating systems. With years of personal experience in the industry, your local Jim has the experience and professional expertise to ensure you get the correct unit for your home. We value our local reputation and get the bulk of our work referred by happy customers. That’s just one reason why its great to deal with local businesses.

When you consider the national buying power of one of Australia’s most respected companies, the reasons just keep adding up! At Jim’s Heating and Cooling, the value doesn’t stop when you buy: We provide warranty repairs, maintenance, service and repair all kinds of air conditioner systems.

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