The prices vary from R2500 to R35000 depending on the make or brand. Investing a good quality aircon will make you comfortable in home or office and is worth the investment. The most popular aircon brands in South Africa are York, Gree, Carrier, Midea Alliance, Jet-Air, LG and Samsung.
The Average Air Conditioning Prices
Cost of air conditioning by brand listed below:
|LG Dual Cool||Mid-Wall Aircon||9000||Inverter||R9199|
|LG Dual Cool||Mid-Wall Aircon||12000||Inverter||R9520|
|LG Dual Cool||Mid-Wall Aircon||18000||Inverter||R13640|
|LG Artcool Black Mirror||Mid-Wall Aircon||12000||Inverter||R14990|
|LG Artcool Black Mirror||Mid-Wall Aircon||18000||Inverter||R20420|
The advantages of LG aircon units, a well known brand in South Africa, LG has a wide range of products, ideal for both home and office use, innovative heat recovery ventilation system, Stylish designs and creates healthier air.
Carrier aircon units offer superb benefits, there is an extensive range of aircon units, a globally-recognized brand, modern air conditioning options, units are designed to blend in with your current decor and very good quality.
|Samsung AR3000||Midwall Split Aircon||9000||Non-inverter||R6550|
|Samsung AR3000||Midwall Split Aircon||12000||Non-inverter||R7220|
|Samsung AR3000||Midwall Split Aircon||18000||Non-inverter||R10299|
|Samsung AR4500||Midwall Split Aircon||9000||Inverter||R7930|
|Samsung AR4500||Midwall Split Aircon||12000||Inverter||R8720|
|Samsung AR4500||Midwall Split Aircon||18000||Inverter||R11999|
|Samsung AR9500T Wind-Free||Midwall Split Aircon||12000||Inverter||R14470|
|Samsung AR9500T Wind-Free||Midwall Split||18000||Inverter||R19380|
The advantages of the Samsung aircon unit, Wider distribution of cool air, very good prices, energy efficiency, good units for home or offices, many Samsung installers in South Africa and Sleek design.
Gree brand aircon units are well represented throughout South Africa, Great energy saver, Very good after sales service, aircon units are reliable, cost effective, and have a very big product range.
Jet-Air is a great air conditioning brand because it is easy to operate, popular brand in South Africa, cost effective, quiet unit, easy to operate Wide parts distribution network and easy to operate.
Alliance aircon units have many advantages and is a proudly South African brand, not imported which makes it cheaper, high quality aircon units, spares are easy to get, offer good warranties, very good after-sales service, and understand the South African market.
York is a very good aircon unit, runs quietly, stylish, after-sales support is good, user friendly and one of the most trusted brands.
|Midea Blanc R410A type||9000||Inverter||R7299|
|Midea Blanc Split||9000||Non-Inverter||R5870|
|Midea Blanc Split||12000||Non-Inverter||R6330|
|Midea Blanc Midwall||18000||Inverter||R11330|
|Midea Blanc Split||18000||Non-Inverter||R9399|
Midea aircons are a cost-effective option, many styles and models, runs smoothly and low noise operation, energy saving, not expensive to service and maintain, spares are not expensive and there are lots of distributors in South Africa.
Installation Prices on Aircons
It is essential to have your air conditioning unit installed professionally. Installation costs range from R1 500 to R 3 500, all depending on the labour, parts and time needed to install the aircon unit.
To install a standard aircon unit you would need the following: 1 metre of piping, brackets to secure the unit, 1 metre electrical cable and 1 – 2 hours labour costs.
Choose from Inverter and Non-Inverter Aircons
Depending on what you are looking for there are inverter or non-inverter air conditioner units.
Air Conditioning Units – Inverter
There are advantages and disadvantage of inverter aircon units, feature adjustable speeds, uses little energy to start up, energy-efficient, Cools your home or office down very quickly, effectively retains the desired temperature, very quiet, versatile, initial expensive but it saves on energy costs, and new technology so it is tricky to service and repair.
Air Conditioning Units – Non Inverter
There are advantages and disadvantages of non-inverter aircon units, they only have one speed, switches off when temperature is reached, high running costs but low purchase price, always available, Noisey operation, experiences a lot of wear and tear, not as long lasting and the inverter units, not energy saving, good buy if you have a budget, not expensive to repairs and service.
The costs of the Aircon unit is determined by:
The price of aircon repairs depends on the type of repair, parts used for the aircon and the brand of the aircon.
Here are the most common issues with faulty aircon units, compressor not working properly, filters dirty, not draining, thermostat broken, problems with the coil, faulty parts, leaking aircon fluid and regassing needed.
The price of air conditioner repairs range from R350 to R3550 per unit.
Brand of Air Conditioner
The air conditioner brand determines the repair costs of the aircon unit.
Expensive brands have costly spares which in turn pushes up the price of the repair cost.
Type of Repair
The repair will be cheaper if no new parts are needed to repair the aircon unit, that being said if the problem is more complicated, new parts are needed and a lot of labour, it will be more expensive.
Parts of the Aircon
For the popular brands of aircons the parts are cheaper and widely available, but if the aircon professional spends a lot of time to source the parts changes the cost will be higher.