2021 Prices of Air-conditioners

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

Product CodeBTUPrice
LG Dual CoolMid-Wall Aircon9000InverterR9199
LG Dual CoolMid-Wall Aircon12000InverterR9520
LG Dual CoolMid-Wall Aircon18000InverterR13640
LG Artcool Black MirrorMid-Wall Aircon12000InverterR14990
LG Artcool Black MirrorMid-Wall Aircon18000InverterR20420

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

Product CodeBTUPrice
Carrier Inverter9000R10050
Carrier Non-Inverter9000R7690
Carrier Inverter12000R10370
Carrier Non-Inverter12000R9100
Carrier Inverter18000R14190
Carrier Non-Inverter18000R12730

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

Product CodeBTUPrice
Samsung AR3000 Midwall Split Aircon9000Non-inverterR6550
Samsung AR3000Midwall Split Aircon12000Non-inverterR7220
Samsung AR3000Midwall Split Aircon18000Non-inverterR10299
Samsung AR4500Midwall Split Aircon9000InverterR7930
Samsung AR4500Midwall Split Aircon12000InverterR8720
Samsung AR4500Midwall Split Aircon18000InverterR11999
Samsung AR9500T Wind-FreeMidwall Split Aircon12000InverterR14470
Samsung AR9500T Wind-FreeMidwall Split18000InverterR19380

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

Product CodeBTUPrice
Gree Bora16000Non-InverterR13499
Gree Bora12000Non-InverterR6064
Gree Bora11000Non-InverterR10699
Gree Lomo24000InverterR15699
Gree Lomo12000InverterR12099
Gree Lomo18000InverterR14699

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

Product CodeBTUPrice
Jet-Air J-Smart9000Mid-WallInverterR7700
Jet-Air J-Smart12000Mid-WallInverterR8500
Jet-Air J-Smart 18000Mid-WallInverterR11700
Jet-Air J-Smart9000Mid-WallNon-InverterR5799
Jet-Air J-Smart12000Mid-WallNon-InverterR6399
Jet-Air J-Smart18000Mid-WallNon-InverterR9099
Jet-Air GWH9000Mid-WallInverterR6999
Jet-Air GWH12000Mid-WallInverterR7700
Jet-Air GWH18000Mid-WallInverterR10900
Jet-Air JDI 9000MirrorInverterR8150
Jet-Air JDI12000MirrorInverterR9350
Jet-Air JDI18000MirrorInverterR13050

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

Product CodeBTUPrice
Alliance Alaskan9000Non-InverterR5860
Alliance Alaskan12000Non-InverterR6799
Alliance Alaskan18000Non-InverterR9799
Alliance Arctic9000InverterR7370
Alliance Arctic12000InverterR8270
Alliance Arctic18000InverterR11299

 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

Product CodeBTUPrice
York Non-Inverter9000R6390
York Non-Inverter12000R7350
York Non-Inverter18000R9820
York Inverter9000R7500
York Inverter12000R8550
York Inverter18000R11700

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

Product CodeBTUPrice
Midea Blanc R410A type9000InverterR7299
Midea Blanc Split9000Non-InverterR5870
Midea Midwall12000InverterR8090
Midea Blanc Split12000Non-InverterR6330
Midea Blanc Midwall18000InverterR11330
Midea Blanc Split18000Non-InverterR9399

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. 

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