There are many types of air conditioners to choose from and with so many do-it-yourself tutorial videos on social media channels, it is easy to assume that you don’t need to pay for an air con installer to install your air conditioner for you.
However, a licensed electrician is the safest option for those who want to install an air conditioner into their home. It is best to hire a professional for the following installations and repairs
- Ducted system
- Window units
- Central cooling
- Split system
- Pipe repairs
- Compressor maintenance
In Australia, the Australian Refrigerator Council requires you to hire a licensed electrician or plumber to install or repair an air conditioner in a building. They must hold a full Refrigeration & Air Conditioning license or a restricted license; the latter only allows them to install a split system aircon.
When hiring an air con installer, there are some things that you should ask:
- What kind of license do you have?
- Do you have insurance?
- What is included in the service fees?
- Is a permit needed to install the air conditioner?
Air con installers become qualified only after graduating from Air conditioning and Refrigeration training courses. For those with Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration, they are eligible to get Restricted Electrical License and Full Refrigeration Handling License. These are the air conditioning and refrigeration mechanics that assemble, install, maintain and repair industrial, commercial and domestic air conditioning and refrigeration systems and equipment.
The air con installers and technicians of CLF Services are all certified and licensed professionals to ensure that standards are met as well as world-class service quality is delivered in every home, commercial or industrial property.
For more information about the services that CLF Services offers, contact us today!