Before most people have air conditioning installed in their homes, as it can be expensive, they will find out all the costs involved before proceeding. You will have to know what type of air conditioning you want and the size of the air conditioning units that would be most appropriate or the sizes of the rooms you need cooled. Next you will want to get quotes for the cost of the system and also for the installation and as this can vary from country to country and also from city to city, if you live in Sydney, you will want to request Sydney Air Conditioning Quotes which can often be provided online. Having worked out the size of the different units you need, you should be able to have a rough idea how much the system will cost you to run but, you should also allow for any annual servicing requirements that the system may need. All air conditioning systems should be maintained properly and so it is always advisable to plan a professional, like the people that initially install the system, to carry out a routine maintenance on your system, probably just before the hottest time of the year. Air conditioning systems can breakdown or become less efficient if they do not receive a regular servicing and if one is going to give trouble, you can almost guarantee that it will be when you need it most. When a system does break down, it will usually be when it is being the most, during the hot season and of course, that is the time that the people that do repairs are at their busiest. This means that you will either have to wait, sweating, for some time before your system gets fixed or alternatively, pay an over-priced fee to get it fixed quicker. For that reason, the more astute people that have air conditioning systems installed in their homes, have them serviced just before the hot season, by professionals in order to avoid any problems during the peak time. Whichever company you hire to service your system, if they are reputable, will usually respond quicker if a system they serviced gives trouble, which is of course an added advantage and in all cases, although a regular service may cost money, it is rarely as expensive as repairs would cost.
Choosing the correct system for your home is also important and if you are not sure which one would be best for your home, contacting an air conditioning installation company before you make the purchase could be advantageous as they can often advise you as to which you should probably buy. A split system is often the popular choice when just one room needs to be cooled but there are multi split systems that can cool up to 5 rooms but they would require you buy an indoor unit for each room. A ducted system can also cool multiple rooms and does not need indoor units in each room but, the ducting takes up space and so is not usually recommended for smaller homes.