Alison Praetz
Alison Praetz
2024-04-19
Alpha Air put a split system into my older style 2nd level apartment in Elwood. A more complicated process than many other properties. They were prompt , thorough & flexible about the upfront deposit. The tradies who installed the unit were respectful, friendly & did a great job. They even sent someone back to the property (at my request) free of charge, to help me set up the WiFi control system. I’d definitely recommend Alpha Air Heating & Cooling.
Steve Hill
Steve Hill
2024-04-14
The whole team at Alpha Air were exceptional to deal with from start to finish. Daniel and the entire installation team were polite, friendly and efficient. They left no mess at all and were a pleasure to deal with, absolutely recommend Alpha Air
Neetha Desineni
Neetha Desineni
2024-04-05
We have just had AlphaAir helping us with a new ducted reverse cycle system for our home- they were such a brilliant team, starting with Matt, Darren, Locky and also Daniel & the other person that helped installing the unit onsite. They were very accommodating despite their busy schedules, had been prompt and professional with answering all questions we have asked in the process. We do not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking to install/update their heating & cooling systems. Thanks guys :)
Sarah Davis
Sarah Davis
2024-03-20
Couldn’t speak more highly of the team- Matt who organised a last minute install after another company mishap, full explanation and application for for gov rebates which others didn’t, so saving me hundreds. Daniel, Dylan, Matt, amazing service and craftsmanship start to finish. Every step of the install Daniel took the time to show and explain where he would be placing units and made sure I was satisfied. Was professional and cleaned up the site after checking multiple times. Walk through at the conclusion for any questions and showed me his work. I absolutely recommend to anyone looking for heating and cooling. 10 stars.
Daryl Gilbert
Daryl Gilbert
2024-03-19
Alpha Air installed our electric reverse cycle ducted air conditioning and heating system. Alpha is a family run business and provided personal and professional service throughout all stages of the process. Also, their price was competitive and the installation was completed on schedule. I would highly recommend Alpha Air for their expertise, customer service and their friendly and extremely competent staff. Daryl Gilbert
SONIC PLAYGROUND
SONIC PLAYGROUND
2024-03-13
Great service. Highly recommend Alpha Air
Jamie Lechte
Jamie Lechte
2024-03-05
I requested a quote from Alpha a little while back and was told that the installation would be straightforward and a 'good deal'. When i received the quote, i was shocked that the pricing was 60-70%+ or more higher than market value of the units plus a reasonable install fee, so of course I let it go. I was continually contacted to take up the offer, but I ignored. When i initially submitted this review, i was immediately harassed, phone called repeatedly about this feedback, basically telling me / threatening me to remove the feedback. The owner is a charlatan looking to take people for a ride and is also dishonest. Be wary.
Caroline Chang
Caroline Chang
2024-03-01
We had a great experience working with Alpha Air. The team were fast to respond to my enquiry, especially in the middle of summer. They provided competitive quotes/prices both for the installation and our preferred product (Split System Air conditioning unit). Installation was quick and easy to organise.
Tim Cartwright
Tim Cartwright
2024-02-28
Great family company. From our first call re quotes through to installation of heating and cooling, everyone has been great to deal with. Good advice on what we needed, excellent price for work. Really impressed with personal service right through process. Sue & Tim

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Are you looking for the best heating and cooling installation in Melbourne?

Heating and cooling is a critical part of your home’s comfort solution, ensuring you stay comfortable and safe throughout the year.

Finding the right heating and cooling system can be quite challenging at first, given that there are many choices available; it can often be overwhelming!

However, if the option of being able to independently control the temperature in individual rooms is an attractive option to you, we suggest reading on.

This week, we take a close look at a ductless air conditioning solution designed for multiple rooms, often referred to as a mini split system.

What do I need to know about mini splits?

You’re likely familiar with wall-mounted air conditioning units, even if you’re not sure of the exact terminology.

Split systems, like the name suggests, contain two parts. The first is the indoor unit, mounted on a wall, usually close to the ceiling. The split system is a common alternative to a ducted system (where vents can be placed in the walls, floor, or ceiling of a home.)

The second component is the outdoor compressor unit.

More specifically, a mini split system is a heating and cooling solution that is designed specifically for small areas, and eliminates the need for ducts.

Are mini splits good for heating?

Yes – in fact mini split systems are good for both heating and cooling your home. These economic systems keep you warm during winter and cool during summer.

Is a mini split better than central air?

If you’re thinking about energy costs and efficiency, you may be able to save more on ductless air conditioning. This is because you are only heating (or cooling) certain parts of your home, as needed, rather than the whole household.

Mini split systems can drastically lower your bills than central air conditioning and are more efficient than older air conditioning systems.
However there’s no straight answer here for which one is ‘better’ – it all depends on your house’s layout, size, and how you use each room in your home.

The best way to determine which system is best suited for your home? Consult an air con installation expert in Melbourne.

Is a mini split system worth it?

As most Melbourne homeowners realise, there’s an advantage to having a single system with the capability to both heat and cool your home, delivering year-round comfort in all seasons.

And a mini split system can certainly deliver!

However, having all the right information and understanding the benefits of this particular ductless air conditioning system can help you make the right decision in order to meet your heating and cooling needs.

1. Controlled room temperature

Mini split ductless systems can work in different rooms and areas in your home, enabling you to control the temperature in each part of your home.

You can have multiple units at home, particularly in living spaces like the family room, bedrooms, playroom, and study.

This saves you on energy costs as you can turn on one unit – say, in the lounge room where the family has gathered for the evening – and you can turn off the other units that are not in use – like in the study, where the workday is done.

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2. Energy-efficient heating and cooling system

Heating and cooling systems in Australia represent an average of 40% of a household’s energy consumption.

A ductless system can save you at least 30% on heating and cooling costs as it has more advanced technology than some other HVAC systems. Ductless mini splits usually convert high-voltage electricity into DC voltage that consumes little energy.

Most mini split air conditioning has duct seals, protecting up to 30% of the air from escaping through leaks, holes, and loose connections.

3. Less work

Split systems are generally quite easy to install.

The indoor unit usually only requires small holes to be drilled on the wall, making it less vulnerable to leakage, damage, and security issues.

Having said this however, the refrigerant line and electrical wires needed to connect the inside and outside unit, and to power the system, must only be installed by a professional.

4. Flexibility

One good thing about mini split systems is that you can use them in virtually any room of the home, either as standalone units or in conjunction with existing ducted air conditioning.

For example, if you decide to renovate by adding a second storey to your home, your ground floor’s existing ducted system may not be able to head upstairs due to ceiling space limits.

How do you use a mini split efficiently?

Tip #1: Set your room temperature

Mini split heating and cooling systems are usually installed near the ceiling, where the air is warmer (heat rises, after all!)

As such, the temperature might be a little different up there. All of our bodies are different, too, so instead of focusing just on the number, set it wherever it delivers the cooling or heating you need to feel comfortable.

However if you are after a guide, to maximise comfort and efficiency, we recommend:

  • 18ºC during winter (while the unit is heating)
  • 22-24ºC during summer (while the unit is cooling)

If you’re sitting far from those guides, we suggest adjusting your temperature by just one degree. You likely won’t feel the difference, but it can have a tremendous impact on your energy usage!

Tip #2: Set the fan to auto

Once you’ve set the right room temperature, the best thing to do is to keep your fan in auto mode. This not only maintains a pleasant and even temperature, but also means less wear and tear, as your unit is not constantly being strained through manual shut off and start ups.

Tip #3: Schedule yearly maintenance

Proper maintenance of your mini split system not only ensures your unit runs as it should, but also makes it run more efficiently, saving you on energy costs!

Some of the ways on how to maintain your mini split heating and cooling system are by:

  • Cleaning air filters regularly (particularly at the start of the hot or cold seasons!)
  • Keeping your unit free from dirt and debris
  • Engage a heating and cooling expert for regular maintenance

Thinking about a ductless heating and cooling system for your home?

Call Alpha Air today!

Comfort and energy efficiency are two of the most important things to consider when it comes to both ducted air conditioning and split systems in Melbourne.

If you’re still unsure which system is best suited for your home and lifestyle, get in touch with our heating and cooling experts.

Our team of experienced professionals know what to consider when it comes to finding your perfect home comfort solution, helping you to navigate through your choices and make the right decision for your home and family.

To find out more about our high efficiency systems, or for any aspect of your home’s heating and cooling needs, contact us today. Call Alpha Air on 1300 854 525 or fill in this enquiry form and we will come back to you soon!

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Alison Praetz
Alison Praetz
2024-04-19
Alpha Air put a split system into my older style 2nd level apartment in Elwood. A more complicated process than many other properties. They were prompt , thorough & flexible about the upfront deposit. The tradies who installed the unit were respectful, friendly & did a great job. They even sent someone back to the property (at my request) free of charge, to help me set up the WiFi control system. I’d definitely recommend Alpha Air Heating & Cooling.
Steve Hill
Steve Hill
2024-04-14
The whole team at Alpha Air were exceptional to deal with from start to finish. Daniel and the entire installation team were polite, friendly and efficient. They left no mess at all and were a pleasure to deal with, absolutely recommend Alpha Air
Neetha Desineni
Neetha Desineni
2024-04-05
We have just had AlphaAir helping us with a new ducted reverse cycle system for our home- they were such a brilliant team, starting with Matt, Darren, Locky and also Daniel & the other person that helped installing the unit onsite. They were very accommodating despite their busy schedules, had been prompt and professional with answering all questions we have asked in the process. We do not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking to install/update their heating & cooling systems. Thanks guys :)
Sarah Davis
Sarah Davis
2024-03-20
Couldn’t speak more highly of the team- Matt who organised a last minute install after another company mishap, full explanation and application for for gov rebates which others didn’t, so saving me hundreds. Daniel, Dylan, Matt, amazing service and craftsmanship start to finish. Every step of the install Daniel took the time to show and explain where he would be placing units and made sure I was satisfied. Was professional and cleaned up the site after checking multiple times. Walk through at the conclusion for any questions and showed me his work. I absolutely recommend to anyone looking for heating and cooling. 10 stars.
Daryl Gilbert
Daryl Gilbert
2024-03-19
Alpha Air installed our electric reverse cycle ducted air conditioning and heating system. Alpha is a family run business and provided personal and professional service throughout all stages of the process. Also, their price was competitive and the installation was completed on schedule. I would highly recommend Alpha Air for their expertise, customer service and their friendly and extremely competent staff. Daryl Gilbert
SONIC PLAYGROUND
SONIC PLAYGROUND
2024-03-13
Great service. Highly recommend Alpha Air
Jamie Lechte
Jamie Lechte
2024-03-05
I requested a quote from Alpha a little while back and was told that the installation would be straightforward and a 'good deal'. When i received the quote, i was shocked that the pricing was 60-70%+ or more higher than market value of the units plus a reasonable install fee, so of course I let it go. I was continually contacted to take up the offer, but I ignored. When i initially submitted this review, i was immediately harassed, phone called repeatedly about this feedback, basically telling me / threatening me to remove the feedback. The owner is a charlatan looking to take people for a ride and is also dishonest. Be wary.
Caroline Chang
Caroline Chang
2024-03-01
We had a great experience working with Alpha Air. The team were fast to respond to my enquiry, especially in the middle of summer. They provided competitive quotes/prices both for the installation and our preferred product (Split System Air conditioning unit). Installation was quick and easy to organise.
Tim Cartwright
Tim Cartwright
2024-02-28
Great family company. From our first call re quotes through to installation of heating and cooling, everyone has been great to deal with. Good advice on what we needed, excellent price for work. Really impressed with personal service right through process. Sue & Tim

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