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
Roger Vial
Roger Vial
2024-02-09
Great service from a friendly and efficient team. Professional approach from quote through to installation.
Kylie Stabler
Kylie Stabler
2024-02-05
Great service! These guys went out of their way to fit in with our difficult scheduling. They got the job done very professionally and on time. Extremely happy customer here.
Fee
Fee
2024-02-05
Guys and gals were just fantastic right from the start! The owner actually measured and quoted for free, the girls communicated so well and promptly! The boys that installed were super friendly and extremely neat in their work. Awesome work ethic and great customer service. I highly recommend this company!
Brenda Winning
Brenda Winning
2024-02-01
Did a fantastic job. V happy customer. Professional team that know what they are doing. Highly recommended. I called many companies that did not respond to my calls or internet enquiries. These guys communicated well and were able to complete the job to my tight deadline. I feel confident having a local company to go back to for servicing.

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HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. A HVAC system’s purpose is to exchange air within a space, filter it, and distribute it around your home.

Those looking to replace their system might take this as an opportunity to upgrade, too. That could be anything from integrating both heating and cooling within a single system, or enjoying advanced technology that saves money and energy.

Replacing a HVAC system isn’t as simple as you might think and so you need to find the right heating and cooling team in Melbourne to devise the most suitable solution for your home, within the constraints of your budget.

Can I replace my own HVAC system?

Considering how complicated a HVAC system is, you will need a licensed professional to install or replace a HVAC system in your home.

Even if you’re only replacing one aspect of a HVAC system, such as a filter, or a pipe, it is still the safest option to have a licensed Air Alpha technician do the job for you.

There are a lot of facets of installing a HVAC system, including electrical, plumbing and ductwork. That’s why a heating and cooling expert should be the only person touching your system.

How much does it cost to replace your HVAC system?

The first thing you probably think about when getting something replaced in your home is the cost.

A HVAC system’s cost can vary greatly depending on many factors such as:

  • The type of system you have
  • How many rooms the system uses
  • How long the job takes
  • The size of your home
  • Supplies and equipment
  • What power it runs on
  • Whether you’re getting a heating system or a cooling system or both
  • Size of the unit
  • The SEER (more on this one below)

We break down a few of these important factors.

The type of system you have

A ducted reverse cycle air conditioner or a VRF air conditioning system installation are just two types of HVAC systems that your home could use.

When considering the replacement of a system, you might want to consider upgrading to a better suited system that suits the size and layout of your home, as well as how you use various rooms within.

How many rooms the system uses

When replacing your HVAC system, you might want to think about adding more rooms to the system if your family is getting bigger or if you want more coverage around your home.

The amount of rooms the system uses changes the cost because it changes the amount of supplies needed and the labour hours.

What power it runs on

Whether your HVAC uses electricity, gas or oil, can effect what equipment is needed to replace your system.

Solar power can also add time and supplies to connect the HVAC system with the converter system your solar energy runs to.

VRF air conditioning system installation

The size of the unit

The size of the heater or air conditioning unit can alter its productivity, compressor performance, flow rate, and its pressure rate.

The SEER

SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It is used to calculate how energy efficient an air conditioning is. As such, different units and systems will have a different SEER.

The higher the number, the less it costs to run. A SEER value of 16 will generally be the most cost effective. But if you live in an area with high temperature all year around, it may be beneficial to get an air conditioner with a higher SEER value.

When should you replace my HVAC system?

In general, most HVAC systems should last anywhere between 15-25 years.

However this is best supported by regular split, ducted, or reverse cycle air conditioning service.
For example, ducts could lose their insulation so slowly over time that you might not realise that the system is getting weaker. There could also be other issues that you don’t see like ducts splitting a part or a fan motor stops working.

Ongoing maintenance helps to identify and rectify smaller issues like these, before they escalate into larger ones.

However, depending on the age and condition of your system, it might be more efficient and worthwhile to instead get a whole new HVAC system installed, rather than just getting the necessary parts fixed.

Just like when your car has issues or your phone has issues, instead of paying to get them fixed, it’s better to buy a brand new one. It will save you effort and money in the long run to at least look into getting a whole new system instead of paying for parts.

Because if you pay X amount to get it fixed after five years, you will be paying to get it fully replaced again in five years anyway.

Does replacing HVAC increase home value?

Whether you’re thinking of selling your house soon, or you plan on staying put, it is worth installing a new HVAC system.

Since systems are expanding and getting better each year, replacing a HVAC system can increase the value of your home, should you decide to sell in 5 or even 10 years’ time.

How do zoned HVAC systems work?

Installing a zoned HVAC system means you can have different temperatures in separate rooms in your home at the same time through the same system.

This works by having movable plates in the ductwork that control the heating and cooling.

Zoned HVAC systems are just one example of the advancements made in HVAC systems in a matter of years. Find out more about how zoned HVAC systems work here.

Interested in upgrading and replacing your HVAC system?

For quotes, more information, or to replace and repair a HVAC system, give Alpha Air a call on 1300 854 525 or request a free quote here.

We cover the world’s most reputable and popular brands, so if you’re interested in a Mitsubishi ducted air conditioning system or a Daikin ducted air conditioning system, then we’d love to help!

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
Roger Vial
Roger Vial
2024-02-09
Great service from a friendly and efficient team. Professional approach from quote through to installation.
Kylie Stabler
Kylie Stabler
2024-02-05
Great service! These guys went out of their way to fit in with our difficult scheduling. They got the job done very professionally and on time. Extremely happy customer here.
Fee
Fee
2024-02-05
Guys and gals were just fantastic right from the start! The owner actually measured and quoted for free, the girls communicated so well and promptly! The boys that installed were super friendly and extremely neat in their work. Awesome work ethic and great customer service. I highly recommend this company!
Brenda Winning
Brenda Winning
2024-02-01
Did a fantastic job. V happy customer. Professional team that know what they are doing. Highly recommended. I called many companies that did not respond to my calls or internet enquiries. These guys communicated well and were able to complete the job to my tight deadline. I feel confident having a local company to go back to for servicing.

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