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Can an electrician install or repair air conditioning?

Have you found yourself uncertain at times about the roles of various tradespeople? If you have, rest assured you're not alone. Let's focus on air conditioning and who would you call to install or repair an AC unit. There is every chance you would think it's solely the responsibility of an electrician. While it's common to assume an electrician is needed, there are specific circumstances that dictate the right technician for your AC requirements. Depending on what type of air conditioner you are installing you will need to hire a technician with the relevant qualifications to ensure all aspects of either installation or repair are covered and compliant.

If you own a split system AC, an electrician possesses the expertise and training necessary to install or fix any issues your system encounters. However, if your AC operates through ducts, it's advisable to engage an HVAC professional for installation and any potential repairs or issues that arise.

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Electrician vs HVAC

An electrician has the experience, and training and is certified to install and repair a split system air conditioning, and various other air conditioning systems. However, when it comes to ducted AC relying solely on an electrician for a complete installation might not cover all the aspects necessary for a successful completion.

Ducted air conditioning is a more complex air conditioning system that is typically found in larger homes, businesses or commercial establishments. When it comes to installation, repairs or maintenance on a ducted AC system you will need the expertise of an HVAC technician, as they understand ductwork design, air handling units, refrigerant lines, and ventilation requirements.

They also have the expertise, experience, and knowledge necessary to handle the entire process— from system selection and design to installation, testing, and ensuring the system operates correctly.

What does HVAC stand for?

HVAC stands for heating, Ventilation, and Air conditioning, and refers to the technology and system used in buildings to provide comfort by regulating temperature, humidity and air quality. HVAC works together to maintain a comfortable and healthy indoor environment, ensuring proper airflow, temperature control and humidity levels, while also filtering the air to remove pollutants. Each component involves

Heating: The heating component of HVAC systems is responsible for warming the indoor space. It can be achieved through various means such as furnaces, boilers, heat pumps, or electric heaters.

Ventilation: Ventilation involves the exchange of indoor and outdoor air to improve indoor air quality. It helps to remove odours, excess moisture, smoke, airborne bacteria, and carbon dioxide, replacing them with fresh outdoor air. Ventilation systems often include fans, ducts, and filters.

Air Conditioning: Air conditioning is the process of cooling and dehumidifying indoor air to maintain a comfortable temperature during hot weather. Air conditioning systems typically use refrigerants to absorb heat from indoor air and release it outside, creating a cooler indoor environment.


If you require more information about air conditioning, our team of experts at All Purpose Trade Solutions is ready to help. Reach out by calling 1300 408 295 for any questions or assistance you may have regarding your AC needs.

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