The best air conditioning installers in Wollongong

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On a sweltering Australian summer day, there are few better ways to beat the heat at home or at work than by cranking up the air conditioner. Photo: Supplied.

Whether you’re tired of relying on ceiling fans to keep you cool, or you’ve noticed that your evaporative cooler isn’t working as efficiently as it did last summer, an air conditioning installer can help. Air con businesses specialise in installing, maintaining and repairing air-con systems to keep you comfortable all year round.

But what qualities should you look for in an air conditioning service provider, and where can you find the best in Wollongong? Let’s take a closer look.

What makes a great air-conditioning installer?

We recommend keeping the following in mind when choosing an air conditioning service provider in Wollongong:

  • Tailored advice. From reverse-cycle systems to wall-mounted air conditioning units, there are several heating and cooling options on the market. But what many people don’t realise is that what works for one home may not be suitable for another. A skilled air-conditioning technician will advise you on the best heating or cooling solution for your property.
  • Qualified technicians. Every technician who installs, repairs and maintains air conditioning systems should be suitably qualified. Double check that your air conditioning service provider hires experienced and qualified technicians to ensure the best possible outcome.
  • Transparent pricing. Your technician should be upfront with you about how much things will cost. Quotes and invoices should be transparent with no unexpected fees or charges. If any unforeseen expenses arise, you should be confident knowing this will be communicated to you and that you are getting what you pay for.
  • Reliable and respectful of your property. The technician should arrive on time and ready to work. The best treat customers’ homes like their own. This means keeping mess and disruption to a minimum and being careful with your belongings.
  • Knowledge and experience. The best air conditioning installers have experience repairing, maintaining and installing a range of systems from different brands. If you’re unsure or you have an unusual set-up, check to ensure your chosen company has the expertise to do a thorough job.

The best air-conditioning installers in Wollongong

Region Illawarra’s editorial team has compiled a comprehensive list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best in Wollongong series, each business needs to have maintained a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google and Facebook, and have plenty of positive reviews.

TC Air & Electric

TC Air & Electric specialises in world-class residential air conditioning across the Illawarra.

As the region's largest Daikin dealer and only Fujitsu authorised partner dealer, this company knows their niche inside and out.

The team of 20 promotes transparency, avoiding the traditional 'salesman' approach to ensure customers are comfortable.

TC Air & Electric also carefully considers the aesthetic value of their products, not just their function, through a variety of discreet designs and smart home technology.

Airserve Air Conditioning

Airserve Air Conditioning provides a turnkey solution for the supply, installation, repair and maintenance of split and ducted air conditioning systems.

Staff are qualified Cert III air conditioning and refrigeration mechanics with over two decades of experience between them, and access to the most sophisticated tools and tech on the market.

They also have a reputation for leaving every job in pristine condition.

Airserve Air Conditioning services clients in Wollongong, Illawarra, Nowra and throughout the South Coast.


For the last quarter-century, Simmark has combined expert workmanship with friendly service to grow their reputation as a leading multi-service contractor.

The team has strong footholds in Nowra, Wollongong, Shoalhaven, Southern Highlands, Sussext Inlet, Ulladulla and their respective surrounds.

With air conditioning, electrical, solar and batteries, data and communications, security and access control, hot water systems and even thermal imaging technology, Simmark's range of services is one of the largest in the industry.

Rapid Cool Air Conditioning & Electrical

Since 1993, Rapid Cool Conditioning & Electrical have been sought out for their quality products from tech giants like Samsung, Mitsubishi Electric, LG and Panasonic.

But once clients meet the team, they leave testimonials like Karen O:

"Absolutely amazing service, always on time, very polite and willing to answer any questions. Would highly recommend them".

Rapid Cool proudly lend their experience to heating, cooling, and electrical systems in Wollongong, Shellharbour and Thirroul.

Cool Heat Air Conditioning

Homes and businesses across the Illawarra have taken advantage of Cool Heat Air Conditioning's comprehensive services since 2008.

Clients looking for a split, ducted or wall-mounted system are supported with affordability offers like free quotes and the option to buy now, pay later.

Licensed and insured, with quality products and a great record in customer care, technicians at Cool Heat Air Conditioning are also experienced in solar power and electrical work.

If you’re looking for other tradie services in Wollongong, you might like our articles on the best electricians, best appliance repair services, best toilet repair specialists, best electric hot water installers in Wollongong and its surrounds.

Your experience with air-conditioning installers in Wollongong

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback on air conditioning installers in Wollongong. If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you had experience with any of the air conditioning installers listed above? If so, share your feedback in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to know about installing an air conditioner?

There are a few things you should know about installing an air conditioner before you start looking to buy one. They include what system and size you need, where it should go, the maintenance it will require and average costs for air conditioning installation in your area. It's also important to high a certified, quality professional to complete the installation.

Can I install an air conditioner myself?

The short answer is no, you should not install an air conditioner youself. Unless you have certification, it's important to leave this to the experts.

How much does air conditioning cost?

Air conditioning can cost anywhere from $600 to $12,000 depending on the type of unit and complexity of your install. Smaller split systems cost around $600 to $750, while ducted air conditioning can cost upwards of $6,000.

What types of air conditioning are there?

The main four types of air conditioners in Australia are portable, window, split system and ducted. The best type for you depends on your situation. Portable and window systems are best for renters or those with small rooms, split systems are more efficient and good for single rooms, and ducted air con is great for cooling a full house.

How do I know if my air conditioner is broken?

Your air conditioner might be broken if it's not the right temperature, your energy bills are rising without good reason, it smells strange, or you are having to maintain it more than usual.

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