Which Brand of Air Conditioner Should I Buy?

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The Australian climate is the envy of all. We enjoy a lovely warm summer, and in most places, it doesn’t really get too cold in winter. But when the thermometer pushes past the point of comfort and the cool breeze disappears, that’s when having the best air conditioner for your needs will become important.

Not all brands of air conditioners are created equally, and don’t give the same outcome either. Here are our top choices of air conditioner brands that we trust and recommend, to keep you and your family cool and comfortable.

Why Is Air Conditioner Brand Important?

In the same way that car manufacturers and models are different, not all manufactures of air conditioners are the same. The price upfront may be the easiest way to compare them, but when you consider the ongoing cost to run the unit, the ‘benefits’ of a cheap air conditioner may prove to be a false economy.

After-sale service should also be considered, including warranty, servicing and repairs. You’ve probably heard about many of the major brands of air conditioners – the major names are well known for a good reason. They are time tested and consistently voted as the top brands for performance and value.

How Do I Choose A Brand?

We at Coles Refrigeration & Air Conditioning can help you decide which brand and style of cooling will suit your Home Air Conditioning System needs. We’ve been around since 1939 and have picked up some tips along the way! Here are a few things to take into consideration:


The size of the air conditioning unit – the size of the area that needs cooling or heating will be important in choosing the correct size of the unit, to make sure a smaller air conditioner won’t be overworked trying to cool a large room.

Heating, Cooling or Both?

Is your appliance going to be used for cooling only, or are you going to heat the house in Winter? Reverse cycle air conditioners are best suited for heating and cooling, for example, but other air conditioners will focus on cooling and heaters, of course, will focus on heating.

Which Brand of Air Conditioner Should I Buy? | air conditioning
Which Brand of Air Conditioner Should I Buy? | air conditioning


When we say ‘budget’, we mean immediate budget for purchasing the appliance and future budget, for running costs and maintenance. Upfront costs of premium air conditioners may be beneficial in the long run, for example, because they are cheaper to run and can usually service a larger space.


Efficiency is a term that relates to how much heat/cooling an appliance gives per dollar spent on the item itself, plus the cost of running the appliance. Air conditioners will save money on electricity bills over the long term, for example, but are more expensive to buy and they also usually require professional installation.

Which Brands Produce the Best Air Conditioners?

At Coles Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Catering Equipment, we only use the brands that we trust to provide our customers with the best performance and value.

mitsubishi aircon


Mitsubishi Electric is a well-known and popular brand and is a world leader in residential air conditioning systems. It is a premium brand that offers many options, features and benefits and they have developed world-class and highly efficient energy saving air conditioning systems.

Mitsubishi have designed systems that can excel in even the tough Australian climates through their Japanese-engineered technologies. Offering comprehensive warranties, you’ll always be comfortable – physically and with peace of mind! Options include:

Wall Mounted

Wall mounted reverse cycle split system air conditioners are designed for single rooms through to larger open-plan living areas.

Ceiling Mounted

A creative solution for space limited areas where there are no walls available to mount a unit.

Multiple Room Cooling

Split system options allow connection of up to 8 indoor units to a single outdoor unit, to efficiently cool an entire large house.

Smart Technology

With Wi-Fi Control, you can link your air conditioner into your Smart Home System and remotely control the unit through your mobile. Arrive home to a cool house without having to leave it on all day!

SPLIT DUCTED, Actron Air Conditioning


ActronAir products are proudly Australian made and offer a wide range of reliable and energy efficient products specifically engineered to suit the harsh climates of Australia. Entirely designed and manufactured in Australia, you can support local manufacturing while benefiting from Australian call centres for after sale service. ActronAir offers:

Single Room Units

Small and stylish units that are perfect for apartments, living areas and single rooms.

Multiple Room Cooling

Options allow up to five individual air conditioning heads to be installed throughout your home using just one outdoor unit.

Entire Home Cooling

Ducted air conditioning provides whole house comfort. ActronAir offer a range of smart, reliable and energy efficient ducted air conditioners to suit any combination of rooms cooling (or heating) needs.

Custom Packages

When floor or wall space is at a premium, packaged air conditioning is a great solution. We can custom design a system to suit your house.

Domestic Single Split


Internationally, Daikin is the marketplace leader in air conditioning systems. They are world leaders in performance, quality and reliability. They are also one of Australia’s most trusted names in air conditioning, with their manufacturing facility is based locally in Sydney, and have been providing cooling and heating solutions to Australians for over 50 years. They pride themselves on providing clean, efficient systems which produce superior comfort. Benefits include:

Dealer Network

A Daikin Specialist Dealer will assess, plan and install the right air conditioning solution custom designed for your home.

After Sales

You will be fully covered by a guarantee and have access to an after-sales support team which will provide you with continued service.

The climate is hotter in your residential area.


With Temperzone’s head office based in Sydney, they understand the demands our climate makes on air conditioners. Offering a 100% service satisfaction guarantee, Temperzone are manufacturing quality air conditioning locally to send all around the world. Their air conditioners can disperse warm or cool air evenly throughout your whole room, unlike traditional units that work in a localised area. Temperzone take pride in the level of quality and benefits in every Air Conditioner they produce, which includes:

Energy Efficiency

Keeping the environment in mind, for every 1 kW of power consumed by the air conditioning unit, around 3 kW in heating or cooling is created. You can also reduce wasted energy and save on power bills.

After sales support

Spare parts and expert support are locally available. Temperzone air conditioners also come with a comprehensive 5-year warranty.


Temperzone wall mounted and ducted units have no exposed wiring or long cords, eliminating fire risks.

Quiet Systems

Units can run quietly all night, even on high speed. You and your neighbours will appreciate this leading sound reduction technology.

Call the Air Conditioning Specialists

Coles Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Catering Equipment can recommend and install the best high-quality air conditioning system to suit your needs. We’ve been servicing homes in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Cessnock and the Central Coast for decades, so we know you can’t risk choosing the wrong air conditioner. To find out more, visit us at colesrefrigeration.com.au or call us on (02) 4957 0221 to speak to our specialised team today about how we can make your home comfortable.

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