Air Conditioning Installation Bendigo

Here, at Compare Air Conditioning, we make it our business to know everything there is to know about air conditioning installation. Through our comprehensive reviews of air conditioning installation companies, we have found that not all air conditioning installation companies are the same.

Our Compare Air Conditioning review team makes finding the right company easier by essentially doing all of the ground work for customers. The review team investigated air conditioning installation companies in the Bendigo area in relation to a number of fundamental categories considered important to success. Every company received a rating in each category and then were compared against other Bendigo-based air conditioning installation companies. The five overall best performing companies were ranked as the top 5 Bendigo-based air conditioning installation companies. Each of the  top 5 companies  were considered to offer great features in relation to factors such as customer service, value for money and technical knowledge.

From the Bendigo city review, the Compare Air Conditioning review team selected National Heating & Cooling as the top air conditioning installation company. This ranking was givenbased on the company’s performance across a number of review categories and the company was rated as the current best choice of air conditioning installation company for customers in the Bendigo area.

View our comparison table below.*

  • Price

  • Customer service

  • Response time

  • Residential and Commercial

  • Free on-site quote

  • Installation and repair

  • Split systems (reverse / inverter / multi)

  • Ducted (heating / heating and cooling)

  • Evaporative

  • Hydronic Boiler

  • Steam Boiler

  • Services rural areas?

  • Top recommended brands?

  • ARC Tick*

  • Weekend availability

  • Apartments

  • Financing options

  • Installation warranty (yrs)

  • Compare Air Conditioning Rating

* Up-to-date as at 3 February 2019. We review our comparison tables regularly to ensure our data is up-to-date.
* The ARC Tick identifies businesses authorised to install, service and repair fridges, freezers and air conditioners.

National Heating & Cooling is the top choice company for air conditioning installation in Bendigo

After our Compare Air Conditioning review team conducted all of the necessary investigation of air conditioning companies, they found the National Heating & Cooling company to be the current top air conditioning installation company in the Bendigo area. While there were a number of companies that performed strongly across the review categories, the number one ranking was given to National Heating & Cooling. The company was found to be the top choice for Bendigo customers based on its:

  • Affordable and cost effective pricing
  • Wide range of heating and cooling options;
  • Reliable and professional service standards and excellent customer service;
  • Full range of air conditioning services, from supply and install to repair and maintenance;
  • Flexibility on pricing through further discounting opportunities
  • Interest free finance special offers.

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The National Heating & Cooling team place emphasis on providing reliable service, professional standards and excellent customer service.

Price

The Compare Air Conditioning review team found National Heating & Cooling offers a highly competitive price range on their air conditioning products and installation service. Their price range was found to be comparable or lower than the other top 5 Bendigo air conditioning installation companies.

National Heating & Cooling offers additional flexibility on its pricing with further discounts and offers. The company was found to be open to further discounts such as price matching of competitors’ quotes, however the final decision is at the discretion of the National Heating & Cooling management. National Heating & Cooling also have special manufacturers’ offers and special deals, which sometimes includes interest-free financing promotions.

The graph below reflects the cost effectiveness ratings given to each of the top 5 air conditioning installation companies in the Bendigo area. National Heating & Cooling received the top cost effectiveness rating, performing better than all of the other top 5 air conditioning installation companies in the Bendigo area.

National Heating & Cooling’s price range was found to be one of the most competitive price ranges and rated with a top score of 5 out of 5 for their cost effectiveness. None of the other top 5 air conditioning companies received the same top rating as National Heating & Cooling for their pricing. The Compare Air Conditioning review team found the price ranges of the other top 5 companies on air conditioning products and installation services to be on average higher than the National Heating & Cooling’s pricing.

Additional findings regarding the cost effectiveness of the other top 5 companies is highlighted below:

  • Our Specialized Heating & Cooling review found that the Bendigo-based air conditioning installation company offers average mid-range pricing when compared with the other top 5 air conditioning installation companies in the region. The company also has flexibility on their pricing by offering further discounts to their customers, through the price matching of competitors’ quotes and through special deals and promotions
  • McCaig Air Conditioning also were found to have a slightly higher than average range than the other top 5 air conditioning installation companies. However they offer great special deals and promotions on their website, with their sales team willing to assist customers to access promotions or cash backs at the time of quotation.
  • Holloway AIR only supply and install a leading and well known brand of split systems, Daikin, which is known for its quality and performance. Daikin air conditioning products generally carry a higher price range than other brands, which may be reflected in the company’s cost effectiveness rating.
  • Our Crawford Refrigeration & Air Conditioning review, found the company has an affordable and standard pricing range on their air conditioners and installation services. However they do not offer further discounts due to their belief that their pricing is already competitive and give their best price from the outset.

As part of the Compare Air Conditioning reviews, each company’s quotation system was investigated and compared. The National Heating & Cooling’s quotation process was found to be solid and well structured when compared with other air conditioning installation companies in the Bendigo area. Great features of the National Heating & Cooling quotation system include:

  • For customers approaching National Heating & Cooling for a quote on air conditioning installation, they can request a free quote via phone, by email or by using one of their online forms. The review team found the company’s quotation process to be easy and straightforward, with team members happy to assist with customer questions; and
  • The digital email quotes received from National Heating & Cooling were found straightforward and clear, detailing the air conditioning models and brands available for installation.

Differences were noted by the Compare Air Conditioning review teams between air conditioning companies in Bendigo when looking at their quotation process, with some of the variations listed below:

  • The Holloway AIR review team found the phone and email to be very fast ways to receive a basic quote from this company.
  • For customers approaching Specialized Heating & Cooling for a quote on air conditioning installation, the company prefers to send a digital quote, rather than just giving a basic ball park figure over the phone. They also have an online quote tool form on their website, which is unique in its design as potential customers are asked relevant question pertaining to their needs and their space/home.
  • Our McCaig Air Conditioning review team found the company produces very comprehensive quotes, with a lot of detail regarding the design conditionings, systems description, inclusion exclusions and terms and conditions. The response times for receiving a quote via email was quite slow, however this may be due to the fact that the McCaig Air Conditioning sales team obviously spent a considerable amount of time in forming a comprehensive quote, which takes into consideration a range of factors and not just a quick ball park figure.
  • The Crawford Refrigeration & Air Conditioning review team found the phone to be fastest way to receive a basic quote from this company. Email responses to customer inquiries and request for quotes were found to be slow, generally receiving acknowledgment generally only after 4 days.

Customer Service

All of the top 5 air conditioning companies in Bendigo were found to hold high standards of customer service, by both communication methods, by email and phone on repeated occasions and found that National Heating & Cooling’s customer service ratings to be of a very high standard. Their customer service rating was similar to one of the other top 5 companies in the phone category and in the email category of customer service, the National Heating & Cooling team was given one of the highest ratings.

The graph below shows the Compare Air Conditioning review team’s ratings of customer service, by email and over the phone, for the top 5 Bendigo-based air conditioning installation companies.

  • National H&C
  • Specialized HC
  • McCaig
  • Crawford
  • Holloway

The high level of customer service standards of the National Heating & Cooling company were demonstrated in a number of ways:

  • Our National Heating & Cooling review found that this company offers customers a full range of heating and cooling solutions and aim to ensure that customers find the best air conditioning solution for their needs.
  • The National Heating & Cooling team were found to be friendly, polite and helpful over the phone and professional and always willing to assist, via email.
  • Customer testimonials for National Heating & Cooling were found over a number of online platforms, detailing very positive experiences and with a high overall online satisfaction rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars, which is a great and competitive score in comparison with our other top 5 Bendigo-based air conditioning installation companies.
  • National Heating & Cooling review found that this Bendigo-based company currently at times can provide customers with interest free finance, through a third-party loan provider. This is highly beneficial for customers who are unable to make a major purchase at the tome .Finance offers at National Heating & Cooling are specifically related to a manufacturers brand or are restricted by promotional periods.

As part of the review process, email responses times for each individual company were recorded and compared. The graph below demonstrates the recorded response times of National Heating & Cooling and the other top 5 Bendigo companies to customers’ inquiries via email and time taken to send a quote. Response time speeds were given a rating of between 1 and 5, with scores of 1 indicating very quick response times, generally within 6 hours and scores of 5, reflecting slower responses, generally received after 48 hours.

National Heating & Cooling was found to have a medium response rate when replying to customer inquiries by email. Acknowledgement of inquiry email wee generally sent within a very fast time frame, with replies from the company were generally received within 6 hours. However, in the second response rate category, the response times for the company to send back a written quote was found to take a longer amount of time, generally more than 4 days.

  • Response time for quote
  • Response time to initial email request

In the review category of customer service, all of the top 5 air conditioning installation Bendigo-based companies were found to have strong customer service standards. Examples of the high customer service standards include:

  • Specialized Heating & Cooling were found to be extremely prompt in their responses to customer enquiries. Our team found their response times very impressive, generally answering enquires within a 24 hours timeframe. The company also offers a guarantee on their website that all phone calls between Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm are answered by specialists.
  • The McCaig Air Conditioning review team found that by phone was a very quick and easy method to gain a basic quote. McCaig Air Conditioning recorded slow email response times. However the Compare Air Conditioning review team attributed the slower response times to the detailed quotes that the McCaig Air Conditioning team provide.
  • The Crawford Refrigeration & Air Conditioning review team found both the phone to be a very quick method to gain a quote. However the company’s email responses to enquires and quote requests, was at a slower response speed, generally responding only after 4 days.
  • Holloway AIR’s response rates in both email response rate categories were faster than most of the other top 5 air conditioning installation companies in Bendigo. With the company recording some of the fastest responses, on average being within 6 hours.
  • The Crawford Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Team were found to hold a very knowledgeable and comprehensive understanding of the air conditioning industry. The customer service a more of an “Old school” business and customer service style. The simple website design and email layout, were also both reflective of this customer style.
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Product range

The National Heating and Cooling review found the company was able to expertly install and repair a wide variety of air conditioning systems. They are able to offer a great deal of knowledge and information about them all. The National Heating and Cooling team is experienced and able to install and repair a variety of other high-quality brands.

According to National Heating & Cooling, their two main supported brands are Fujitsu and Panasonic because:

  • They believe that they are some of the most reliable brands of air conditioners in the market; and
  • Both brands offer a competitive price range making them affordable for customers.

With our other top 5 Bendigo-based air conditioning installation companies, our review team found that:

  • McCaig Air Conditioning supplies and installs Daikin, Toshiba, Brivis or Mitsubishi Electric as the company believes they are some of the leading and quality brands in the market.
  • Holloway AIR exclusively supplies and installs Daikin split system reverse cycle air conditioners, while Crawford Refrigeration & Air Conditioning recommends, supplies and installs Mitsubishi Electric.
  • The Specialized Heating & Cooling review found that this Bendigo-based air conditioning installation company is able to install many different kinds of air conditioning units and systems. The company’s two main supported brands are Fujitsu and Daikin, however they also offer other leading brands such as Mitsubishi Electric, LG, Toshiba, Bonaire, Lennox and Brivis.
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Technical expertise and experience

Our top 5 air conditioning installation Bendigo-based companies all were found to have a high level of technical expertise in the industry. All were found to be industry accredited, with the ARC tick.

Even though National Heating & Cooling is one of the newer companies to the Bendigo area, their levels of technical expertise and industry experience are still impressive and comparable to other air conditioning installation companies in the Bendigo area. Their team are able to expertly discuss, recommend and install various types of air conditioning units tailored to their customers’ specific requirements. They offer a wide range of air conditioning solutions and services to customers in Bendigo area, which not all air conditioning installation companies do the same.

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Here are some important points to take into account from our top 5 companies:

  • At McCaig Air Conditioning, the team prides themselves on having the knowledge, expertise and know-how to design, install, service and maintain all domestic, commercial air conditioning and mechanical service systems. Their design and installation services cover everything from small offices and shop fit-outs to multi storey buildings, hospitals and industrial complexes.
  • Our Holloway AIR review team found this company prides itself on being a family-owned and operated business, with high service and workmanship standards. The company offers a free size and design service to ensure customers are getting the best product for their needs.
  • Some of the best features of Crawford Refrigeration & Air Conditioning is that they are a well- established company with lots of industry experience and offer a 24/7 breakdown and repair service.
  • Our Specialized Heating & Cooling can install and repair a range of different systems and the company works with both commercial and residential properties; however they do not service or install in apartments or even second story homes.

The graph below indicates the warranty guarantee on installation workmanship offered by each of our top 5 air conditioning installation companies in Bendigo. Three of the top 5 air conditioning installation companies, including our top company National Heating & Cooling offer an impressive 6 year standard warranty on their installation workmanship. The remaining two top 5 companies offer a slightly lower, 5 year standard warranty.

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