Deep Blue vs Think Cooling

Deep Blue Air Conditioning

Think Cooling

Price

Customer Service

Compare Air Conditioning Rating

Pros

Deep Blue Air Conditioning
  • Excellent customer services
  • Low prices
  • Price matching policy
Think Cooling
  • Air conditioning calculator
  • Smart Technology MyAir
  • Services Gold Coast and Northern NSW areas

Cons

Deep Blue Air Conditioning
  • OK (not outstanding) response times by email
  • No weekend availability
  • No volume discounts available
Think Cooling
  • Inflexible pricing; no Financing, price matching or volume discounts
  • Climate conscious technology
  • No high rise apartments

Summary

Think Cooling is a Gold Coast-based air conditioning installation company specialising in climate conscious technology, who have been rated by our review team as just outside of the top 5 Gold Coast-based companies. Family owned business Deep Blue Air Conditioning, also based on the Gold Coast, have more than 20 years of industry experience and were found to be the top air-conditioning installation company in the Gold Coast. Both companies provide a high quality service and value to their customers in terms of the installation and repair of various air conditioning systems.

While Think Cooling has built a solid customer based and reputation they received points off their scores for their longer response times to customer requests for quotes. In most other respects they performed well, offering unique features such as an Air conditioning calculator and Smart Technology MyAir.

Price

Deep Blue Air Conditioning

Think Cooling

Free on-site quote

Volume discounts

Deals and promotions

Price Matching

Financing availability

Price is an area in which Think Cooling outdid Deep Blue Air Conditioning, with their very reasonable and affordable pricing resulting in an impressive rating of 5 out of 5 stars for overall cost effectiveness. Deep Blue Air Conditioning still performed well on this criteria, being awarded a 4 out of 5 stars for their reasonable pricing. It should be noted also that both companies offer reliable brands including Daikin and Mitsubishi Electric. However, Think Cooling are inflexible on their pricing, offering no financing, price matching or volume discounts. They still remain incredibly reasonable in their pricing despite this. Both companies offer lower than standard rates, making them attractive for customers looking to save money.

Our Deep Blue Air Conditioning Review team found that they do not charge a call out fee, but this is relatively standard in the Gold Coast installation market. Unlike Think Cooling they will consider price matching, however it would have to be a match on a truly like-for-like installation and precise model.

One of the unique tools Think Cooling offer on their website is an air conditioning calculator which can be used to gain an estimated price on their recommended air conditioning systems. The calculator is user friendly and a great feature for customers to get pricing and air conditioning model recommendations before they proceed with an in home appraisal. The calculator generates a recommendation of air conditioning model, required system capacity and price range, based on the customer’s responses. However, this calculator and recommendations are suggested to be used only as a guide, with a free in home appraisal necessary for a more exact costing or appropriate recommendation.

Customer Service

Deep Blue Air Conditioning

Think Cooling

Clear quote

Weekend availability

Customer service rating by phone

8/10
7/10

Customer service rating by email

9/10
5/10

Response time to acknowledge request

2 - 4 days
> 4 days

Response time to provide quote

2 - 4 days
> 4 days

Online ratings / reviews

5/5
4/5

While Think Cooling rated very well on price in terms of customer service this Gold Coast-based air conditioning installation company were only rated with a standard level of customer service, receiving 3 out of 5 stars overall. This is reflected not in direct interactions with staff, who displayed professionalism and experience, but in their response times.

Deep Blue Air Conditioning’s response time, while not the fastest in the Gold Coast market, was 2 – 4 days for initial response and generating the quote whereas Think Cooling took over four days to respond to a quote request, taking the same amount of time to then generate the quote. Via phone Think Cooling rated 7 out of 10 for customer service as compared to Deep Blue Air Conditioning’s 8 out of 10. There is a higher gap when we look at each company’s score for customer service via email with Deep Blue Air Conditioning receiving an impressive 9 out of 10 to Think Cooling’s 5 out of 10. This score indicates Think Cooling’s lower than average efficiency via email when compared to the customer service satisfaction achieved by our other top 5 air conditioning installation companies in the Gold Coast area. 

In online reviews both companies performed well with Deep Blue Air Conditioning scoring an exceptional average rating of 5 out of 5, with Think Cooling not far behind on 4 out of 5.

Deep Blue Air Conditioning’s directors go out of their way to ensure customers are walked through the technical details of the quote. They came across as accessible and responsive to client needs. At Think Cooling, phones are answered or put through to knowledgeable people who can answer technical questions and ask relevant probing questions. They are also comfortable in offering recommendations for air conditioning solutions and brands, providing clear and direct information to customers, via both phone or email. Both also offer a good product range and are able to install and offer leading brands.

In terms of warranty Deep Blue Air Conditioning offer up to 5 years on their installations where Think Cooling only offer 1 year. Both offer free onsite quotes for mainly only cooling systems, due to the nature of the Gold Coast environment, with Think Cooling unable to offer service to high-rise apartment blocks.

Financing options are on offer from Deep Blue Air Conditioning to assist customers unable to pay the entire amount upfront. Think Cooling does not have any formal financing solutions, with customers required to pay the full amount by the day of installation.

As with most of the other Gold Coast-based air conditioning companies, we would advise to follow up any email correspondence with a phone call to speed up the process.

Expertise

Deep Blue Air Conditioning

Think Cooling

Apartments

Commercial and residential

ARC Tick

Year established

2012
2007

Installation warranty

5 YEARS
1 YEARS

Think Cooling is an air conditioning installation company on the Gold Coast, which has been operating for over 10 years with Deep Blue Air Conditioning having over 5 years in the market. Deep Blue Air Conditioning’s team, however, have over 20 years of experience. 

Throughout the process from quote to installation, each company’s team offer a good understanding of the products being installed, offering support and direction to their customers. Their quotes are also clear and easy to understand. While our Deep Blue Air Conditioning Review indicated that they were our top-rated air conditioning installation company in the Gold Coast, Think Cooling also performed well on price and communication, only being let down in their slower response times. The ARC tick of approval, an essential industry standard, covers both companies. They can work on both residential and commercial properties, including apartments with the caveat that Think Cooling does not work on high rises.

Uniquely Think Cooling offer energy efficient air conditioning products and a climate conscious company outlook, with their website displaying handy energy saving tips. They also use MyAir, which allows customers to control the air temperature and flow throughout the home by a smart phone or tablet, either remotely or onsite. If you were looking for a company with an environmental focus they would be ideal.

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