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A lot of customers are holding off on purchasing a new air conditioner thinking that they are too expensive and that the good, most trusted brands are priced at a premium. But the Australian weather can be harsh and some of us might not be able to cope well. In the next few months, we will all want to be in an air-conditioned room at all times.

Fortunately, there are affordable air conditioning brands that can meet different budget requirements and offer just the same winning features and 5-year warranty as major world-class brands. In this blog, we’re rounding up some of the most affordable air conditioning brands you can buy if you’re on a budget or if you want to offer cheaper air conditioning brands to your customers.


Budget range: $700 to $2,000

Braemar is up there one of the most affordable brands but it does not skimp on quality. This brand’s split-system air conditioners can suit a wide range of home and office settings, with its sleek design and modern features. Braemar’s Ultimate split system range uses over 30% less energy and is more economical to run than other leading products.

Braemar’s Ultimate range also runs on ‘next-generation’ R32 refrigerant that has a global warming potential factor of 65% lower than other models. R32 refrigerant is also more energy efficient than the commonly used R410A refrigerant.

The Braemar range is also acclaimed by Seeley International for providing energy efficient cooling and heating.


Budget range: $800 to $1,700

Samsung offers a huge range of air conditioning solutions that are cost effective without sacrificing quality. Samsung has a range of different air conditioning models that would allow you to save hundreds of dollars depending on the kW size, compared to other top brands. Some Samsung units also offer wifi options that allow users to control their air conditioners from their smartphones.

Cheaper options include non-wifi split system and reverse cycle units, which offer other advanced features like Turbo Mode, HD Filtration System and Anti-Corrosion Fin.


Budget range: $500 to $1,200

Rinnai is a new generation of split system air conditioning technology that offers a level of in-home climate control that fits today’s increasingly wireless lifestyle. This brand provides huge cost savings plus advanced features like WiFi control, inverter technology, DRED function and 3D airflow among others.


Budget range: $600 to $1,700

Gree is well-known for its Solar Hybrid air conditioners, which allow users to enjoy maximum energy savings by harnessing free and natural solar power during A/C operations. Solar Hybrid models feature Power Saving Technology, which can use solar DC generated power or mains AC generated power or both. This ensures that the system provides uninterrupted comfort regardless of weather conditions. When working optimally, this system allows users to save up to 97% of mains power consumption.

Gree also has non-hybrid reverse cycle air conditioners all in the affordable pricing ranges.

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