Heating and Cooling


Canberra has challenging weather conditions with the most extreme weather temperatures of any major city in Australia.

The highest recorded maximum temperature reported more recently at 42.2 °C (108.0 °F) on 1 February 1968, and much early at 42.8 °C (109.0 °F) at Acton on 11 January 1939 and the lowest recorded minimum temperature was −10.0 °C (14.0 °F) on 11 July 1971.

Heating and cooling systems are an important factor to any home or office to control your environment and to moderate extremes all year around for home comfort and business productivity in the office all year around.

Canberra Tradies provide a full range of Heating and Cooling options for sales, insulation, service, repairs and maintenance for all major brands of:

  • Air Conditioning,
  • Evaporative Cooling Systems and
  • Gas Heating.


Types of Heating and Cooling Systems


Reverse Cycle Ducted Systems

Ducted systems are one of the most effective ways to heat and cool an entire building using a split system, usually installed outside and in the ceiling. The air is carried to the various rooms in the house through ducts in the ceiling.


Reverse Cycle Split Systems

These are an excellent, cost-effective solution to heat or cool a single room or area of a house. Split systems provide both heating and cooling and can be installed in almost any location.


Reverse Cycle Multi Split Systems

A multi split configuration is useful where ducting is not possible (e.g. the lower floor of a multi-storey house). Multiple head units are driven by a single main unit.


Room Air Conditioners (window/wall systems)

For a quick and easy solution to cooling a small area, these wall or window mounted units require minimal space and are simple to install. They can also be fitted in places where a split system may not be practical.


Ducted Gas Heaters

Because these systems are heat-only, they are usually best installed with ducts in the floor, however this is not always possible with a concrete slab house. If the ducting is installed in the ceiling, these heaters can share the ducting with evaporative cooling to provide year-round comfort.


Evaporative Cooling Systems

Because it uses water instead of refrigerant, evaporative cooling has a more ‘natural’ feel and is one of the cleanest and environmentally friendly ways of cooling the home. The system mounts on the roof and is ducted to each room of the house.