Air Conditioner

A new air conditioner can be a worthwhile investment with immediate returns for you and your family. And yet, the cost of a new system can fall well outside the weekly budget, leaving you hot and bothered and craving that captivating comfort when you need it most. That’s where Zip Pay comes in.

As a leading buy now pay later service, Zip Pay can help with those desirable purchases landing just out of reach. The thriving Australian company offers interest free terms on a line of credit to use with purchases repaid in flexible instalments tailored to your needs.

air conditioner, Electrical and Air Conditioning offer Zip Pay for payments on all work so you can reap the immediate benefits of a new air con or get an emergency fix without letting the costs upend your lifestyle.

How Does Zip Pay Work?

Zip Pay is open to all Australian citizens and permanent residents who are at least 18 years of age. You just need a decent credit history to be eligible. Users start with a line of credit of up to $1000, and the limit can increase to $5000 when switching over to an associated Zip Money account.

Every transaction with Zip Pay remains interest free. There are no establishment fees and just a $6 monthly fee waived if your owing balance is $0. Repayments start from as low as $10 a week but can be repaid in higher amounts.

Metropolitan technicians can sign you up for Zip before or after they have completed your work. It’s straightforward and takes just minutes for approval.

While both types of Zip accounts are suitable for many of our jobs, the costs of ducted air conditioning or evaporative cooling could exceed these services’ limits. Humm is the perfect solution for these larger heating and cooling purchases.

What is Humm?

Like Zip Pay and other buy now pay later services, Humm allows users to divide purchase costs into more manageable instalments while remaining interest free. Humm’s main difference is that a user’s line of credit can extend right up to $30,000.

Humm offers users two types of accounts: Little Things is suitable for everyday spending up to $2,000, while a Big Things account ranges from $2,000 to $30,000. Little Things purchases are repaid across 5 or 10 instalments, while Big Things can be paid over 6, 12, 24 or 60 months.

How Does Humm Work?

Humm is open to permanent residents 18 years and older. You must also have a permanent job and work a minimum of 25 hours per week or be on a pension. Basic ID for verification and a credit check is all that’s required to sign up. Humm finance starts with an establishment fee between $35-90 and an $8.00 monthly fee for purchases with a term longer than 5 fortnights.

Metropolitan has made Humm pay available to customers and a technician can help you sign up at your door. This way, you can have plumbing, electrical or air conditioning work done today and repay in interest free monthly instalments.

Interest Free Air Conditioning

What’s better than a quality air conditioning system heating and cooling the home? How about interest free air conditioning provided by Metropolitan with a payment plan tailored to your budget?

That’s the beauty of using Zip and Humm to shop for big ticket items – buy now and pay the way that you want. An air conditioner + Zip Pay = home comfort without breaking the budget. Split systems, ducted, evaporative cooling and more are available interest free, along with repairs and scheduled servicing.

Technicians Available During Perth Lockdown

Hey Perth, we hope you’re holding up and staying safe during this difficult time. This snap lockdown came as a shock to most – including us! But here at Metropolitan, we want you to know that we are still available for air conditioning, plumbing and electrical work. Our technicians are taking extra precautions to keep everyone safe.

During the Perth lockdown, Metropolitan Air Conditioning offers emergency repairs and general maintenance with our usual 24/7 availability. We always strive to be at a customers door within an hour* for emergency repairs, and we will continue to work towards this goal.

While air conditioning may not be as essential as electrical or plumbing, Perth is expected to hit the high 30’s every day this week, so don’t hesitate to call when your air conditioning needs some work.

Regarding COVID-19 safety, our team will:

  • Closely monitor all office staff and technicians, ensuring those who feel ill or have a high temperature remain at home
  • Increase the frequency of our cleaning practises regarding safe hygiene (especially in your home)
  • Abide by the social distancing requirements mandated by authorities
  • Remain connected to all updates from trade industries, local communities and official advice from the WA Government

Our staff and customers’ health and safety is the top priority. We are committed to delivering a safe environment for all so that you can continue to receive air conditioning repairs, service and new installations when you need them most.

If you have any questions about the measures we are taking or our services in general, don’t hesitate to contact our team. And if you’re unsure about the current Coronavirus lockdown restrictions in your area, you can read more via the official WA Government website.

How Much Does Ducted Air Conditioning Cost to Run?

The cost of running ducted air conditioning will depend on a variety of factors including the type and size of a system, its energy rating, the size of a home, operating temperature and local electricity tariffs. Comparison website Canstar Blue estimates that the average household can add up to $450 a year to existing electricity costs based on a 6kW output operating for 80 hours per quarter.

When calculating the costs of new appliances, you would typically refer to their Energy Rating presented on a familiar red and yellow sticker. However, ducted units are not required to carry this information. Some units do, while others do not.

So this is how you determine the maximum running costs of a ducted air conditioning system:

    1. Look for a printed label on the unit or an online description that states the air conditioner’s kilowatt usage per hour, or kWh.
    2. Find your most recent energy bill which will reveal what you pay per kilowatt. Energy prices differ from state to state. So you will get a more accurate reading from a previous statement rather than an online search.
    3. Multiply the air conditioner’s kilowatt usage with the kWh price on a recent bill to learn what you would pay per hour.

You can then use this number to work out daily usage costs based on how many hours you expect to run the air conditioner. Then take this data further to estimate quarterly and annual running costs. Consider that there’s a difference between on peak and off peak energy prices and that cooling uses more energy than heating.

Suppose you’re looking for a more accurate forecast of long term running costs. In that case, the Energy Rating website has tools for calculating the expected costs over a ten year period which is considered the average lifespan of an air conditioner.


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