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How a Demand Response Enabling Device (DRED) works and its benefits

How a Demand Response Enabling Device (DRED) works and its benefits If you’re looking for a simple way to save money on your energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint, consider an air conditioning system equipped with a Demand Response Enabling Device, or DRED for short.   How does DRED work? This clever little feature helps households save energy and money by adjusting their energy usage in response to changes in the price of electricity. On DRED-connected air conditioners, your energy provider can remotely switch your air conditioner to economy mode during times of high demand on the grid. Usually, this has little impact on your cooling or heating, and you may not even notice it happening. But it will reduce the amount of power your air conditioner uses, saving you money and reducing the strain on the grid during peak times.     Want to reduce your energy bill?…

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Boost the IQ of your smart home with a Wi-Fi controlled air conditioner

  Source:   Boost the IQ of your smart home with a Wi-Fi controlled air conditioner Everything is getting smarter around our homes–including the way we heat and cool them. But integrating all these smart elements together into a highly functioning home can take some thinking both inside and outside the box.   What’s Wi-Fi Control? A Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Wi-Fi adaptor (sold separately) is a device that allows you to control your air conditioner using your smartphone, smartwatch, or tablet. With this smart controller, you can adjust the temperature, set timers, and even turn the air conditioner on or off from anywhere in the world, as long as you have an internet connection.   What can I control? Want your house to be perfect on arrival? Turn your system on while you’re on the way home, or program it to turn on the moment you walk through the…

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Understanding Air Conditioning Jargon

Nominal Capacity, Sound Pressure, EER & COP. Have you ever looked at an air conditioner brochure and wondered what all the jargon and numbers refer to? Fortunately, we’ve put together a handy guide that can help you understand the jargon and identify what system might be best for your home.   Nominal Capacity Measured in Kilowatts (kW), this represents the average output capacity of the air-conditioner when used in either heating or cooling mode. The larger the capacity, the more cooling and heating power the system has. Split systems with capacities ranging from 2.0kw to 6.0kW (such as our Avanti and Avanti PLUS series) are designed for smaller spaces such as bedrooms, studies and small loungerooms. Systems with capacities ranging from 6.3kw to 10.0 kW (such as our Bronte series) are more suited to larger rooms such as living areas, larger loungerooms, etc. If you want to get a feel…

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Product In Focus: Avanti Series Split System

With a number of awards, the Avanti® series of split system air conditioners are a certified crowd pleaser. Ranging from 2.0kW to 5kW in capacity, the Avanti® series is suitable for small and medium spaces such as bedrooms, home offices or lounge rooms. It’s sleek and stylish design allows it to blend perfectly into any environment while its convenient features make it user friendly and a perfect addition to any Aussie home. We take a closer look at The Avanti® series’ key features and functions and exactly what makes it one of our most popular split systems. ProductReview Award Winner 2021 and 2022 The Avanti® series has been named as the Best Split System Air Conditioner in both the 2021 and 2022 ProductReview awards. With a 4.6 out of 5-star rating on ProductReview, it’s been a crowd favourite for the last few years. ProductReview is Australia’s first and most comprehensive…

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What Makes Mitsubishi Heavy Industries the ‘Experts In Air’?

    We pride ourselves on delivering award winning, reliable and high-quality air-conditioners to Aussies. It’s what we do and we love doing it! We also, humbly of course, think we do a pretty good job of it. But please don’t take our word for it – read on to learn more about our awards and just how and why Aussie’s have helped us become the Experts in Air.   named by choice® as BEST air conditioner brand FIVE YEARS IN A ROW For the last five years leading consumer advocacy group CHOICE® has awarded us as Australia’s best air conditioner brand! Based on rigorous test reviews of over 200 air conditioners and the result of the annual reliability survey from over 3,400 CHOICE® members, we scored an incredibly high 94% for customer satisfaction rate. The highest of any brand. We also scored 90% for reliability and allowed us to…

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5 Common Myths About Air Conditioners Debunked

While air conditioners have been around for decades and over 50% of all Aussie households have one installed, there’s still a lot of myths and misconceptions surrounding them and their use. To try and clear a few things up, here are 5 of the most common air conditioner myths debunked. These myths range from how much power they use, how much they cost to run, maintenance, what you can and can’t do with them, the list goes on. air conditioner Myth #1: They Are Expensive To Run Approx. 38% of Aussies think that their air conditioner is the main contributor to their electricity bill so it makes sense that this is one of the biggest air conditioner myths out there. The reality is that modern air conditioners deliver approx. 300-400% efficiency. This means for every 1kW of power your air conditioner uses, it can deliver between 3-4kW in cooling or…

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6 Things You Didn’t Know Your Air Conditioner Could Do

They keep us cool during those long hot summers on the couch watching the cricket and toasty warm during cold winters bingeing Netflix. We love them. Many of us can’t live without them. You guessed it, we’re talking about reverse cycle air-conditioners. Originally invented all the way back in 1901, the first air-conditioner was installed in a printing plant to help control both the temperature and the humidity which helped maintain consistent paper dimensions and ink alignment in the machines. Today they’re installed in the majority of Aussie households and are designed to keep us comfortable all year round. However, your air conditioner also has a range of handy features and functions that you probably didn’t even know about. In this blog, we take a closer look at 6 things you probably didn’t know a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries air-conditioner could do. CAPTURE AND NEUTRALISE ALLERGENS Hayfever sufferers know all too…

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How Split Systems Can Help Remove Allergens

It’s that time of year. The days feel slightly longer, the air temp is a touch warmer and trees are flowering  – these are all tell-tale signs that Spring has arrived. If you’re an allergy sufferer however, it comes with a slightly more ominous sign – hay fever. Hay fever is the most common allergic disorder in Australia, affecting an estimated 5 million Aussie’s and causing a range of issues including itchy, red and watery eyes, runny nose, constant sneezing and severe cases, headaches and drowsiness. It’s caused by the nose and/or eyes coming into contact with environmental allergens, such as pollen, dust mites, mould and animal hair. During Spring, pollen from grasses and newly flowering trees is the main culprit and can easily set off hay fever. Many of us who suffer from hay fever during this period and especially those who suffer all year round, know that antihistamines are…

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How Much Does Your Air Conditioner Cost to Run Compared to Other Appliances?

Growing up you would have heard your parents say “We aren’t turning the air conditioner on and wasting electricity”, “it’s not that cold in here” and “just put another jumper on you’ll be fine”. It’s what parents do! However, this common misconception about air conditioners and their running costs may have led to many unnecessary cold days and nights. In a recent study[1], Canstar Blue found that almost two in five survey respondents felt that their air conditioner was the largest contributor of their electricity bill. But just how does your air conditioner running costs stack up against other common household appliances? We take a closer look! Kitchen Appliances Our kitchens often have several appliances that we use daily, however many of these can often cost you more to run daily than your air conditioner including: Ovens which cost $0.63 – $1.33 per hour to run Stoves which cost $0.42 –…

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