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How Air Conditioners Can Help Improve Indoor Air Quality

As we’ve covered in other articles, the quality of air we breathe has a large impact on our overall health and while there are a number of steps you can take to improve the indoor air quality in your home, did you know that air conditioners can assist? With everyone spending more time indoors, it’s now more important than ever to ensure you’ve got the best indoor air quality possible. We take a closer look at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries ‘Clean Air Technology’, which is included in all Mitsubishi Heavy Industries split systems and can help improve your indoor air quality and help keep you and your family healthy.   clean air technology What is Clean Air Technology? Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’s Clean Air Technology is a combination of several different, yet specialised components, systems and functions within Mitsubishi Heavy Industries split systems that are designed to work in synchronisation to improve…

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How To Improve Indoor Air Quality In Your Home

With the colder weather and the ever changing COVID-19 situation, now more than ever it’s important to try and keep ourselves and families healthy. While the basics are obvious – regular exercise, eating healthy, plenty of sleep – did you know that the quality of air we breathe also has a huge impact on our overall health? While we’d like to think that all the air we breathe in our homes is nice and clean, the truth is that there are many hidden pollutants that still find their way inside our homes. These include dust, smoke, pollen, mildew, mould, bacteria and animal hair to name a few. These pollutants and fine particles can have detrimental health effects which range from lethargy, cold’s, sneezing and shortness of breath to more severe long term effects such as asthma. With these potential effects known, it’s important to try and ensure that ensure the…

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Understanding The New Zoned Energy Rating Labels for Air Conditioners

With the Australian Government having announced a new Zoned Energy Rating Label (ZERL) for air conditioners we’ve put together a handy guide on what these new labels offer, how to read them, as well as covering some basics to help you choose the best and most efficient air conditioner for you! What are energy rating labels? Energy Rating Labels (in one form or another) have been around for over 30 years and allow you to compare the energy efficiency and running costs of different household appliances before purchasing. What Is The Star Rating? The star ratings refer to how efficient an air conditioner is in heating or cooling mode relative to other models of the same size. More stars means more efficient when compared to other models of the same size. Most air conditioners are given between 1 and 6 stars however as technology gets better, as does the energy…

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Controlling Your Air Your Way: Connecting Your Air Conditioner to Smart Devices

The increased popularity and continued improvement of Smart Devices and integrated applications has made it easier for us to maintain complete control of our homes whether we’re on the couch, at work or out and about but just how can your air conditioner be part of your new Smart Home? Recent developments across our range of split systems including the Avanti®, Avanti PLUS® and Bronte® series, have made it easier than ever to connect your air conditioner to smart devices within your home. We’ve put together the handy guide below which gives you some helpful information around smart devices, your air conditioner and just what’s possible when you integrate the two. First of all: What’s a smart device? A smart device is an electronic device that’s connected to other devices or networks, usually by Bluetooth, W-Fi or 3G, that can either operate autonomously or provide control over other smart devices.…

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Five Signs That It’s Time To Replace Your Air Conditioner

When your air conditioner, which has been through the coldest of nights and hottest of days with you, starts to fail you – it’s a sad state of affairs. Coming home from work, switching on your unit and relaxing on the couch just isn’t the same if your unit is struggling to keep you comfortable. With temperatures also becoming more extreme, it’s more important than ever that your system is running smoothly. Having a unit that isn’t running smoothly can lead to inefficiencies, poor performance and higher running costs and has the potential to cause you massive headaches if the unit happens to fail during a heatwave so it’s important to recognise when your system might be struggling and sort it out quickly. As they always say “prevention is better than a cure” so we’ve listed some tell tale signs that your air conditioner might need replacing. Cooling or Heating…

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5 Tips to Prepare Your Air Conditioner for Summer

With Summer just around the corner, it’s that time of the year where our air conditioners become vital in our day to day lives as they assist us in keeping cool and comfortable during the scorching summer heat. Whether you’ve been using your air conditioner during winter or not, it’s always best to give it a once over now to ensure it’s ready to go before summer truly hits. To help out, we’ve put together some simple tips and tricks you can do to make sure your air conditioner is truly summer ready. clean the filters and areas surrounding the outdoor unit The filters in your air conditioner system are extremely important as they trap airborne dust and particles that exist in your homes however, to keep them working effectively they will require some TLC with a simple wash once a season. Click here to check out our simple guide…

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The Sleep Factor: How Your Air Conditioner Can Ensure A Good Nights Sleep for Your Child

Picture this, it’s a Tuesday night, you’ve had a shocking day at work, your stress levels are already through the roof, it’s 10pm and you’ve already spent the last two hours trying to convince your child that it’s time for bed. Sound familiar? Each night thousands of Aussie parents face this same struggle. From the constant “but I just need some water” to our personal favourite “but I’m just not tired”. Convincing your child that they need to get to sleep is no easy feat. As any doctor will tell you – sleep is crucial to a child’s health and development. Their mood, behaviour, concentration and emotions are all related to how much sleep they get each night. Not only this, a child’s sleeping pattern is also important for their parent’s health and relationships. Sleep researchers, led by Professor Sarah Blunden, the head of paediatric sleep research at Central Queensland…

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Product in Focus: Avanti PLUS Split System

Engineered by Italian designers and boasting industry leading energy ratings, the Avanti PLUS® split system is efficient as it is stylish. Boasting a huge range of convenient features, we’ve taken a closer look to determine exactly what makes the Avanti PLUS® the perfect solution for keeping you warm during those chilly winters and cool during the scorching Aussie summers. Recommended by CHOICE® As one of Australia’s leading consumer advocacy groups, CHOICE® conducts independent testing of air conditioners and makes recommendations based on a set criteria. Scoring highly for star ratings, cooling and heating efficiency and yearly running costs, – two models of the Avanti PLUS® were recommended by CHOICE® (the 2.5kW and 5.0kW) meaning you can be sure the Avanti PLUS® is the best of the best! High energy efficiency means lower running costs  When it comes to energy efficiency, this Avanti PLUS® hits it out of the ballpark. Improvements…

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How To Clean Your MHIAA Split System Filters

Did you know, on average, we breathe in approximately 8,000 – 9,000 litres of air each day? As much as we’d like to believe that the air we’re breathing in is clean and fresh, research suggests otherwise. Think about all the different environments you are exposed to in 24 hours – your workplace, your local bus stop, shopping centre and gym. All these places have varying levels of pollutants and although you can’t control the air outside, you can control and improve air quality inside, in the most important place of all; your home. Your Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Split System incorporates specially designed filters that help keep the air in your home clean and crisp, however they do need a little TLC to keep them at their best. We recommend cleaning the filters on your AC at least once a season. However, cleaning the filters doesn’t have to be a…

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