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Just How Much Does it Cost To Run Your Air Conditioner During Winter?

We’ve all heard that using our air conditioner in winter usually results in a hefty bill. However, what if we told you that this is just a common misconception and that you can turn up the heat without worrying about a huge power bill come spring? We take a closer look at just how much it costs to run your air conditioner and compare it other heating solutions. Backed by Government research, reverse cycle air conditioners with high energy ratings, such as our industry leading 7 star rated 2.0kW Avanti PLUS® model, are the most energy efficient and cost effective solution for most heating spaces. While the upfront cost may be slightly higher, these units allow you to heat a space quickly and efficiently – saving you money in the long run! air conditioners vs gas and electric heaters How does a reverse cycle air conditioner really compare with other…

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Why You Should Care about Hiring a Licensed Air Conditioner Installer

It might seem like a no brainer, but it’s often overlooked. Installing, repairing, and servicing AC units is a technical process which requires a qualified, skilled and most importantly licenced professional to get the job done. Now that we have got your attention, the most important thing to note is that the handling of refrigerant gases associated with AC units without a licence is illegal. Poor workmanship, working with gases and electricity with no license can put yourself, your family and your home at risk. What’s more, if your AC unit is handled by an illegal installer then you will lose your product warranty, so its important to work with reputable dealers and resellers to get the job done properly! Here’s a few important tips to get you clued up on hiring a licenced installer and what to look out for. Understanding the licence types The Australian Refrigeration Council issues…

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5 Things to know when getting an air conditioner quote

Before you start shopping around for your perfect air conditioning system, we’ve put together an easy guide on what you need to factor in when getting an AC installation quote. These tips will help make the installation process a breeze!   1. Supply only vs. Supply and Install When purchasing an AC unit, there are two options. You can choose to purchase your AC unit without adding the installation costs to the bill and look for an installer on your own (Supply Only), or you can opt to buy the AC unit and have the reseller manage the installation process for you too (Supply and Install). Regardless of which option you go for, be sure to consult a professional reseller before purchasing an AC unit to help you select the right model and capacity.   2. Choosing a reputable installer An AC unit is an investment so it’s important to…

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A quick guide to your best night sleep solution!

Did you know that the room temperature and humidity levels in your bedroom affect how well you sleep at night? When you go to sleep, your brain is trying to lower the body temperature. It helps the body to conserve energy and this is one of the reasons why we feel so recharged after a good night’s sleep. However, if the room temperature – or rather how your body perceives it – is too cold or too hot, it may struggle to reach the ideal temperature, which makes you more awake and alert when this is the last thing you want to be! While research varies, the optimum temperature for your bedroom is somewhere between 18 to 20°C. As for humidity, while it doesn’t change the temperature, it affects how your body perceives it – cold air with high relative humidity feels colder and the opposite is valid for the…

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A guide to a perfect AC for your Living Room

Large or small, open plan design or not it should be fair to say that for most people the living room is the heart of their home. This is the room where we tend to spend a lot of our time – entertaining family and friends or just unwinding in front of the TV – and want to feel comfortable regardless of the time of the year or the weather outside. And that’s where an air conditioner comes into play! There are a few important factors to consider when selecting the AC unit for your living room and we have them right here!   Don’t drown out the conversation with a noisy aircon Naturally, when spending time with friends and family in an entertainment area such as the living room, the last thing that you want is a noisy aircon which drowns out the conversation. While there’s no easy way to…

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5 qualities that make ducted systems a perfect climate solution for your entire home

Looking for an AC solution that provides comfort for the whole home? Look no further than a ducted AC system! Boasting a powerful performance with a discreet, ceiling concealed design, ducted systems are proving popular in homes around the country.They effortlessly heat and cool the air which is then distributed via a series of ducts into the various rooms in your home so that you can enjoy a cosy home in winter and a cool home in summer. Still not 100% convinced? Here’s several great reasons why a ducted system can work for you.   #1 Consistent airflow to every room If you’re after a consistent climate across multiple living areas in your house, a ducted AC can easily do this for you. Unlike a split system whereby you can cool or heat just one room at a time, a ducted system ensures the perfect amount of airflow to each…

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5 factors to consider when selecting your air conditioner capacity

So, now that you’ve learnt the difference between single split, multi split and ducted systems and know what type of air conditioner suits your lifestyle its time to consider how powerful your AC needs to be for you to get the most value out of it. If the unit’s capacity is too big, it won’t run a full cycle and will essentially switch on and off a lot, which will increase your electricity tariffs each month. If it’s too small, then it will run constantly and again, this will cost you money…it’s a vicious cycle so you need to make sure its not too big, its not too small- it’s just right! To be fair, there are quite a few factors that may affect your Air Conditioner unit capacity selection. To make it all less complicated for you, we’ve put together a simple list of things to keep in mind when…

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What type of AC suits your lifestyle?

So just how will you keep everyone happy? In a home, there is always someone who is too hot, someone how is too cold and someone who thinks that the temperature is just right. While it may sound like a Goldilocks fairy-tale, when buying an AC unit for your home you can have the perfect climate to suit everyone. There are quite a few AC types out there but fear not….it is not as complicated as you may think. After reading this, we are sure that you’ll agree – selecting an AC is a breeze!   Single Split Systems – The popular choice Single split AC’s are easy to install, efficient to run and come in a range of stylish designs to suit your décor style. Comprising of an indoor unit – wall mounted, floor standing or ceiling concealed (bulkhead systems), and an outdoor unit. As the most popular choice, single…

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Lights, Camera, Action Avanti!

  It was all lights, camera, action as Avanti® became the star attraction on set with Better Homes and Gardens! As the show celebrated its 1000th episode (CONGRATULATIONS TEAM!), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia (MHIAA) was kindly asked to be part of this momentous occasion and supply a 3.5kW Avanti® reverse cycle air conditioner for their Winter Room Makeover feature. During this special episode our fantastic brand ambassador and favoured interior designer, Tara Dennis, together with building expert Adam Dovile transformed a standard family lounge room into a warm and cosy winter oasis. With a new cabinet, a coat of fresh paint, new sliding doors and a decorative lighting feature built by Tara herself, this family lounge room needed one more addition to truly take it to the next level. What was that we hear you ask? Well our Avanti® reverse cycle, split system air conditioner of course! The Avanti’s…

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