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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 and with temperatures 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.   1.) 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. 1.) 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 to cleaning the…

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The Sleep Factor: How Choosing The Right 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, its 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. While we can all agree that sleep is very important to a child’s health and development. Their mood, behaviour, concentration and emotions are all related to how much sleep they get each night. But 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…

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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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5 Easy Steps For Cleaning Your MHIAA Split Systems 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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Just How Much Does it Cost To Run Your Air-Conditioner During Winter?

We’ve all heard that using our air-conditioner in winter = hefty bills. But what if we told you that this is just a common misconception and that you can turn up the heat without worrying about surprise bills? Sounds good, doesn’t it? According to research by Canstar Blue, using your air-conditioner in winter won’t break the bank and is actually cheaper than you think. The average, modern reverse cycle air-conditioner, capable of heating large spaces quickly, costs only around $0.13 – $0.36 per hour to run.   Believe it or not, it is cheaper to run per hour than common household appliances such as the humble microwave ($0.28 – $0.53 per hour), vacuum cleaner ($0.41 – $0.82 per hour) an iron ($0.41-$0.82 per hour), clothes dryer ($0.50 – $0.82   Backed by Government research, reverse cycle air-conditioners with high energy ratings, such as our industry leading 7 star rated 2.0kW…

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Why You Should Care about Hiring a Licensed AC 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 AC installation 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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