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Get your Split Systems cleaned for 2013 summer.

Dirty fan in split

The new year is under way with heavy rain weather boosting the humidity.

Aircons will sweat, leak water and not cool efficiently if the filters, cooling coils, drains and blower fans are dirty.

The mold can also set off allergies related to hayfever and asthma.

Dirty and inefficent units use more power to run resulting in higher electricity bills.

Give Kevin a call on Mobile 0410 388 392 and get your aircon working better.

How to save Energy with Air Conditioning?

Energy Saving tips when using air


Here are some simple things you can do to save energy when using an air conditioner:

  • Install the air conditioner (or outdoor unit of a split system) on the shady side of the house (or shade the air conditioner itself); make sure the air flow around it isn’t obstructed. with plants, The temperature of a heated room in winter should be between 18-21Âmbient °C while the temperature of a cooled room in summer should be about 23-26Âmbient °C (remember the humidity indoors will be low, so it will feel cooler). The temperature should be checked after the air conditioner has been operating for 30 - 45 minutes.
  • When a hot day is expected, turn on the air conditioner earlier rather than wait till the house becomes hot (it operates more efficiently when the outside air temperature is cooler).
  • Keep windows and doors closed when using a refrigerative air conditioners . Evaporative type air conditioners require some air flow and are used more in low humidity environments. Close curtains on hot summer days and cold winter nights. Outdoor shading of windows in summer is very effective.
  • If the indoor unit has adjustable louvres, adjust them towards the ceiling when cooling, and towards the floor when heating (as cool air falls, hot air rises).
  • Regular cleaning of air filters as per manufacturer’s recommendations..

Air Conditioning Hints & Tips for home

Air Conditioning Hints and Tips

for home general maintenance

and usage tips for clean cool air.

Here are some energy saving tips to get the most out of your air conditioner at home.

  • Shut windows and external doors when operating the air conditioner
  • Minimise the area being cooled by shutting doors to unused rooms
  • Regularly clean filters
  • Locate the external section of the air conditioner (compressor) away from direct sunlight, and with good air flow around it
  • Set the thermostat between 24 and 26Âmbient °C
  • Reduce the amount of heat entering your home by shading windows and walls, insulating ceilings and walls.
  • Open up windows and external doors if the outside temperature is lower than the inside temperature, instead of using the air conditioner.

When selecting an air conditioner, look for:

  • Programmable timer and thermostat controls. Set your air conditioner at the highest temperature setting at which you still feel cool enough, 25Âmbient ºC is usually adequate. Each 1Âmbient °C increase of the thermostat setting will save about 10% on your energy usage
  • Movement sensors, which reduce power and energy usage when the room is unoccupied
  • ‘Set-back’ and ’sleep’ modes that automatically adjust thermostat settings
  • Economy settings
  • Multi-speed fan operation
  • Adjustable and rotating louvres
  • Remote thermostats and controls

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