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When To Repair & When To Replace Your Air Conditioner

So your air conditioner has stopped working or has started to work less efficiently. The question is: ‘should I repair or replace my air conditioner?’. Often you will find that your old air conditioner only needs a minor repair to get it back up and running. However, at some point it will no longer be worth pouring your money into an old AC that requires regular repairs.

Advanced Climate Solutions are your local air conditioning experts. We pride ourselves on the quality of service that we provide our customers with which means that we won’t just try to sell you a replacement air conditioner. If your air conditioner can be fixed (and it’s worth fixing) we’ll let you know. If you want personalised advice on whether your air conditioner should be repaired or replaced call us today on 07 3206 3542.

In the meantime, read on for general advice on when to repair, and when to replace, an air conditioner.

Should I Repair Or Replace My Air Conditioner?
If you’re not sure whether to repair or replace your air conditioner ask yourself the following questions:
1) How Old Is The Air Conditioner?
When deciding whether to repair or replace your air conditioner, consider the age of the unit. Air conditioners typically have a lifespan of 10 – 15 years. So if your air conditioner requires repairs, and is over 15 years old, in most cases it will be best to replace rather than repair. This is because an older unit will likely require repairs more often, so it’s better to replace the unit with a new, more efficient AC, than to pour more money into an old air conditioner that could be driving up your power bills.
2) Has Your Power […]

By |January 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

How To Improve Air Quality In Your Home

If you or your loved one suffers from allergies or asthma the first step to controlling your symptoms should be in the home. There are many ways to improve the quality of in your home in order to reduce the symptoms of allergies and asthma. Additionally, improving in your home’s air quality will help the whole household, as indoor air pollution can have harmful effects (both immediate and long term) on both healthy people as well as those with allergies and respiratory diseases.
How Can Indoor Air Quality Affect Your Health?
Although most people with common allergies such as hayfever know to steer clear of fields of flowers, you may be surprised to know just how many allergens are in the air in your own home. In addition to pollen, there are a range of other pollutants that can cause problems indoors including:

Dust Mites
Pet Dander

If present in your home, these pollutants can leave someone with allergies sneezing and congested. And even if you don’t suffer from allergies, indoor air pollution can cause irritation to your eyes, nose and throat.
How To Improve Indoor Air Quality
Regularly Clean Surfaces

Step one to reducing pollutants in your home is to regularly clean any surfaces. Start by dusting all surfaces in your house (1 – 2 times a week) using a damp microfiber cloth. Ensure that you dust from the top of the room to the bottom to prevent allergens from falling onto areas that have already been dusted.

You will also need to vacuum your carpet (1 – 2 times a week) in order to pick up any allergens dragged in on your shoes, and to remove pet dander where applicable. (Note: low quality vacuums may put dust […]

By |January 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

What Is The Best Air Conditioning Temperature?

If you ask two different people what the optimal temperature is for an air conditioner you’ll probably get two completely different answers. What cool enough for one person could be too warm or too cold for another. However, if you’re looking for the optimal air conditioner temperature for energy efficiency or for an office, that’s a different question.

Advanced Climate Solutions are you local Brisbane air conditioning experts and we have answered the top three air conditioning questions on everyone’s lips this summer;

What is the best air conditioner temperature to save money?
What is the best air conditioner temperature for comfort?
What is the best air conditioner temperature for an office?


1) What Is The Best Air Conditioner Temperature To Save Money?
In hot climates such as Queensland, air conditioning has become a necessity in most homes. However, air conditioning can significantly increase your energy bill, particularly if you have an old or poorly maintained air conditioner. So, what is the ideal temperature to set your air conditioner at in order to save money this summer?

An important fact to remember when determining what temperature to set your air conditioner at is that every degree below 25 degrees can increase the cost of running your air conditioner by around 10%. That means that simply increasing the temperature on your thermostat from 24 to 25 you will significantly reduce the contribution of your air conditioner to your power bill.

Although increasing the temperature on your thermostat will mean that the room temperature is slightly less comfortable, using fans to circulate the cool air through the room can alleviate this.

Note: the size of your air conditioner will impact how much it costs to run. This is because if your air […]

By |December 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

How To Reduce Your Power Bill This Summer

Looking for a way to reduce your energy bills this summer? Look no further than Advanced Climate Solution’s 6 top tips to reduce your summer energy usage.
1) Turn Everything Off At Night

One of the most obvious and simplest ways to save energy this summer is to turn all electrical appliances off at night or when you leave the house. Although it may be tempting to leave the air conditioner on overnight, for the majority of the night you won’t even be conscious to benefit from the cool air. Instead, try turning off the air conditioner once the sun goes down and opening up a window to take advantage of the cooler night air.

However, if you need the cool air of the air conditioner to fall asleep, try setting it on a timer to make sure that it turns off once you have fallen asleep rather than using more energy to run it all night. You can even set it to turn on 20 minutes before your morning alarm to ensure you wake up to a comfortable room temperature.
2) Install Energy Efficient Lighting

Another simple and relatively inexpensive way to reduce your power bill this summer is installing energy efficient lighting. Although they may be small, light bulbs can contribute significantly to your power bill, particularly the old incandescent and halogen bulbs.

Additionally, replacing your old bulbs with energy efficient bulbs will not only save you energy, they also last longer, saving you money as your bulbs will need to be replaced less frequently.
3) Switch Providers
Another factor to consider when you’re looking to reduce your energy spend is whether or not to switch energy providers. It is always best to review your power company every year or […]

By |December 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

How To Choose The Right Air Conditioner (Part 3)

Once you know what type of air conditioner you want, whether it be split system or ducted air conditioning, and have worked out what size air conditioner you will need, there are a few other factors to consider before making the purchase. These include the energy efficiency of the unit, included warranty, unit and installation cost, as well as the unit manufacturer.
Energy Efficiency
When choosing which unit to buy one of the most important factors to take into consideration is energy efficiency. This is because the energy efficiency of the unit will directly affect its running costs. And as most air conditioners have an expected lifetime of around 10 years, the unit running cost will likely be the biggest cost associated with owning an air conditioner.

To compare the energy efficiency of different models, check the energy rating label (this is the label that shows a star rating of the energy efficiency of an appliance). If an air conditioner doesn’t have an energy rating label, you can use the GEMS Registration Database to check the energy efficiency performance of any air conditioner.
Warranty Included
You should also consider the warranty included with any air conditioning units you are looking to purchase. Depending on the manufacturer, air conditioner warranties can range from 5 to 15 years. This can be a deciding factor when choosing which manufacturer to go with as it can mean the difference between free repairs under warranty for an additional 10 years.

Note: in order to claim under warranty the unit needs to be installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions and regularly maintained as outlined by the manufacturer.
Unit Cost
For most people, unit cost is one of the most important factors when choosing which air conditioner to buy. […]

By |November 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

How To Choose The Right Size Air Conditioner

How To Choose The Right Air Conditioner (Part 2)
One of the most important steps when choosing an air conditioner is making sure you choose the right size air conditioner for your needs. This is important because if your air conditioner is too large or too small for your needs it will not run as it was designed to which can have negative effects including:

If Your Air Conditioner Is Too Large

If you choose an air conditioner that is too large for your needs it will cool the room quickly and then turn off. This means that the air conditioner won’t stay on long enough to complete its cycle and control the humidity in the room. As a result, you will be left with a cold and clammy feeling room.

If Your Air Conditioner Is Too Small

Conversely, if you choose an air conditioner that is too small for your needs, the air conditioner will be working on overdrive to cool the area. This will cause your air conditioner to age prematurely, reducing the lifetime of the system. Additionally, your air conditioner will be constantly running as it doesn’t have the power to cool the area to the set temperature, which will cause your electricity bill to skyrocket.

So, how do you choose an air conditioner that is perfectly sized for your needs?
How To Choose The Right Size Air Conditioner
To calculate what size air conditioner you need you will need to know the area (in metres squared) of the room that you are cooling. To find the area of the room, simply multiply the length of the room by the width of the room. Once you have found the area of the room, you will need to […]

By |November 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Ducted Or Split System Air Conditioner – Which Is Best?

How To Choose The Right Air Conditioner (Part 1)
If you’re looking to buy a new air conditioning unit then you will likely be choosing between the two main types of air conditioners; ducted air conditioning and split system air conditioning. So which type is best? The answer depends on your air conditioning needs as each type of air conditioner has its own strengths and weaknesses as listed below.
Benefits Of Ducted Air Conditioning

Central Cooling
One benefit of a ducted air conditioning system is that it is designed to cool the whole house using a single air conditioning unit as the air, once cooled, is circulated into each area of the house via air ducts. This means that if you are looking to cool an entire house, or even a number of rooms in a house, ducted air conditioning could be a cheaper option than buying individual split system units for each room.
Longer Life Expectancy
Another benefit of ducted air conditioning is its average life expectancy of 15 to 20 years. This is significantly higher than that of a split system unit, with an average life expectancy of a mere 10 to 12 years.
Discreet Design
Ducted air conditioners also come with a discreet design as only the air vents (mounted in the floor, ceiling or walls) are visible in the room that is being cooled. This is because the bulk of the air conditioning unit is discreetly hidden behind walls and ceilings providing minimal disruptions to the decor of the house.
Considerations Of A Ducted Air Conditioner
One consideration when purchasing a ducted air conditioning unit is cost. Ducted air conditioning units are considerably more expensive than split system units. However, this is to be expected as they cool a whole […]

By |November 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The Benefits Of Replacing An Old Air Conditioner

It can be difficult to know when the ideal time to replace an old air conditioner is, short of the air conditioning unit breaking down. It can also be tempting to regularly repair an old system to keep it running and avoid having to buy a new system. However, this can be costly both in terms of repairs, and because the old unit is likely to be much less energy efficient than a newer model, which can significantly increase your power bills.

If you’re not sure whether it’s the right time to replace your air conditioner call Advanced Climate Solutions. With no affiliation to any single manufacturer, we can offer unbiased advice on when it’s time to replace, and which unit is best for your needs. Call ACS on 07 3206 3542 for all of your air conditioning needs.
The Benefits Of Replacing An Old Air Conditioner
Save Money
One of the main benefits of buying a new air conditioner is saving money on your energy bill. This is because the harder your air conditioner has to work to cool a room, the more energy it will use. And since an air conditioners capacity to cool lessens over time, an older air conditioner uses more energy than a new air conditioner would to cool the same room.

In fact, if your air conditioner is 8 to 10 years old, it could use twice the amount of electricity a basic new model would use to cool a room.
Increase Energy Efficiency
In the past 10 years, there has been up to a 30% increase in the energy efficiency of air conditioners. Considering that air conditioners last an average of 10 to 15 years, it is likely that there there are new air […]

By |October 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    Common Air Conditioning Problems (And How To Fix Them) – Part 3

Common Air Conditioning Problems (And How To Fix Them) – Part 3

With an average lifetime of 15 to 20 years, there is a high chance that your air conditioner will require repairs due to natural wear and tear during its lifetime. However, when an air conditioner stops working as it should, it can be difficult to identify the problem and whether or not you should call in a professional to repair it. That’s why we have compiled a list of common air conditioning problems and how to fix them (or when to call in an expert).

Click here to read part 1 and part 2 of our common air conditioning problems series.
Air Conditioner Thermostat Is Not Working

One of the most common issues with an air conditioner is a miscalibrated or broken thermostat. If the thermostat for your air conditioner is not functioning as it should, it can result in an air conditioner that won’t turn on or off.

This is because the thermostat uses the temperature (measured by sensors) of the air in the room to tell the air conditioner when to turn on or off. For example, if the temperature on the thermostat is set to 20 degrees, once the room temperature reaches 20 degrees, the thermostat will tell the air conditioner to turn off.

However, if the sensor is damaged or knocked out of place, the measured temperature will be inaccurate, causing the air conditioner to turn off or on seemingly at random.

If your air conditioner won’t turn on it could be because the sensor is measuring the room temperature as lower than the temperature set on the thermostat. To test if this is the case, try setting the thermostat to the lowest temperature. If your air conditioner turns on, there is a problem with the […]

By |October 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Ducted Air Conditioning Maintenance

Ducted air conditioning maintenance is an important part of owning a ducted air conditioner. Regular servicing and maintenance will ensure that your air conditioning unit is energy efficient and can also extend the lifespan of the unit, prevent costly repairs, and even provide health benefits for your entire household or office.

If you’re looking for quality ducted air conditioning servicing and maintenance Brisbane at an affordable price, call Advanced Climate Solutions today on 07 3206 3542.

The Benefits Of Ducted Air Conditioning Maintenance
There are many benefits to regular ducted air conditioning maintenance including:
Prevent Costly Repairs
One benefit of regular air conditioning maintenance is preventing costly repairs. This is because neglecting something as simple as a dusty air filter can lead to damaged internal components, a complete system breakdown, and costly repairs.

However, when your ducted air conditioning system is professionally serviced, your air conditioning specialist will clean and inspect the whole system. This means that if there is a problem with the unit, the technician will be able to identify and fix it before more damage is caused that could potentially leading to a costly unit breakdown.
Increase Efficiency

Another benefit of regular preventative maintenance is increased efficiency. When the internal components of an air conditioning unit become clogged with dust and other debris, it can reduce the airflow through the system. This causes the system to have to work harder to cool a room, using more electricity than usual.

During a scheduled service, your air conditioning technician will clean or replace clogged air filters as well as check for dust and debris within the air conditioner. This will ensure that your air conditioner is working as efficiently as possible when cooling your house, reducing your energy bill.
Extend Lifespan
Regular preventative air […]

By |October 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|