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How To Prepare Your Air Conditioner For Summer – Part 2

(Part 2 – Ducted Air Conditioners)
A ducted air conditioning system is a significant investment that will keep your home cool and comfortable all year round. Ducted air conditioners have an expected lifespan of up to 10 to 15 years, with some lasting much longer, so it’s important to ensure that your air conditioner is well looked after and operating efficiently to get the most out of your investment.

In warmer climates such as Queensland, a ducted air conditioner may see little to no use through the cooler months of the year. This means that when it’s time to start your air conditioner back up for spring and summer, it’s a good idea to take the time to do some minor cleaning and maintenance to ensure that your air conditioner runs smoothly and efficiently all summer long.

If your air conditioner is due for it’s annual service, now is a great time to book it in with your local air conditioning specialist before summer arrives and they start to get booked out. In the meantime, below are some simple maintenance tips you can perform yourself to ensure that your air conditioner is ready to go for summer.
How To Prepare Your Ducted AC For Summer

Shut Off Power
Before anything else, you will need to completely shut the power off to your air conditioning unit. This includes both at the powerpoint and at the switchboard. Allow at least 30 minutes after shutting off the power before undergoing any maintenance on the unit as this will allow any charge stored in the capacitor of the unit enough time to dissipate.

If you’re not confident in disconnecting the power to your AC unit, do not attempt any cleaning or maintenance to avoid injury.
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By |September 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

How To Prepare Your Air Conditioner For Summer

(Part 1 – Split System Air Conditioners)
In warmer areas such as Queensland, air conditioners are often only used for cooling. This means that your air conditioner is left sitting idle during the cooler months of the year, collecting dust and debris. That’s why it’s always a good idea to give your air conditioner a quick spruce up in preparation for spring and summer to ensure that it is running efficiently.

Taking the time to prepare your split system air conditioner before turning it back on for summer can help prevent an untimely breakdown during a heatwave when most air conditioning technicians are booked days in advance. Read on for our top tips on preparing your air conditioner for summer or book a professional service for your air conditioner with your local AC specialists at Advanced Climate Solutions on 07 3206 3452.
How To Prepare Your Split System Air Conditioner For Summer

Clean Filters
Split system air conditioners use air filters to remove dust, debris, and other allergens from the air before it is circulated into your home. Over time, these particles build up in the filter and as a result, the filters in your air conditioner should be regularly cleaned or replaced.

Different AC models will use either reusable or disposable air filters. Depending on the type of filter used in your air conditioner you will need to either clean or replace the filter. Checking the filter before turning your air conditioner on for summer will ensure that it is running as efficiently as possible and improve the air quality in your home.

Conversely, neglecting the filters in your air conditioner can cause the filter to become clogged, obstructing air flow and allowing dust and debris held in the filter […]

By |September 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Top 3 Tips When Relocating Your Air Conditioner

There are many reasons why you may need to relocate your air conditioner, whether temporarily while performing renovations, or a permanent relocation to a new residence. An air conditioner is a significant investment that should last around 10 years, so there’s no reason not to move it with you when you relocate.

However, it’s important to ensure that the AC relocation is planned and executed safely in order to protect yourself as well as your home and air conditioning unit.
Top 3 Tips When Relocating Your Air Conditioner
Always Hire A Professional
Whether you’re moving your AC outdoor unit by a few metres or relocating an air conditioner to a completely new residence, always hire a professional. Not only will this ensure that there is no damage to your home or air conditioning unit, it will also prevent the risk of serious injury.

Air conditioners operate using both refrigerant and electricity, making them extremely dangerous when handled by an untrained professional. Relocating an air conditioner requires the disconnection and reconnection of electrical wires. Attempting to perform an air conditioner relocation without the proper training can result in serious damage to both the air conditioner and any persons involved.

That’s why when it comes to relocating an air conditioning unit, there is no option other than to hire a trained professional. Advanced Climate Solutions are your local air conditioning experts. Our team consists of highly qualified and experienced air conditioning technicians as well as trained electricians for all of your air conditioning needs. Call us today on 07 3206 3542 for expert advice and a free quote.
Determine What Type Of Relocation You Need
There are two types of air conditioner relocations, temporary and permanent.
Temporary Air Conditioner Relocation
If you’re looking to temporarily relocate […]

By |September 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Can Air Conditioning Help With Allergies?

One of the most commonly asked questions when it comes to installing an air conditioner is will air conditioning help with allergies? The short answer is yes. A well maintained air conditioner will improve the air quality in your home, reducing the amount of allergens in the air and helping to reduce symptoms.

Whether you suffer from seasonal allergies, such as hay fever, or year-round allergies to pet dander or dust, consider installing an air conditioner. Advanced Climate Solutions are your local air conditioning experts, providing affordable air conditioner installations Brisbane wide. Call us today on 07 3206 3542 for a free quote.

How Can Air Conditioning Help With Allergies?
Air conditioning can be a lifesaver in the homes of those with allergies or respiratory conditions. This is because an air conditioner will not only help to filter out allergens from the air, it will also help to control humidity levels, both of which can be helpful in alleviating allergies.
Filter Out Allergens
An air conditioner is not only useful for creating a cool and comfortable environment on a sunny day, it can also help to improve indoor air quality to help you breathe easier. This is because as air is circulated through the air conditioner, it is run through a filter that will filter out pollutants such as pollen, pet dander, dust, and other allergens before circulating the air back into your home.

As a result, the allergens in the air will be filtered out before reaching your lungs, helping to alleviate allergy symptoms.
Control Humidity
In addition to cooling and filtering the air, air conditioners also help to control the humidity in your home. This is useful in alleviating allergy symptoms as high humidity is ideal for allergens such as […]

By |September 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Budget-Friendly Home Upgrades To Attract New Tenants

With the significant increase in townhouses and apartment buildings in Brisbane over recent years, the renter’s market has become more competitive than ever. It’s no longer enough to simply purchase an investment property and expect it to stay tenanted as more homes and apartments means more flexibility and choice for renters.

This means that you will need to ensure that your property stands out to potential tenants, is well presented, and has the right features to attract your target renters.

In fact, a well prepared property will not only attract the right tenants, ensuring that your property is quickly filled, it can also increase the weekly rent that you will be able to charge. Creating a property that stands out and is attractive to a wide range of potential tenants will also afford you the luxury of choosing your ideal renters, protecting your investment from rental nightmares such as property damage, broken leases, and more.
5 Simple Home Upgrades To Attract New Tenants
 
1) Add Storage
One of the simplest home upgrades you can make to help attract new tenants to your property is adding storage. This is particularly important in smaller rental properties, such as apartments or townhouses, as well as if you are looking to attract long term tenants. This is because most long term tenants will be looking for a property with good storage capacity to ensure that the house is equipped to accommodate their needs throughout the tenancy.

Consider what areas of your home have the space to add more storage, whether it’s a built in wardrobe, additional linen closet, extra shelving in the bathroom, or built in shelving elsewhere in the home.
2) Add More Light
Adding more light will make your property appear lighter and brighter, […]

By |August 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    Should You Use The Ceiling Fan When The Air Conditioner Is On?

Should You Use The Ceiling Fan When The Air Conditioner Is On?

Whether or not using a ceiling fan in combination with the air conditioner is a long debated argument in Aussie homes. However, there are many proven benefits of using an air conditioner and ceiling fan in combination for maximum room comfort, without increasing the power bill.

Advanced Climate Solutions are your local air conditioning experts, offering quality air conditioning services Brisbane wide at an affordable price. Call us today on 07 3206 3542 for a free quote.
3 Reasons To Turn On Your Ceiling Fan When The Air Conditioner Is On

1) Turn Up Thermostat With No Noticeable Difference
One reason to turn on your ceiling fan while using your air conditioner is that you will be able to increase the temperature of the thermostat with no noticeable difference in comfort. This is because ceiling fans don’t actually cool the air in the room, however, circulating the air quickly throughout the room creates a wind chill that can make the room feel up to 5 degrees cooler.

This means that you can comfortably turn up the temperature of your thermostat, switch on the ceiling fan, and still enjoy a cool and comfortable living space. It’s important to remember that ceiling fans don’t actually affect the temperature of the room, but rather makes it feel colder to the occupants of the room. Thus, there is no point in having the ceiling fan on if nobody is home.
2) Save On Cooling Costs
When debating whether or not to use both an air conditioner and a ceiling fan together, common opinion is that you will be choosing between saving on your energy bill or increased comfort. In reality, using a combination of both an air conditioner and a ceiling fan can ensure comfort […]

By |August 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Service Your Air Conditioner

An air conditioning system is a significant investment that will ensure your home stays cool and comfortable all year round. Ensuring that your air conditioner is regularly serviced by a professional will help to protect your investment, extend its lifespan, reduce the risk of major repairs or breakdowns, as well as keeping your monthly energy bill down. The question is, when is the best time to service your air conditioner?

Advanced Climate Solutions are your local air conditioning experts, providing affordable air conditioner services Brisbane wide, including air conditioner installations, maintenance and repairs. Call us today on 07 3206 3542 for a free quote.

Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Service Your Air Conditioner
Energy Efficiency
Keeping up with the servicing and maintenance of your air conditioner will ensure that your AC is running as efficiently as possible, saving you money on your power bill. The question is, when is the best time to have your air conditioner serviced?

Scheduling your air conditioner maintenance in the winter or off-peak months of the year is ideal as this is when your air conditioner is not constantly in use, ensuring that it continues to run efficiently throughout the warmer months of the year when it is most needed.
No Breakdowns
Having your air conditioner serviced now is a great way to ensure that you’ll have a cool and comfortable home all summer long. This is because air conditioners tend to break down in summer more often than not as this is when they are used most frequently.

Preventative air conditioning maintenance now, will ensure that any damage or issues with your air conditioner can be identified and fixed before the peak season where your air conditioner will be used much more often, causing […]

Does Your Two Storey Home Need A Second Air Conditioner?

Choosing the right cooling solution for a two storey home can be tricky. Depending on the age and the layout of your house, it may be more efficient to consider installing a second air conditioner rather than a single large unit.

Advanced Climate Solutions are your local air conditioning experts. Our qualified technicians are experienced in installing a wide range of air conditioners, both split system and ducted, in a variety of applications, from small homes and apartments, to larger and even multi storey homes. For expert advice on choosing the right air conditioning solution for your needs, call us today on 07 3206 3542.
The Benefits Of Installing A Second Air Conditioner

Consistent Home Temperature
One of the main benefits of installing a second air conditioner in a two storey home is creating a consistent air temperature. In homes with multiple levels, different areas of the home tend to cool more quickly than others. For example, upstairs is often warmer than the downstairs as heat rises, preventing a consistent air temperature throughout the home.

Adding a second air conditioner can help to regulate air temperatures throughout the house, eliminating hot spots for a more comfortable environment.
Energy Efficiency
Installing a second air conditioner can also increase energy efficiency and reduce running costs. This is because the two air conditioners will be able to work together to easily cool a larger area, as opposed to an undersized air conditioner that would be working much harder and less efficiently to do so on its own. This will reduce wear and tear on your air conditioner, extend its lifespan, and reduce the risk of repairs or breakdowns.

Additionally, having two air conditioners means that you have more control over your energy usage as you […]

The Benefits Of Reverse Cycle AC Heating

Living in sunny Queensland we are fortunate to enjoy a warm, tropical climate for the majority of the year. Though our winters may be considered mild in comparison to many other locations in the world, there are still several months of the year where Queenslanders reach for extra blankets, hot chocolates, and of course heaters.

When it comes to choosing a home heating system in Brisbane, a reverse cycle air conditioner is the number one choice. Not only will a reverse cycle air conditioner keep your home cozy and warm throughout the winter months for a fraction of the running cost of other heaters, it also provides reliable air conditioning throughout the sweltering, humid heat that Brisbane is famous for.

Advanced Climate Solutions are your local air conditioning specialists providing reverse cycle air conditioning installations, servicing, and repairs Brisbane wide. Call us today on 07 3206 3542 for a free quote.
The Benefits of Reverse Cycle AC Heating
Energy Efficient
Reverse cycle air conditioning is an extremely energy efficient way to heat a home. This is because, unlike electric and gas heaters that have to create their own heat, reverse cycle air conditioners extract heat from the outside air.

In a reverse cycle air conditioner, heat is extracted from the outside air where it is absorbed by the refrigerant. The refrigerant is then compressed causing it to warm up further, heating the air that passes through the air conditioner and into the house. The refrigerant is then circulated through an evaporator where it is cooled to begin the process again. Though warmth from the outside air is needed to run a reverse cycle heater, they can still efficiently heat a home in the middle of winter when temperatures drop below […]

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    Why Does My Air Conditioner Smell Musty? (And How To Fix It)

Why Does My Air Conditioner Smell Musty? (And How To Fix It)

Air conditioning in a hot and humid climate like Brisbane and Queensland is an essential for year round comfort. However, if you’ve noticed an unpleasant, musty smell coming from your air conditioner, it could be an indication that mould or mildew is growing somewhere inside the unit. This is not a problem to put off or ignore as contaminants in your air conditioner can lead to poor air quality, and health problems for your household.

There are a number of possible causes of a musty smelling air conditioner, from excess moisture within the unit, to an oversized air conditioner that is unable to properly dehumidify. Below are the most common causes of a musty smelling air conditioner and how to fix them.
Excess Moisture In Ducts Or Vents
One reason for musty smelling air coming from your air conditioner is if there is a build up of excess moisture in the ducts or vents. In humid climates like we have in Queensland, the moisture in the air can cause excess moisture to build up inside the air ducts and vents of your air conditioning system.

Unfortunately, the dark and damp environment created by the build up of moisture inside the system is an ideal place for mould and mildew to form. Not only will this cause the musty smell coming from your air conditioner, it can also affect the air quality in your home as contaminants are circulated through the air. This is particularly harmful in households with children, elderly, or anyone with respiratory conditions, so it’s important to address the problem as soon as possible.
How To Fix It
The best way to ensure that any mould or mildew is completely cleared out of your air conditioning system is […]