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What To Do When Your Air Conditioner Breaks Down

As anyone who has lived through a summer in Brisbane knows, having a working air conditioner in Queensland is a necessity. In fact, hot weather is not only uncomfortable, it can even be dangerous for children and the elderly when temperature rise above 32 degrees.

Unfortunately, your air conditioner is most likely to break down during summer when it is getting the most use. However, this is the busiest time of the year for air conditioning technicians which means you could be waiting days or even weeks before your air conditioner is back up and running. That’s why we’ve put together our top tips on what to do when your air conditioner breaks down.
Check The Remote

The first thing to check when your air conditioner stops working is the remote control. It could be a simple case of the batteries in the remote going flat, resulting in the air conditioner not turning one.

If changing the batteries in the remote doesn’t do the job, try downloading a universal remote app and using that to turn on the air conditioner. If the app works, there is something wrong with the air conditioner remote and it may need replacing.

Note: Universal remote control apps will only work for some air conditioner models made by certain manufacturers.
Check Circuit Breaker
If the remote control appears to be working fine, check the circuit breaker. It’s quite common for a surge of electricity in the air conditioner to trip the circuit breaker resulting on power to the air conditioning unit being cut off. To check this, simply go to the circuit breaker and check if the switch has been flipped. If it has, flip it back and your air conditioner should be back to working […]

By |September 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

4 Appliances To Check Before Buying A New Home

There are a range of things that should always be checked before purchasing a home, from the structural integrity of the house to the plumbing system. Yet many prospective home buyers forget to check the condition of the home appliances. In comparison to buying a home, the cost of a household appliance may seem negligible. However, replacing multiple major appliances can easily set you back thousands to tens of thousands of dollars.

Before purchasing your new home, it’s important to take the time to inspect the condition of all included household appliances. This includes checking the age and condition of each of the following major appliances and ensuring that they work:

Dishwasher
Air Conditioner
Hot Water System
Oven/Stove Top

1) Dishwasher
Out of all of the standard household appliances that a house may come with, a dishwasher takes the longest to check as you will want to run a full cycle, so it is best to check this first. Make sure to test it on a wash cycle that includes heating in order to test the heating element. While the cycle is running, check for water leaks below the dishwasher and under the sink and look out for any rust or corrosion that could indicate leaks.

Once the cycle has finished, open the door to see if steam comes out as this will tell you whether or not the heating element is working. Additionally, check that there is no water sitting inside the bottom of the dishwasher or inside the pump as remaining water can indicate a malfunction in the system.
2) Air Conditioner
In the hot and humid Queensland climate, a working air conditioner is a must. If you’re purchasing a home with a built in air conditioner, taking […]

By |August 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    What To Do When Your Air Conditioner Is Not Blowing Cold Air

What To Do When Your Air Conditioner Is Not Blowing Cold Air

One of the most common air conditioning problems we see is an air conditioner that is no longer producing cold air. There are a number of things that can cause an air conditioner to stop producing cool air ranging from minor fixes to major repairs. Below are 4 possible causes of an air conditioner not blowing cold air and how to fix them.
1) Check Thermostat Setting

The first thing to check when your air conditioner is not working as it should is the thermostat setting. If the thermostat is set to a temperature that is higher than room temperature it may not even turn on at all as it will detect that the room’s temperature is lower than the set temperature. It may seem obvious but it happens.

Reset the temperature on your thermostat and change it to a few degrees cooler than the room temperature. Note: It can take a few minutes before you feel any cool air coming out so don’t panic right away.

Top Tip: If your air conditioner is not turning on you may also want to check the batteries in the thermostat.
2) Check Air Filtration
Another potential cause of an air conditioner not blowing cool air is a filtration problem. If the air filter in your air conditioner is clogged it will restrict air flow and prevent cold air from circulating in your home. If you’re not already regularly checking and changing the filter in your air conditioner it is more than likely very clogged by now.

Luckily, this is a relatively easy fix. Simply check the air filter in your air conditioner to see if it is clogged with dust and other allergens. If it is, clean it down with warm soapy water […]

How To Reduce Your Power Bill This Winter

In Australia, summer is known as the season for high power bills thanks to air conditioning. Most people think that winter means no air conditioning and no fans means a low power bill, however, that is often not the case.

Winter means long hot showers, room heaters, using the dryer more often, and even running the kettle more often for hot drinks. And it takes more energy to warm than to cool. Combined with the rising cost of electricity your winter power bill can start to stack up. Though there’s nothing we can do about electricity prices, there is plenty that can be done to reduce your energy usage and save money on your power bill this winter.
How To Save Money On Your Power Bill This Winter
Air Dry Your Clothes

In the colder winter weather it can take longer for clothes to dry. Combined with the fact that your clothes come out of the tumble dryer toasty and warm it can be tempting to never air dry your clothes in winter.

Unfortunately, clothes dryers are one of the most energy consuming appliances in Australian households. Simply hanging your clothes up to dry instead of constantly using the dryer can significantly reduce your power bill. And if you do decide to use a tumble dryer, make sure that it is energy efficient to minimise the running costs.
Replace Your Old Hot Water System
Another household appliance that can drive up your energy bill is a hot water heater. In fact, water heating accounts for approximately 25% of power usage in the average Australian home. And with longer, warmer showers and baths in winter, the running costs increase.

The best way to save on water heating and reduce you power bill is […]

Who Pays For Air Conditioner Repairs When Renting?

In the sunny state of Queensland, air conditioning is an essential in most homes to make it through the sweltering summer heat waves. But, when it comes to air conditioning, it can be tricky to work out who is responsible for repairs, upkeep, and ongoing maintenance.

Whether you’re a first time renter or a landlord looking at renting out your property, it’s important to make yourself aware of your rights and responsibilities. That’s why we’ve put together this simple guide to the obligations of tenants and landlords when it comes to air conditioning.
Who Is Responsible For Air Conditioning Repairs When Renting?

In a rental property, the landlord is responsible for ensuring that the air conditioner remains in good working order throughout the term of the lease. The exception to this is if the lease specifically states otherwise or if the tenant damaged the air conditioner directly through misuse or neglecting maintenance.

However, it is the tenant’s responsibility to inform the property manager or landlord of any malfunction or breakdown.

Top Tip: It is always best to report any issues with the air conditioner in writing to avoid any misunderstandings.

Once the tenant has informed the landlord of the issue, the landlord is required to take the appropriate steps to fix the air conditioner. If the issue is not fixed in a timely manner, the tenant is entitled to negotiate a decrease in rent until the repairs are completed.

However, if the air conditioner was damaged by the tenant, either through misuse or because it has not been maintained, the landlord is not obligated to pay for the repairs.
Who Is Responsible For Air Conditioner Maintenance When Renting?

As a tenant, you are required to look after the property as well as to […]

How Much Does It Cost To Run A Split System Air Conditioner

If you’re looking to find out how much it will cost to run a split system air conditioner in order to make an informed purchasing decision, you’ve come to the right place. There are a number of factors to consider when calculating the running costs of your air conditioner including:

Size (kW)
Obviously, the larger your air conditioner is, the more energy it will use. However, it is also important to note that whether or not your air conditioner is correctly sized will also affect running costs. If your air conditioner is undersized it will use more energy than a larger, correctly sized unit as it will be running on full capacity for a longer time to cool the area.

Running Time
The longer you run your air conditioner, the more energy it will use.

Set Temperature
The temperature that you set your air conditioner to can drastically affect running costs. In fact, every degree lower than 25 degrees celsius can increase the running cost of your air conditioner by around 10%.

Inverter Technology
An air conditioner with inverter technology will cost less to run as, once the set temperature is reached, less power is used to maintain the temperature.

Energy Tariff
The energy tariff that you’re connected to determines how much you will pay for your energy and can affect air conditioner running costs. For example, if you’re connected to an off-peak tariff, you will be charged less during certain times of the day.

Split System Air Conditioner Running Costs
The air conditioner running costs below are calculated for an air conditioner that is set to 24 degrees, running for 3 months of the year on general supply tariff (Tariff 11).

2.5 kW
3.5 kW
5.0 kW
6.0 kW
10.0 kW

2 hrs/day
$18.98 /yr
$31.74 /yr
$49.42 /yr
$60.87 /yr
$106.36 […]

24/7 Emergency Air Conditioning Repairs

Advanced Climate Solutions are your local air conditioning experts. We offer a wide range of air conditioning services including installations, maintenance, and emergency repairs. Our team of highly trained and qualified air conditioning technicians are experienced with a range of different types and models of air conditioners.

Located on Brisbane’s Southside, Advanced Climate Solutions offer reliable air conditioning service Redlands, Brisbane, and Logan wide. Our emergency air conditioning repair services are available for both residential and commercial air conditioners as well as office ACs. Whether you need a new office ducted air conditioner installed or a minor repair on your home AC unit, ACS has the solution. Give us a call today on 07 3206 3542 for a free quote or fill out our contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Commercial Air Conditioning Repairs
As a business owner, we know how important it is to ensure that your customers and employees are happy and comfortable, and in Brisbane’s hot climate, that generally means that you need a working air conditioner.

However, many air conditioner companies only work within the 9 to 5, Monday to Friday work week. This means that if your air conditioner breaks down on the weekend you’re left with no option but to wait until Monday morning which could cause you to lose precious customers.

Luckily, Advanced Climate Solutions offers 24/7 emergency air conditioning response services to ensure that your commercial air conditioner runs smoothly all year round. For more information or to set up a servicing contract to reduce the chance of an unexpected breakdown give us a call on 07 3206 3542.
Residential Air Conditioning Repairs
In Brisbane, summer means getting your friends and family together for a BBQ and […]

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    Will Installing An Air Conditioner Add Value To Your Property?

Will Installing An Air Conditioner Add Value To Your Property?

There is no hard and fast answer to the question of whether or not installing an air conditioner will add value to your property. However, in some cases, installing an air conditioner will not only add value, it will also help your home to be sold or leased as quickly as possible. Additionally, even if you have no plans to move or rent out your home, updating your air conditioner can save you money on running costs, and potentially increase the value of the property for when it comes time to sell.

Whether you’re looking to sell your property or rent out your house, there are a number of benefits to installing a new air conditioner first.
Adding Value To Your Property
Installing the right type of air conditioner can add value to your home. Conversely, having an old air conditioning system can actually decrease the value of your property. This is because older air conditioners use a lot of energy when running, and are much less effective at cooling a room. To a potential home buyer, an old air conditioner means a costly upgrade is needed which will likely be subtracted from their offer to allow the money to install a new air conditioner.

Not only can having an up to date and efficient air conditioning system increase your potential buyers’ offers, it can also set your house apart from similar houses with outdated air conditioners for a quicker sale. This is particularly true for homes with ducted air conditioning as it provides the wow factor of cooling the whole home efficiently.

Meet Buyer Expectations
When selling a house in a hot climate like Australia, most home buyers expect to see an air conditioner that is modern and in […]

Why Autumn Is The Best Time To Buy An Air Conditioner

There are many reasons why you may not be able to choose when your new air conditioner is installed, such as an unexpected breakdown or a new house build. However, when given the choice, it is best to install your air conditioner in autumn, as it is the quietest season in the air conditioning industry.

Although winter can still be a good time to install a new air conditioner, many air conditioners are reverse-cycle which means that they can both heat and cool. This means that air conditioning technicians may still be busy with call outs for repairs and breakdowns in the winter months.

Additionally, many homeowners looking to get ahead of the summer rush will have their air conditioners serviced or installed in spring, which can make it difficult to book a quality HVAC technician.

Conversely, the autumn months are the quietest when it comes to air conditioning services. Plus, many contractors will have stock left over from the summer rush, and possibly models from the previous year, that they will be looking to get off their hands at a discounted price.
The Benefits Of Installing An Air Conditioner In Autumn
Save Money
One of the key benefits of installing an air conditioner in autumn is saving money. As mentioned above, many air conditioning installers may have left over stock from the peak summer season that they will be willing to sell at a discounted price.

Since autumn is not a busy time in the air conditioning business, you are less likely to be competing for the contractor’s time. This means that you will be able to easily book the installation for when it suits you best, rather than having to work around the busy schedule of an air conditioning […]

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    Portable Air Conditioners vs. Split System Air Conditioners | Pros & Cons

Portable Air Conditioners vs. Split System Air Conditioners | Pros & Cons

In the summer months of the year, when ceiling fans just don’t cut it, millions of Australian’s rely on quality air conditioning. However, with all of the different types of air conditioners on the market it can be difficult to know which air conditioner is best for you. If you’re not sure which is best: a portable air conditioner or a split system air conditioner, read our list of pros and cons below.
Portable Air Conditioners
What is a portable air conditioner and how does it work?
As the name suggests, a portable air conditioner is an air conditioner that can easily be moved from room to room when needed. Generally not much larger than a bedside table, most portable air conditioners have a duct connected to the back of the unit that will need to be connected to a window.

The portable air conditioner draws in warm air from the room, dries it, and then cools it, ready to be circulated back into the room. Hot air is then expelled out the window via the connecting duct. Many portable air conditioners can also dehumidify and heat a room in the winter.
Pros
Mobility
One key advantage of a portable air conditioner is that they can be easily moved when needed. This means that, unlike with a split system air conditioner, you won’t have to choose a single room in the house to be cooled. This also means that your portable air conditioner can be easily stored when not in use, freeing up floor space.

Another benefit of having a portable air conditioner is if you’re renting, you will be able to take your air conditioner with you when you move. Conversely, split system air conditioners are wall mounted so even if […]