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How Much Does Ducted Air Conditioning Cost To Run? 2020

Ducted air conditioning is arguably the best option for household heating and cooling in Australia. However, many homeowners are concerned with how much a ducted AC unit will cost to run, and whether or not ducted aircon is cheaper to run than other air conditioning systems.

If you want an unobtrusive, highly effective, and energy efficient cooling solution, ducted air conditioning is the way to go. To help you through the purchasing process, and to save you money, we have outlined how to calculate the cost of running ducted air conditioning and how to reduce the running costs of your ducted air conditioner below.
How To Calculate The Cost Of Running Ducted Air Conditioning
The cost of running a ducted air conditioner varies from household to household due to a number of factors such as insulation, windows, energy efficiency of the system, and size/layout of the house.

However, an estimated ducted air conditioning running cost can be calculated using the energy star label on your air conditioner. The energy star label should list the ‘power input’ of the air conditioner in kilowatts.Take the provided power input and multiply it by the kilowatt hour (kWh) cost listed on your last electricity bill. This will give you the cost per hour for running your ducted air conditioner.

For example, if the power input listed on the energy star rating label is 2.6, and the kilowatt house cost on your last electricity bill is $0.35/kWh, the cost per hour for running your ducted air conditioner would be $0.91 per hour. (Eg. 2.6 x 0.35 = 0.91)

Note: All figures provided are examples only. The actual running cost of your ducted air conditioner will vary based on the power input and electricity cost in […]

By |January 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Best Air Conditioner For An Apartment 2020

There are many different types of air conditioners, each designed with a specific purpose in mind. Choosing the right air conditioner for your needs will not only ensure that your apartment remains a comfortable temperature all year round, it can also save you money on both installation and running costs. However, before you choose which air conditioner is right for your apartment there are two main factors that you will need to consider: the body corporate policy and the size of the apartment.

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Check The Body Corporate Policy
Before you can install a new air conditioner in your apartment, it’s important to check the building’s rules and guidelines in regards to air conditioning. Some body corporates will have restrictions in regards to having objects installed on the balcony or outer wall of the apartment building.

In addition, there may be noise level requirements to consider when deciding on the right air conditioner. Even if the building’s guidelines allow your chosen air conditioner, it’s always best to get written permission before purchasing and installing your AC to avoid problems down the line.
Size Of Apartment
The other key consideration when choosing you air conditioner is the size of your apartment. For example, a small studio has vastly different cooling requirements when compared with even a one bedroom apartment, let alone a larger space.

For cooling a single room, such as in a small studio apartment, a window unit or portable air conditioner may be sufficient. Though the cooling power these air conditioners provide is significantly less than the other available options, they typically cost less and are less likely to cause issues with your body corporate.

To cool multiple rooms or […]

By |November 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

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.

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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 […]

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:

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.

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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 […]

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?

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    How Much Does It Cost To Run A Split System Air Conditioner 2020

How Much Does It Cost To Run A Split System Air Conditioner 2020

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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 /yr

4 hrs/day
$37.96 /yr
$63.49 /yr
$98.83 /yr
$121.74 /yr
$212.72 /yr

8 hrs/day
$75.92 /yr
$126.98 /yr
$197.66 /yr
$243.48 /yr
$425.43 /yr

Note: the above figures were last updated […]

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.

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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 then retiring to the cool air conditioned living area to take a break from the harsh Aussie sun. […]

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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.

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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 […]