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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conditioning system increase your potential buyers’ offers, it can also set your house apart from similar houses with outdated air conditioners for a quicker sale.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 […]

What Is The Best Air Conditioner For An Office?

With an average summer temperature of 29.5 degrees, a working air conditioning system is a necessity for every Brisbane office. Whether your office consists of one room with three desks, or you have a multi-level office building to cool, Advanced Climate Solutions has the perfect air conditioning solution for you. Call us today on 07 3206 3542 for expert advice on the best air conditioner for your office.
The Benefits Of Air Conditioning In An Office
There are many benefits that come with installing an air conditioning system in your office including providing a comfortable work environment, improving worker productivity, boosting morale, and reducing office complaints.
Creating A Comfortable Work Environment
A quality air conditioning system can be used to control your office temperature all year round. This allows you to provide your employees with a comfortable environment to work in, whether it’s a scorching hot day or pouring down with rain.

Additionally, creating a comfortable work environment will improve the mood and morale of your employees, and reduce office complaints.
Improving Worker Productivity
Not only can air conditioning boost the morale of your workers, it has also been proven to boost productivity. In fact, a study conducted by Cornell University* found that when temperatures were lowered to 20 degrees celsius employees made 44% more mistakes than when room temperature was optimal at 25 degrees celsius.

This means that the money you spend to install your office air conditioner will quickly be made back in increased productivity, with the added bonus of happier and healthier employees.
What Is The Best Air Conditioning For An Office

With the clear benefits of installing an air conditioner in your Brisbane office, the only question left to ask is: ‘which air conditioner is best’? The two most common […]

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    6 Easy Ways To Save Energy In Your Office & Reduce Your Power Bill

6 Easy Ways To Save Energy In Your Office & Reduce Your Power Bill

One of the easiest ways to reduce overhead costs in an office and save money is by reducing your energy usage. If you’re looking to reduce energy usage in your office follow our simple tips on how to save energy in an office.
1) Update Office Bulbs
Saving on your office energy bill can be as easy as changing a light bulb. Not only will updating your light bulbs cut up to 75% of your lighting energy usage, compact fluorescent lights can last up to 12 times longer than incandescent bulbs.

Top Tip: When updating your office light bulbs don’t forget exit signs as they often use high energy use lights.
2) Turn Off Lights
No matter how energy efficient your light bulbs are, turning the lights off will always be more efficient. Ensure that your employees understand the importance of turning the lights off at the end of the day or when they leave a room for more than a few minutes. You may also want to hang signs near doors and light switches to remind people to turn off the lights as they leave the room.

Alternatively, install motion activated lights in bathrooms, hallways, lunch rooms, and any other areas that are not consistently in use to prevent the lights from being left on all day in an empty room. Not only will this reduce energy usage in the office and save money on the power bill, you will also be reducing the carbon footprint of your office as simply turning off a fluorescent light for one hour can save 30 kg of carbon dioxide emissions per years.
3) Turn Off Electronics

It’s also important to ensure that all computers, monitors, and other electronics are turned off at the end […]

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How To Choose The Right Brisbane Air Conditioning Company

With each summer hotter than the last, air conditioners have become a necessity in Australian homes. However, they are still a significant investment that, if cared for properly, should last between 10 and 15 years. So, when it comes to the installation and maintenance of your air conditioner, it’s best not to take shortcuts. In fact, putting a bit of research in before hiring an air conditioning technician could be the difference between a professionally installed, energy efficient air conditioner, or getting taken for a ride by an unlicensed tradesman.

If you’re looking to hire an air conditioning technician, ensure that you consider the experience of the company, whether or not their technicians are fully trained and licensed, which brands they work with, and of course, cost.
Consider Their Experience
When hiring an air conditioning company it’s important that they have experience in the industry, and with a range of different air conditioner models and brands. However, it’s also important to take a company’s purported experience with a grain of salt. This is because, although a company may have been operating for 25 years, the technician that shows up at your house could be fresh out of an apprenticeship.

Additionally, the air conditioning industry is constantly changing as new technology is developed, so it is equally as important for a company to be well established and experienced as it is that they are staying up to date on the latest technologies. A great way to judge the experience of an air conditioning company is through their level of professionalism and understanding of your needs, as well as whether or not they can provide satisfactory answers to your questions.
Check Their License & Insurance
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Autumn Maintenance Tips For Your Air Conditioner

Summer is almost over and your air conditioner likely won’t see much action until next November. However, it’s important to properly maintain your air conditioner in autumn and winter to ensure that it is running smoothly and efficiently when you need it again. Your air conditioner should be regularly serviced by a professional to maximise efficiency and prevent repairs, however, between services there are a few things you can do yourself to maintain your air conditioner.
1) Replace Or Clean The Filter
Regularly cleaning or replacing the air filter in your air conditioner is essential to keep your AC running as smoothly and efficiently as possible. For best results, check the condition of the air filter once a month. If you find that the filter is clogged with dirt, dust, and other allergens, it means it is time to clean or replace it, depending on whether you have reusable or disposable filters.

The air filter is usually located at the return air grille in a ducted system. If you have a split system air conditioner, try opening up the air conditioner or check around the top, bottom, and side of the unit for the filter. If you’re not sure what type of filters your air conditioner takes, or where to find them, talk to your local air conditioning expert – they can likely even order some in for you to ensure that you have the right filters on hand when it comes time to change it.

Not only will a clean air filter keep your air conditioner running efficiently, regularly replacing the air filter can also help to cut down on the allergens and pathogens that are being circulated into your home through the air.
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How To Protect Your Air Conditioner From Extreme Weather

When it comes to extreme weather such as hail, lightning storms, torrential rain, and flooding, most people’s first thought will be protecting their home or car. However, to avoid a costly air conditioner replacement it is also important to prepare your house for extreme weather by protecting your air conditioning unit. This is particularly important when living in the tropical Queensland weather where you can go from a 35+ degree day to torrential rain and thunderstorms in a matter of hours.

Although most air conditioners are built tough, and designed to withstand some adverse weather conditions, extreme weather can cause significant damage to your air conditioning unit resulting in costly repairs. Harsh weather conditions may also cause unnoticeable damage that will reduce the efficiency of your air conditioner and drive up your energy bills, or they may even result in a complete system breakdown leading to a costly air conditioner replacement.
How To Protect Your Air Conditioner From Extreme Weather
Turn Off Your Air Conditioner
The first thing you should do when preparing your air conditioner for a storm is turn off your air conditioner using the thermostat, and then cut the power to the circuit breaker. This will reduce the risk of a power surge from lightning strikes or damaged transformers causing damage to your AC. Additionally, when the power comes back on after a power outage it is best to have your air conditioner turned off at the circuit board for at least five minutes as power fluctuations may damage your air conditioner.

You may also want to consider having a surge protector installed for your air conditioner at the circuit breaker as this will not only protect your air conditioner in adverse weather, it will also […]

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Easy Renovations That Will Sell Your House Faster!

Looking to sell your home, fast? Here are 4 simple renovations you can make to your house to sell your home faster!
1) Install Ducted Air Conditioning
Air conditioning in Queensland homes is no longer a luxury, it’s a necessity. If you’re wondering how to make your home appeal to potential buyers, replace your outdated window air conditioning units with a modern, energy efficient ducted air conditioning system for the whole house.

A ducted air conditioning system offers easy temperature control to ensure that every room in the house stays at a comfortable temperature. Additionally, ducted air conditioning systems are more energy efficient than window units, which can be a huge draw card for potential home buyers as no one wants a house with astronomical energy bills caused by an old, inefficient air conditioning unit.
2) Update The Lighting

Another simple change you can make to help your house sell faster is updating the lighting. When it comes to selling a house, neutral decor is best, which means those cornice lights and outdated lamp shades have to go.

This is a simple renovation that can work to your budget as you don’t have to change the lighting throughout the entire house. Choose key areas to update the lighting that will appeal to potential buyers such as the kitchen, bathroom, and living room. Consider recessed lighting as it will give the house a modern look and is compatible with a range of different decor.

Additionally, buy a few different types of light and try them in each room to see what kind of light works best in the space, as simply changing the lighting in a room can make increase the appeal of the whole house.
3) Create An Outdoor Living Space

Having an […]

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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 […]

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