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    Common Air Conditioning Problems (And How To Fix Them) – Part 1

Common Air Conditioning Problems (And How To Fix Them) – Part 1

An air conditioner is a staple in most Queensland homes thanks to our notoriously hot summers, which makes it all the more frustrating when your air conditioner stops working as it should. There are many components in an air conditioning system which can make it difficult to identify what the problem could be and how to fix it. That’s why we have put together a list of common air conditioning problems and how to fix them.

If your air conditioner breaks down call Advanced Climate Solutions on 07 3206 3542. We offer 24/7 emergency breakdown service because we know how important an air conditioner can be during the sweltering Queensland summer months.
Air Conditioner Won’t Turn On
One of the most common problems we come across is an air conditioner that won’t turn on at all. There are many possible causes of an air conditioner not turning on when it should.

Firstly, the circuit breaker may have tripped or you may have blown a fuse. This is a very simple problem to fix. Simply reset your circuit breaker by turning it off and on again. If there is a broken fuse you will need to replace it, and your air conditioner should go back to working as normal.

Once you have established that neither a tripped circuit nor a broken fuse is causing your problem, make sure that the thermostat is in cooling mode and is set to a temperature that is lower than the current temperature of the room. This is because if the thermostat is set to the same temperature as the room it’s supposed to be cooling, it will not turn on as the room is already at the desired temperature.

If you have correctly set the […]

By |September 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The Health Effects Of Air Conditioning

For most Queenslanders, air conditioning is essential to stay comfortable during the hotter months of the year. However, as well as ensuring you don’t melt in the sweltering summer heat, there are many real health benefits to air conditioning. Air conditioning has been proven to provide health benefits for those with existing health conditions as well as perfectly healthy people. In fact, according to the CDC*, air conditioning is the number one protective factor against heat-related illnesses and death.

So, how can air conditioning affect your health? Can you get a cold from air conditioning? Is there any truth to the negative health effects of air conditioning? Read on to find out.
Can You Get Sick From Air Conditioning?
One of the most common myths regarding air conditioning is that the cold air circulated through the system will give you a cold. In fact, it is a myth that cold air causes colds altogether, whether it be winter or via air conditioning. The main reason that colds are so common during the cooler winter months is that people are more likely to stay indoors which allows germs to spread more easily.

Although cold air can contribute to someone getting sick, this will only happen if that person has already been exposed to a virus.
Health Benefits Of Air Conditioning
Improves Respiratory Conditions

One widely known benefit of air conditioning is that it can be used to ease common respiratory conditions such as asthma and hayfever. This is because the system circulates fresh air into the room and removes contaminants from that can aggravate respiratory conditions such as pollen, dirt, and dust.

Air conditioning can also be used to control humidity in order to ease respiratory conditions as well as prevent breathing problems […]

By |August 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

How Office Temperature Can Affect Productivity

Are you sick of your employees complaining about the office being too cold or too hot? Do you drop the thermostat in winter and raise it in summer to save a few bucks on heating and cooling? Well, it could be costing you more money than you think.

It’s common knowledge that environment has a direct effect on productivity, for example, if there is a loud construction site next door to your office it will be much harder to focus on your work. However, what most people don’t know is that simply increasing or decreasing room temperature by a few degrees can have a huge effect on productivity. In fact, a Cornell University study 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.
The Benefits of Office Air Conditioning
Increase Productivity

One of the greatest benefits of installing air conditioning in the workplace is increased productivity. When temperatures are too cold or too hot, our bodies begin to use energy to try and regulate body temperature. This means that there is much less energy going towards focus and concentration. As a result, workers are likely to complete their work at a much slower pace and make more errors than they would in a temperature controlled environment.

In fact, office temperatures contribute to billions of dollars in lost productivity every year, and some studies have found that productivity can drop by up to 20% in uncomfortable temperatures. Conversely, when office air conditioning is set to the ideal temperature, workers are able to put more of their energy towards staying on task and focused.
Increased Morale
Not only will a temperate working environment boost productivity, it will […]

Why Winter Is The Best Time To Install An Air Conditioner

For most homeowners, installing an air conditioner is one of the last things on their minds in the colder winter months. However, the last thing you need when summer finally rolls around, and you realise there’s no way you can survive another Queensland summer without air conditioning, is to be put on a month long waiting list for your AC installation.
Benefits of Installing An Air Conditioner During Winter
There are many benefits of installing your new air conditioning unit in the winter such as securing cost effective deals, scheduling the install for the least disruption to your schedule, and having your pick of quality air conditioning installers.

Cost-Effective
One of the main benefits of installing your air conditioner in winter is that this is the off-season for air conditioning companies. This means that you are likely to get a much more competitive price, as air conditioning companies are trying to secure off-season jobs.

Work To Your Own Schedule
Additionally, an installation in the winter usually means that the job will be completed quickly and at a time that best suits you, rather than having to work around the busy schedule of an AC technician in the summer.

Quality Installation
When purchasing and installing an expensive home appliance there is always the worry of untrustworthy technicians cutting corners to save money. Although this can still happen in the winter, it is much less likely. This is because, during the off-peak season, you will have your pick of local installers as opposed to in the summertime when the best companies are already fully booked.

Plus, in the sweltering Queensland summer, most AC technicians are under a lot of pressure to finish jobs quickly in order to fit in as many installations as they can […]

How To Change The filter On Your Air Conditioner

Air conditioners are generally left unnoticed until they stop working. However, if you keep your air conditioner regularly maintained and ensure all parts are kept in good working condition, you can significantly reduce the chance of a break down. This includes regularly changing your air conditioning filter between scheduled services.

If you’re not confident in changing the filter in your air conditioner call Advanced Climates Solutions on 07 3206 3542 and one of our local air conditioning experts will do it for you.

What is an Air Conditioner Filter?
So, what is the air conditioning filter and why is it important? The filter in an air conditioner is usually a paper or mesh panel that is used to control the quality of the circulated air by filtering out dust and debris.

However, as the filter gradually builds up more and more dust and dirt it can become clogged, allowing dust to enter both the system and the room. Not only does this reduce the quality of the air in the room, when dust and dirt get into the air conditioner itself it can cause wear and tear on the inner components.

Additionally, as the filter becomes clogged, less air can flow through it meaning that your air conditioner has to work harder and for longer to produce cool air. This can cause the air conditioner to prematurely age and ultimately result in having to replace the unit sooner than expected.
How often should you change your AC filter?
How often you will need to change your air conditioner’s filter will vary with the climate where you live, the time of year, and the type of filter. During peak season (usually just summer but in hotter climates peak season can extend into spring […]

Why Your Air Conditioner Needs Regular Maintenance

You wouldn’t buy a brand new car and risk having no insurance, so why risk your air conditioner? For most people, an air conditioner is a sizeable investment so the last thing you want is to end up spending hundreds of dollars on emergency repairs or even thousands on replacing a prematurely failing system.

With regular scheduled servicing you can ensure that your new air conditioner runs smoothly, for as long as possible, without the need for avoidable repairs or early replacement. Plus, you can keep the running costs of your air conditioner down by keeping your air conditioner running at maximum efficiency all year long.
If you’re looking for quality scheduled air conditioner servicing at a great price, call Advanced Climate Solutions today on 07 3206 3542. Advanced Climate Solutions are your local air conditioning experts. Whether you need quality air conditioning installations, 24/7 emergency breakdown service or reliable air conditioning maintenance Brisbane wide, we’ve got you covered.
Energy Efficiency – Save Money

Air conditioners can lose up to 5% efficiency each year. With an expected life time of approximately 10 years, this means that your air conditioner could reach a minimum of 50% efficiency during its lifetime, in which case, you will be spending twice as much on your electricity bill. However, a regularly maintained air conditioner can retain up to 95% of its original efficiency.

You may not realise it, but even if only one component of your air conditioner is dirty, the efficiency of the system can be significantly reduced. For example, a dirty condenser coil will cause the compressor to work harder and use more electricity. Similarly, a dirty air filter can hinder the unit’s ability to circulate air, causing the system to run […]

The Benefits of Air Conditioning

If you’re living in Queensland you probably don’t need to read an article to know the number one benefit of an air conditioner – escaping the sweltering humidity of a Queensland summer. However, there are a number of other benefits that come with an air conditioner such as:
Comfort
As mentioned above, for people living in hotter climates, air conditioning isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. With a summer high of 45.7 °C in greater Brisbane just last year, it’s no wonder why Queenslanders love their air conditioning.

Additionally, a reverse cycle air conditioner can keep your home at comfortable temperatures all year round with both heating and cooling functions.
Health
Quality air conditioning also brings with it huge benefits when it comes to your health. It is a known fact that heat can have harmful, and even fatal consequences to human life.

The health benefits of air conditioning are particularly beneficial for people who suffer from asthma or allergies. This is because the air conditioner filters the air, minimising irritants that can trigger an attack. However, the filtered air from an air conditioner is also beneficial to those without existing health issues as it is free from dust, dirt particles and bacteria.

Alongside controlling the temperature of the room, air conditioners also moderate the humidity. This can have major health benefits as extreme humidity, whether high or low, can have harmful effects on health. An overly humid environment can become a breeding ground for mould and bacteria and too little humidity can aggravate dry skin and dry out sinuses.

Note: it is important to regularly change the filters of the air conditioner to ensure that the circulated air is kept clean.
Sleep
Sleep plays a huge part in your overall health and wellbeing. […]

Air Conditioning Redlands

Advanced Climate Solutions are your local air conditioning experts. Our highly trained technicians are on call 24/7 to keep your air conditioner working at peak efficiency all year long. Based locally in Thornlands, Brisbane South, we are perfectly situated for a speedy arrival to any South Brisbane home or business.

If you’re looking for quality air conditioning services you can rely on, look no further. Call Advanced Climate Solutions today on 07 3206 3542. We offer a range of quality services at great prices including installations, repairs, servicing and maintenance, commercial and residential air conditioning services.
Air Conditioning Installations Redlands
Advanced Climate Solutions provide quality air conditioner installations Redlands and Brisbane wide. Whether you want a split system air conditioner or window unit to a full house ducted air conditioning system, we offer quality installations at competitive prices.

Our policy is customer service before, during and after any job to give peace of mind to everyone involved. From advice and installation to scheduled servicing and repairs, from start to finish, we’ve got you covered.
Air Conditioning Servicing Redlands

Many people will buy a new air conditioning system and then promptly forget about it. But no one wants to invest in a brand new air conditioner only to have it breakdown weeks after the warranty expires. However, that is exactly what is likely to happen if you buy a new air conditioner and neglect to have it regularly serviced.

Luckily, Advanced Climate Solutions makes regular maintenance and servicing easy. Call 07 3206 3542 today to organise scheduled maintenance for your air conditioner and keep it running smoothly all year long.

A preventative approach is always the best way to make sure your air conditioner doesn’t let you down when you need it. However, […]

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

7 Signs That You Need To Replace Your Air Conditioner

Advanced Climate Solutions are your local air conditioning specialists. Our team of highly trained technicians have years of experience and are on call 24/7 for emergency repairs. A well maintained air conditioner can last a long time, but no air conditioner lasts forever.

Whether you need minor repairs or a system replacement, call the experts. Call ACS today on 07 3206 3542. In the meantime, we’ve come up with 7 signs that it’s time to replace your air conditioner.

1. Not Cooling Anymore
One obvious sign that could indicate that your air conditioner is on its last legs is when it stops producing cold air. Whether the air coming from the system doesn’t seem as cool as it should be or your ducted air conditioner is cooling some rooms but not others, you may need to consider replacing the entire unit.

However, in the case of a ducted air conditioner only cooling some rooms, it could be a simple problem of obstructions in the ducts or filters that are blocking the airflow. Conversely, with a split system unit that is producing warm air, it could simply indicate that the refrigerant levels are low.

It can be hard to tell if you need to replace your air conditioning unit just because it is no longer producing cold air (although if the system is over 10 years old it will most likely need replacing). That’s why it is generally a good idea to have an air conditioning specialist take a look at your AC unit before replacing it as it may simply need minor repairs to get it back up and running again.
2. Reduced Air Flow
Reduced airflow from your air conditioner is another indication that it may need to be replaced. […]

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

The Benefits of a Reverse Cycle Air Conditioner

What Is A Reverse Cycle Air Conditioner?
A reverse cycle split system air conditioner is simply a split system air conditioner that can be used to heat as well as cool.

A reverse cycle air conditioner is one of the most efficient ways to heat your home in the winter. This is because, unlike other electric heaters, a reverse cycle air conditioner absorbs heat from the outside air and transfers it to the room rather than creating the heat. Reverse cycle air conditioners also dehumidify making them ideal for the humid climate of Queensland.
How Does A Reverse Cycle Air Conditioner Work?
Reverse Cycle Split System Air Conditioner (Heating)
In a reverse cycle air conditioner, a fan in the outside unit draws in air. The air is then directed over the evaporator coil where a liquid refrigerant is held and heat is transferred from the air to the refrigerant. Once the refrigerant is heated it is circulated through to a compressor. As the refrigerant is compressed its temperature increases. The refrigerant is then circulated through the condenser in the indoor unit where it is converted from liquid to gas form.

The hot gas refrigerant is then circulated through a heat exchanger. Air from the room is drawn in by a fan and run past the heat exchanger where the heat transfers from the refrigerant to the air as it circulates back through the room. As the heat is extracted from the refrigerant it cools and reverts back to liquid form. It is then sent back to the compressor in the outdoor unit to repeat the process.

Even though a reverse cycle air conditioner extracts heat from the outside air to heat your home, it can still be used when outside temperatures are […]

By |March 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|