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    Common Air Conditioning Problems (And How To Fix Them) – Part 3

Common Air Conditioning Problems (And How To Fix Them) – Part 3

With an average lifetime of 15 to 20 years, there is a high chance that your air conditioner will require repairs due to natural wear and tear during its lifetime. However, when an air conditioner stops working as it should, it can be difficult to identify the problem and whether or not you should call in a professional to repair it. That’s why we have compiled a list of common air conditioning problems and how to fix them (or when to call in an expert).

Click here to read part 1 and part 2 of our common air conditioning problems series.
Air Conditioner Thermostat Is Not Working

One of the most common issues with an air conditioner is a miscalibrated or broken thermostat. If the thermostat for your air conditioner is not functioning as it should, it can result in an air conditioner that won’t turn on or off.

This is because the thermostat uses the temperature (measured by sensors) of the air in the room to tell the air conditioner when to turn on or off. For example, if the temperature on the thermostat is set to 20 degrees, once the room temperature reaches 20 degrees, the thermostat will tell the air conditioner to turn off.

However, if the sensor is damaged or knocked out of place, the measured temperature will be inaccurate, causing the air conditioner to turn off or on seemingly at random.

If your air conditioner won’t turn on it could be because the sensor is measuring the room temperature as lower than the temperature set on the thermostat. To test if this is the case, try setting the thermostat to the lowest temperature. If your air conditioner turns on, there is a problem with the […]

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

Ducted Air Conditioning Maintenance

Ducted air conditioning maintenance is an important part of owning a ducted air conditioner. Regular servicing and maintenance will ensure that your air conditioning unit is energy efficient and can also extend the lifespan of the unit, prevent costly repairs, and even provide health benefits for your entire household or office.

If you’re looking for quality ducted air conditioning servicing and maintenance Brisbane at an affordable price, call Advanced Climate Solutions today on 07 3206 3542.

The Benefits Of Ducted Air Conditioning Maintenance
There are many benefits to regular ducted air conditioning maintenance including:
Prevent Costly Repairs
One benefit of regular air conditioning maintenance is preventing costly repairs. This is because neglecting something as simple as a dusty air filter can lead to damaged internal components, a complete system breakdown, and costly repairs.

However, when your ducted air conditioning system is professionally serviced, your air conditioning specialist will clean and inspect the whole system. This means that if there is a problem with the unit, the technician will be able to identify and fix it before more damage is caused that could potentially leading to a costly unit breakdown.
Increase Efficiency

Another benefit of regular preventative maintenance is increased efficiency. When the internal components of an air conditioning unit become clogged with dust and other debris, it can reduce the airflow through the system. This causes the system to have to work harder to cool a room, using more electricity than usual.

During a scheduled service, your air conditioning technician will clean or replace clogged air filters as well as check for dust and debris within the air conditioner. This will ensure that your air conditioner is working as efficiently as possible when cooling your house, reducing your energy bill.
Extend Lifespan
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    Common Air Conditioning Problems (And How To Fix Them) – Part 2

Common Air Conditioning Problems (And How To Fix Them) – Part 2

In the sunshine state where air conditioned homes have become the norm, we often take our air conditioners for granted. That is, until the day that you go to use it, only to find that it has stopped working. With the many working parts of a residential air conditioning unit, it can be difficult to diagnose where the problem is coming from. Use our easy to follow guide to common air conditioning problems (and how to fix them) to keep your air conditioner running smoothly all Summer long.

Click here to read part 1 and part 3 of our common air conditioning problems series.
Air Conditioner Is Leaking Water
Although condensation happens naturally as an air conditioner produces cold air, any excess water produced by condensation is usually drained outside via an exit pipe. If your air conditioner is leaking water it could be an indication of a clogged or leaking pipe.

The first thing to do when you notice that your air conditioner leaking water is to check the exit pipe from the air conditioning unit to see if it is clogged, as there could be a blockage that is preventing the water from draining correctly. If a clog is identified, try clearing the pipe using compressed air and following manufacturers instructions.

If the exit drain pipe is free from obstructions there may be a leak in the pipe. If this is the case, contact your local air conditioning specialist to repair the leaking pipe.

Another cause of a leaking air conditioner could be a dirty air filter. When an air filter becomes clogged with debris, air flow over the evaporator coil is blocked. This can result in a frozen evaporator coil which will eventually thaw and leak more […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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. […]