Could A Ductless Air Conditioning System Be Right For Your Home?

Air conditioning in Brisbane homes can be a challenge, especially in older or modern style homes that simply don’t have room for the clunky duct work of a traditional air conditioning unit. A split ductless system may be the perfect solution for your home. A split system works in a similar manner to traditional units with an outdoor compressor and an indoor air handler. Rather than using bulky metal ducts, these high efficiency systems use thin, flexible pipe of about five centimeters. This piping makes it easy to conceal behind thin walls, route around utilities and conform to unconventional places.

It is often faster and easier to install a split system due to their smaller size and flexibility. Smaller size also often means a highly reduced cost, as small pipe costs much less than large duct work. The decreased manual labor also lowers the installation price, making this an attractive option for frugal buyers as well.

An up to 30% increase in efficiency over window units allows you to cool your home and keep it that way. The higher capacity of the ductless system lets your system keep up with even the hottest Brisbane days. Never again will you need to turn the system up to compensate for extreme heat. The increase in efficiency directly affects your energy bill, in a positive way. Ductless systems help you breathe easy, using filters to remove both particles and allergens. These filters are able to be washed and reused right at home, to help cut down on both cost and waste, making them even more appealing to the frugal and economically minded homeowners.

Ductless systems are also much quieter than other systems. Anyone who is tired of a clunky system disturbing their sleep will enjoy the quieter ductless system. It is especially useful in the rooms of young children who are easily disturbed by the noises of traditional units.

No matter the reason, from a recent purchase or a long overdue remodel, ductless systems are yet another option to maintain a comfortable environment year round without breaking your budget. As with any air conditioning system, proper installation is everything, units of the wrong size won’t work at optimum efficiency. Choosing a well known and knowledgeable HVAC company can be the difference between a relaxing cool summer and a muggy summer of air conditioner repairs.

If you need help to make the right choice for your air conditioning requirements. Call us now on 1300 366 959 and we are happy to discuss!

Common Air Conditioner Malfunctions

Air conditioning service will prolong the life of your air conditioner and can prevent costly repairs. In addition to a longer life, proper maintenance keeps your equipment operating an optimum efficiency, which can lower your energy bills.

If your equipment has not been serviced in a while or has shown signs of a problem, it is best to have it serviced before the things get worse. Some of the most common air conditioner problems are refrigerant leaks, maintenance failures, drainage issues, sensor problems and electrical control problems.

Refrigerant leaks are difficult to notice as a small problem, however, they become obvious the larger they become. A slow leak means your system needs to work harder, costing you more money on energy bills and putting stress on your system that can take years off its lifespan. Leaks are caused by many things; proper maintenance however will typically show a small leak before it becomes a big one. It is possible for a system to be under charged with coolant at installation, but it is uncommon.

Electrical control failure is common; the compressor and fan controls wear out. This is common when the unit turns on and off frequently, such as in oversized systems. An air conditioning service check would advise you of the potential issues an oversized unit could have. The only time an oversize unit should be used in a building is if there is a planned addition to the structure. However, even in these cases, it is best to choose a smaller machine until the addition is completed.

Air conditioners use a sensor near the evaporator coil, which tells the condenser when to turn on, to adjust the temperature of your building. If this sensor is knocked out of position, the air conditioner can behave erratically. It takes very little to move this sensor; nearby machinery can be enough to shake it loose. Another small issue that can cause large problems is poor drainage. The condensate drain ensures water is routed away from your system, if it isn’t, it can freeze into ice and cause a substantial amount of damage.

Most of these issues can be prevented by using an air conditioning service to perform routine maintenance on your equipment. Routine maintenance should include cleaning of the filters and coils as well as checking fans, tubes and drainage pipes for functionality. These things may seem small, but they can foreshadow larger issues, which may be prevented if found in advance.

Does your air conditioning need a maintenance service? Call us now on 1300 366 959.

What Makes Commercial Air Conditioners Different From Residential?

There is a difference between commercial air conditioning and residential air conditioning units. That difference is size. For an office, a residential unit may work. Typically, a commercial project is much larger than a residential one. This means that many residential repair companies are not equipped to handle such jobs.

As with anything as the size increases, so does the list of things that can go wrong. On commercial units, no repair is small or something minor, such as drainage issues becomes a major repair. The drainage has a much higher flow, which means if it works improperly, there is a much higher amount of water that can cause damage to property as well as the cooling unit in a shorter time than a residential system.

This makes maintenance much more important for commercial systems. Some experts recommend as often as every three months for routine maintenance rather than the yearly recommendation given to residential units. Many repair companies offer discounts on scheduled maintenance because of the regularity of the schedule.

A maintenance check will cover the same things as a residential system, checking for leaks, dirt debris and questionable instillation. The larger the system the longer a maintenance check will take. Commercial almost always uses duct work, which may need a camera inspection every year or sooner if an issue is suspected. By keeping duct work secure, the system maintains optimum efficiency. Small leaks are not an issue, but multiple small leaks can cause a lot of air loss, which in turn makes the system run longer to compensate for lost air.

The bottom line is always one of the most important factors in any business. By ensuring your building’s commercial air conditioning is operating at full efficiency, your company will save money on energy bills and leave a greener planet. Routine maintenance also saves you money in the long run by identifying potential problems before they are costly repairs. Parts that cost a couple hundred dollars on residential machines can easily reach thousands of dollars on large commercial units. Even for a successful business, this can cut profit margins.

Installing and maintaining an air conditioning unit benefits your business in many ways. Employees are more productive in a comfortable temperature. Equipment will work better and longer if maintained under a controlled climate and many goods need a constant temperature to prevent damage. A refrigerated room, for example, is another kind of air conditioner. If that room malfunctions, the inventory loss could be substantial, proper maintenance can prevent unexpected break-downs in your commercial air conditioning system.

Do you need someone to look after your commercial air conditioning unit? You’ve come to the right place. Call us now on 1300366959.