Category: Advice and Tips

How to Clean an Air Conditioner

How to Clean an Air Conditioner

Stop for a second and consider this: Every single breath of air you take inside your home is sucked through an air conditioner first. It makes perfect sense to regularly and thoroughly clean your air conditioner. A dirty air conditioner can be a safe haven for allergens, bacteria, insects, rodent droppings and dust. Cleaning your air conditioner can improve its efficiency, reduce costs and purify the air in your home. By properly cleaning your air conditioner you will be ridding it of these contaminants and may be pleasantly surprised by a reduction in noise and odour and a better flow of cool air to your home. With regular cleaning and professional servicing, your air conditioner should live a long and healthy life.

Air Conditioning in Winter! How to best use your Air Conditioner to warm your home!

Air Conditioning in Winter! How to best use your Air Conditioner to warm your home!

Our beautiful, balmy Brisbane mornings are fast becoming a distant memory as we head towards the chilly months of winter. If you’ve not already taken care of your home heating, chances are that the colder weather will have you thinking about getting one very soon. When you consider your heating options, air conditioning in winter probably doesn’t spring to mind. In fact, you might think that an air conditioning system that can warm and cool your home sounds too good to be true…and horribly expensive. However, if you’re a savvy home-owner who is mindful of energy efficiency, your first choice should be a reverse cycle air conditioner.

What is sustainability?

What is sustainability?

Sustainability is a buzz word, but not everyone knows what it really means. Most people know it has something to do with caring for the environment, but it is much more than that. Sustainable solutions help our natural environment, and even our families, and they are very important to consider when you are heating and cooling your home.

Reverse cycle air conditioner vs electric heater

Choosing the Right Sized Air Conditioner

Choosing the right air conditioner is trickier than you might think. A unit that is too small won’t cool your home sufficiently, but getting a larger model isn’t always the answer. An air conditioner that it too big for the space is expensive to operate and can be just as inefficient as a smaller model if it turns itself off once the ambient temperature has been reached. So it’s important to do a little bit of planning and research before you make a purchase.

Make Your Air Conditioner Work For Your Budget This Summer

Make Your Aircon Work For Your Budget This Summer

Surviving summer on a budget can be challenging, especially if you’re relying on a faithful air conditioner to pave your way through the thermostat busting temperatures. When the mercury is out of control, you need relief; you need cool, consistent relief, but at what cost? Making your air-conditioner work for you this summer isn’t simply taking the controls in hand and pressing the on button, you can be smart about usage without sweltering in ice-block melting weather and mitigate bill shock when the electricity bill comes through. How? Let Crown Power help you.

Make your home more comfortable

7 ways to make your home more comfortable

Our homes are important to us. They should protect our families against the harsh Australian weather, and they should be comfortable to live in during all seasons of the year. At the end of a hard day, we all want to go home and relax in a home that has the right features we need to be happy. There are many ways to make your home more comfortable, and we have listed seven strategies that have been proven as practical and successful. Which ones will you choose for your own home?

Electric Heaters Burn Your Money Compared to a Reverse Cycle Air Conditioner

Warning: You’re Burning Money by Using Electric Heaters

Electric heaters are widely used during winter despite being often not very effective and expensive to run. So why do so many people use them? Possibly because they are cheap to purchase however many people don’t realise the ongoing costs of running this form of heating.

The Case For Air Conditioning In Classrooms In Queensland Schools

Should All Queensland Schools Have Air Conditioning?

Education experts recently called for air conditioning to be installed in all classrooms in Queensland after hotter than ever summers across Australia in 2012 and 2013. Despite renewed calls, The Queensland Government still have ruled out funding for air conditioning in classrooms – for the time being at least. The continued calls for air conditioning in learning environments comes from years of research which has uncovered a link between decreased learning and information retention in hot temperatures.

When should I replace my air conditioner?

When should I replace my air conditioner?

There comes a time when your old trusty air conditioner just isn’t trusty as it once was. It might be going strong most of the time, but you’re pretty sure it’s inefficiency and power hungry ways make keeping it running similar to keeping a petrol guzzling SUV on the road.

There are many things to weigh up before you replace your old air conditioner with a new one, and our air conditioning installation specialists at Crown Power explain what to assess to help decide whether you’d benefit from an air conditioning replacement, or if a repair and service would be sufficient.