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.
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.
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.
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.
The humble ceiling fan. Above our heads they spin, rotating their blades at varying speeds to suit our cooling pleasure – and it’s high time too, as summer has well and truly landed. While the cracking weather beats down upon your home, don’t swelter in the heat any longer than you have to; try and skip the air con if you can. They’re money drains, siphoning away your cold hard cash into their vents and into the pockets of your electricity provider. Instead, take note of these five benefits of ceiling fans and let those blades whip up a breeze!
Electricity is an amazing technology. Today, we don’t really think about how much we use it until we don’t have it anymore during a black out, a brown out or electrical issues in the home. We rely on it to power every room in the house, from the light fittings to the wall socks and the appliances streaming power along wired cables. We are surrounded by electricity. It may be hard to believe it comes from a box somewhere outside or under the house, but that box can be full of its own tricks and trips. Any electrical job shouldn’t be done by yourself – the world of DIY is wonderful, but shaping a new coffee table isn’t exactly playing with lives wires and hoping for the best (based on what you saw a guy do online.)
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.
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?
Crown Power was asked by ‘New Leaf Therapies’ to give advice on the best Air Conditioning for their new therapy rooms in Wynnum.
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.