What’s involved in a Sanitair Premium Service?

Sanitair™ Premium Aircon Service

What do you get for your money?

 

  1. A licenced Sanitair™ HVAC Hygienist will travel to your home or business.

All Sanitair technicians are professionally trained, licensed, insured and police checked. Our technicians are courteous, respectful and will leave no mess.

  1. Carry out a Functionality & Operational Test

This is so you know your system and remote control is functioning properly and safe to use.

  1. Removal of Evaporator Cover – Clean & Sanitise

Allows for access to the coils for correct and thorough cleaning of coils and casing.

  1. Low pressure Clean of Evaporator Coils

Removal of bulk and biological contaminants will make your system run more efficiently reducing your running costs by up to 28%. Your aircon will cool better, smell better and deliver healthier air for your family and friends.

  1. Low pressure Clean of Air well & Fan/Blower

Thorough cleaning of the evaporator fan/blower will increase the air flow reducing the time required to condition a room to your desired temperature. Correct cleaning of blower will also remove unwanted noises caused by imbalanced fans resulting in quieter operation. Your air conditioner won’t have to work as hard and therefore will last longer and also add to the operational cost savings.

  1. Condensate Pan & Drain Flush

Correct cleaning with a mix of mechanical and non-toxic & environmentally friendly cleaning solutions will ensure your system will be free of biological contaminants including Mould, Bio-Films and other harmful pathogens. Correct cleaning not only removes biological contaminant but is good insurance against unwanted system leaks that can damage property.

  1. Filter Clean & Sanitise

Cleaning and sanitising of filters should be carried out by home owners every 3 months, but included in a Sanitair premium clean we will degrease and sanitise your filters restoring them to as new condition.

  1. Application of Protectair™ Biological Coil Protection(12 Month Mould FREE Guarantee)

The final part of a Sanitair Premium Service is the application of Protectair™ BCP. This protective treatment will ensure that your evaporator coils are Mould Free for 12 Months and that is our Guarantee. This proprietary formula also has a deodorising effect and increases operational efficiency, saving you further.

  1. Outdoor Condenser Coil Flush.

This service also forms part of a normal Sanitair premium service if the condenser is located on ground level. Even though the outdoor unit has nothing to do with the indoor air quality, the removal of pet dander, grass clippings and dirt also contribute to the further reduction in running costs. (Unfortunately, due to Workplace Health & Safety laws outdoor condensing units mounted above 2.4 meters cannot be serviced by one man.)

 

 

Contact your local licensed HVAC Hygiene specialist on Free call 1800 130 168 to find out more about the Sanitair Premium Aircon Service.

How much does your air conditioner cost to run?

With energy prices at an all-time high, this is the question on everyone’s minds.

On hot days we all turn on the air-con trying to keep cool, yet some of us don’t due to high energy costs and not knowing exactly how much more it will cost to keep us cool.

How much is it actually going to cost to use your air conditioning?  A lot less than what you might think.

 

The average reverse cycle air conditioner in a medium sized room (36sqm) costs $0.36 – $0.70 per hour to run on the cool setting.

A domestic ducted air conditioning reverse cycle system draws the most power, using an average $2.45 – $3.45 per hour to run.

It doesn’t have to cost the earth, if you manage it correctly you can keep your house cool by following the Tips on keeping your house cool and using the air conditioner when you need it the most.

The air conditioner coils, if contaminated cannot effectively cool down the air that passes over them resulting in the system working harder and setting the temperature lower to get the desired cooling effect.  This means you will be using more energy to cool the room down and also recirculating the contamination back into the room.

The harder the aircon works, the more energy it will use.  Lowering your temperature setting will increase your energy usage.  Ergon Energy estimates every one degree cooler in the summer months can add 10% to the electricity usage that the air conditioner uses.

See the energy savings you can make by making small changes to your air conditioning temperature settings by using ERGON air conditioner running costs calculator

A Sanitair HVAC Hygienist can effectively remove contaminants and ensure 12 months mould free guarantee on your indoor air conditioning coils.  Saving you money and improving your indoor air quality.  Call your local Licensed Sanitair HVAC Hygienist 1800 130 168.

Don’t Lose Your Cool This Summer

As the weather warms up and summer approaches, now is a good time to make sure your air conditioner is running at its’ best. One easy way is to clean the filters, this will instantly improve the airflow.

Dirty filters hamper the efficiency of your air conditioner and can increase energy costs by 10%.  This simple chore should be done regularly. If the air conditioner is working harder, it’s costing you money without making your home more comfortable.

Before summer sets in Energy Star recommends that the filters be inspected, cleaned or changed every month. Alternatively, if you feel like your system is losing its oomph, have a Sanitair licensed professional clean the filters; clean and flush the coils, drain pan, and drainage system; and apply the treatment to the coils to prevent mould growth for a minimum of mould free. When the filter is removed for cleaning, check the surface of the evaporator coil, which will now be visible. If there is dust, debris or mould contamination on the surface call a Sanitair professional to remove it. The coils soft fins can be very fragile and if too much pressure is applied can be easily damaged.  Be careful not to damage the fins and try to use a professional.

How to clean the filters

With window air conditioners, some filters are easier to change than others. Cleaning the filters may be needed more often during the hottest part of the summer. When cleaning it, remove debris with a vacuum then wash the filter in warm, soapy water; be sure filters are dry before you reinstall them.

Sanitair Premium service will improve the health of your air conditioner, improve air flow and ensure you keep cool this summer.  If your air conditioner is not working properly don’t replace it, it may just need a good clean.

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Reduce Aircon Power Bill- 5 free tips

Reduce Air Conditioning Running Costs this Summer!

Did you know, that maintaining your outdoor air conditioning condenser unit is important? And that regular maintenance can reduce your power bills and save you money. People tend to forget about the outdoor system because it is generally out of sight and out of mind. But after reading this… you may start taking better care of your unit!

 

5 Easy – Do It Yourself Aircon Maintenance Tips to Save $$$$$

 

  1. Turn off your AC when mowing the lawn – Mowing the lawn can be a pain in itself, but having to mow the lawn and clean the outdoor system each time may be even more time consuming. Consider turning your air con off whilst mowing the lawn, the outdoor unit sucks up the dirt, dust, grass clippings, weeds and whatever else gets blown its way clogging the condenser coils, reducing the efficiency and increasing running costs.

 

  1. Sweep up pet dander- Having dogs and cats live outside, means that their fur can be found all around the garden. The fur can also be easily sucked up by the outdoor system creating, what looks like a fur blanket on the side and back of the system. To avoid this, sweep up pet hair regularly which will make your system run more efficiently and avoid other possible costly issues.

 

  1. Avoid putting pot plants on the outdoor unit- Yes, plants make the unit look pretty! But… they also cause rust and in the long term actually make the system look old and outdated. Avoid placing anything on the outdoor unit to prolonging its lifespan and save you money on having to buy a new one sooner than originally planned. Another helpful way to avoid rust and prolong your unit’s life, is to wash it with mild soapy water and if you’re feeling up to it, polish the system with car polish, not only will it extend its life but it’ll be pleasing to the eye, especially if it is in a visible area.

 

  1. Avoid putting a shelter on the system- Homes that are near the ocean should especially avoid placing a shelter over their outside system or enclosing it in a box. People often think this will extend its shelf life, but actually it will shorten it. Condensers are built for the outdoors and depend on rain to naturally cleanse them. When enclosed they are out of site and out of mind, corrosion in harsh environments such as coastal areas is a huge problem and it is made worse with minimal maintenance.

 

  1. Flush the coils regularly – Just as the rain naturally washes condenser units, you can hose down your outdoor air conditioning condenser, position you garden hose nozzle in a downward position to flush contaminants out of the coils. Clean the side and back of the unit from top to bottom for best results. Do not point your nozzle directly into the fan unit as you could possibly wet the condenser electronics which could result in damage.

 

SAFETY FIRST:

Air conditioningRemember to turn the power isolation switch off before performing any maintenance on your air conditioning unit. Your isolating switch will typically be located on the wall within a couple of meters from your condenser unit. If you cannot locate an isolating switch you might have to isolate the power to you air conditioner by turning off the appropriate circuit or breaker in you power distribution / meter box.

These are just a few energy saving tips which will also help you extend the life of your aircon ultimately SAVING YOU $$$.  Another tip and possibly the most vital one is to have your indoor evaporator unit professionally cleaned and sanitised every 12 months. A Sanitair Premium Split System Service ensures that all the critical components of your indoor evaporator are restored to like new condition. Components cleaned include the blower, coils, air well, Condensate drain & pan, evaporator filters and casing.

A Sanitair premium air conditioning service has been proven to provide, better cooling, Increased airflow, quieter operation, odour removal and significant reduction in running costs. Best of all your Sanitair Premium Award winning aircon service is also covered with a national 12 Month Mould Free Guarantee.

Trusted experience Since 2005, To find out more about our Services, visit Sanitair Services today!

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Ways to reduce mould in your home and office

Mould needs moist warm conditions and a food source. That food source may be carpets, flooring, aircons or anything the organism can grow on. Air conditioners are the perfect breeding ground.

 

How can mould affect us?

Common symptoms include: headaches, achy joints, asthma, fatigue, sinus, respiratory infections, skin infections and anxiety. According to NSW Health, “if inhaled the spores can cause blocked noses, irritation to the eyes and skin. People can develop mould infections, usually in the lungs, asthma sufferers can have an attack and life-threatening conditions are possible — although only in rare cases.”

Mould is a harmful contaminant. It is hazardous and can consume everything around it. Minute spores are released by the mould in order to reproduce.

According to Dr Gaskin “mould spores don’t affect all people in a similar way. You could line 10 people up in a room and they could have a completely different reaction depending on their sensitivities or ill health. The symptoms are easy to confuse with general colds and flu.” she said. (Source: www.news.com.au)

 

How to prevent mould in your home and office

dirtyReducing dampness in your home or office can prevent mould from growing. Other preventions include:

 

Reducing ​humidity, Good ventilation and Controlling moisture

  • Lower the use of unflued gas heaters
  • Limit the amount of indoor plants and fish tanks in your home/office
  • Avoid or lower the use of humidifiers
  • Open windows for good ventilation
  • Turn on exhaust fans in bathrooms laundries and kitchens
  • Don’t ignore water leaks and plumbing problems. Fix all water problems as soon as you can
  • Carpets damaged by water and building materials must be washed and cleaned. Get rid of any material/furniture that cannot be cleaned and dried.
  • Run your air conditioner at 24 degrees as this helps to control the moisture in the room. If running a unit at its lowest temperature with windows open, this can add to the problem. Close windows and doors when running air conditioning. Ensure your system doesn’t contain mould as this can cause further problems. Contact a professional aircon cleaning company such as Sanitair Australia in this case.

 

What to do if your aircons have been affected by mould

Air conditioning units are another area that mould and organisms grown on and in. If they are not regularly cleaned and sanitised, you and your family may be breathing in contaminated air which can make you feel ill and fatigued. Sanitair Australia offers a Premium Split System Service which is the most popular and thorough service. The premium service is recommended annually for Asthma and Allergy sufferers and Sanitair® guarantees treated air conditioners indoor coils will be free of mould and bacterial contamination for a period of 12 months from treatment date.  If any treated indoor coil is found to have mould contamination within the guarantee period, Sanitair® will clean and retreat the contaminated system at no charge to the customer.

 

(Credit source: www.news.com.au)