What’s Hiding Under Your Hood?

When you last cleaned your car did you service under the Hood?

When you wash and polish your car you probably also vacuum the inside and clean the windows. How often do you open the hood and provide maintenance and cleaning under the hood, if you are like most people it would be hardly ever.

Sometimes car owners are able to carry out simple maintenance like, topping up fluids, changing or cleaning filters.  Usually a higher level of training, tools and experience are required to maintain critical parts and minimise the risk of damage when servicing.

Your air conditioner is very similar to your car as there are minor maintenance jobs that equipment owners can perform and there are many parts under the hood that require a higher level of training and tools to maintain without causing damage which can incur expensive repair bills.

Licensed Sanitair HVAC Hygienists are professionally trained to clean and sanitise all the hard to get to places and they have specialised equipment and products to make sure the job is done properly and restore your air conditioner to as new condition.

If you have never had your air conditioner professionally cleaned then you could be in for some surprises.

Call Sanitair Today and Breathe Clean Air – Freecall 1800 130 168. We have technicians located across Australia in every state and territory.

 

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Aircon Energy Saving Tips

Simple Aircon Energy Saving Tips

  • Air Con setting:  Set your air conditioner on 25°C and you will save $$$$$. The higher your setting the more money you will save.  Visit the Ergon Energy Calculator and see how much you can save.
  • Insulation: If the room you are trying to cool is not insulated, your air conditioner will have to work harder to cool the room down.  You will have to set your air con on a lower temperature to get the room to the desired temperature.  You may have to set on 20°C to get the indoor temperature to 24°C and this will cost you money $$$
  • Close Doors and Windows:  It goes without saying, close the doors and windows to stop the cool air from escaping and to stop the heat air coming into the room
  • Use the fan:  If you have a ceiling or floor fan use it to move the air around the room.
  • Cleaning your air conditioning: Cleaning the filters alone can save you up to 10% on energy costs.  Having the coils professionally cleaned will save up to 28% on energy costs, call your local Sanitair HVAC Hygienist 1800 130 168.   Not only will you save money but you will improve your indoor air quality.

Your air conditioner temperature impacts your power bills and is key to keeping your energy costs under control.   See the case study below:

 

However, if your indoor air conditioner coils are blocked with dust, dirt, DNA, pet dander, cooking oils, mould or bacteria it will work harder to cool the room.  If you haven’t had a professional Air conditioning clean on your system in the last 3 years, you are more than likely using more energy than you should.

Call a Sanitair HVAC hygienist 1800 130 168 we have over 55 branches across Australia

 

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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