Can Your AirCon Handle the Heat?

Australians love to take advantage of the great outdoors.  Due to the extreme temperatures felt across Australia over the last few weeks, many families are just as content to enjoy their holidays at home, away from the outdoor heat.  Taking the time to relax and enjoy some quality moments with the kids before the school holiday break ends.

Emergency warnings have been issued, as an Australia wide heatwave pushes temperatures into the mid-40s across Australia.  Some of the temperatures have been unbearable:

  •  Marble Bar (Western Australia) has had 40 degrees days for over 24 days straight. They also have the long-held record of consistently being the hottest town in Australia!
  • Adelaide has experienced over 35 degrees.
  • Albury-Wodonga over 45 degrees
  • Canberra over 40 degrees
  • Several areas across western NSW are expecting temperatures above 45C beginning early in the week and continuing all the way through to the weekend.

 

When was the last time you had your air conditioner cleaned?

Air conditioners are working overtime during this heat and if not cleaned of airbourne contaminates, it could be costing you a lot more to keep you cool.   The indoor air conditioner coils and the internal components, over time, get a build up of airbourne particles that the air conditioner has filtered from the indoor air.

A dirty aircon puts more strain on airflow and efficiency, which increases the running cost of the system.  A professionally clean and sanitise of your air conditioner will avoid a higher than necessary electricity bill.  Keep cool during this summer heat! Consider doing something about it now and ensure that your aircon is running at its maximum efficiency.

Sanitair Premium Air Con Clean can restore the health of your system and improve indoor air quality.  Sanitair Premium HVAC Hygiene clean ensures that you and your loved ones are breathing healthy air, guaranteed for 12 months.

Take shelter indoors from the extreme temperatures without a worry!

FREECALL 1800 130 168 to book a clean today.

 

Sourced: https://www.9news.com.au/2019/01/15/05/42/weather-australia-heatwave-high-temperatures-to-continue

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/wtf/life-in-marble-bar-the-hottest-town-in-australia-where-40c-is-a-mild-day/news-story/3b68b8cfd612148b7169f19c7d84a8d2

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Save Money on Heating Your Home

Electricity prices have all of us looking at ways to reduce energy consumption.  Here are some ways to save Money on heating your home.

House occupants are advised to install double glazed windows, insulation and replace old air conditioners.  Apart from those often expensive tips, here are a few affordable options;

  1. Thick curtains – The best way to prevent heat from escaping your home through the windows, install curtains with a thermal lining.  The thicker the fabric the better, even placing curtains in doorways can help it escaping the room.
  2. Let the sunlight in – during the day and close the curtains as soon as dusk falls to maximise on retaining the heat.
  3. Close off unused rooms – the quickest way to heat up a room is to stop the heat from escaping. Close any doors to rooms that you don’t need to heat such as the bathroom or laundry.
  4. Cover the Floor – If you have tiles or floorboards in your room cover with a large rug. Not only keeping your feet warm but also adding to the psychological effect of a cosy room.
  5. Close Pet Doors – Heat can easily escape from your Doggie Door, make sure to close if not needed while you are in the room.                                      
  6. Professionally clean your Air Conditioner – Save up to 28% on energy costs by having a professional HVAC Hygiene service and improve indoor air quality.
  7. Set your Aircon Timer – Set your air conditioner to come on earlier (dusk) and gradually heat up the room, rather than trying to heat the room quickly.

Call one of our friendly locally owned Sanitair HVAC Hygienists 1800 130 168, we have over 65 branches across Australia.

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What’s involved in a Sanitair Premium Clean & Sanitise?

Sanitair™ Premium Aircon Clean & Sanitise

What do you get for your money?

 

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

All Sanitair technicians are professionally trained, locally owned, 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 homeowners every 3 months, but included in a Sanitair premium clean we will de-grease 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 condenser clean also forms part of a normal Sanitair premium clean if the condenser is located on the 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 cleaned by one man.)

 


Contact your local Sanitair HVAC Hygienist on Free call 1800 130 168 to find out more about the Sanitair Premium Aircon Clean & Sanitise.

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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 Sanitair HVAC Hygienist 1800 130 168.

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smelly air conditioning

What causes smelly air conditioning?

“There’s a really bad smell coming from my air conditioner, what is it from?” This is a question we hear from our customers on a regular basis.

Smelly air conditioning units can be caused by mould and mildew that accumulate from condensation on the air conditioner coils, or a clogged drain pan or a leak in the system. Animals such as rodents, bugs, spiders and geckos also tend to creep into the unit and eventually die, giving off a ‘foul’ smell.

Contaminated air conditioning units can become a breeding ground for mould, mildew, and other sources of biological contaminants. Circulating these contaminants through the home or office can result in various symptoms affecting your family, friends, staff and customers.

 

These include:

  • Fatigue
  • Sore scratchy throat
  • Asthma symptoms or attacks
  • Allergies and Hay Fever
  • Dry eyes
  • Headaches
  • Battling to breath with tightness of the chest
  • Frequent colds, flu or flu-like symptoms

 

Signs that you may have mould/mildew growing inside your system:

To check if you have mould growing in your air conditioner you will need to examine your unit/ducts. An accurate and thorough examination can be difficult and this is why it’s ideal for you to have a qualified Technician inspect your air conditioning unit to examine areas that you can’t, using special equipment designed for the job.

 

Signs that you may have a dead animal in your smelly air conditioning unit:

  • The smell is stronger the closer you get to the vents
  • You’ve heard moving pests prior to the smell
  • You find pest droppings, hair, etc. in the unit

If you have a smelly air conditioning unit, then it’s time to find and clear the source of the bad odour. Contact Sanitair on 1800 130 168.

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