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Mechanical Ventilation

Mechanical Ventilation | What option is best for you?

By | Air Conditioning

Technology to keep your air clean and cool comes in many different forms. Mechanical ventilation systems can be used in conjunction with natural ventilation to improve your home or business’s thermal comfort and air quality. This is the process of replacing indoor air to improve quality, temperature, and odour. Mechanical ventilation also removes moisture, heat, dust, bacteria, and other harmful materials from a room. It’s an excellent addition for large spaces, which require more attention to cleanliness and temperature.

Mechanical VentilationMechanical Ventilation is crucial for ensuring thermal comfort and air quality. To find out more, get in touch with HunterCON today.

When it comes to installing a mechanical ventilation system, hiring a trusted, fully-qualified professional for the job is vital. Here at HunterCON, we are committed to providing the highest quality of service to our valued customers. From installing air conditioning systems to other electrical needs, we pride ourselves on delivering a personal, hands-on experience.

Available Mechanical Ventilation Options

The right ventilation system for you will depend on your needs and the size of your specific space. This can be achieved by using fans, air conditioning systems, and ducts to circulate air and remove pollutants. We provide a variety of mechanical ventilation options. Below are the three most popular choices, ready to install.

Ducted ventilation – This ventilation system is well suited to large spaces, providing clean air for residents, customers, or employees. This will also help reduce the severity of common allergies such as hay fever by ridding the air of mould and mildew.

Ceiling fans – We offer electrical services to install fans in any new or existing properties. Fans aid the air circulation in a room and balance temperatures throughout the year, whether it’s summer or winter.

Wet area extraction – Bathrooms and kitchens will nearly always need a mechanical ventilation system to ensure heat, smoke, and steam do not result in mould and mildew. Areas above stovetops and showers are usually at the most risk. Exhaust fans can also be used to vent out problematic moisture and decrease the risk of bacteria growth, ensuring healthy air for years to come.

HunterCON staff and installers have a wealth of experience regarding these systems. If you’re not sure what option would be best for your building, don’t worry! Contact us here for more information.

Inspection and Repairs

Our knowledgeable team of experts will always be able to inspect and repair any faults in your ventilation system safely. In the case of an emergency breakdown, our nimble team is always ready to help.

Ongoing Maintenance

Regular maintenance of your mechanical ventilation system will mean it’s in top condition all year round. This will ensure ideal air quality no matter the season. Over time, a mechanical ventilation system can collect dirt, dust, and allergens. It may also be susceptible to general wear and tear. As such, it’s important to keep routine check-ups scheduled.

What’s Involved

No matter the stage of installation, you’ll be well looked after with HunterCON. We will formulate the best ventilation solution to suit your needs and provide you with a quote. During the installation process, we take care of everything. We will work around your schedule, test the ventilation system, ensure it meets the Building Code of Australia standards, and clean up our mess. After installation, we will run you through how the system works, maintain it, and what to do in the event of a breakdown.

Importance of Using A Certified & Qualified Service

When installing a mechanical ventilation system, it is imperative to work with a certified and qualified installer. This will ensure peace of mind and plenty of well-informed advice.

Licensed installers carry an ARC tick number, meaning they are qualified to handle all AC and ventilation related matters. Our installers are qualified to advise on how ventilation systems work and form maintenance plans.

We are fully licensed air conditioning installers and electrical specialists. We’re located in Sydney’s Inner West, and we service the greater metropolitan area, including the Eastern Suburbs, Lower North Shore, and South West.

Get a Quote

With over 9 years of experience under our belt, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality of fast and efficient service. If you’re looking for a mechanical ventilation installation quote, please don’t hesitate to get in touch today.

While you’re here, check out some other systems we install:

HVAC Systems: Installation, Maintenance, Service, and Repair

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HVAC Systems | Installation, Maintenance, Service & Repair

By | Air Conditioning

HVAC stands for heating, ventilating, and air conditioning – a trio of functions that, as a whole, control thermal comfort and air quality in a building. It is basically a blanket term encapsulating everything from a split AC unit for a house, to a large ducted air conditioning and ventilation system for an industrial complex or skyscraper. They afford us comprehensive temperature and air quality control by applying principles of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer.

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Our full-service HVAC installers will be able to handle the full range of installation, maintenance, service, and repair. Get in touch for a quote today!

Because of the potential complexity of these systems, you should with an experienced HVAC specialist who can handle all aspects of installation, maintenance, service, and repair.

Here at HunterCON we are full-service HVAC experts. Whether your building is residential, commercial, or industrial, installation won’t be a problem. We strive to ensure all of our customers are satisfied with the first phone call, right through to installation. Our five-year installation warranty comes at no extra cost, so you can have peace of mind if any kind of breakdown occurs.

Heating

Heating systems can be configured in several ways. Our range of split AC units can warm a single room in a house of any size. For larger-scale projects, our boiler systems can heat large buildings via a network of ducts. Hydronic heating systems are another popular option. These heat buildings via piping underneath the floor, and are an effective way to heat typically dense, cool flooring materials like concrete.

Air Conditioning

Air conditioning systems come in a wide range of configurations to suit buildings of any size. These range from split systems (consisting of an indoor unit that controls the climate of the room it is in and an outdoor unit) to ducted systems (from a central unit, a series of ducts cools or heats rooms individually). Find out what type of air conditioning system suits your needs here. We can handle the installation of all kinds of air conditioning systems to suit your home or business.

Ventilation

Most modern buildings are built to be airtight to ensure boost energy efficiency. Rather than relying on natural ventilation (for example, through an open window), these buildings require ventilation systems to be put in place so that stale air can be removed and replaced with fresh air.

The kind of ventilation system suitable for a particular building will depend on the external climate and what space it is used for. There are four main kinds of ventilation systems: exhaust, supply, balanced, and heat-recovery. No matter what system is best for you, we are experienced with installing, maintaining, and repairing all four of them.

Inspection and Repairs

While modern HVAC systems are extremely reliable, the reality is that breakdowns do occur. And this can be very frustrating, particularly in the depths of winter or the height of summer. Regular maintenance of your HVAC system will ensure that it’s in optimal condition all year round, meaning you will never get stuck in the heat or cold without it.

Safety Checks

Our expert electricians are fully qualified to perform HVAC safety checks for both homes and businesses. Safety inspections involve reviewing components to make sure they are safe and fully functional. If work is needed, we will advise you on the next step.

For businesses, safety checks are very important to comply with AS/NZS 3760:2010 standards. We provide comprehensive testing systems that utilize the latest technology. This way, we always provide a hassle-free service that you can rely on.

Preventative Maintenance

Being proactive with a preventative maintenance plan provides improved comfort levels along with increased efficiency and reliability, ultimately leading to a reduction in repair costs, lower electricity bills, and an increase in the life expectancy of your system. Check out our tips for reducing your electricity bills here!

Importance of Using a Certified & Qualified Service

As with any trade, it is extremely important to work with a certified and qualified HVAC specialist. Our installation will mean you don’t have to worry about your system ever again.

Licensed installers carry an ARCtick number, meaning they are qualified to handle the dangerous materials involved with HVAC units. This also means they are fully qualified to advise on how the system works, general upkeep, formulate preventative maintenance plans and service your system when it needs it – nobody knows your system like the person who installed it!

We are fully licensed HVAC installers with a wealth of industry experience. We’re located in Sydney’s Inner West, and we service the greater metropolitan area. This includes the Eastern Suburbs, Lower North Shore, and South West.

Get a Quote

With over 9 years of experience under our belt, we pride ourselves on providing fast and efficient HVAC services of the highest quality. If you’re looking for an HVAC quote, please don’t hesitate to get in touch today.

While you’re here, check out some more HunterCON aircon tips:

Benefits of installing an AC system in your property

How to improve the air quality of your home

How to save energy when using your AC system

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What to do when your air conditioner breaks down

By | Air Conditioning

It happens to the best of them… In the heat of the summer or the chill of winter, the last thing you want is an air conditioner breakdown.  Nobody expects their air conditioning system to stop functioning, but the reality is that it does happen, and often it will come as a surprise. In this case, you’ll want a reliable, trusted, fully-qualified professional for the job. Here at HunterCON, we offer emergency breakdown and repair services that you can rely on.

air conditioner breaks downIf the unfortunate event that your air conditioner breaks down, you’ll want a trusted professional there to help. Get in touch with HunterCON today.

Breakdowns and Repairs

The weather in Sydney can be harsh and unpredictable, with rapid temperature changes. It comes as no surprise that roughly 2 in 3 Aussie homes have air conditioning installed. However, if your air conditioner breaks down there’s no need to worry.

We are dedicated to making sure our customers are comfortable all year round, which is why we strive to provide fast, efficient breakdown and repair services of the highest quality. Whether it’s for residential, commercial, or industrial units, our team is always on hand. Our technicians know every brand inside and out, so you don’t have to worry about inconvenient delays.

Emergency Breakdowns

When your air conditioner breaks down, HunterCON won’t leave you hanging on the phone – left to fix it by yourself.

For homes, businesses, and industrial premises, this may be considered an emergency and will need attending right away. This is totally understandable. In many commercial and industrial facilities, a breakdown may even cause unsafe working conditions and potentially even disruption in the day’s work.

Don’t get stuck in this position! The HunterCON team is speedy and efficient and will have your system back up and running in no time. Even if HunterCON didn’t install your system! Our technicians have a wealth of knowledge concerning a wide range of issues that may affect your air conditioning system and will address the problem as quickly as possible. All you’ll have to do is sit back while one of our trusty technician’s gets to work.

Our Guarantee

Trust is a hallmark of the HunterCON experience, and we strive to ensure all of our customers are satisfied right from the first phone call. We understand that breakdowns can be stressful – our nimble team is flexible and ready to help, no matter how big or small the job. Even better, if we installed your air conditioning system, you’ll already be included in our preventative maintenance program, at no extra cost.

Importance of Using a Certified & Qualified Installer

As with any trade, is extremely important to work with a certified and qualified air con breakdown and repair service to ensure peace of mind during the entire process.

Licensed repairers carry an ARCtick number, meaning they are qualified to handle the dangerous materials involved with air conditioning units. This also means they are fully qualified to advise on how the system works, general upkeep, and formulate preventative maintenance plans.

We have fully licensed air conditioning servicers (and electrical specialists) with years of hands-on, industry experience. We’re located in Sydney’s Inner West, and we service the greater metropolitan area, including the Eastern Suburbs, Lower North Shore, and South West.

Get a Quote

With over 9 years of experience under our belt, we pride ourselves on providing fast and efficient service of the highest quality. If you’re looking for an air-con breakdown and repair quote, please don’t hesitate to get in touch today.

While you’re here, check out some more HunterCON aircon tips:

How to save energy when using your AC system.

How to improve the air quality of your home.

Air conditioning tips that will save you money.

Air Conditioning Installation

Air Conditioning Installation: a guide from start to finish

By | Air Conditioning

When it comes to air conditioning installation, hiring a trusted, fully-qualified professional for the job is of utmost importance. Here at HunterCON, we are committed to providing the highest quality of service to our valued customers. From the installation of air conditioning systems to upkeep and maintenance, we pride ourselves on delivering a personal, hands-on experience, ensuring peace of mind no matter the size of the job.

Air Conditioning InstallationWhen it comes to air conditioning installation, hiring a trusted, fully-qualified professional for the job is of utmost importance. Get in touch with HunterCON today.

Supply & Air Conditioning Installation

The weather in Australia – particularly in Sydney – can be harsh and unpredictable. Summers are sweltering and winters can be bone-chilling, so it’s no surprise that roughly 2 in 3 Aussie homes have air conditioning installed. HunterCON is working hard to get that number even higher.

We are dedicated to making sure our customers are comfortable all year round, which is why we strive to provide exceptional quality AC installations, ensuring you don’t have to wait to enjoy your new system. We get in, get it working, then get moving. From the supply of top quality units and providing advice about the best options for you, through to installation and ongoing maintenance, we always deliver the best possible service. Give us a call and find out for yourself!

Our Guarantee

Trust is a hallmark of the HunterCON experience, and it’s our goal to ensure all of our customers are satisfied right from the first phone call. Once you’re with us, you can also have peace of mind as all of our AC installations come with a 5-year warranty. We also include all of our customers in our preventative maintenance program. This way, you never need to worry about remembering to have your unit serviced – we remind you when it’s due!

What’s Involved

Air Conditioning installation is split into three main categories:

Before installation – Your AC technician will visit your home and meticulously assess the environment, taking note of every factor that will affect room temperature (size, layout, orientation, purpose, structure, etc). We will then formulate the best AC solution to suit your needs and provide you with an affordable quote.

During installation – This is where you sit back and relax. Once you are happy with your quote and your new system, we begin the installation process. We’ll take care of everything, from working around your schedule, to carefully testing the system, to making sure the install meets all relevant Building Code of Australia standards, to cleaning up our mess.

After installation – Our job doesn’t stop after the installation is done. To make sure you understand the AC system, will run you through how the system works, how to maintain it, and what to do in the event of a breakdown. In the case of an emergency breakdown, our nimble team is ready to help (even if we didn’t install your unit!). And, as we mentioned, we provide reliable ongoing maintenance support, so if you notice a problem, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Types of Air Con

We can handle the installation of a wide range of air conditioning systems to suit your home or business. This includes split systems, multi-split systems, and ducted systems. There are many different types, but if you’re not sure which system is best for you, we can scope your environment and make a suggestion.

Split systems – Split systems are an excellent choice for homeowners looking to stay comfortable all year round. They are designed to either cool or heat residential areas of all sizes. The system consists of two units: a sleek indoor unit that controls the climate of the room it is in, and an outdoor unit. This is an efficient, unobtrusive way to keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter.

Multi-split systems – Multi-split systems are similar in that they have both indoor and outdoor units. However, multi-split systems have multiple indoor units that are connected to a single outdoor unit. These are suitable for homes and businesses that require multiple rooms to be cooled or heated.

Ducted systems – Ducted systems are more common in commercial spaces, but are also suitable for larger residences. Ducted AC systems have a unit installed internally. From this central unit, a series of ducts cools or heats rooms individually.

Brands We Supply

We supply the best air conditioning brands and know every model inside and out.

These include:

• Daikin
• LG
• Actron Air
• Fujitsu
• Samsung
• Temperzone

Importance of Using a Certified & Qualified Installer

As with any trade, it’s extremely important to work with a certified and qualified air con installer, not only to ensure peace of mind during the installation process but to know you won’t have to worry about your system ever again.

Licensed installers carry an ARCtick number, meaning they are qualified to handle the dangerous materials involved with air conditioning units. This also means they are fully qualified to advise on how the system works, general upkeep, formulate preventative maintenance plans and service your system when it needs it – nobody knows your system like the person who installed it!

We have fully licensed air conditioning installers (and electrical specialists) with a wealth of industry experience. We’re located in Sydney’s Inner West, and we service the greater metropolitan area, including the Eastern Suburbs, Lower North Shore, and South West.

Get a Quote

With 11 years of experience under our belt (and counting!), we pride ourselves on providing fast and efficient service of the highest quality. If you’re looking for an aircon installation quote, please don’t hesitate to get in touch today.

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Air Conditioning Maintenance

Our Guide to Air Conditioning Service and Maintenance

By | Air Conditioning, Maintenance

Quality air conditioning service and maintenance are extremely important for extending the lifespan of your AC system. Without hands-on maintenance to take care of breakdowns and other faults with the right expertise, you can significantly compromise the wellbeing of your unit.

Continual service is a hallmark of the HunterCON experience, and we strive to ensure all of our customers are satisfied with the first phone call, right through to ongoing maintenance, developing preventative maintenance plans that are specifically tailored to you, and taking care of all kinds of breakdowns.

Air Conditioning Service and MaintenanceAir conditioning service and maintenance are extremely important for extending the lifespan of your AC system. Get in touch with HunterCON today.

Service & Maintenance

Regular maintenance of your AC system will ensure that it’s in optimal condition all year round, meaning you will never get stuck in the heat or cold without it. Even with normal usage, your system will collect dirt, dust, and allergens, and general wear and tear will eventually get the better of your unit without maintenance, so it is important to keep routine checkups scheduled. You can also self-maintain your AC unit to ensure it’s ready to go for the warmer and cooler seasons. Check out some of our self-maintenance tips here.

Benefits of Preventative Maintenance

Being proactive with a preventative maintenance plan provides improved comfort levels along with increased efficiency and reliability, ultimately leading to a reduction in repair costs, lower electricity bills, and an increase in the life expectancy of your system. Even something as simple as closing the blinds during the summer and pointing your AC units louvres downward can significantly increase AC efficiency, as well as reduce electricity costs.

What’s Involved

Servicing and maintenance of air conditioning units involve a number of processes. We have a wealth of experience with systems of all kinds, so no matter the size of the job we can help.

• Filter maintenance
• Refrigerant leak test
• Drain Maintenance
• Electrical component test
• Check insulation on refrigeration lines
• System operation
• Inspecting electrical connections
• Thermostat operation

Air Con Regassing

A properly-installed home or commercial air-conditioner should not lose much of its refrigerant over its lifespan. Connections, where refrigerant could escape from, are sealed mechanically, and AC piping is made from non-porous copper. However, it does happen, particularly with older units. In this case, it will need to be regassed.

We are highly experienced with regassing all types of units from all popular brands. When we re-seal the connections, you can be assured they will never leak again.

Our Guarantee

Trust is a hallmark of the HunterCON experience, and we strive to ensure all of our customers are satisfied right from the first phone call. All of our AC installations come with a 5-year warranty. We also include all of our customers in our preventative maintenance program, this way you never need to worry about remembering to have your unit serviced – we remind you when it’s due!

Types of Air Con

We can handle the installation of a wide range of air conditioning systems to suit your home or business. This includes split systems, multi-split systems, and ducted systems.

Split systems – Split systems are an excellent choice for homeowners looking to stay comfortable all year round. They are designed to either cool or heat residential areas of all sizes. The system consists of two units: a sleek indoor unit that controls the climate of the room it is in, and an outdoor unit. This is an efficient, unobtrusive way to keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter.

Multi-split systems – Multi-split systems are similar in that they have both indoor and outdoor units. However, a multi-split system has multiple indoor units that are connected to a single outdoor unit. These are suitable for homes and businesses that require multiple rooms to be cooled or heated.

Ducted systems – Ducted systems are more common in commercial spaces, but are also suitable for larger residences. Ducted AC systems have a unit installed internally. From this central unit, a series of ducts cools or heats rooms individually.

Importance of Using a Certified & Qualified Installer

As with any trade, is extremely important to work with a certified and qualified aircon installer. This will not only ensure peace of mind during the installation process but also means you won’t have to worry about your system afterwards.

Licensed installers carry an ARCtick number, meaning they are qualified to handle the dangerous materials involved with air conditioning units. This also means they are fully qualified to advise on how the system works, general upkeep, formulate preventative maintenance plans and service your system when it needs it – nobody knows your system like the person who installed it!

We have fully licensed air conditioning installers (and electrical specialists) with a wealth of industry experience. We’re located in Sydney’s Inner West, and we service the greater metropolitan area, including the Eastern Suburbs, Lower North Shore, and South West. No matter where you are in Sydney, HunterCON is dedicated to providing an unbeatable aircon service.

Get a Quote

Now with over 10 years experience under our belt, we pride ourselves on providing fast and efficient service of the highest quality. If you’re looking for an aircon installation quote, please don’t hesitate to get in touch today.

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7 obvious signs that your AC system needs a service

How to save energy when using your AC system

7 reasons air conditioning units are a great option for any home

Ways you can maintain your air conditioning system

By | Air Conditioning

Believe it or not, even excellent products require regular maintenance. Especially AC units. 

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Without checking up on your air conditioning unit, you could potentially be losing money and reducing the quality of your air. But don’t fret, HunterCON is here to help and give you peace of mind with these maintenance tips.

Why do I need to clean my air conditioner?

All of HunterCON’s air conditioning units come with filters that are excellent at blocking dust and possible bacteria. However, without a clean, these filters can become clogged. When a filter is clogged, the air conditioner will use more energy than usual to keep the air circulating and maintain its designated temperature. This means that your pesky electricity bill could be more costly than it needs to be. On top of that, your AC could be collecting mould from a build-up of moisture. Now that’s the last thing you want to contaminate the air of your home. 

How often do I need to maintain my air conditioning system?

Short answer, regularly. But it honestly depends on your level of usage. For example, in the summer it would be ideal to check the dust filters every month, but in the less extreme seasons when the air conditioner is receiving less attention, you may only need to check once. Aim for at least twice a year. 

How do I clean my air conditioner?

Disclaimer: This advice is for split-system air conditioners as this is the most common type of unit, however, this information should apply to most other systems. 

  1. Firstly, make sure your AC is properly turned off.
  2. Now, it’s time to get a dry cloth or vacuum cleaner. 
  3. Before getting inside, give your exterior a clean and make sure no debris is too close to your unit.
  4. Remove the cover from your unit and take out the dust filter/s.
  5. Give the dust filter/s a solid shake, brush, or vacuum, depending on its level of cleanliness. If the filter is extremely dirty, not to worry. Some warm water and gentle detergent should do the trick.
  6. If possible, also remove your unit’s oscillating blades (called louvres) and give them a brush or vacuum.
  7. Place the dust filter/s and louvres carefully back onto your unit where they were originally located.

Congratulations! You’ve now successfully self-maintained your air conditioning unit. Now, while self-service is essential, so is regular professional service. Parts may need replacing, or a deep clean may be required. HunterCON’s fully licensed professional air conditioning maintenance is the best way to check the more internal mechanics of your unit. Now even if HunterCON didn’t install your system, we have a reliable team ready to assist. If you’re concerned about your air conditioners’ performance, or just want a check-up, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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7 obvious signs that your AC system needs servicing 

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Why you should be maintaining your AC system

By | Air Conditioning

Once you have installed a quality air conditioning system, you will instantly be able to enjoy newfound comfort in your home. However, in order to sustain this quality and comfort over the years, maintenance is essential.

Take a look at our handy guide to maintaining your AC system, including the importance of system maintenance, what is involved in a service, as well as the potential cost savings that maintaining your AC will bring.

 

Why is maintaining your AC system important? There are a plethora of reasons you should service your AC system consistently. However, we have narrowed it down to three primary reasons. These are: 

Reduce Electricity Usage: An AC unit that has not been regularly serviced will cost significantly more to run every hour. However, with regular maintenance, you could run an average-sized AC unit for less than one dollar per hour. Not only is this good for your bank account, but it is better for the planet too, by reducing electricity usage. 

Protect your family’s health: Neglected air-conditioning systems will create the perfect environment for all sorts of bacteria, germs and nasty contaminants to build up, affecting the air quality and subsequently your family’s health. Regular servicing will ensure your AC system is as clean and hygienic as can be. 

Increase system lifespan: This one is pretty obvious, but the better maintained your AC system is, the longer it will last. Not only is this a great cost-saving, but you will also benefit from not having to pay for costly repairs from damage that the service prevents. 

It is indeed obvious that regularly maintaining your AC system is hugely beneficial. So if you are thinking about booking a service at HunterCON, what should you expect? At HunterCON, we have an individualised approach to system maintenance. We work with you to create a personalised preventative maintenance plan for your air conditioning system. This will be tailored to the specific needs of you and your air conditioning system and will help ensure, maximum efficiency, a long life and reliable system.

HunterCON is a fully licensed electrical and air conditioning specialists located in Sydney’s Inner West, servicing the greater metropolitan area, including the Eastern Suburbs, Lower North Shore and South West. If you want to create a personalised preventative maintenance plan for your air conditioning system, contact HunterCON today. With over nine years of experience, we pride ourselves on providing air-con and electrical services of the highest quality.

Are you interested in learning more about air conditioning and electrical? Check out some of our other great blog posts:

Electrical must-dos before you sell your home

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Why is your AC releasing bad odour, and how can you fix it?

By | Air Conditioning

Everyone is guilty of putting off some household jobs every now and then. But neglecting your air conditioning system can lead to a number of issues, with many people noticing bad odours being released from their AC.

So, what is the bad odour coming out of your AC system, what risks does it pose and how can you fix it? Read on to find out.

 

What is causing the smell? 

There are a number of possible reasons that your AC system is releasing a bad smell, however, the most likely cause is a lack of regular maintenance. In one of our latest previous posts, we detail the most important reasons to maintain your AC. Neglecting your system can lead to the growth of bacteria and fungi inside the air-conditioner unit that can deteriorate the quality of the air and can even potentially spread diseases. While this is the worst-case scenario, there are a number of other reasons your AC may smell, including:

Poor drainage: Poor drainage can quickly create a bad odour in your AC system. Check where the draining tube is pointing and to ensure the quality of the water source.

Poor humidity: The bacteria that can develop foul odours normally prefer poorly ventilated, stagnant conditions where they can more easily grow and develop. These conditions can often be easily fixed by ensuring the regular circulation of fresh, clean air.

Equipment degradation: If your AC system is getting older, it is possible that certain parts have degraded, been damaged, require replacement or repair. We recommend calling a qualified air conditioning specialist to check this out. 

Cleaning your AC 

While it is important you regularly clean your AC system yourself, a deep clean carried out by an AC professional can identify the exact cause of the odour, remove it from your AC system and prevent it from developing again. If you book a service with HunterCON, we will work with you to create a preventative maintenance plan for your air conditioning system that will help ensure a reliable and odour-free system.

Enjoy comfortable and healthy air quality

Once you have serviced your AC system, you and your family will be able to enjoy great air quality in your home. Through removing common pollutants such as dust, pollen, mould, smoke, dust mites, dander, and volatile organic compounds from the indoor air will help reduce the risk of several health concerns and improve comfort.

Contact HunterCON today!

HunterCON is a fully licensed electrical and air conditioning specialists located in Sydney’s Inner West, servicing the greater metropolitan area, including the Eastern Suburbs, Lower North Shore and South West. If you want to improve your indoor air quality, need to get rid of a bad smell, or would like to book a quote for repairs, installation or maintenance, contact HunterCON today. With over nine years of experience, we pride ourselves on providing air-con and electrical services of the highest quality.

Are you interested in learning more about air conditioning and electrical? Check out some of our other great blog posts:

Electrical must-dos before you sell your home

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Benefits of installing an AC system in your property

By | Air Conditioning

While it is obvious that air conditioning systems make your home more comfortable through cooling and heating, what many people don’t realise is that there are even more benefits to installing an AC system in your home.

From improving health and air quality to enhancing sleep, check out some of the best benefits of installing an AC system in your property.

 

Stay protected from the heat

Everyone knows that AC systems keep you cool and comfortable during the Summer, but did you know that they also protect you from some of the health risks that are associated with heat? High temperatures can cause several health issues such as heat exhaustion, dehydration, low blood pressure, fatigue, muscle cramps, nausea and fainting. With a quality AC system, you can ensure you stay safe in the warmer months of the year.

Keep fresh air flowing 

Air conditioning systems are designed to continually blow fresh cool air inside the house, simultaneously sucking all the contaminated air out. In fact, on average, every four hours, the entire air inside a room is completely replaced when the air conditioning system is kept on. This means that indoor air quality is always good. You can learn more about air quality here. 

Sleep better

Sleeping in cooler temperatures works to relax the heart rate and brings blood pressure to a normal level, so you get a good night sleep and wake up feeling fresh. By utilising an AC system throughout the day and into the evening, you know you will have the best sleep possible and waking up feeling ready to face the day.

Increase the value of your property

For many, taking on small DIY projects and renovations is a great way to increase the value of your home. But did you know that installing an updated AC system can have a similar effect? Having an updated, high-quality AC system can make a difference to what your home is worth and could even be a deal-maker for some home buyers.

Improve efficiency 

Ever wondered why offices are always so cool? It increases productivity in the workplace! With COVID-19 impacting people all over the world, many have been asked to work from home. Your AC system can tackle issues such as humidity, high temperatures and reduced circulation, giving you the best possible work environment while you are at home.

Contact HunterCon today!

HunterCON is a fully licensed electrical and air conditioning specialists located in Sydney’s Inner West, servicing the greater metropolitan area, including the Eastern Suburbs, Lower North Shore and South West. If you want to improve your indoor air quality and have any questions about air conditioning or would like to book a quote for repairs, installation or maintenance, contact HunterCON today. With over nine years of experience, we pride ourselves on providing air-con and electrical services of the highest quality.

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energy saving tips

How to save energy when using your AC system

By | Air Conditioning

A high-quality air conditioning unit is the perfect way to create a comfortable climate in your home. But, with the increased use of energy-consuming appliances, comes bigger bills.

energy saving tipsDid you know that there are several things that you can do to save money on your air conditioning bill? Check out some of our favourite tips and tricks below to help you save energy and money when using your AC.

 

Choose the right AC system

The first step to getting the best bang for your buck with your AC system is picking the right one! It is important to select a system that suits your needs and is not unnecessarily costly. You can check out our handy guide to selecting the right AC system here. 

Check the energy rating

Air conditioners vary when it comes to energy consumption, so make sure to do your research before purchasing. Aircon units are included in the Energy Rating System, which rates products from one to six depending on their energy efficiency.

Maintain your thermostat

It is always a good idea to learn how to use your thermostat properly and in a way which saves you money. It is far more energy-efficient, and therefore, economical to set the thermostat at a comfortable, mid-range temperature rather than pumping it up high as soon as you feel hot. Allowing the system to steadily decrease the temperature uses less energy and places less of a strain on your air conditioner system. As a result, you’ll end up with some extra dollars in your pocket.

Use a fan 

People often forget just how energy efficient fans are. Not only are they cheap to run, but they also produce the lowest greenhouse gas emissions out of all cooling products and reduce the temperature of a room by as much as three degrees. If you can handle the climate without the AC on, a fan is the way to go.

Look after the refrigerant 

The refrigerant in your air conditioner is important in allowing your AC system to run smoothly and effectively. If the refrigerant is not properly charged, it can damage the compressor and trigger an expensive repair. This can also increase your energy use as the system is not operating at optimum efficiency. If you notice that the vents are discharging room temperature air, even after the system has been running for at least fifteen minutes, you may need your refrigerant charging. If that doesn’t seem to be the problem with your unit, you may also need a top-up if the system has had a leak.

Clean the coils 

The condenser coils on the outside units can easily become clogged up with dirt, dust and other debris which make your AC unit work harder to pump out cool air, increasing energy consumption and making your bill extra pricey. It is well worth checking if there is any dirt or garden debris clogging up the coils to improve airflow and help the system operate more efficiently. If you find that the coils are clogged, be sure to clean them as soon as possible.

Clean and replace filters 

Similarly to the coils of an Ac unit, filters can become clogged with dirt and debris. While filtering these particles from the system is the primary function of this component, a dirty filter becomes almost useless and can force the system to work harder to maintain the temperature. Most manufacturers recommend that filters are changed every four to eight weeks. However, you may be able to extend the lifespan of your filters by cleaning them. Taking out the filter and removing any lint and other large debris as regularly as possible will not only increase the life of your filters but will also make your AC as energy-efficient as possible.

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If you follow these handy tips, you’ll be sure to save money on your electricity bills and feel comfortable in your home all year long. If you have any questions about getting the most out of your air conditioner or are looking for a quote for electrical installations, repairs, or general maintenance, please do not hesitate to get in touch with HunterCON today. With over nine years of experience under our belt, we pride ourselves on providing air-con and electrical services of the highest quality. Get in touch with us today.

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