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.
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 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.
Benefits of installing an AC system on your property
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.
Sleeping in cooler temperatures works to relax the heart rate and brings blood pressure to a normal level, so you get a good night’s 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.
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.
Choosing the Best Time for Your Air Conditioning Installation
Choosing the right time to buy an air conditioner can be very tricky, but if you time it right it will end up saving you both time and money.
Different people have different needs – maybe your old unit just broke down in spring or perhaps you’re doing a renovation over the summer holidays?
There are a few factors to consider to make sure your air conditioning installation is the most seamless experience possible.
Renovations and major works are always a bit of a pain, but if you do your research and plan for the best time to complete your air conditioning installation, you’ll be laughing when the summer heat rolls around.
Installing Before a Home is Built
This won’t work for everyone, but the best time to install is actually before the house is constructed. Many high-set or two-story homes simply don’t have the space to install fully ducted air after they are already built. Even if they do have space, reaching up into the ceiling and down into the floors can be very difficult, and therefore costly.
Implementing an air conditioner in the process earlier will mean less plaster has to be cut later down the track.
A good air conditioning installer or HVAC professional should also be able to advise you on the best location for the unit, so you can maximise cooling in summer and heating in winter.
If the unit is built into the design of your house, you will save money in the long-term. Unfortunately, you may not be able to install air conditioning when you are building or renovating, so picking the best time will be a matter of choosing the right time of year.
Installing In Summer
If you’ve left buying your air conditioner until summer, it’s likely you’ve left it until the last minute. Choosing summer for your air conditioner installation is, simply put, not ideal. It is the busiest time for installations, so it will likely be more difficult to book a HVAC professional to come to your home. Meanwhile, you’ll be waiting in the sweltering heat with no cooling options.
Rushing into a purchase in summer also means you may have not had time to do the research to find a unit that is best for your home. It’s important to get a system that suits the size and shape of your house, so any rushed appointments may mean you’re left disappointed with the outcome.
Installing In Spring or Winter
Picking a month in the off-season is a much better time to install an air conditioning unit, but be sure to choose the right time.
● Although spring may seem like a good time to install a system, it is actually a very busy time for air con installers, with many people thinking they are getting ahead for the summer season.
● Winter is a common option that many choose, but, despite some people owning fireplaces, a lot of people still use their air conditioning unit in the colder months, so new installations or replacements may still be crowding the market.
Installing In Autumn
The best time to install an air conditioning unit is in autumn, as the demand is at its lowest. After the summer, retailers often are overstocked with units, so it’s a good time to look for sales and discounts. You might grab a bargain picking up last year’s model.
● Fewer buyers means that it will be easier to book an installer or HVAC professional. Less demand might also mean that you can secure a lower price.
● Thinking about your purchase in the off-season also means that you have more time to research exactly what kind of system will work for your property. It can even be a good idea to get multiple evaluations and quotes for your house so you can shop around and get the best deal possible.
● By having your air conditioner unit set up in autumn, you have adequate time to prepare and maintain the unit before the weather starts getting warm again.
What a Professional Air Conditioning Installer Can Do For You
A full service HVAC installer will be able to handle the full range of installation, maintenance, service and repair.
Here at HunterCON we are full-service HVAC experts. We strive to ensure all of our customers are satisfied from the first phone call, right through to installation, developing preventative maintenance plans and taking care of all kinds of breakdowns.
Heating systems can be configured in a number of ways. These range of split AC units that warm a single room in a house, to boiler systems that 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 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).
We can handle the installation of all kinds of air conditioning systems to suit your home or business.
Most modern buildings are built to be airtight in order 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 the space is used for.
There are four main kinds of ventilation systems: exhaust, supply, balanced, and heat-recovery. We are experienced with installing, maintaining and repairing all types.
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.
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 in order to comply with AS/NZS 3760:2010 standards. We provide comprehensive testing systems that utilise the latest technology, and we always provide hassle-free service that you can rely on.
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.
Importance of Using a Certified & Qualified Service
As with any trade, it is extremely important to work with a certified and qualified HVAC specialist, 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 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!
Contact HunterCON today!
Choosing the right time to buy an air conditioner unit will save you time and money and will also make the process less of a rush, so you can make the best decisions for your home.
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.