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    Why Reverse Cycle Air Conditioner Is Better Than Gas Ducted Heating

    Just like in many other places around the world, winter can be pretty harsh in Australia. To make your home comfortable and habitable, you will definitely need some form of heating. Keeping your home warm will also help keep you healthy and strong during the winter. There are different ways to keep your home warm during winter. In the past, gas ducted heating was the popular choice in Australia. At the moment, reverse cycle air conditioning is becoming more popular for many reasons. Here, we will briefly discuss the two systems and explore why reverse cycle air conditioner is considered to be better. Gas Ducted Heating Gas ducted heating systems…

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    Prepping Your Air Conditioning Unit for Winter

    Brrrr! Winter has arrived. It’s the time of the year when we switch our air conditioning from cooling to heating to keep us warm and cosy in these cold and dormant months. As always, a little preventative maintenance can often save a lot of expense and inconvenience down the track. While Daikin air conditioners are built to withstand the variations of the seasons with minimum maintenance, even the most reliable unit can benefit further from a little tender loving care. When it comes to servicing, you should always use a licensed technician with the ARC Tick of approval (like the technicians at Rapid Cold AC), and preferably book the original…

  • The Difference in Filtration

    https://vimeo.com/340319871 Filters are a really important element to keeping your indoor air quality at home super high and clean. Check out the video below to see just how important they are, and read our article below explaining the difference in material. Standard Electrostatic Filters  The secret to the electrostatic air filter’s effectiveness is the polyurethane and polypropylene blends used in the filtering material. The fibres have been formulated so that when air passes by them, they generate strong static charges. Separate layers of filtration material also receive opposite charges (positive and negative). Since positively charged particles are attracted to surfaces with negative static charges and vice versa, the filtration media…

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    Heating and Cooling: An Essential Business

    During these tough times many Australians find themselves confused over what an “essential” business actually is, and are unsure as to who they can and cannot contact. Rapid Cold would like to confirm that an essential business is defined under the Building Regulations 1994 and includes Air Conditioning Systems, Heating Units and Mechanical Ventilation. Therefore, our technicians and trades will continue their work – unless told otherwise. Please note the health and safety of our staff and customers is paramount, therefore, we are limiting the amount of people inside the showroom until further notice and in home quotes have been restricted with screening questions being given to all customers. Alternatively, inquiries…

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    OUR COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN

    Rapid Cold Airconditioning would like to confirm that we are moving forward with the next stages toward normal operation. Our Administrative and Sales staff are now operating from the office. Access will require a face mask indoors and Quoting during November-January will require an Appointment to ensure a Sales Consultant is available.  Office hours are as continues: 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday (closed Public Holidays). Sales Consultants are available in person (your home or our office) or via email by appointment only. Installations are still being carried out across our working area. However, limited to and arranged around stock availability. Warranty and Technical Support for existing customers (where the unit…

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    Staying Healthy Indoors and Improving Your Indoor Air Quality

    How healthy is your home? Health and well being are increasingly hot topics in Australia – but while there’s plenty of talk about diet and exercise, there is one aspect that’s often overlooked: indoor air quality and the health of our home environments. When you consider that we spend as much as 90% of our lives indoors, it makes sense that we should pay attention to the factors that contribute to a healthy home – and one of the most important is the air we breathe.  Understanding the indoor air pollution problem So, why is the air in a home such a big deal? Well, mainly because pollutants can lurk…

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    Smart Style: Daikin’s US7 is the First 7 Star Split System

    Daikin Split System US7 Daikin’s US7 is Australia’s First 7 Star Energy Efficient Reverse Cycle – Daikin Split System This nifty little unit offers much more than your average split system. In fact, Daikin’s US7 is packed with top quality features enabling users to heat, cool, humidify, dehumidify, purify and ventilate air. This truly unique system is one of a kind in the air conditioning industry. The US7 hits the mark for eliminating the need for endless appliances to purify, humidify and dehumidify in one beautifully designed unit. Daikin have created the best heating and cooling solution available for the domestic market. While creating a system that runs efficiently enough…

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    Winter is Coming: Benefits of Reverse Cycle Heating Systems

    If you are looking to reduce your energy bills this winter – fitting a reverse cycle heating systems (heat pump) could be the answer to your heating needs. Compared to a gas heater you could be looking at huge annual savings to your energy bill, read here. Reverse cycle systems are an energy efficient method of heating or cooling a home Reverse cycle systems operate by extracting and utilising the ambient heat that is in the air outside, or in the ground. Another bonus of these systems is that during summer, they can reverse the cycle and introduce cool air into your home. And when it comes to selling your…

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    How Effective is a Split System Heat Pump in Winter?

    If you need air conditioning in summer and heat in winter, a reverse cycle heat pump seems like a good idea. But, how effective is it compared to a heating only system?  No to Gas Firstly, we should note that we are not considering gas heating. Gas is a fossil fuel and there is simply no way to run gas appliances without greenhouse gas emissions. However, while electricity is in part generated by coal and other fossil fuels, it doesn’t have to be. You can purchase 100% GreenPower or install solar to cover your needs throughout the year and effectively be greenhouse neutral. The economics of gas heating also no…

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    Efficient Heating System – Beat the Winter Chills: A Guide to Reverse Cycle Heating

    As Melbournians head into the colder months, thoughts turn to staying warm. What’s the best reverse cycle heating system for you? Rapid Cold Air Conditioning discusses the options for an efficient heating system, as well as their pros and cons. In this article we will be focusing on what are arguably the two most popular efficient heating system options. Reverse cycle split systems and reverse cycle ducted air conditioning. Both have advantages and disadvantages, and both suit some people, house designs and climates better than others. So, which is best? No to Gas  Firstly, we should note that we are not considering gas heating. Gas is a fossil fuel and…