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    Is it the Flu or Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

    As temperatures plunge, the risk rises for a persistent winter health hazard: carbon monoxide poisoning. Health officials are warning that the early symptoms can be mistaken for the flu. A mix up that could prove deadly. If you would like to have your gas heater tested, please check out our fees here.  Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning sends several thousand people to emergency rooms each year. Read more at ESV here. CO is an invisible, odourless gas that can be emitted by appliances, including stoves, gas ranges and heaters. The fumes can build up to toxic levels without anyone in the home realizing it’s happening. Compounding the threat is that a…

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    The Advantages of Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning

    WHY SHOULD YOU CONSIDER A REVERSE CYCLE AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM  We’re blessed to live in the lucky country, where we enjoy one of the best climates in the world. Long summers and mild winters, and the odd super-chilly, dare we say, freezing cold night. If you live in the southern states of Australia in particular, you know what it’s like to feel cold in winter. That’s why the words, ‘reverse cycle air conditioning’ should be music to your ears! WHAT IS A REVERSE CYCLE AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM AND WHY SHOULD I CONSIDER INSTALLING ONE? Basically, a reverse-cycle air-conditioner is used to cool your home in summer, AND warm your home…

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    Is It Time to Replace Your Glen Waverley Air Conditioner?

    If you recognise any of these signs in Glen Waverley, call in a pro from Rapid Cold Airconditioning to discuss your options! It may be time to replace your outdated system. 1. Unit is blowing hot or cold air which is inconsistent to temperature settings.  One of the most common problems in an older air conditioning unit is that it just doesn’t cool or heat. It may still produce regular air levels, but the air isn’t coming out cold or hot as per its settings. It may mean low refrigerant levels. However, warm air production when set for cooling can indicate a serious problem such as a damaged compressor. In…

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    Australian Made: Daikin is going Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!

    This year, Daikin is excited to grow their local footprint with four Daikin products officially bearing Australian Made certification. In addition to being great news for Daikin, it is also for consumers and businesses wanting to support our local economy.  Australian Made Campaign Chief Executive, Ben Lazzaro says… “We are thrilled to welcome Daikin Australia into the Australian Made team. The Australian Made logo is the perfect addition to the Daikin Australia brand. It makes a powerful statement about the organisation’s commitment to the local manufacturing sector, job creation and the support of the local community.” “These Australian Made certifications are the first we’ve attained at Daikin, and it’s a…

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    Upgrade your AC and Increase Efficiency in Vermont

    Technology is on the march and air conditioning is at the forefront in Vermont. Modern air conditioners have seriously increased in their efficiency. For every kW of electricity consumed, three or more kW of heating or cooling capacity can be produced.  If you bought your air conditioner in the early 2000s you should be aware that it is very different to what is available today. Current air conditioning technology is quieter, more adaptive to upgrades and being controlled remotely, has longer warranty periods, and best of all, is much cheaper to run. The latest ducted systems can be 25 per cent cheaper to run than a model from the early…

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    Gas Heaters – Heritage

    All Victorians with a Vulcan Heritage or Pyrox Heritage gas heater need them checked by a qualified gasfitter immediately. In short, tests show when these gas heaters are not properly installed or maintained carbon monoxide is produced. Read more at ESV here.  The combination of inadequate ventilation or operating bathroom or kitchen exhausts can draw carbon monoxide into living areas. When not regularly checked, the risk is increased. To check out Rapid Cold’s fees, read more here. What do I do if I have a gas heater? If you have one of these heaters, do not use it until it can be checked by a qualified gasfitter. Hence, a complete…

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    Heating Your Home With A Gas Heater?

    In short, a gas heater can be the most deadly way to heat our homes if not maintained properly. These heaters can become dangerous, particularly in newer built homes or those that have been retrofitted to be better sealed and more energy efficient. Carbon Monoxide (CO) All gas heaters have the potential to spill or leak carbon monoxide (CO). This includes central gas heater units, space heaters, wall furnaces and decorative log fires. CO is a colourless, odourless and tasteless gas caused by incomplete combustion of hydrocarbon fuels. ESV and the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) recommend that all gas water heaters, space heaters and central gas heaters are checked at least…

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    Safety Alert: Open Flued Gas Space Hearts or Gas Log Fire

    Energy Safe Victoria has raised Safety Alerts on four open flued gas log fire space heaters. In short, the Safety Alert includes:  Regency i31 (manufactured from 2010) supplied by Fireplace Products Australia Pty Ltd Regency F38 and FG38 supplied by Fireplace Products Australia Pty Ltd – branded and supplied by Masport prior to 2006 (excludes LP model) Nectre 2000 (manufactured from 2007) supplied by Glen Dimplex Australia Pty Ltd, or a Real Flame Pyrotech (manufactured from 2012) also supplied by Glen Dimplex Australia Pty Ltd Therefore, people with these gas log fires in their homes need to contact the supplier and get them checked by a qualified gasfitter immediately. Moreover, laboratory tests show that under certain circumstances these heaters produce too…

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    Gree Air Conditioning Buyer’s Guide

    Choosing the right Gree air conditioner for your home needn’t be a daunting task.  Gree has a range of reliable air conditioning units to suit any home design and budget. Similarly, Gree’s intelligent air conditioning technologies ensure maximum energy efficiency, pure air quality and precise temperature control. In addition, they are designed to work with your home’s natural air flow and temperature range to create the perfect climate. Hence, with a Gree air conditioner you can be confident that your home will be comfortable and inviting all year round. Simply use this guide to assist you when making the decision to purchase the ideal air conditioning unit for your home.…

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    What to Consider When Buying an Air Conditioner

    Every Australian family is different and we all have different needs when it comes to choosing an air conditioner. You might own your own home and want to enhance its value with a top-of-the-line air conditioner. Or perhaps you’re renting a tiny apartment and are only looking for a simple system for a couple of rooms. To transform your home into a perfect retreat, here’s our checklist with the top 7 things to consider. 1. Your Location One of the main considerations is where you live. Not only does Australia have some of the hottest temperatures in the world, but also, some fairly chilly ones! At Rapid Cold, we give…