• 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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    VRF Systems – What is a VRF System?

    A VRF system is a very sophisticated HVAC system that uses refrigerant as the cooling and heating medium. They are special systems that are gaining popularity and are considered as enhanced versions of multi split systems. They feature heating and cooling, as well as heat-recovery capabilities. But what does VRF system stand for? What is VRV and VRF technology? There are people who erroneously assume that VRV and VRF are different. This is really not the case. The two are the same. The only difference is in the full meanings of their acronyms: VRF stands for Variable Refrigerant Flow while VRV stands for Variable Refrigerant Volume. Though there is little…

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    How Good Is Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning

    When it comes to home air conditioning, reverse cycle has become the common choice for many Melbourne residents. This is a style of air conditioning system with both cooling and heating functions. Besides, winter is short in Melbourne. Thus, reverse cycle air conditioning can help save on heating and cooling costs. Also, it will keep your home at a comfortable temperature. If you would like to know more about reverse cycle air conditioning systems, then this post is for you. Here we will take a look at some benefits of reverse cycle aircon. With this, we can enlighten you more about how good reverse cycle air conditioning is. What is…

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    Using your Split System during Fire Season

    Many people have been concerned about the air quality of Melbourne during this fire season. With stores running out of face masks and air purifiers, many of you would be happy to hear that you already have something at home that can drastically improve your air quality. Your split system!  Yes, your split system is designed to improve your air quality and should be used during days like today to filter impurities out of the air indoors. How? You ask: Well it all comes down to how split system air conditioners actually work. HOW DOES A SPLIT SYSTEM AIR CONDITIONER WORK? Split system air conditioning works by re-cycling indoor air…

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    Benefits of Good Air Conditioning

    Good Air Conditioning is Literally a Life Saver  A study by the Australia State of the Environment group of heat-related deaths found that more than 1,000 Australians died from the heat in 2007. A figure which does not even fully capture the magnitude of the problem when heat is a such common contributing factor to death by other conditions. However, the ABC states that while “heatwaves are Australia’s deadliest natural hazard,…a recent survey has found that many vulnerable people do not have plans to cope with extreme heat”. Therefore, keeping cool with good air conditioning is the best means of preventing heat-related deaths and illnesses, according to the Centres for Disease Control…

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    Heat Stroke: Tips to stay safe as temperatures soar

    Heat stroke is certainly no laughing matter. Each summer, a heat wave rolls over Australia, precipitating a rash of death and hospitalisations related to heat stroke. As much of the nation braces for a heat wave, it is important to consider how to prevent this deadly condition. Heat stroke is when a person’s core body temperature rises too high, often more than 40 C, because high environmental temperature, typically over 32 C and humidity over 70% prevents the body from cooling through its normal means of sweating and breathing. As heat stroke develops, our heart beats fast, our lungs breathe fast, we feel dizzy and nauseated. Our muscles cramp, and…