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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 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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    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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    Central Ducted Heating vs Split Systems for Burwood

    Energy Choices Efficient Reverse Cycle Air Conditioners produce only one-third the greenhouse gas emissions of standard electric heaters. For Burwood and other Melbourne homes, the most efficient 5–6 star reverse cycle units produce less than one-fifth of the emissions of conventional electric heaters. Moreover, central ducted heaters and reverse cycle air conditioners have Energy Rating Labels to help you choose the most efficient model. However, the gas Energy Rating Label is industry-led and not monitored by government.   Central vs Split System for Burwood Choosing whether to heat your whole house or only the required rooms or spaces has a major influence on the greenhouse impact of your home. In a…

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    Air Conditioning Your Mont Albert Home

    When you think about heating and cooling your home in Mont Albert, do your thoughts turn to money and energy efficiency? In short, the more efficient heating and cooling systems are, the less they cost to run. Therefore, your utility bills will be lower. Moreover, energy efficiency is good for the environment, too. So, install an efficient system today and start reaping the benefits. Before you invest in a new system, ask about the Energy Rating Label. It lets you know how energy efficient a model is compared to others like it. If you want to increase the efficiency of your system but you’re not in the market to replace…

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    What are your Options for Heating and Cooling?

    According to energy.com.au depending on the climate, heating and cooling can account for 20% – 50% of energy used in Australian homes.  To maximise energy savings and personal comfort, seal draughts around doors and windows with weather strips. Roof and wall insulation, as well as, good curtains can significantly reduce heating and cooling loads. Perhaps, measures like double glazing need to be assessed for the energy savings they might bring compared to their initial cost. However, double glazing may be an unnecessary expense when energy efficient reverse cycle air conditioning is installed. Types of Heating Electrical Most home air conditioners display an Energy Rating Label which shows the energy efficiency…

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    Does your Air Conditioner have Superpowers?

    Superpowers aren’t something we usually associate with an air conditioner – but the energy saving features in some of today’s cutting-edge models might really surprise you. Not only does this advanced technology mean air conditioners are now incredibly effective and reliable, they’re also more economical and powerful than ever. We think that’s worthy of superhero status. If you thought air conditioners were much of a muchness – think again!  Why an Energy Efficient Air Conditioner is Worth Investing in: Well for a start, technological advances in the efficiency space don’t just help you save energy and money. They also have a huge impact on the air you and your family…

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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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    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…

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    Air Conditioning System Guide

    Even if you live where temperatures are extreme, you’ll want both heating in winter and a cooling system in summer. With new climate records being set throughout Australia, choosing the right heating and cooling system will turn your home into an oasis of comfort. Our advanced air conditioning technology and an array of smart features mean that you can enjoy much more than just heating and cooling. You have the ultimate in temperature control, quality air, cost savings and have a sleek contemporary design whichever system you choose. Heating and Cooling Systems – How do they work? Most contemporary air conditioning systems have reverse cycle technology. This means they can…