CHOOSING AN AIRCONDITIONING UNIT FOR MY HOME

Selecting the correct airconditioning unit is not as simple as walking into a DIY retailer and purchasing the one which is on special this week. It should be seen as an investment in your comfort and as such, this is something that should be done during a consultation with your airconditioning professional. There are a […]

WHY DO I NEED TO CONSULT WITH AN AIRCONDITIONING PROFESSIONAL

Your airconditioning professional will determine your requirements based on your individual circumstances. For domestic usage, the calculations are based on room size as well as influencing factors such as ceiling height, type of roof, quantity of windows, amount of sunlight etc. For commercial use, a heat load calculator is used so that all factors including […]

CORRECT PLACEMENT OF MY NEW AIRCONDITIONING UNIT

When deciding on a position for your airconditioning unit, it is best to discuss this with your airconditioning professional. The centre of the room is not always the best position for the unit, although it might be the most aesthetically pleasing. It is never a good idea to position your unit above any electrical / […]

CHOOSING BETWEEN AN INVERTER AND A NON-INVERTER AIRCONDITIONING UNIT

All new airconditioning units (whether inverter or non-inverter) run on ozone-friendly R410 gas. This replaces the old R22-type units with the harmful CFC gasses. Non-inverter units have fixed-speed compressors, meaning that on start-up the compressor runs at full capacity resulting in higher energy consumption, and less effective temperature control. The unit achieves the selected temperature, […]

CHOOSING THE BEST TEMPERATURE SETTING FOR MY AIRCONDITIONING UNIT

The optimal setpoint is seen as between 23°C and 24°C – both during summer and winter. This is enforced by Health & Safety regulations in the workplace. However, this will differ in certain situations : for instance server rooms and other equipment rooms would need to run at a lower temperature. For domestic (household) usage, […]

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO SERVICE MY AIRCONDITIONING UNIT

Domestic (household) clients need to service their units according to the usage, based on the quantity of hours per day which your unit is operational. If would also depend on the air quality in your area. We recommend a minor service at least once every three months, and the state of the unit will determine […]

HOW TO OPERATE THE REMOTE CONTROL FOR MY AIRCONDITIONING UNIT

Always ensure that the batteries on your remote control are still working well. Once the LED panel on your remote loses its brightness, it is time to replace the batteries. The remote can still send a signal to switch the unit on, but the unit cannot recognise the command signal to indicate which function to […]

WHAT TO DO WHEN MY AIRCONDITIONING UNIT IS FAULTY

When you realise that your airconditioning unit is no longer cooling as used to, it is either overdue for a service, or it needs a repair. If the settings on the remote control are correct, and the unit is not cooling within 5 minutes, we recommend that the unit be switched off. Often the problem […]

WHAT TO DO WHEN MY AIRCONDITIONING UNIT HAS AN ERROR CODE

When your airconditioning unit has an error code, this is a symptom that something is wrong. Resetting the unit may clear the code but this will only be temporary and could cause further damage to your unit. It is best to call your airconditioning professional while the error code is present, as this shortens the […]

WHEN DO I NEED TO REFILL THE GAS IN MY AIRCONDITIONING UNIT

We often get asked by clients : “When do I need to refill the gas in my aircon?” Gas is not a consumable item, and your unit should never need gas unless it has a gas leak. If your installation has been done correctly, the unit will not leak gas. It is a sealed system […]