Whatever is causing the issue to your air con, it could be covered by your Air Conditioner Warranty. But like all warranties, there is a clear list of what is covered and what isn’t covered. Let’s take a look at what is and isn’t covered by your Air Conditioner Warranty.
If you’ve never heard of a drain pump being fitted during an air conditioning installation, you’re not alone.
In the majority of air conditioner installations, a drain pump is not necessary; gravity does the trick and the excess water simply flows down the conduit and empties outside.
HOWEVER, where a gravity drain isn’t appropriate, they are a very important part of an air conditioning installation, and it is important that a good quality unit is selected for the job.
Let’s demystify one of the most popular types – the reverse cycle air conditioner, to give you an overview of what it does and what it will do for you.
Why would I need reverse cycle air conditioning in Brisbane? It’s always warm! Isn’t it?
That’s a question so many people ask. And we’re not surprised. In the middle of a 35 degree summer’s day in Brisbane, it’s hard to remember back to last winter when you were huddled in front of the heater with the doona, fluffy slippers and hot chocolate. Yes, it gets cold in Brisbane!
We are currently expanding our air con subcontractor base, and you may well be the perfect fit for our medium-sized, family-owned and operated business.
An Inverter Air Conditioner varies the speed of the compressor motor to precisely control the temperature. It’s quicker, more efficient and costs far less to run. Read about all the other benefits of Inverter Air Con here.
Brisbane granny flats are becoming more and more popular, however with the river city’s blistering hot summers and bitterly cold winter days, you definitely wouldn’t want to be in one during our extreme temperatures. The thing is, you don’t have to because –
as you are about to discover – the best granny flats in Brisbane are air conditioned.
Ever wondered what all the different air con setting symbols were? Acer Services unravel the mysteries of your air conditioner’s setting symbols in this special blog.
If you’ve been thinking about air conditioning your nursery, you’re not alone… lots of new mums and dads call Acer Services when they want to install nursery air con. And good news – air conditioning a nursery with a small room air conditioner is usually very simple and inexpensive – in fact they are the most affordable air conditioners we sell.
Despite what some misinformed or misleading contractors say, you won’t need to buy a new air conditioner if your A/C unit runs on R22. Nor will you need to regas (retrofit) or fit with a new unit. Acer has the answer…
Can Air Conditioning Make You Sick? Not if you keep the filters clean and well-maintained. In fact air conditioning can actually be GOOD for your health. Read how in this interesting and informative article.
Acer Services will look after you with the perfect air con for your man cave; one that will do the job of keeping you cool – or warm – without your electricity bill going through the roof.
If you’re looking for Daikin air con, Daikin Australia have just produced a simple guide designed for homeowners to select the best air conditioning system for their home. Acer Services found it so interesting and informative, we’re reproducing it here as a consumer service…
As the end of the 2016-2017 Financial Year draws near, it’s time for property investors to look at ways to reduce their tax and maximise deductions. And one of the best ways to do this is to install air conditioning if your rental property (or properties) doesn’t already have air con… and upgrading to a […]
Acer Services offers South East Queensland businesses absolute peace of mind with our unmatched 32-Point Commercial Air Con Maintenance Checklist. You wouldn’t skip a service in your work vehicles, or not bother to turn up for an annual medical check-up, would you? So why would you neglect something that is equally important – getting a […]
In a previous article – Air Conditioner Heating Mode Vs Electric Heater – Acer Services proved that reverse cycle air con was better than an electric heater. In case you missed it, to recap, a reverse cycle air conditioner was far superior to an electric bar heater in terms of: Energy saving (air con was […]
[Unsure of how something will affect your air con? Simply take a photo and send it to us.] You can also download our free Do’s and Don’ts Checklist for future guidance. Thinking about getting a new air conditioner? Then Acer Services would like to tell you the best way to get precisely what you want […]
So you’re thinking about moving an air con unit, and you say to yourself: “How hard can it be? Just disconnect the power, put a clamp on the pipe – or a kink in it – to keep the gas from escaping, and Bob’s your uncle!” Well, Uncle Bob should be worried – very worried […]
“Buying a new air conditioner? Maaaaaaate…a guy up the road has got a second hand unit for sale. It’s a bewdy, as good as gold, almost brand new, works a treat, and is dirt cheap. Waste your hard-earned money on a new one… whywouldya???” If you ever hear a conversation like this, run away. Fast. […]
Ask a dozen different people what is the best air con setting, and you’re liable to get 12 different answers. Everybody has their own opinion about the perfect temperature and – guess what – they’re all right. That’s because it’s all very subjective; we all feel the heat and cold differently – it all depends on a […]
If you think an electric heater will keep you warmer for less than an air conditioner in heating mode, you’re sadly mistaken. Given that it takes approximately 2kilowatt of power to generate 2kilowatt of heat, an electric heater is around 100% efficient…surely you can’t get more efficient than that, right? Wrong. To supply 2kW of […]
As a leading Brisbane air conditioner installer, Acer Services are often asked about our installation costs. Many customers are surprised that air conditioning installation costs vary. “Surely it should cost the same to install an air conditioner, regardless of the brand or who installs it,” they say. Not necessarily…
Spoiler Alert – your air conditioner is a heater! In sub-tropical Brisbane, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that air conditioning is only for our unbearably hot Summer days and sticky nights. However, what a lot of us don’t realise as we sit around in our fleecy State of Origin jerseys and […]
NB. This offer has now ended. Go to our What’s Hot page for our latest offer. Or download our free Buyer’s Guide! If you want to keep warm in winter, you don’t need a heater – you need an air conditioner! A reverse cycle air conditioner from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, to be more specific. […]
At Acer Services, one of the most common questions we get asked is how long does it take to install ducted air conditioning? That’s a difficult one to answer; there are a lot of factors involved and there are many variables, such as the type, style, size, location and age of the home or office […]
Want a quote on an air conditioner? Then get ready for a lot of to-ing and fro-ing between you and your air conditioning company as you try to work out what you want, what you can afford and what will work best for you. Or simply use Acer Services’ free, downloadable Buyer’s Guide OR get […]
Acer Services is proud to announce the latest edition to our fleet – our new 3-tonne delivery truck. Painted in our distinctive blue and grey corporate livery, this truck will ensure the speedy and reliable delivery of top brand air conditioners such as Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Daikin, Mitsubishi Electric, Fujitsu and LG . (For more, […]
There are two ways you can buy air conditioners from Acer Services. The first way is to call Acer and ask us a string of questions, such as: How much is an air conditioner? Which air conditioner brands do you sell? What size air conditioner will I need? How soon can you install an air conditioner? And so forth. […]
Many people take ducted air conditioning for granted, but it really is quite an ingenious process with a long history. (See our Buyer’s Guide for more info!) It certainly has come a long way since Willis Havilland Carrier invented the world’s first “apparatus for treating air” in 1902. Imagine having one of these in your […]
The 2015 Sunday Mail Brisbane Home Show ran from 28 to 30 August at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre South Bank. Below was our message to you! Make sure to download our free Buyer’s Guide! It’s your big chance to see all the new home trends and ask the expert exhibitors any questions you might have.
Every modern air conditioner has a sleep mode, but how does it work, and why should you take advantage of this energy-saving option? Acer Services explain… For more, download our free Air Conditioning Do’s and Don’ts Checklist! Running an air conditioner at “full pelt” all day or all night – either in cooling mode or […]
Read this before you buy either. Thinking of buying a portable air conditioner? We can see why you might be thinking that way. They are often cheap to buy, there are no installation costs and they can be moved to any room in the house. But it isn’t as cut and dried as you think…
“Can you repair my air conditioner?” It’s a question that Acer Services are asked a lot. Unfortunately there is no black or white answer – each air conditioner has to be looked at individually and judged on its own merits, taking into account a number of important factors: The age of the air conditioner How […]
The 2015 Sunday Mail Brisbane Home Show will be running from 28 to 30 August at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre South Bank. It’s your big chance to see all the new home trends and ask the expert exhibitors any questions you might have.
According to a report in the Sunshine Coast Daily – Hot classrooms dumb down our kids: Expert – classrooms without adequate air conditioning, particularly in scorching hot climates like Queensland’s, may be the cause of school children not functioning well in class and displaying aggressive behaviour.
CHOICE, the official Australian Consumers Association, is held in such high regard for its no-nonsense, ‘tell it like it is’ product reviews, it has been called “the buyer’s bible”. (Check out our own free, downloadable Buyer’s Guide here!)
When you get your new air conditioner, the first thing Acer Services suggest you do is grab a cold drink – or a hot cuppa if it’s winter – sit down in front of it and do a little light reading. And the best thing to read is your Air Conditioning Warranty. (Or for even more […]
The first days of summer: the perfect time to either get air conditioning or do some maintenance. If you hadn’t already felt it, summer is officially here. Although with it being the hottest November on record in many parts of the South East according to the Bureau of Meteorology , you’d be forgiven for thinking […]
Acer Services are often asked about commercial air conditioning pre-purchase inspections… are they required by law, what’s involved, how much do they cost, and are they really necessary? Download our free Do’s and Don’ts Checklist to learn more. To end the confusion and uncertainty, Acer proudly gives you our take on pre-purchase inspections for commercial […]
Everyone knows that ceiling fans are very expensive to operate. Or at least everyone thinks they are. In actual fact, ceiling fans are deceptively inexpensive to run. Did you know that the average ceiling fan only consumes as much electricity as a standard 60W light bulb? That’s around 3 cents an hour and you can’t get […]
When you are building a new home, there are so many things to think about. Unfortunately, installing ducted air conditioning usually isn’t one of them. In fact, it’s often one of the last things on a home builder’s mind until they have actually moved in that is, and then more often than not, it’s the first […]
You’ve done your homework. Downloaded the Acer Services Buyer’s Guide, read all the invaluable information and decided that a ducted air conditioning system is the way to go. Excellent choice. However before you call Acer and order your ducted air con, there are still a few things you need to consider…starting with selecting the right […]
The 2014 Brisbane Home Show was a tremendous success for both Acer Services and their customers thanks to Acer’s amazing Home Show Air Conditioning Special. Download our free Buyer’s Guide today! Acer already had a package deal that was very generous… a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ Living-Dining + Bedroom package at a red hot price. And […]
NB: This offer has expired, please contact Acer Services today for our current offers! You can also download our free Buyer’s Guide! If you’re going to the Brisbane Home Show at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre at the end of August 2014, make sure you visit the Acer Services stand. In fact, visiting […]
To repair or not to repair, now THAT is the question. The answer? Well, that’s up to you. It really depends on the age of the air-conditioning system, how efficiently it is currently running and of course the nature and extent of the repairs. If you’re looking at purchasing a new unit, download our free […]
South East Queensland has one of the best climates in Australia; it’s generally not too hot or too cold, but just right. However it isn’t always “beautiful one day, perfect the next”. It can get a tad hot here in Brisbane…sultry, steaming, stinking hot. Similarly, it can get a bit cold…frosty, frigid, freezing cold. And […]
If you’re in Capalaba looking for Acer Services, leaders in air-conditioning, electrical work and phone & data services, we have moved. The good news is we haven’t moved very far! After years of being in Unit 3/ 32 Neumann Road Capalaba, Acer Services have outgrown this site and have moved across the road to bigger, […]
Not many people in Brisbane are concerned about air conditioning maintenance in winter. That’s because apart from a few bitterly cold days, usually around Ekka time when the wicked westerlies are howling, we don’t get much of a winter. They don’t call us the Sunshine State for nothing! In fact according to climate statistics supplied by the […]
Google “affordable air conditioning Brisbane” and see what happens. You’ll no doubt find literally hundreds of air conditioning specialists claiming to have Brisbane’s most affordable air conditioning systems. However not too many are all that keen to actually put prices on their websites. They say things like “let us know what type of air […]
As part of an initiative by Australian Fire Services, April 1 has been deemed “Smoke Detector Check” Day. It is ironic that April Fool’s Day has been chosen for such a serious subject. Every year over 50 Australian families lose a loved one as a result of a house fire (in 2010 there were 14,000 […]
Everyone knows that the longer we operate a machine that needs repairing or servicing, the more it will cost to eventually fix it. For example, if you don’t do anything about a failing industrial electric motor bearing (retailing for around $150 – $200), it could damage the rotor or, worse case scenario, the entire motor, […]
Did Acer Services have the coolest stand at the recent Home Show? A resounding ‘Yes!’ according to the crowds of people who flocked to our stand to “bat the breeze” with our air conditioning experts. The annual Home Show attracted thousands of people wishing to make their homes more comfortable, functional, beautiful…and in our case, […]
Whether it’s keeping your kitchen smelling fresh or preventing condensation in the bathroom, extractor fans and range hoods play several important roles in the home. If you don’t already have any, it’s wise to have the electrical work done to install mechanical fans in key areas of the house. Extractor fans and range hoods use […]
Mechanical ventilation has a role in many different applications, whether it be removing concentrated moisture from a bathroom or preventing heat build up in a warehouse. If you don’t already have mechanical ventilation in your home, plant or warehouse, having it installed by a home or commercial electrician is an important measure for comfort, hygiene, […]
Sometimes people try to go for several years without getting their air conditioner serviced, and simply do the maintenance work themselves. But while you can clean a filter and adjust registers, there is much more to the science of air conditioning servicing. Testing and replacing refrigerants is just one example of necessary air conditioning service […]
Rewiring your house can be required by law, necessary for home and property upgrades, or an imperative safety measure. With electrical works of this size, it’s wise to make the most your house rewire by considering your options before getting started. You should also check out our free, downloadable Do’s and Don’ts Checklist for Air […]
“A stitch in time saves nine”…and maintaining your air conditioning unit is no different! Download our free Air Conditioning Do’s and Don’ts Checklist for more! Keeping your office or home air conditioning in good working order means: keeping it cooling and heating effectively, keeping it safe, keeping down energy bills … and most importantly, it […]
When Colleen, the office manager at Boyce Optometry, visited Acer Service’s Mitsubishi display at the Gold Coast Home Show she was impressed with the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries units and their 5-year commercial warranty. (See our free, downloadable Buyer’s Guide for yourself!) “Because our airconditioning units have to be mounted on internal walls, the drain from […]
Some of our air conditioning experts have just spent a week at the Brisbane Home Show, which attracted thousands of people who were serious about making their home comfortable, more functional, or beautiful. Thanks to everyone who visited us – we really enjoyed the opportunity to help you with all your questions and requirements for […]
An air conditioning system can make all the difference to your comfort, productivity and overall wellbeing. When the installation is complete, those uncomfortable, sweltering days and stuffy nights will be a thing of the past — and you’ll to be able to get much more done, when you don’t have the energy sapped out of […]
Crime rates are growing across Queensland, with nearly 2,000 robberies in the last financial year. As protecting your home, warehouse or office is becoming more important than ever, it’s vital you put in the measures necessary to keep everything safe. Security lighting is a practical, effective way to ward potential burglars from your premises, protecting […]
At ACER Services, our motto is “the difference is the detail”. We follow this in all our work — and it really sets us apart from the crowd when it comes to home air-conditioning installations. We want to make sure that our installations add value to your home! See our free, downloadable Buyer’s Guide for […]
There are many different factors to consider when it comes to deciding which air conditioning system you should install in your home. Budget and house size are obviously important, but your future plans and lifestyle also need to be considered. You could have two identical houses but they might require different systems — it all […]
If you are building a pool this summer, you are most likely landscaping your garden and installing outdoor lighting to really show off your new entertaining area. Here at Acer Services, we really know what we’re doing when it comes to outdoor lighting and electrical — and how to help you save power in the […]
With temperatures rapidly rising, many homeowners are looking for a way to cool their homes cheaply — and ACER Services has the answer. For more, please download our free Buyer’s Guide! If you’d like a lower-cost method of cooling, or to boost the effectiveness of your current air conditioning system during the hot summer months, […]
When it comes to keeping residents cool and comfortable, Steve Davis relies on Acer Services for all his air conditioning requirements. Steve’s relationship with Acer Services began three years ago when he asked them to upgrade some of the older air conditioning units in the Salford Waters village, located at Victoria Point in the Redlands. […]
Whether you have a ducted or split system, you want your air conditioner running in peak condition to keep you cool during summer. However, if your airconditioner’s filter isn’t clean, it can really slow down the cooling capacity of your unit and result in other negative flow-on consequences. For more, see our free downloadable Do’s […]
Whether you live on the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast or in Brisbane, summer nights can be really uncomfortable. The heat and humidity can keep you tossing and turning for hours, leaving you tired the next day — and so, many Australians turn to home air conditioning for comfort. If you’re still researching for your air-conditioning […]
According to Deb Dennis, Administration Manager at Mudgeereba State School, the effect of the 26 new air conditioning units on productivity at the school was immediate and significant. “To be honest, before we had air con, life was horrendous in the admin buildings,” Deb said. “But since the air conditioners have been installed, there’s been […]
Staff members at the Browns Plains High School received some much-needed relief from the Queensland heat this summer. Acer Services was called upon to supply and install 25 Mitsubishi heavy-industry split system air conditioners to the school. Teachers in the maths, science, arts and physical education departments, and staff members in a variety of administrative […]
When completing an electrical retrofitting, here at Acer Services we feel it is important take every care that we can to not disturb the existing infrastructure. Check out the free Do’s and Don’ts Checklist we have on offer. Whether it’s a shop fit-out or an upgrade to air conditioning for a residential home, we are […]
Acer Services is often hired to complete interesting and challenging jobs, and we wanted to share one of our latest — a lit up sign at the Toro St Overpass, Holland Park. (While you’re here, check out our free, downloadable Buyer’s Guide!) Our electricians were commissioned by DigiCorp, a sign manufacturer contracted by the government […]
It’s a jungle out there! Although they haven’t had to wrangle tigers or capture crocs, ACER Services’ experienced electricians have found that the culprits behind some electrical problems are often regular household pests. These animals are small but they can pack a serious punch – often causing hundreds of dollars worth of damage, as you’ll […]
When Peter Blundell, Principal of The Guardian Angels School in Wynnum, had to install an air conditioning system in the new extension to his school, he called on John Ricca, General Manager of Acer Services, to assist. “We were in the process of building a rather large extension at our Wynnum school, when the builders […]
Cooled air is dry air, which is why an airconditioned environment is so comfortable and refreshing during the humid summer heat. But that moisture that was in the air has to go somewhere — and this is where your airconditioner’s drainage system comes in. With a ducted system, there is a main drain and […]
When Anne McKenny, Principal at St Rita’s Primary School at Victoria Point, noticed that students had difficulty focusing on hot summer days, she knew air conditioning was the right option. “As Principal, I came to the realisation that the extremely hot weather here lasts for more than a couple of weeks,” explains Anne. “One day, as […]
With the cost of power on the rise, the arrival of each electricity bill is hurting household budgets more than ever. But by making some minor changes, you can take up to 42% off the cost of your household power bill. We’ve outlined a few key power-saving tips below… You can also download our free […]
Unfortunately, there are over 10,000 house fires in Australia every year. And according to statistics, one in five of us will experience a fire in our lifetimes — a rather terrifying thought.
So, what can you do to prevent a fire in your home? Of course, installing an effective smoke alarm is a good idea for early detection. But one of the best things you can do is throw out one of your most dangerous appliances… your old electric heater.
With power bills continually on the rise, your business can’t afford to keep paying the running costs for traditional or halogen lighting. As a leading commercial electrician, we advise you to replace your regular lights with LEDs (light emitting diodes) — which will immediately cut lighting energy costs by up to a whopping 90%. LED […]
Reverse cycle air conditioning has two purposes — to cool and heat your home. This makes it perfect for the variable Brisbane climate, which often gets extremely hot in summer but much cooler in the winter months. How does reverse cycle air conditioning work? When in heating mode, the reverse cycle air conditioning (also known as […]
When it comes to home air conditioning, it can be difficult to make the right decision about split system air conditioners (also known as wall air conditioners) and ducted air conditioning. There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach — so it’s best to speak to an expert about your individual circumstances BEFORE you decide. […]