While it’s not a legal requirement in Australia to get an air conditioning inspection before buying a property, it’s certainly a sensible move.
There are two main ways to mount the external unit of an air conditioning system – mounting it to the ground on a slab or mounting it to the wall using a bracket. In this blog, we’ll run through the basics of wall bracket mounting so you can get an idea if this is the right option for you.
Through-the-wall air conditioners are often compared to window air conditioners as they share several characteristics, such as similar coverage area, pricing and efficiency. In this blog post, we take a look at the basics of these types of air cons so you can get an idea of whether they are a good choice for your home and lifestyle.
The SRK17ZMP-S from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is my absolute top pick for small rooms such as home studies, nurseries or second bedrooms. It’s got 1.7kW of power for cooling and 2.0kW for heating.
One of the main reasons I favour this system is that it’s a great choice for smaller to medium sized houses. This is because its limited to a maximum of 30 meters of pipeline. It also has an in-built drain pump plus all the other bells and whistles of a high quality, modern ducted air con system.
Air conditioning can sometimes be a bit tricky to install in apartments and townhouses as they often present a number of obstacles for a technician to overcome. However in our experience here at Acer Services, there’s really no obstacle that can’t be overcome with a little ingenuity.
Problems can arise when condensed moisture collects in your air-conditioner and doesn’t drain away properly. As we explore in the following article, a leaking air conditioner is only a problem depending on WHERE the water is leaking from.
In this blog post, we take a look at some of the key considerations to keep in mind in regards to how air conditioning can affect the value of your property.
The Bronte Series SRK ZRA 7.1kw air con from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is one of my top picks for a home air conditioner. And it’s not just me that thinks it’s a stand out air con. This model comes CHOICE recommended (Oct 18).
Some of the most common questions we get asked here at Acer Services relate to air conditioning sizing. Standard split systems can range from 2.0kW for a small unit and up to 9.5kW for a large, powerful unit. With such a wide range of capacity available, it’s very important you choose a unit that will sufficiently cool the required area.
Our technicians have been called out to jobs all over South East Queensland for all types of air conditioning repair jobs, and let us tell you, we’ve just about seen everything.
Many times we’ve found that the culprit behind electrical problems in air conditioning units are regular household pests, such as ants, geckos and rodents
No space on the wall? No worries! A Floor Mounted Air Conditioner (also known as a Floor Console or a Floor Standing Air Con) can keep you cool instead. A Floor Mounted Air Conditioner is often an affordable and highly effective solution.
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!
With two retirement villages (Wellington and Cleveland Manor) to run in South East Queensland, Kath Gilhooley needed someone she could rely on to take care of her retirement village air conditioning needs.
We are currently expanding our air conditioning 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 […]
A reverse cycle air conditioner uses less power than a Gas Heater or Oil Heater, plus has a host of other benefits including keeping you cool in Summer!
Want a new home air conditioner in South East Queensland? Acer Services explains the best way to get what you want from your air conditioner installer.
Thinking about moving an air conditioner yourself? Never a good idea! It’s not only dangerous, but it can make your air conditioning warranty null & void.
In the 3 months that made up the Summer of 2016-17, Acer Services came to the rescue of a record 1,864 hot and bothered customers by sorting out their air conditioning problems.
The only thing a used air conditioner will have going for it is the price. Even that can be false economy when you consider repairs & running costs.
If you were to ask 12 different people what is the best air conditioner temperature, and you’re liable to get 12 different answers.
As home air conditioning experts, we get asked this question a lot. But it’s important to remember that everybody has their own opinion about the perfect temperature and – guess what – they’re all right!
The majority of people think that their air conditioner heating mode is more expensive to use compared to an electric heater. However, to supply 2kW of heat, a reverse cycle air conditioner only needs 0.6kw of electrical power.
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. […]
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 being fitted, the weather, access to the property, how far away the condenser needs to be, and more.
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.
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 ceiling…
Every modern air conditioner has a sleep mode. But how does it work, and why should you take advantage of this energy-saving option?
Thinking of buying a portable air conditioner instead of a wall mounted one? 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 […]
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.
Which begs the question: How well is your school air conditioning working?
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 […]
We’re 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?
To end the confusion and uncertainty, we’ll give you our take on pre-purchase inspections for commercial buildings.
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 […]
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 […]
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 con […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 to take care that we do not disturb the existing infrastructure. Check out the free Do’s and Dont’s Checklist we have on offer. Whether it’s a shop fit-out or an upgrade to air conditioning for a residential home, we are passionate […]
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 […]
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 suddenly required us to decommission our existing air conditioning units, refurbish them and install new ones,” said Peter.
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.
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 […]