Posts Tagged ‘ Western Australia ’

How to Care for Your Ducted Air Conditioning System

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Ducted air conditioning in the home or office is a great way to keep cool whilst not having to worry about inflating costs.  Ducted air conditioning is the cheapest air conditioning solution in Mandurah and is the most efficient cooling system on the Australian market today.

To keep cool during these hot Western Australian summer months continued maintenance and cleaning is crucial.  Some important steps that need to be taken include; cleaning your filters regularly, performing regular checks and having a yearly professional maintenance service.

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Cleaning ducted air conditioning filters is easy to tackle yourself and should be done every 3 months.  Simply unscrew the retaining nut and remove the exposed filter.  Ensure you check the filter is a reusable filter and not a disposable one!  If it is a disposable filter, replace the filter with a highly efficient filter, not a cheap one.  to clean a reusable filter simply slide the filter free of its frame and hose off until all dust and grit are gone, do this from both directions.  If the filter hasn’t been cleaned for a while it may need to be soaked in the sink with hot soapy water to ensure all build up is gone.  Remove all excess water from the filter and allow it to dry naturally.  Once completely dry, return the filter to the frame and screw back together.  If you are unsure of how to do this, simply contact your local air conditioning technician team.

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Secondly conduct regular system and proficiency checks.  This is to ensure any leaks or blockages are detected early.  If you think that your ducted air conditioning system is malfunctioning or that a section of your house or office is not cooling as well as other rooms it is best to call your local AC technician.  Keeping continued maintenance and repairing minor breakages now helps to save money down the track.

Lastly, yearly maintenance is crucial for all cooling and heating systems. Professional checks, maintenance, and cleaning ensures your system is running smoothly and the life of the unit is extended.

If ducted air conditioning units aren’t properly cared for there are a few things that can happen.

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Sickness – Dirty filters are a breeding ground for bacteria and germs.  Because of the nature of ducted systems, germs and bacteria are quickly spread through the home or office. If you have noticed that when one family member or staff member gets sick and quickly spreads throughout the home or office, dirty ducts could be why .

Increased Bills -Secondly blocked or dirty filters mean the ducted system has to work harder to keep the property cool.  This increases power usage, power bill costs and causes the system to malfunction or break down completely.

Have your ducted cooling system professionally cleaned today and see the effect it has on your power bills in the future.

What Fence is Right for Your Property?

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Fences say a lot about a property and who owns it.  Whether it is residential, commercial or even industrial property the first thing seen and thus first impression given off  is  the fence.  It is important to have a secure, aesthetically pleasing, affordable and modern fence for any property, but with so many choices out there, what fence is right for you?

Colorbond: Colorbond is a popular choice for residents of Karratha and other Western Australian towns and it is easy to see why.   It always looks great, it comes in 14 colours and has clean, crisp lines on both sides of the fence.  Colorbond is installed to with hold cyclones, bush fires and is resistant to termites.  You will most often see this fencing in suburbia.

Colorbond Fencing

Colorbond Fencing

 

Security Chain-wire Fencing: Chain-mesh fencing is the preferred fence for secure perimeters.   It is not just used to keep people in but also out.  It is often used for prisons, railways, tennis courts, power stations, schools and parks.  It comes in a variety of colours and sizes to suit the need.

Chain-wire Fencing

Chain-wire Fencing

 

Gladiator Fencing:  Gladiator fencing is another popular fence for schools as its tough, tall but open and airy.  The fence is strong, pre-galvanised and finished in the colour of your choice and with a powder coating.  Gladiator fences are manufactured to Australian Standards and come in an array of thicknesses and heights.

Gladiator Fencing

Gladiator Fencing

 

Pool Fencing:  Australia gets hot, really hot so lots of Aussies invest in a pool.  If you are lucky enough to have a pool you need a fence and gate to avoid tragic accidents.  Thankfully pool fencing is now stylish and comes in a range of colours and styles.  You can pick from Colorbond, gladiator, wooden, hedge or brick.

Pool Fencing

Pool Fencing

 

Wooden Fences:  Wooden fences are classic and aesthetically pleasing.  They are good for towns that don’t get too much rain and are cheap to install.  The humble fence still has its merits but is losing popularity as it’s high maintenance and someone gets stuck with the “ugly side”.

Wooden Fence

Wooden Fence

 

Stone, Brick and Concrete Walls:  Heavy walls made of stone and brick are being used less as fences and more as retaining walls.  They make a stylish and sturdy addition to any backyard and are a landscapers dream to work with.  They are practical and come in a range of gorgeous styles.

Retaining Wall

Retaining Wall

 

No matter what style you choose you need to ensure a professional installs your new fence.  Australia is prone to flooding, cyclones and extreme heat.  Don’t let the weather get away with your fence!