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Dehumidifiers: A Suitable Alternative to Air Conditioning?

Dehumidifiers: A Suitable Alternative to Air Conditioning?

December 18, 2014

Dehumidifier As days grow longer, the warm, muggy and humid weather also makes a comeback and people are often left wondering what is best option to remove moisture from their homes. Apart from just feeling uncomfortable, excess humidity can encourage the growth of mould, attract pests into the home, and even damage paintwork and windows and furniture coverings. Dehumidifiers (DH’s) and air conditioners both work by using refrigeration processes, however their results do differ. We explain the differences to help you decide when they are best used, and which is right for you. Read More

Air Conditioners Today Compared To Those 25 Years Ago

Air Conditioners Today Compared To Those 25 Years Ago

December 2, 2014

Air conditioners that are used today are unsurprisingly vastly different than the first split systems that arrived on the market in the late 1970s – in looks but also in operation. The picture above is just one example of how different the early split systems were. We’re a little bit obsessed with unique systems like this but purely for their place in air conditioning history, not because their timber casing matches the dining room table. It’s impressive this Toshiba still works so many years on, however it is guaranteed to be expensive to run. Read More

What to Know About Bedroom Air Conditioning

What to Know About Bedroom Air Conditioning

November 18, 2014

As we are approaching the summer months here in Brisbane, many people are turning towards their trusty… Read More

Choosing the Best Air Conditioning Option for A Business

Choosing the Best Air Conditioning Option for A Business

November 4, 2014

At H&H Air Conditioning our HVAC technicians, building engineers and sales support staff can provide a number of different… Read More

The Dangers of Dirty Ductwork

The Dangers of Dirty Ductwork

October 22, 2014

Dirty Air Conditioning Ducts In many buildings and homes that are lucky enough to have a central ducted air conditioning system, everything may seem to be business as usual, but the actual ductwork itself could be damaged, causing air to escape and bleeding money for both home and business owners alike. But that’s not all. Often because ducts are ‘out and sight and out of mind’ for homeowners, they may not receive regular inspections, or cleaning which can cause serious health concerns. Read More

Portable Air Conditioners – Are they worth it?

Portable Air Conditioners – Are they worth it?

October 8, 2014

For those on a budget, renters, and those who find themselves in the middle of summer and looking for a quick fix to their hot home, a portable air conditioner picked up from an electronic or home appliance store seems like a good solution. In some situations a portable AC system may be able do the job fine, however in many others, buyers often feel disappointed with the limitations of portable AC products. In this post, H&H Air Conditioning share our impartial advice on the pros and cons of portable air conditioners, to help you decide if the could work for your needs, of you might be better off investing more in a split system.  Read More

Air Conditioning for High Ceiling Homes – What you need to know

Air Conditioning for High Ceiling Homes – What you need to know

September 8, 2014

  There is no doubt that high, vaulted or cathedral style ceilings are a very appealing design feature in a home, bringing a spacious, open and airy feel. However when it comes to heating and cooling, homes with high ceilings present more of a challenge to cool. That’s not to say it’s not achievable, but there are some important considerations that the air conditioning experts at H&H Air Conditioning explain below – before you go out and buy a standard air conditioning system for your home, this is something for homeowners with high ceilings to understand. Read More

Air Conditioning Can Increase Your Rental Yield

Air Conditioning Can Increase Your Rental Yield

August 20, 2014

Ducted Air Conditioning is a quick and easy way to increase your rental yield with great returns! Talk to H & H Aircon today. Read More

Are you burning cash with your heating bill?

Are you burning cash with your heating bill?

July 1, 2014

So many Australians are using excess energy to heat their home, and they may already have a heating solution under their nose – their trusty air conditioner! If your AC system has a reverse cycle mode this offers a superior solution to heat your home than electric heating, and will not burn a hole in your pocket. As the nights get much colder, a reverse cycle system will only use 1/3 of the energy of an electric heater and the benefits do not stop there. (Although a two third reduction off a heating bill is something that should be an incentive enough for people to reconsider their home heating strategy!) H&H Air Conditioning can supply and install a range of the best brands of reverse cycle air conditioners, and we explain how they work, and their major benefits below.  Read More

5 Air Conditioning Installations Gone Wrong

5 Air Conditioning Installations Gone Wrong

June 25, 2014

          Are you a fan of the DIY? There are many benefits for being handy around the home, but when it comes to air conditioning installations, botched installation jobs are all too common – even with shonky tradesmen that claim they specialise in air conditioning. Many handymen or electricians may list air conditioning installations as one of their services, but they often lack the knowledge to install them correctly, safety, neatly, or with the best efficiency in mind. Moral of the story: Always have a new air conditioner sized, installed and mounted by an air conditioning installation professional with a reputation that you can verify.  As you’ll see from the Air Conditioning Hall of Shame Facebook Page, a page dedicated to showcases bungled installations, the results of trying to DIY, or using the wrong contractor to install your AC, could be a shoddy result like this… Or worse! Read More

The Cost of Air Conditioning in Developing Countries

The Cost of Air Conditioning in Developing Countries

June 2, 2014

  The Cost of Air Conditioning in Developing Countries Many people complain about the cost of air conditioning in Australia but spare a thought for those in developing countries because air conditioning is a luxury that many locals could only hope to be able to afford. Read More

5 Things NOT to do with Your Air Conditioner

5 Things NOT to do with Your Air Conditioner

May 26, 2014

  Using an air conditioner can be a life saver, but the way you use your air conditioner can also determine how the system runs, how high your energy bill will be, and how much maintenance your AC system will need in the future. Of the more than 9 million air conditioning units in Australia, experts have recently said that many people are unnecessarily throwing money away by not using them properly. The H&H Air Conditioning team know air conditioners – and just as importantly, know what not to do when it comes to an using an air conditioning unit. That’s why we explain some bad practices to avoid when it comes to a household AC system in this post.  Read More

Can you install insulation for me?

Can you install insulation for me?

May 23, 2014

No we do not install insulation, but we can refer you to a number of reputable companies if you wish. Read More

Ideal Sleeping Temperature For Infants – Does My Nursery Need AC?

Ideal Sleeping Temperature For Infants – Does My Nursery Need AC?

May 22, 2014

Paediatricians consider the ideal sleeping temperature for newborn babies at around 18 degrees – cooler than many expect. Most doctors… Read More

To repair or replace your air conditioner – How to decide

To repair or replace your air conditioner – How to decide

April 30, 2014

  To repair or replace your air conditioner ? 5 Questions you need to ask... Like all our appliances, eventually the time will come when they’ve almost reached the end of their working life and it’s time to retire them to the scrapheap. Homeowners who are running an air conditioner of a previous decade may find it’s costing them more than necessary, even if it otherwise appears to be going strong. There can be many different circumstances when it makes more sense to repair than replace and vice versa and the H&H Brisbane Air Conditioning explain the things to assess to determine what the best course of action will be. Read More

Air Conditioning Options For New Homes

Air Conditioning Options For New Homes

April 23, 2014

  When building a new home, one of the biggest design considerations is the thermal efficiency of the structure. When planning a new home there are many things to consider however the heating, ventilation, cooling and air flow is all major factors that need to be considered. A smart home design and a quality air conditioning system will enhance the liveability of the home and building a new home is the perfect time to get this right from the very beginning. There are many ways to achieve natural heating and cooling of the home during the building stage. This can include the orientation of the floor plan on the block of land, and the design of the home to promote cross ventilation. Quality insulation, light roof colours and adding eaves and awnings near windows can also provide shading solution which will keep the home cooler during hot summers of Queensland. Read More

Noise Regulations for Air Conditioning in Brisbane

Noise Regulations for Air Conditioning in Brisbane

March 31, 2014

Did you know that air conditioners in Brisbane have strict regulations when it comes to their noise output? Many people aren’t aware of this and the buying the wrong air conditioner can mean the noise made from the outdoor compressor can impact neighbouring homes and lead to cranky complaints made. Brisbane City Council has implemented the Environmental Protection Act 1994 to address noise from air conditioners with penalties that can apply. But before its gets as serious as fines, there are lots of things that can be done address noise from air conditioning units, which we explain in this latest post along with the legal requirements for homeowners. Read More

The star ratings of air conditioners explained

The star ratings of air conditioners explained

February 24, 2014

  Star ratings have been developed in Australia to help consumers to understand the energy efficiency of a range of different appliances, including air conditioners. This makes it much easier for consumers to compare different models at a glance, and a get a picture of how much their air conditioner will cost to run. But it’s not as simple as just looking at the energy it takes to run alone, since smaller appliances will almost always use less energy than their bigger counterparts. There are many factors that determine the equation that go into calculating star ratings, including the capacity output which is measured in kW, and the comparative energy consumption (CEC) which is based on when the air conditioner is operating at full capacity. If you’re interested more in this, one of our H&H Air Conditioning technicians will be able to explain in greater detail. We’re not going to get too technical here, but we explain more about how star ratings determined below. Read More

Could Modern Society Survive Without Air Conditioning?

Could Modern Society Survive Without Air Conditioning?

February 24, 2014

  Many people often say that as a society we’re too reliant on air conditioning. These people are quick to mention how in times past they sweated through a hot summers and managed perfectly fine without the luxury of air conditioning. But just because they survived scorching summers, often the role of air conditioning is oversimplified and dismissed as just a luxury that we all rely on too much. Read More

How to extend the life of an air conditioner

How to extend the life of an air conditioner

January 28, 2014

Periodic maintenance is essential to extend the life of your AC system With summer in full swing and the recent heatwave hitting Brisbane, air conditioning is an essential cooling system every household and office needs.  Moreover, it’s essential that your air con is in tip top condition so you can have peace of mind that your air con won’t break down when you need it most.  Thankfully, there are some tips you can do to keep your air conditioning unit running properly and to extend its lifespan, giving you a unit that you’ll be able to rely on through the long hot Brisbane summer. Read More