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How Much Does Air Conditioning Installation Cost?

How Much Does Air Conditioning Installation Cost?

June 10, 2015

How much does air conditioning installation cost? There’s no hard and fast rule about fees for installation but there are ways to make sure you get the best price. Whether you’re a home or business-owner, air conditioning is one of the must-haves if you live in Queensland’s beautiful south-east corner. Unlike the southern states, alternative types of cooling systems such as evaporative systems just don’t cut it in our humid climate. Air conditioning is the only way to guarantee a constant, reliable flow of dehumidified cool air. But there are traps for the unwary in the form of hugely inflated costs if you haven’t done your homework first. It’s essential to know where things can go awry in the installation process. Read More

Which Air? Ducted Air Conditioning Vs Split Systems

Which Air? Ducted Air Conditioning Vs Split Systems

May 14, 2015

It's the air conditioning dilemma facing every home or business owner – split systems vs ducted air conditioning . How do you know what’s right for you? Do you have an outdated cooling system or, worse still, no air conditioning at all? Perhaps you are renovating the family home or building your dream dwelling with all the mod cons. Or, maybe you are about to put your home on the market and keen to attract an exceptional offer. Finding an air conditioning system that suits your property and lifestyle, as well as your budget, will be a major part of your decision making. The ramifications of making a hasty or ill-informed decision can be costly! Read More

Traps to avoid when installing your air conditioning

Traps to avoid when installing your air conditioning

April 24, 2015

It certainly does pay to call upon a local professional when you are in the market for an air conditioner in Brisbane.  Whilst the process to purchase and install a unit may appear to be relatively straightforward, incorrect decisions may result in a costly outcome. Air conditioning installation advice is priceless when it comes to avoiding unnecessary traps and mistakes.  Let’s take a look at the most common installation errors so that you can ensure you avoid them when shopping for your cooling solution. Read More

Energy Efficient Features of New Air Conditioners – What to Look For

Energy Efficient Features of New Air Conditioners – What to Look For

February 20, 2015

Energy efficiency is one of, if not the MOST important thing to look for when buying a new air conditioner. The star rating is a good starting point to assess the performance of a new system and relates to its cooling output relative to the units (kW) of energy it consumes. Of course larger systems will always use more energy since they do more work, and the star rating system accounts for different AC sizes. Read More

Avoid Air Conditioning Bill Shock – A Reminder this summer

Avoid Air Conditioning Bill Shock – A Reminder this summer

February 6, 2015

It’s great that you’re keeping cool and comfortable in your own home with the help of your air conditioner. If there’s ever a time to reap the benefits of air conditioning now is the time, however it’s also the time to really think about how you are using the system. In addition to relying solely on your air conditioning consider other ways to stay cool, and be mindful when the unit is in use. This will go a long way to minimise the impact of running your system with your next electricity bill. Here’s the H&H Air Conditioning Guide to Staying Cool Affordably this summer. Read More

How much does ducted air conditioning cost to install?

How much does ducted air conditioning cost to install?

January 19, 2015

Ducted Air Conditioning Ducted air conditioning will provide an entire home cooling solution. This means that a central unit will provide cooling  (and heating) to every room of the home, while the seamless design installed in the roofing space will be so quiet you’ll barely know it’s there. For larger busier households, the benefits of these systems are clear, and many choose to install ducted air conditioning at the building stage. Read More

7 Ways To Prepare for the Summer Air Conditioning Onslaught

7 Ways To Prepare for the Summer Air Conditioning Onslaught

January 5, 2015

Our air conditioners in Brisbane are already being heavily used after one of the hottest ever Novembers heralded the unofficial beginning of summer. But with plenty of warmth still ahead of us – until mid-March at least – AC systems in Brisbane and south-east Queensland are still going to be getting a work out. To avoid bill shock come spring, and to stay cool as the mercury rises, H&H Air Conditioning share our top tips for using your air conditioning system, effectively and efficiently this summer. Read More

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