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What is zoned air conditioning and how does it work?

What is zoned air conditioning and how does it work?

April 27, 2020

For countries with scorching climates like Australia, air conditioning is a godsend that has become increasingly popular in the last few decades. A government report² from ten years ago found that three out of four Australian households had some form of air conditioning, a number that is likely to be even higher today. Read More

11 Super Simple Tips To Decrease Your Electricity Bill

11 Super Simple Tips To Decrease Your Electricity Bill

January 24, 2020

Boating is one of the best hobbies there is. Whether you’re fishing, swimming, skiing, or just sightseeing, a day Looking for ways to lower your electric bill? By making some small, simple changes to how you use energy in your home, you’ll be surprised by how much money you can save. Here are our favourite 11 ingenious tips for keeping your electric bill under control. Read More

Quick & Easy Guide | How To Clean A Split Air Conditioner

Quick & Easy Guide | How To Clean A Split Air Conditioner

November 27, 2019

If you’re sweating through a heat wave even when your air conditioner is on full blast, it might be time to give your unit a thorough clean. Cleaning your air con is not as intimidating as it sounds. With our quick and easy guide to cleaning a split air conditioner, you’ll be back to enjoying lovely, cool air in no time.  Read More

The Ultimate Ducted Air Conditioning Design Guide

The Ultimate Ducted Air Conditioning Design Guide

April 24, 2019

Are you considering installing a ducted air conditioner in your home or business? This guide will help you decide if ducted air conditioning is right for you, offer tips on how to design an effective ducted air conditioning system, and how to use ducted air conditioning efficiently once it’s installed. Read More

6 Factors That Can Impact Heating Efficiency In Your Home

6 Factors That Can Impact Heating Efficiency In Your Home

June 6, 2018

Winter is upon us, so no doubt you’ll be cranking up your reverse cycle air conditioner before you know it (unless you have already!). However, if your system is not functioning properly, there are a number of issues you can address early, that will help curb the chills and keep your home wonderfully warm until balmier weather arrives once again. Here are six factors that can impact your air conditioner’s heating efficiency. Read More

8 Surprising Air Conditioning Facts

8 Surprising Air Conditioning Facts

April 3, 2018

If you’re lucky enough to have consistent air conditioning throughout Australia’s long hot summer months, it may be a commodity you take for granted. However, we can actually thank a range of people, places and events for the invention and continual advancement of air conditioning. Here are some cool (pardon the pun) air conditioning facts that will have you appreciating the benefits of this modern marvel. Read More

What Exactly is Smart Air Conditioning?

What Exactly is Smart Air Conditioning?

December 20, 2017

Is there anything a smartphone can’t do? What about making your home more comfortable? Amazingly, smartphones can! As technology marches forward at an exponential rate, we are seeing some pretty incredible developments in the world of air conditioning. And perhaps the coolest to date is smart air conditioning! Read More

How Professional Air Conditioner Installations Can Help You Cut Your Power Bills

How Professional Air Conditioner Installations Can Help You Cut Your Power Bills

February 28, 2017

Let’s face it. Times are tough. Your budget’s probably one illness, car breakdown or redundancy away from crisis point. If you can scrimp and save money here and there, it’s a normally a good thing. Learning which corners you can cut makes great financial sense. However, air conditioner installations are not one of them. You should always insist on professional air conditioner installations. The upside is that getting a professional to do your air conditioner installations will save you money in the long run. That’s especially the case when it comes to your power bill. Here’s why you should always ‘go with a pro’. Read More

Air Conditioner Remote Controls:  Problem Shooting, Replacing and Getting the Settings Right

Air Conditioner Remote Controls: Problem Shooting, Replacing and Getting the Settings Right

October 14, 2015

Only a few hundred years ago, no-one would have dreamed that you could control something without even touching it. A remote control would have been regarded as an instrument of black magic or witchcraft. Nowadays, they’re so commonplace that it’s not unusual to have at least half a dozen different remote control devices around the house. Your air conditioner remote is a godsend in the hotter months of the year, allowing you to easily adjust the temperature with minimal effort. You tend to take it for granted…until it stops working. Knowing how to differentiate between air conditioner remote controls that you can fix yourself and ones that need expert help can save you money, and possibly your life. 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

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

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

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

How much should an air conditioner cost?

How much should an air conditioner cost?

September 24, 2014

  Price is something on everyone’s lips when in the market for a new AC system. But how much should you ultimately pay? This depends on many things, and in this article H&H Air Conditioning will explain this clearly to help you make the best choice. Often a cheap air conditioner is not always a good air conditioner, and a more expensive air conditioning system still may not be suitable for what you need. For the purposes of this article we focus only on split system air conditioners, the most commonly purchased AC systems. 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

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

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

Ideal Sleeping Temperature for Infants – Does my nursery need AC?

Ideal Sleeping Temperature for Infants – Does my nursery need AC?

March 26, 2014

Pediatricians consider the ideal sleeping temperature for newborn babies at around 18 degrees - cooler than many expect. Most doctors agree that is much safer for newborn babies and young infants to sleep in a climate controlled environment. This is especially important in places like Queensland where during summer months temperatures can be oppressive, and getting a good restful night’s sleep can be difficult. Speaking of a good nights sleep, the right climate that assists with a good sleep for infants is also in the interests of parents. After all, a good sleep for them will translate into a good sleep for you! The air conditioning installation experts here at H&H Air Conditioning explain how to best use an air conditioner in a nursery environment, and share some other tips to create the best indoor sleeping environment for babies and infants. Read More