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Air Conditioning Replacement – Signs You Need One

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There’s nothing worse than your air conditioner deciding to pack it in on a hot day. 

While many air conditioning issues could be a relatively simple fix if you bring in the right skilled technician, there are a few things you might notice about your air conditioner that suggest upgrading to a newer unit might be the better option.

If you’re unsure if it’s time for an air conditioning replacement, here are five tell-tale signs to look out for…

Common Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs Replacing

  1. Not Cooling (or Heating) Effectively

If your air conditioner isn’t cooling effectively or the airflow is very weak, it could simply be that the filters need cleaning, or it could be a sign of a more major issue like a fault with the compressor or the air ducts. 

  1. The System is Leaking

A leaking air conditioner should never be ignored. If you’ve noticed fluid around your air conditioner, it’s most likely because of a malfunctioning unit or a refrigerant leak (which can pose a health risk). While some leaks can be repaired, it’s often better to replace the unit.

  1. Unusual Sounds or Smells

If you’ve noticed your air conditioner is making unusual sounds, it could be due to a mechanical issue with the unit, signalling it’s on its way out. 

Unpleasant odours are another thing to look out for as it could be a sign of mould build-up. While hydro sanitise cleaning can eliminate any bacteria and mould, if the underlying issue isn’t addressed, the mould is likely to reappear down the track.

  1. An Increase in Your Energy Bills

As the components in an air conditioner become worn out, the unit is unable to operate efficiently and it needs to chew through more electricity to be able to function. If you’ve noticed your energy bills gradually increasing over time, your air conditioner could be the culprit.

  1. It Needs Frequent or Major Repairs

If you’re continually calling in the technicians to repair a faulty or failing air conditioner or the system requires major repairs like a new compressor or condenser, upgrading to a new model is likely to be more cost effective than repairing the existing unit. 

The Cost of Replacing an Air Conditioner

It shouldn’t cost any more to replace an old air conditioner than it would to have a new unit installed. The cost will largely depend on the type of system (split-systems are generally much cheaper than ducted systems) and the complexity of the install. 

The best way to find out how much an air conditioning replacement will cost is to obtain a quote from a professional air conditioning installer.

Can You Do Your Own Air Conditioning Replacement? 

You’ll need to engage a licensed installer to replace an air conditioning unit. 

As the installation involves handling potentially harmful refrigerant (Freon), you’ll need to source a technician that’s licensed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to manage the installation.

Need to replace your old air conditioner? Find out more about our professional air conditioning installation services or contact us to request a quote.

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Air conditioners are complex mechanical systems that depend on a wide variety of conditions to work correctly!

Air conditioning units must be the correct size to meet a certain “load” on the house. They are designed to have a certain amount of refrigerant, known as “charge”. They are also designed to have a certain amount of airflow across the coils. When any of these things changes, the system will have problems. If you produce more heat indoors either from having more people or appliances on or because of other changes in the house the air conditioning may not be able to keep up.

If the refrigerant charge on the system leaks out it lowers the capacity of the system – you will simply get less cooling and the system will not work efficiently.

If airflow across the outdoor condenser coil is reduced the ability to reject heat outdoors is reduced and again the capacity of the system may go down, especially at higher outdoor temperatures.

What does all this information have in common with Easy Cool Air?

  • We know how to select the correct air conditioning unit for your property!
  • We know how to correctly maintain your air conditioning units.
  • We know how to correctly install your air conditioning units.

    Contact us to find out if your airconditioning unit is the correct one for your home or workplace.

How we keep our customers safe from growing Bacteria, Fungi, Mould, Spores & Viruses

How does Easy Cool Air make sure we keep our customers safe from growing Bacteria, Fungi, Mould, Spores & Viruses?

Firstly, every one of our Easy Cool Air team are provided with masks & gloves upon any interaction with our clients. This is to keep not only you safe but to continue our growing customer service to the wider community.

We support and use highly recommended Australian owned and made products.

What are they?
Trifecta:
This is an ultimate three-way action cleaner sanitiser and also a pleasant fresh citrus deodoriser. Trifecta is fast-acting and safe to use on all food processing and handling surfaces.
e.g tiles, glass, laminates, vinyl, chrome, sinks, stove tops, range hoods, fridges, bench tops, enamel, metal and painted surfaces
Environmental Air Solutions:
This is a safe, simple and 100% natural way to instantly sanitise the air you breathe when indoors. This is used to kill the growth of Mould, Bacteria and most importantly viruses. Best used in enclosed space
e.g home, car, boats, caravans, offices,& schools.

We sell Environmental Air Solutions direct to you

We can also provide you with Environmental Air solutions in 750ml spray bottles, 100gm tub, 25gm tubs and can deliver to your doorstep.
Need an air con clean, service or installation? Or want to know more about our products?    Give Us A Call

 

Air Conditioner Cleaning – Non Toxic & Non Acidic Agents

We Use Non Toxic, Non Acidic Cleaning Agents To Eradicate Mould & Help You Breath Easy

As the air conditioner hydro sanitise cleaning specialists in the Cairns area we pride ourselves on our thorough, 2nd to none, cleaning process. We take more time than the others to make sure your system is completely mould and bacteria-free. The non-toxic, non-acidic cleaning agents by Environmental Air Solutions (EAS) that we use help to eradicate indoor mould & help you breathe healthy air!

We all know that the high humidity of the Cairns climate is hard on people and places. Mould and air borne bacteria thrive in these conditions and are often difficult to contain, making mould treatment an important issue for OH & S.

We use these below products as they are designed to kill mould and bacteria in a safe, natural and environmentally friendly way. Made with pure Australian Tea Tree Oil for its antiseptic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties we use these products with our air conditioner hydro sanitise cleaning and also sell to them to the public.
EAS Air Purifying Spray and slow-release Air Purifying Gel are a two-part process designed to kill mould and restore air quality to your environment.

We use these amazing products with EVERY air conditioner hydro sanitise clean

Great for both your home and office.

Air Purifying Spray

  • EAS Air Purifying Spray delivers sanitisation and deodorization.
    Within 2 hours of being applied kills mould, bacteria, fungi, spores & other viruses.
  • Complies with European Code EN 1650. Possesses Fungicidal & Yeasticidal activity in 15 minutes at 20 degrees C under dirty conditions.
    Spray, Wait & Wipe – it is that simple.
  • Pleasant aroma that disappears when process neutralises.
  • Ideal for HVAC ducts, split system A/C inverters & packaged units, as Tree Tea Oil is known to KILL Legionella.
  • Mould in ceiling spaces, accommodation, work areas & bathrooms will be eradicated.
  • Also used for disinfecting and cleaning surfaces such as benchtops, glass, mirrors & stainless steel.
  • It can also be used for treating bed bugs & bed mites.

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Air Purifying Gel Treatment

  • EAS Air Purifying Gel – slow-release evaporation.
  • The Air Purifying Spray kills mould spores and the Air Purifying Gel provides ongoing treatment inhibiting the growth of mould, bacteria, fungi & other air borne viruses.
  • Neutralises damp odours.
  • Small tubs for small spaces such as bathrooms, toilets, robes.
  • Large tubs for workspaces, accommodation units.
  • Both Air Purifying products conform to ISO 4730:2017 (1).
  • MSDS available on both solutions.
  • Executive Summary provides additional detailed information.

Why EAS Air Purifying Products are so good:

Attack & structurally damage the cell wall & membrane of Mould, bacteria, fungi, spores and viruses that you breathe whilst indoors.

  • There is NO residual odour when balancing the air.
  • Greatly reduce your service, maintenance & operating costs!
  • Kill Mould & ERADICATE it forever!!
  • Provide HEALTHY air to all who breathe it!

What to Expect from an Air Conditioner Service Plan

Air conditioners are one of the best investments for any property, whether residential or commercial. If maintained properly, they can last for fifteen to twenty years.

Why You Should Sign Up for an Air Conditioner Service Plan

For an A/C unit to function at peak efficiency and preserve its warranty, homeowners and commercial property owners should not neglect regular maintenance. One of the best ways to ensure your unit is getting the service it needs, is through an air conditioner service plan. Signs of wear-and-tear, mould formation and unseen damage may cause your A/C unit to have significant irregularities, produce impure air that can be hazardous to one’s health, and potentially increase your energy expenses.

Our Air Conditioner Maintenance Checklist

Here are some of the things you can expect from Easy Cool Air’s air conditioner maintenance plans: 

  • Change and/or clean filters;
  • Check refrigerant pressures, noise and vibration, service valves and piping insulation;
  • Visually inspect air ducts and perform airflow test;
  • Check condensers, drain pan, condensate pump, compressor operations, evaporator coil, and high and low-pressure settings;
  • Check and vacuum drain lines;
  • Check if the outdoor and indoor units are properly installed and levelled;
  • Inspect outdoor unit for damage from vermin/reptiles and sun-bleaching;
  • Test and inspect contactors for pitting and burns;
  • Check fan blade for cracks and defects;
  • Air balancing/testing;
  • Air duct leak and air quality inspection;
  • Static pressure testing;
  • Room/house/property thermal efficiency analysis;
  • Thermostat – test for proper operation;
  • Inspect condenser and evaporator Coils;
  • Monitor refrigerant operating levels;
  • Electrical Wiring – inspect for exposed wires and tighten connections;
  • Clean condenser coil and remove debris;
  • Compressor – measure voltage draw/amperage and monitor;
  • If present, check if all accessories are properly installed; and
  • Check electrical panel security.

The Best Air Conditioning Servicing in Cairns

Check out our scheduled A/C servicing and maintenance plans that homeowners and commercial properties in Cairns can take advantage of. Contact us today to get a free quote!

Air Conditioner Installation Process: What it Is and How to Prepare

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While it’s best to leave the air conditioner installation to the professionals, there are ways homeowners like you can prepare to ensure the process goes seamlessly. Here are some tips.

Preparing for Air Conditioner Installation Day

#1 Consider where you want the air conditioner (and its controller) beforehand. 

Placement is essential as it can affect the effectiveness of your A/C unit. In consideration of wiring and other factors, the installer may recommend another location for either the controller or unit or both, so be flexible and work with them. 

#2 Place dust covers on your belongings.

Dust, sawdust and plaster are inevitable during A/C installation. Cover up your valuable items and furniture with dust covers. For carpets, you can use a drop sheet to prevent debris from penetrating the fibres.

#3 Ensure there’s ample space for the A/C installers to work. 

You can move furniture and decorations out of the way before the technicians arrive to save time and effort as well as minimise potential damage or accidents.

What is our Aircon Installation Process?

  1. We’ll discuss your intentions for your home or property. This may include the number of rooms requiring air conditioning, the number of A/C units required, makes, types, warranties, performance, and styles of air conditioners preferred to suit your home or property’s décor, and of course, your budget.
  2. Measure & quote. We’ll crunch the numbers to determine the thermal efficiency of a particular space, or collection of rooms. The costs and timeframe will be explained in full.
  3. Hand shake. Once agreed upon, we’ll rock up on a date & time to suit your timetable.
  4. Air-con installation day. We’ll aim to have your install done in a timely fashion, with minimal disruption to either yourself, or your tenants.
  5. We’ll explain our backup service, care and any maintenance package you may wish to proceed with.
  6. Enjoy your climate-controlled home or property!

Aircon Installation in Cairns

Easy Cool Air specialises in residential and commercial air conditioning installation here in Cairns. We ensure our work is timely, professional, clean and tidy. Get in touch with our team today to book a complimentary appointment.

Property investor? Add value with an upgraded air conditioning system

Most investors are looking for any way to maximise their returns with either increased cash-flow, equity or added value to their asset or portfolio. Done well, one can avoid a capital improvement situation with the addition of a new or upgraded air conditioning system. This is a win-win for any investor with decreased maintenance costs, an attractant for tenants, and potential yield increases/rental returns.

Cairns’ property market is an evolving entity but nonetheless fruitful for investors. Median prices for all units have been climbing steadily since 2012, and rental yields have ascended from around 5% in 2010 to a very healthy 7.5-10% at present, depending on the suburb your property is in.

The numbers for all houses are not quite as good, so it would make sense to have new, or upgraded air conditioning installed for your tenants, as well as for the benefit of one of your most valuable assets.

 

About Nathan from Easy Cool Air

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About Us

My name is Nathan Chamberlain and I’m the Director of Easy Cool Air P/L.

I first started working in the Air-conditioning industry in 2011 as a labourer installing spiral duct work in Perth, Western Australia. This continued until I was given an opportunity to take on an apprenticeship in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning in 2012.

I specialised in the installation of various types of Air-conditioning units in commercial, industrial and domestic use. I stayed with the one company for the duration of my apprenticeship, building trust where I was promoted to Leading Hand, taking on more responsibility and organising jobs to be carried out in a timely matter.

One memorable challenge was when I was given the opportunity to work in Papua New Guinea installing chilled water systems into banks of IT server rooms. This continued until 2015 when I was signed off my apprenticeship three months earlier than required, due to persistence and a drive to succeed.

Shortly thereafter, I decided to begin my journey to start a business in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning. I was sub-contracting to companies installing Air-conditioning in Schools which was a part of a BAS program. This led to traveling all over Western Australia to small country communities installing Air-conditioning into rural public schools.

I then made my way over to Cairns in September 2016 to work as a contractor at the James Cook University campus in the CBD. This led to bigger opportunities developing business relationships with potential and ongoing clients.

Easy Cool Air is now a company based in Cairns. We are here to comfort you and design and install quality Refrigeration & Air-conditioning systems to suit your needs.

How Important is Regular Air Conditioner Servicing?

We all know in everyday life that if we don’t maintain something, it will probably, eventually, either come to a screeching halt, perform inefficiently or break altogether. Our vehicles, homes, plants, and even our bodies, need regular maintenance, as do your air conditioning and refrigeration systems.

 

Benefits of Regular Air Conditioner Servicing

Regularly maintaining your air conditioner has a variety of benefits, such as:

  1. Extending the lifespan of the unit;
  2. Allowing the system to operate effectively and at its most efficient, enabling you to save money on running costs;
  3. Spotting issues before they cause even bigger problems and thus lowering overall repair costs;
  4. Helping prevent breakdowns during periods of high demand during summer and winter; and
  5. Ensuring your home receives clean air, free from mould and bacteria. 

Issues that May Arise if you Neglect Your Air Conditioner

Failure to regularly maintain your air conditioner can result in unfavourable situations. What can happen is:

  1. The unit will underperform; it won’t cool or heat to their optimum;
  2. It will generate odours from bacteria; germs and mould become airborne, creating health issues;
  3. It will become inefficient, resulting in increased power usage, or require more power for your desired temperature;
  4. It may cause refrigerant leaks;
  5. A/C unit components can malfunction; and
  6. Drains can become blocked and cause leaks or spillage. 

How Often Should You Service Your Air Conditioner?

Regular maintenance is a must for air conditioners, even if you don’t see or suspect any problems. For domestic air conditioner units, you should have them serviced at least once a year, while commercial ones should be serviced every three to six months instead. It’s also advisable to have them serviced before or after summer, which is the ideal period for technicians to check for heat or weather damage.

 

How Can You Maintain Your Air Conditioning System?

There are some DIY maintenance tasks you can do for your indoor split-system unit. One of the easiest to perform is periodical cleaning of the filters. These can be rinsed with water, left out to dry, then refit. Depending on where you live, this could be done anywhere between every 6 – 12 months. Alternatively, we can perform as little or as much maintenance as you need to keep your system running at peak performance. Above all else, keeping on top of this will go a long way to preventing problems down the track.

 

Air Conditioning Service & Maintenance Plans in Cairns

Contact us anytime to discuss a maintenance plan. We’ll lay out our comprehensive checklist in plain Aussie language, not industry jargon.