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Air Conditioning FAQ’s

16 May 2019 | Rod Marchant-Smith

This air conditioning FAQ is predominantly for Daikin systems, although many pointers will apply to other brands of air conditioning systems. Hopefully this helps with waiting for office hours to talk to someone, and could save you a call out fee too. If, after reading this, you require a service call please go to air conditioning service....

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How to Choose your Daikin Air Conditioner

06 Oct 2014 | Rod Marchant-Smith

It’s easy to get confused when researching your options for an air conditioner.  One of the easiest decisions is that it should be a Daikin, but thereafter there are a multitude of different systems to choose from. Air conditioning system finder Use our handy system finder below to help narrow down the type of system...

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History of Air Conditioning

22 May 2012 | Rod Marchant-Smith

The term air conditioning is generally taken to mean the cooling and dehumidifying of air inside an enclosed space such as a building or car. An air conditioner is generally thought of as a device that cools or heats (reverse cycle) by means of compressing a gas via a compressor. It can also mean cooling...

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Glossary of HVAC Terms

27 Dec 2013 | Rod Marchant-Smith

A Absolute Temperature A temperature scale expressed in degrees °F or °C using absolute zero as a base. Referred to as the Rankin or Kelvin scale. Absolute Zero The temperature at which molecular activity theoretically ceases. -456.69 °F or -273.16 °C. Air conditioner A mechanical device used to control temperature and air movement in a...

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Ducted Gas Heating Running Costs

02 Jan 2013 | Rod Marchant-Smith

‘What are my ducted gas heating running costs going to be?’ This question gives rise to probably more other questions than answers, but we’ll answer as many as we can…

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Compare Gas Heater and AC Running Costs

20 Jun 2015 | Rod Marchant-Smith
Installing Air Conditioning

There are no end of myths about this but at the end of the day what we’re comparing here is thermal energy. How much of it is produced, by what and how much does it cost.

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Air Conditioning Running Cost Calculator

20 Jan 2014 | Rod Marchant-Smith

When planning to add an air conditioning solution to their homes, most people want to know the running costs – quite reasonable, since they’ll be paying the bills!

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Air Conditioner Noise Regulations NSW

07 Mar 2018 | Rod Marchant-Smith
noise & planning requirements

To say noise and air conditioner planning requirements are a contentious issue would be one of the understatements of the century. There can be good grounds for complaint… Unfortunately there are some neighbours out there just looking for an excuse to have a whinge and make your life difficult. So let’s look at things in a...

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Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning Advantages

05 Aug 2018 | Rod Marchant-Smith

What is Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning and What Are the Advantages? Reverse cycle air conditioners are a great way to regulate your home’s temperature.  It allows you to both warm up and cool down your home based on your needs.  It is also a very energy efficient option.  It works wonders and can help you...

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Installing Air Conditioning – Things to Consider

05 Aug 2018 | Rod Marchant-Smith
Installing Air Conditioning

Installing Air Conditioning – Things to Consider Installing air conditioning is the solution to effective climate control in your home or business.  You can choose the perfect unit to keep things cool in the summer and warm in the winter.  A variety of factors must be considered when selecting and installing the best air conditioning unit...

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How To Maintain Your Air Conditioner

11 Aug 2018 | Rod Marchant-Smith

How To Maintain Your Air Conditioner In the summertime, nothing is more bothersome than a broken air conditioner, especially in the North.  But regardless of where you live, nobody wants to fix an air conditioner in the summer because heat is just unpleasant to work in.  In order to make sure that you don’t always...

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Dehumidification in Your Home

11 Aug 2018 | Rod Marchant-Smith
dehumidification in your home

Dehumidification in Your Home The level of humidity can affect many things in your home. High humidity can end up inviting pests into your house.  It can also promote the growth of mold and mildew, putting your health at risk.  Hence, it is very important to make sure the humidity levels in your home are...

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North Narrabeen SLSC Supporter

22 Jul 2014 | Rod Marchant-Smith

Peninsula Air Conditioning are delighted to be a supporter of North Narrabeen SLSC. We have supplied and installed Daikin air conditioners in the past and last year we were asked to do two more.  Noticing that the Club’s website could do with a makeover we volunteered for the job. We have tried to bring emphasis to...

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Daikin Ururu Sarara

18 Apr 2014 | Rod Marchant-Smith
Installing Air Conditioning

Daikin have launched a new version of it’s Ururu Sarara split system air conditioner range.  With multiple features unique to the Ururu Sarara the new systems look to be a class apart having just been selected by Choice, the consumer website, as best in class for small and medium systems.     Download the Ururu...

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Daikin Manufacturing Facility Sydney

27 Dec 2013 | Rod Marchant-Smith

One of the things about multi-national businesses is that they invest in the countries that they operate in.  This sounds obvious but the general public can be wary.

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New utility pricing

18 Jun 2013 | Rod Marchant-Smith

New utility pricing has been announced by IPART, the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal,  on Monday 17th June 2013. The price of gas will rise by an average of 8.5%, with AGL customers paying an extra 9.2%, while the price of electricity will rise by only 1.7%. IPART has also said that electricity prices will...

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Daikin electrical requirements

19 Jan 2013 | Rod Marchant-Smith

There have been a number of changes to these recently and this post aims to lay out clearly what is required. There’s a couple of things to watch out for straight away…

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