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Why is My Air Conditioning Unit Not Responding to the Remote?

22 Oct 2019 | Rod Marchant-Smith

Belrose resident, Peter asks “Our air conditioner isn’t working. It’s not responding to the remote, and we’ve tried two remotes that we have in the house, and neither of them do anything. What do you think the problem could be? We put new batteries in and it’s still not working.” In most cases when an…

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How Do I Book a Service for My Air Conditioner?

19 Oct 2019 | Rod Marchant-Smith

Roseville resident, Kenny asks “Our air conditioning hasn’t been serviced in almost 12 months, and now that it’s coming up to summer, we’d like to have someone come out and check it over. How do we go about booking a service technician to inspect and service our air conditioning unit?” Booking a service with us…

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Why is My Air Conditioner Not Cooling Properly?

22 Oct 2019 | Rod Marchant-Smith

Seaforth resident, Linda asks “Over the last few weeks we’ve noticed that our air conditioning unit doesn’t seem to be as cold as it usually is? What’s wrong with it? Does it need a service? Or does it need to be re-gassed? Our neighbour seems to think it’s a problem with the outdoor unit as…

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What to Do When Your Air Conditioner Stops Working

20 Oct 2019 | Rod Marchant-Smith

Freshwater resident, Sandra asks “Our air conditioner has stopped working. It was working last night but today, it’s just stopped. What would you recommend? Can we turn it off and back on or something? Should we take note of the error code?” Air conditioning units that stop working unexpectedly generally indicates a fault, however, there…

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What to Do When Your Air Conditioner Smells Bad

29 Sep 2019 | Rod Marchant-Smith

Newport resident, Margaret asks “We’ve noticed a bad smell coming from our air conditioning unit. It seems to be much worse at the back of the house, near the main bedroom. We always have our unit serviced regularly so we’re really not sure what could be causing this smell?”   A smelly air conditioner can…

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What is Carried out During an Air Conditioning Service?

01 Oct 2019 | Rod Marchant-Smith

Seaforth resident, Michael asks “We’ve called around getting a few quotes to have our air conditioning unit serviced and the prices seem to vary quite a lot. What exactly gets done during an air con service?”     What gets done during an air conditioning service depends entirely on the type of system you have,…

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How Often Should you Have your Air Conditioner Serviced?

05 Oct 2019 | Rod Marchant-Smith

Pymble resident, John asks “How often should we have our air conditioner serviced? We moved into a rental unit about 18 months ago and the air conditioning hasn’t been serviced at all during that time. Is that normal or should we organise to have it looked at?”   Great question John and one that we…

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How Much Does it Cost to Relocate an Outdoor Air Conditioning Unit?

24 Sep 2019 | Rod Marchant-Smith

East Killara resident, Michelle asks “We’re performing extensive renovations on our property at East Killara and have shifted the master bedroom to the front of the house, and that’s where the air conditioning unit is. It’s noisy so we’d like to have it moved to the rear of the house. How much does this cost?”…

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Can I Service My Air Conditioner Myself or Should I Call a Service Technician?

26 Sep 2019 | Rod Marchant-Smith

Mona Vale resident, Tom asks “I want to try and save some money and service our air conditioning unit myself? What needs to be done – just change the filters? Do I need any special tools or anything, and what about our warranty? Will our warranty be void if I open the unit and work…

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How Much Does it Cost to Install a Split Air Conditioning System?

18 Aug 2019 | Rod Marchant-Smith

Pymble resident, Lorraine asks “How much does split system air conditioning cost? We’ve just moved into a new place at Pymble on Sydney’s Upper North Shore and unfortunately, it doesn’t have air conditioning. Do we need to install it in every room? Would that be more expensive if so?”   Thanks for the question Lorraine,…

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Should I Repair or Replace My Air Conditioner?

12 Aug 2019 | Rod Marchant-Smith

Mullumbimby resident, Lyn asks “Our air conditioning unit is about 7 years old now, and due for its next service. It’s been making some odd noises lately and we’re just wondering if we should replace it, rather than repair it? What’s recommended, repairing or replacing an air conditioning unit?”   Great question Lyn and one…

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How Much Does it Cost to Install Ducted Air Conditioning?

21 Aug 2019 | Rod Marchant-Smith

North Manly resident, George asks “We’re interested in having a ducted air conditioning system installed in our home but we’re unsure if it’s within our budget. Is it possible to give an idea of how much it costs to install ducted air conditioning and what else we might need to consider if we go ahead…

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How Can I Reduce My Air Conditioning Electricity Bill?

15 Aug 2019 | Rod Marchant-Smith

Mona Vale resident, Michelle asks “What can we do to reduce our electricity bill and save money when running our air conditioner? Should we avoid turning it on and off all the time, set it to a certain temperature or just not use it as often?” Looking for ways to save money on your electricity…

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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

08 Aug 2019 | 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…

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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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