News & Views
How does air conditioning affect the environment?
How does air conditioning affect the environment? It’s a question we get asked from time to time and deserves an answer. In short, air conditioning used at the correct temperature setting and properly maintained is an efficient way not only to cool your home or office but to heat it in the colder months too. [Read More…]
Save money with the Government’s Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate
With the Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate you can now save up to $300 on eligible air conditioners that have a 4-star or more energy rating to be installed in residential premises, limited to one unit per household. Most 2.5kw and 3.5kw (and some 5kw) Panasonic air-conditioners designed for small room use such as bedrooms and [Read More…]
What’s making my air conditioning smell?
When you turn on your air con, you want to enjoy the comfort of cool fresh air. But if your air conditioner smells musty or unpleasant in any way, there are a few things you should check. 01: Is the Air Filter Clogged? Probably the most common culprit is a clogged filter. Over time and [Read More…]
Cool, comfortable sleep or catching cold?
Living in a hot, humid climate like that found in south-east Queensland air conditioning is a necessity, not a luxury. One the questions often asked is ‘can leaving the air conditioning on at night when I’m asleep make me sick?’ The reality is, in our climate the overnight temperatures don’t drop that much overnight. Factor [Read More…]
Productivity Boosted by Air Con
Many things can affect productivity in the office. As we head into summer and temperatures climb productivity can decrease significantly due to staff discomfort. The good news is, a good air conditioning system can offset this effect! A well-maintained system with correct temperature settings will create a comfortable workplace environment that will keep your staff [Read More…]
Air Con. What size system should I get?
How do you choose the right size? For your air conditioning to work best, you need to have accurately calculated the size of the unit you require. Too small and the unit will need to run more often at maximum capacity drying out the air too much and will cost more in electricity. Uncomfortable for [Read More…]
Energy Efficiency. It’s in the Stars
Once you’ve worked out what size air conditioning system you need make sure you compare the star ratings of models of similar capacity. The more stars, the more energy efficient the unit and the lower the running costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Take note of the ratings provided for both cooling and heating. They do [Read More…]
Aero. The good-looking hard worker
Air conditioning is a necessity when you live in a climate like that of south east Queensland. But let’s face it, they don’t always dovetail beautifully with your home interior. That’s about to change. Panasonic has just released their new Aero Series, a stylish, ultra-modern and incredibly powerful new family of air conditioners that combine [Read More…]
THE UNBROKEN CHAIN OF QUALITY
As an approved, licensed dealer and installer for Panasonic it would be reasonable to think we have a vested interest in promoting Panasonic Air Conditioners. But there’s more to it than simply favouring one manufacturer over another. Powerhouse Air Conditioning & Electrical are all about quality and reliability of service. We pride ourselves on doing [Read More…]
UNDER OR OVER. WHAT’S BEST?
When connecting power to your home, there are two supply options; property poles and overhead power lines or underground mains. Both have their benefits so to help you understand what might work best for you; we’ll explore both. Underground Mains Supply The first consideration when connecting power is safety. With an underground supply, there’s no [Read More…]