Understanding the Star Ratings of Air Conditioners


Most people are familiar with the star ratings on our appliances, but there’s a little bit more to consider than just your star rating when choosing an efficient air conditioner. Generally we recommend buying air conditioners with the highest star rating that you can afford, but other things should also be considered. We explain these, and the features of your air conditioner which will determine its star rating in this blog post. Continue reading

Reduce your reliance on your AC and save money this summer


It’s coming into the peak period for using our air conditioners in Brisbane. No doubt there will be many days this summer when running your system will be a necessity, but there are many other ways you can reduce the reliance on your air conditioning system before you really need to. The cool air craftsmen at Mercury Installations share some ways you can use your air conditioning system effectively and keep your electricity bill from spiraling out of control this season. Continue reading

Is your home switched onto safety?

Each year more around 15 people in Australia are electrocuted by home electrical systems, many of them able to be prevented through the installation of safety switches on all circuits. In Queensland safety switches have been mandatory in all homes built since 1992, but many Brisbane switchboards still do not have safety switches installed. As the leading team of electricians in North Brisbane, Mercury Installations explain the responsibilities for homeowners when it comes to installing safety switches in Brisbane in our latest post. Continue reading

Glossary of Air Conditioning Terms


Vocab that lets you speak like an authority on all things air conditioning 

Here at Mercury Installations our air conditioning service and installation technicians make a point to speak in clear and easy to understand language wherever possible, however this doesn’t mean that there isn’t some terminology that leaves some people scratching their heads. For this reason we’ve put together a list of common in industry lingo in our air conditioning glossary below. Continue reading

Air conditioning installations: About zone control

Ducted air conditioning installations in Brisbane are definitely on the increase. As more and more people hear about the benefits of ducted systems they continue to grow in popularity. The systems are being routinely installed in new complex developments and private home owners are catching on to the trend as well. There are a number of advantages to ducted air con, however the one we are receiving the most enquires about is ‘zoning’. Read on to learn about zoning and what benefits it offers you as a home or business owner.

What is zoning and why is it a good air conditioning option in Brisbane?

Zoning controls allow you to direct the cool air only to the areas of your home or business that need it. Essentially zoning controls allow you to manage the efficiency of your air conditioning. Brisbane is really hot, and electricity bills are very high, so zoning allows you to maximise your energy efficiency and minimise the associated costs per quarter. Continue reading

Air conditioning installation advice

Changing filters

There are a few tell-tale warning signs when an air conditioner is not working properly. When a system is not performing as it should, it becomes costly and can be hazardous. The best way to ensure your air conditioning system always works at its optimum level is to have it serviced annually and to always keep the filters clean. Sometimes however, there are still problems. We are professional air conditioning installers based in Brisbane and we have put together information about the warning signs that show something may be awry with your unit. Continue reading

How do ducted air conditioning units work?

Ducted air conditioning systems are very different to split systems. Both systems are great, but for example, ducted air con systems are ideal if you need more than 2 rooms air conditioned. In the other hand split systems are the affordable and quickest systems if you only need 1 or 2 rooms air conditioned. For this reason in today’s article we would like to share with you how ducted air con systems work and how you can benefit from them. Continue reading

Why changing filters is important for your air conditioner

Air conditioner filters play one of the most important roles when it comes to fresh, clean air as well as air conditioning efficiency. By simply changing your air conditioner’s filters you can enhance the efficiency and comfort of your home or office during summer and winter. In today’s news article we will share with you a few reasons why it is important to change filters and some of the benefits of always having clean filters. Continue reading

How to find a trustworthy electrician

Choosing the right company for any electrical work is extremely important as they are responsible for providing energy and making sure everything is installed properly and meets the safety standards. Having a poor electrical job could end up causing you huge electrical problems such as short circuits, pricey bills and even fires. Here at Mercury Installations in Brisbane we understand how important it is to choose the right electrician and team and for this reason we would like to help you in your selection process. Continue reading