4 Step Aircon Cleaning Guide

Summer is here. As the weather heats up and we sweat ourselves into a dehydrated frenzy, don’t forget to give your hardworking air-conditioner some much needed TLC as it pumps out streams of cool, crisp air. The team at Mercury Installations have seen our fair share of tired, laboring aircon units, breaking down and fizzling out in the depths of Queensland’s hottest months because no maintenance plan existed. Don’t fall into the same trap – here is our four step central aircon cleaning guide. Just remember, an occasional clean is no substitute for an expert service, but it certainly saves money, promotes efficiency and lifts the longevity of your unit! Continue reading

4 Cool Ways to Save Money This Brisbane Summer

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It’s almost summer time! You know what that means; hot nights, steaming days, days by the pool and hours spread eagled under the air conditioner, hoping the weather will break for a couple of hours and rain will cut through the staggering highs of another summer. At Mercury Installations, we know the feeling. Every year, we see our clients go through the same motions, trying to balance an increased demand of the air-conditioning with rising electricity prices and ridiculous degree readings – they’ve created a new colour at the Bureau of Meteorology, so it’s definitely not just you. Save money this time around and avoid the post-summer bill shock by following these five easy steps. Continue reading

5 Common Signs Your Air Conditioning Needs Repairs

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Air conditioners are a necessity not a luxury here in Brisbane, especially during those long summer months, and a break down can mean a very uncomfortable time for you and your family.

Prevention is the best cure, and regular maintenance is the best way to avoid an inconvenient break down. You should have your air conditioner serviced at least once a year. The benefits of regular servicing include: Continue reading

Using Your Reverse Cycle System Efficiently

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Here in Brisbane we often don’t think about keeping warm in the winter until the chilly months are upon us. With a split system air conditioner, you won’t be caught unprepared during the cold snap.

Reverse cycle air conditioning is a clever little system that can be used as to cool during the summer and as a heater during the winter. It does this by extracting heat from the outside air. A refrigerant that passes through the external coil absorbs the heat and pumps it into the home. In summer, the refrigerant is reversed so that the interior can be cooled.

When considering heating choices for your home, reverse cycle air conditioning is a cost effective and efficient choice for many reasons. Continue reading

Ducted Air Conditioning Buying Guide

A complete ducted solution is the ultimate way to create consistent and affordable climate controlled comfort throughout your home, all year round. They also are the superior air conditioning option for office buildings or other commercial businesses creating consistent air flow throughout, or the option to create different zones to restrict flow.

There are however some things to consider ensuring you get a ducted air conditioning system to best suit the needs of your lifestyle, family, home design and budget. The Mercury Installations team explain some important factors to assess before selecting a ducted system below. Continue reading

Air Conditioning and Life As We Know It

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Life before Air Con– Would you really want to go back?

People sometimes raise the argument of the necessity of air conditioning when mankind survived for hundreds of years perfectly fine without it. While this might have been the case, it’s not to say we all survived perfectly fine without air conditioning. Air conditioning provides much needed relief by shielding the elderly and young children who are most at risk from complications caused from severe temperatures. A clean air conditioning system can also improve the air quality and recycling air can help to exclude allergens in the air – including pollen and dust particles. Continue reading