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

Understanding the Star Ratings of Air Conditioners

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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

Surge Protection this Storm Season in Brisbane

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A single lightning strike or nearby storm activity is all that it can take to fry your appliances completely from the inside out. As storm season has already started with some significant electrical storms already here in Brisbane, it is well worth worth investing in protection, especially for your valuable equipment like Smart TVs, or computers.

Mercury Installation’s licensed electricians in North Brisbane can look after your domestic electrical needs including surge protection, lighting, and safety switch installations and we explain how surges occur, and what can be done to protect your electrical equipment in this 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

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

AC Shopping – tips for buying an Air Conditioner

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Many homeowners fail to realise that choosing the right air conditioning system for their home is far more complicated than selecting a system based on looks and price. For an effective cooling solution for the home, there are many different factors to assess.

We regularly see systems with the wrong capacity and the wrong size which can quickly become expensive and ineffective – a quick cause of serious buyers remorse. But this doesn’t have to be you. Instead of learning the hard way – follow our advice so you can find the right air conditioner for your needs. 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