D.E Air Conditioning Services – Illawarra, South Coast & South Nowra

FAQ

Product FAQs

The major benefit is a comfortable climate-controlled indoor environment all year round. An air conditioning unit has a number of functions including heating, cooling, dehumidifying and fan only. The dehumidifying function is particularly beneficial for those with asthma.

At D.E Air conditioning we can supply and fit a large range of air conditioning units to suit your budget. We have entry branded air conditioning units for a small bedroom to entire ducted unit for the entire house. All air conditioning units have a 5 years parts and labour warranty for domestic applications and various commercial warranties available. Check out our current specials to suit your budget.

Your air conditioning sizing requirements will vary subject to a number of factors. These factors include the aspect positioning of your house, the material the house is made of such as brick veneer, double brick or weatherboard. The location and size of windows and the covering on these windows and whether the house is insulated has a large bearing on the sizing. These factors combined with the region you live in can vary air conditioning requirements by up to 20% between a house in Northern and Southern Australia.

To be sure you purchase the unit that best suits your situation we recommend you book in a FREE consultation with D.E Air conditioning to discuss your requirements.

The most common residential split-system air conditioner is an air conditioning unit made up of two units – an outside unit, the compressor, and an inside air outlet unit, usually referred to as the “wall hung head unit”. The two units are connected by pipes that carry refrigerant. An alternative to the standard unit is the multi-split system, which has multiple indoor units connected to a single outdoor unit. A split-system air conditioner can be used for cooling and heating.

The unit itself come in 2 parts and is built to cool more areas. The indoor unit is installed in the ceiling cavity of your home. The evaporator coil within the indoor unit conditions the air from the room. The fan inside the indoor unit then circulates the conditioned air back into the room. The outdoor unit is installed on the outside of your home. It is connected to the indoor unit via interconnecting pipe work which carries the refrigerant. The compressor in the outdoor unit circulates the refrigerant between the indoor and the outdoor units.

Correct installation is vital to ensure the efficient performance of the unit. In the installation process, allowances must be made for drainage from the indoor unit on cooling mode and outdoor unit on heating mode. Positioning of the indoor unit is important and should not inhibit the flow of air.

Where possible the unit should be placed centrally on a wall directing the airflow to the centre of the room. With the outdoor unit, it should be positioned in a well-ventilated area on a solid footing and must be easily accessible for servicing purposes. Take into account that installation faults may void manufacturer warranties, and so only qualified air conditioning installers should carry out this work.

How incredibly painful is it when in the middle of summer or winter your air conditioning system fails on you! We know you need help fast and to try to fix the problem as soon as possible. heres a few things to get you started.

  • Reset the system (sometimes it could just be a small fault, try resetting the system at the breaker for 5 mins and turn back on and see how it goes)
  • Clean your filters, this is one of our most common fualts being a blocked or dirty filter.
  • Write down the Model number of the outdoor machine and what fault code if coming up on your controller.
  • Contact us to discuss what the problem may be.

Service FAQs

The fact is that preventative maintenance, with all the time and money it consumes, is still far more cost effective. Preventative maintenance can avoid repairs, extend the useful life of many components and in some cases, reduce energy consumption.

Not only is it important to the life of the air conditioner, not to mention the cleanliness and health of your home, but it also pays for itself by catching small defects before they have the opportunity to turn into major problems.

The answer, generally, is in the spring. There are 2 main reasons why:

  • You want to make sure your system is running smoothly, at its maximum capacity and its minimum energy consumption, BEFORE you really need to use it.
  • You are likely to get a more timely service if you arrange it for before service technicians get busy in heavy air conditioning season.

There is an exception, though: If your system is making strange noises or doesn’t seem to be working properly you should have it looked at right away.

  • Clean the condensing unit coils
  • Clean the evaporator coils
  • Check the amp draw of the compressor and all components
  • Oil the fan motors (if required)
  • Check the belts are all tight and well adjusted
  • Check the system operating pressures against the manufacturer’s specifications
  • Check system operating temperatures against the manufacturer’s specifications
  • Check the refrigerant level
  • Check the thermostats and sensors
  • Tighten all electrical terminals
  • Check all ductwork for air leaks and damage
  • Check operation of all zone motors
  • Check and test condensate tray, drains and P trap
  • Check all safety devices

A blocked or dirty return air filter will reduce the amount of air flowing through your system. Energy consumption of the system will increase and your electricity bills could skyrocket. Other serious and costly problems can be caused by failing to regularly clean your return air filter:

  • Icing up of the evaporator (due to lack of airflow)
  • Flooding and water damage (drains don’t work with high vacuum due to dirty filters)
  • Collapse of a return air duct

Occasionally, if dust and debris make their way to expensive components such as the evaporator coils and block the coils, you may need to replace the system altogether – which is an astonishingly pricey proposition.

The unit itself come in 2 parts and is built to cool more areas. The indoor unit is installed in the ceiling cavity of your home. The evaporator coil within the indoor unit conditions the air from the room. The fan inside the indoor unit then circulates the conditioned air back into the room. The outdoor unit is installed on the outside of your home. It is connected to the indoor unit via interconnecting pipe work which carries the refrigerant. The compressor in the outdoor unit circulates the refrigerant between the indoor and the outdoor units.

You don’t need to hire a professional to clean your filter/s. It’s a quick and simple job you can do yourself.

  • Pull the grille down by either unscrewing the fasia or simply by pulling down on the grille
  • Remove the filter from the grille (take care to note how the filter is positioned so you can replace it easily)
  • Using mild pressure with a garden hose, spray down both sides of the filter until it’s clean
  • Let the filter dry, replace it in the grille and snap (or screw) the grille back up to the ceiling.

Never use a brush or vacuum cleaner to clean the filter. It will cause the fibres to pull apart and reduce the life of your filter considerably.

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