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Why it is important to keep schools HVAC working efficiently (Part 2)

In our previous blog, we discussed the negative impact of poor ventilation on the students’ learning condition. We also shared how air conditioners can help solve the problem of poor ventilation in schools. Moreover, we mentioned that aside from insufficient AC units, schools in Queensland are facing another AC problem: poor maintenance.

The sufficient ratio of air conditioners and facilities is a good thing. However, for the school to be properly ventilated, the air conditioning units must be regularly maintained. In today’s blog, we will share with you the benefits of giving the school air conditioners proper maintenance.

 

Why does an air conditioner need maintenance?

Air conditioners filter dirt and dust in the air as they provide the room with a cool temperature. These particles are accumulated in AC filters. Thus, when you check your air conditioners at home, the filter gets dirty after some time.

The same goes with the air conditioner filters in the school, maybe even worse. When left unattended, the dirt can clog the filters and air conditioners will start to malfunction. 

Another common problem of air conditioners is frozen coils. This happens when air conditioners are running continuously over time. In classrooms where the air conditioners work non-stop, it is typical for the inner system to freeze. Such problems can shorten the air conditioner’s lifespan. However, these issues can be avoided with regular maintenance.

 

How does air conditioner maintenance work?

The first thing you need to keep in mind is that air conditioner maintenance is essential. Another thing is that it must be done by professional and licensed HVAC technicians only. Why? It is to ensure that your air conditioner will be properly cleaned and free from damages.

Now, how do licensed HVAC technicians do air conditioner maintenance?

Air conditioning maintenance involves the following tasks:

  • Inspection of the whole unit for possible damages and risks
  • Cleaning and replacing the filters
  • Cleaning the evaporator and condenser coils
  • Fixing and dusting the air conditioner’s fan
  • Checking and replacing refrigerants
  • Removing dirt and debris trapped inside the outdoor unit
  • Cleaning air ducts

Most of these tasks require professional experience. The last thing we want is for the dirt to be deep-seated that it is difficult to clean. This is mostly the case when the air conditioner is poorly maintained.

 

How frequent should school air conditioners get maintenance?

Air conditioners must have a thorough maintenance service at least once a year. However, in schools where air conditioners are more frequently used, maintenance should be done more often. It is advisable to get the air conditioners maintained before the start of every term. It will ensure that the air conditioners will not fail during the whole term.

 

What are the benefits of properly maintained school air conditioners?

Most of us think that air conditioner maintenance is expensive. That’s why we are sceptic of getting regular maintenance for our schools’ many air conditioning unit. Surprisingly, proper and regular air conditioning maintenance has a lot of benefits including:

  • Clean and germ-free air
  • Limited instances of air conditioner emergency
  • Longer lifespan
  • Lesser need for repairs
  • Less energy consumption

With all these benefits, you’ll realize that getting the schools’ air conditioner regular maintenance is the less expensive option. Repairs and replacement are, after all, more costly than the maintenance fee.

 

Conclusion

Do you need a reliable HVAC contractor to work on your school’s air conditioner maintenance? Talk to us today and experience why Wahoo Air conditioning is the preferred AC contractor for schools in Queensland.

Why it is important to keep schools HVAC working efficiently (Part 1)

When we talk about the external factors that can affect the learning conditions of school children in school, we often have the following pictures in mind:

  • overcrowded classrooms
  • noisy environment
  • lack of natural elements inside the classroom
  • inadequate learning materials

We often fail to realize one more external factor which has a considerable effect on the student’s performance, the temperature. Since temperature is fairly invisible, it can easily go unnoticed. However, studies show that the temperature of the classroom can affect the learning condition in more ways than one.

How does temperature affect the students’ performance?

When the heat is unbearable, we tend to work slower and become unproductive. It is also difficult to focus on the lesson when the temperature is uncomfortable.

 

Why is that so?

Our bodies have an instinct to maintain homeostasis or the state of biological stability. When the balance in our system is being threatened, our instinctive response is to act against the threat. The same case happens in an uncomfortable classroom temperature. So, instead of paying attention to the lessons, the students’ minds are being burdened by the situation.

 

How about the teachers? What is their reaction?

If listening to the lesson amid uncomfortable temperature is already unbearable, how else is teaching? The teachers need to discuss the lessons, watch over the students, and entertain questions while dealing with the temperature. If students find it difficult to be productive in a hot classroom, then teachers are also on the same boat. So it is very important to keep the classroom temperature to a comfortable degree.

 

Why is an air conditioner important in every classroom in Queensland?

Queensland has a hot and humid climate for most of the year. So it is a must-have for schools to have adequate ventilation, and by adequate ventilation, we mean a sufficient number of properly working AC units. Unfortunately, not all educational institutions are looking into this problem up close. So we are urged to share why it is important to have sufficient air conditioners at school in Queensland.

Here, we listed some of the benefits of having air conditioners at school.

 

1. Air conditioners can improve learning conditions.

A cool and comfortable classroom can improve the children’s ability to focus and retain information. Teachers can also deliver the lessons well without any strains. This makes your classroom more conducive for learning.

 

2. Air conditioners are good dehumidifiers too.

In humid areas like Queensland, an air conditioner is a great help in keeping the humidity problems at bay; because the humidity in classrooms doesn’t only affect the students’ comfort, it also damages the room.

Wall paint in classrooms may peel off due to high humidity. Mould and mildew also thrive in rooms with high relative humidity. They can cause the students to develop allergies and other respiratory conditions with prolonged exposure. With the dehumidifying properties of air conditioners, classrooms will be a cool and safe place to study.

 

3. AC filters can prevent the spread of bacteria

The recent pandemic reminded us just how fast-spreading bacteria can be, especially in poorly ventilated places. So, classrooms with insufficient ventilation can help spread viruses and bacteria. An air condition filter, however, can filter disease-causing agents so the students will only breathe in clean air.

 

Wahoo Air Conditioning in Action

Here at Wahoo, we ensure schools have sufficient and properly working HVAC units for their students, teachers and staff. Here is a glimpse of our recently completed works:

 

North Lakes State College:

The white boxes introduce fresh air to the classrooms via fan & a filtered fan. These are installed awaiting the roofers final flashings. There are 57 of these to go in.

WINDSOR STATE SCHOOL

Conclusion

We have more to share in our next blog. Keep following our social media pages to know more about the benefits of air conditioners and why proper and regular air conditioner maintenance is important in schools.

Benefits of MyPlace Smart Home Control System to Your Air Conditioning Unit – Part 2

Are you still using a remote control when operating your air conditioning system at home?

Do you need to go near your unit just to adjust its temperature setting?

Does that tire you every time?

 

Then, here are the other benefits of MyPlace smart home control system to your air conditioning system part 2.

Let these benefits of a smart home control system convince you why you need it for your cooling system.

 

Benefits of MyPlace smart home control system to your air conditioning system – Part 2

Whether you have a new or existing air conditioning system, a smart home control system will have numbers of benefits to it such as the things below.

 

Cost-effective

With the advanced controlling features provided by a smart home control system, your air conditioning system can become more cost-effective.

Because of the smarter way you can use your air conditioning system, a smart home control system can bring in more money to your savings. There’ll be less energy waste as you can easily adjust the settings of your air conditioner.

Just imagine the ease of controlling your air conditioner even at a distance, especially if your home has more than one floor level. No need to go up and down or from one room to another to adjust the air conditioner’s temperature. All you need is your mobile device.

 

Automatic restart

Integrating your air conditioning system with a smart home control system such as MyPlace, you’ll get the benefit of an automatic restart feature.

With this helpful function, your air conditioning system can be protected from power surges and power fluctuation during storms. Thus, no need to worry about restoring your air conditioner’s setting. It’ll just take a simple click on your mobile device.

 

Better temperature control

Perhaps, the benefit of being able to remotely control the temperature of your air conditioning system is now very clear.

Ducted air conditioning systems that need to serve different rooms or areas can greatly benefit from this function. A smart home control system allows you to put different rooms with different temperature settings. This means, one room can be at a warmer temperature while another room is colder.

Isn’t that nice? Everyone at your home can enjoy their comfort zone with the temperature they love, without the need for you to leave your place. Cozy, convenient, and easy! Something probably worth all your hard-earned money.

 

There you go. That’s how beneficial a smart home control system like MyPlace can be to your air conditioning system.

 

Well, it isn’t called smart for no reason.

 

Have we now convinced you about the benefits of installing a smart home control system?

Are you now considering it and want to operate your air conditioning system smarter?

 

We can handle it for you!

 

Wahoo Air Conditioning had helped many homeowners in  ClontarfBalmoralBribie IslandBulimbaGreen SlopesHawthorneMorningside, Noosa, North BrisbaneNorth LakesRedcliffeSouth Brisbane, and North Lakes to use their cooling unit in a smarter way. We’d love to help you achieve it as well. Book an appointment today! Send us a message or call us on 07 3889 4508.

 

Let’s get in touch and start enjoying your air conditioning system more conveniently.

Benefits of MyPlace Smart Home Control System to Your Air Conditioning Unit – Part 1

Did you know that the MyPlace smart home control system can be beneficial to your air conditioning system?

Yes, it can!

Installing Myplace smart home control system in your home will not only level up your cooling experience, but it’ll also provide you with more comfort, safety, convenience, and more savings!

Just think about how cool it’ll be when you can switch off your air conditioner right from your phone? Pretty cool right! But hey, this smart system has a lot more than that, and we’ll share them here with you! Its benefits are almost limitless; you’d never want to go back to the times when you don’t have it yet.

 

What exactly is a smart home control system

Before going down to the benefits of MyPlace smart home control system to your air conditioning system, let us get to know first about a few things.

What exactly is a smart control system?

What does it do? Or, how does it work?

Below are our quick answers.

 

It’s SMART as its name says

Smart systems are famed by many as the most fascinating innovation in the world of technology. As its name suggests, smart control systems can make living in your home easy and convenient.

With just a click right on your phone, you can conveniently manage your home’s appliances, even the lighting.

Because of the advancement in today’s technology, smart control systems can be easily integrated into various new and existing appliances; This includes air conditioners.

Yeah, you read that correctly. Air conditioners can also be smartly controlled through a reliable smart control system such as MyPlace.

 

It’s a networked system

Smart control system like MyPlace is an intelligent computerised system that connects appliances into one network. This allows homeowners to control and monitor their home’s electronic devices, appliances, lighting systems, and air conditioning systems.

A homeowner can use their mobile device, laptops, and even tablets to remotely control their home’s smart system. It lets you be in control of almost everything in your home. As a result, managing your home’s technologies are easier, faster, and more convenient than ever.

 

Benefits of MyPlace Smart Home Control System for your air conditioning unit

Now, let us go down to the benefits of MyPlace smart home control system for your air conditioning system.

 

Additional convenience

MyPlace Smart Home Control System can be integrated into air conditioning units. You can conveniently do the following from your mobile device:

  • Switch on or off the air conditioning unit
  • Adjust the air conditioner’s temperature

As long as you have your mobile device with you, doing these things are quick and easy. You can set your air conditioner to operate just a few hours before you get home. This way, your home is already at a cool temperature once you’re there.

No need for your cooling system to be left working all day long just to keep your home cozy. As a result, the possibilities of early wear and tear of your air conditioning system are reduced.

Isn’t that so convenient?

 

Enhanced energy-efficiency

An air conditioning unit that’s working all day long will increase your home’s energy consumption, which will most likely reflect a higher energy bill.

Who would want to receive an eye-watering bill right? No one.

So, to get you more hooked with MyPlace Smart Home Control System’s benefit to your air conditioning system, it can enhance your cooling system’s energy-efficiency.

By being able to adjust your air conditioning system’s temperature through your mobile device, your energy usage becomes more efficient. Therefore, your energy bills will also be reduced.

In case you forgot to turn off the air conditioner before leaving the house, no need to go back or do it. Just reach your mobile device and turn it off there. This way, your air conditioner will not be left consuming energy that’ll go to waste because no one is at home.

This all translates into your air conditioning system’s energy-efficiency being enhanced.

 

Not enough to convince you yet to integrate MyPlace Smart Home Control to your air conditioning system?

Just wait until you read part 2 of this blog!

There are more of the benefits of MyPlace to your air conditioning system. This is just part 1! Stay tuned and watch out for the second part.

How to Prolong the Working Life of Your Air Conditioning System | Part 2

Australia’s summer is steadily getting hotter each passing year because of this, air conditioning systems are a great investment. To ensure you can fully enjoy the hard-earned money you’ve used for your cooling system, do these simple tricks below and help prolong the lifespan of your air conditioning system.

Every year you can continuously use your air conditioning system with ease, the more money you are putting in your savings. So, to help you keep your cooling system longer, here is part 2 of how to prolong the working life of your air conditioning system.

 

6. Clear out airflow obstructions

Unattended clutters in your air conditioner’s vent can cause problems with its airflow. Therefore, you must ensure that your system’s vents and return inlets are free from anything that can obstruct its airflow.

There are other things such as the following, aside from the clutters that can obstruct the airflow of your cooling system.

  • Blocked air registers
  • Leaking air ducts
  • Improper designs of ducts

These airflow obstructions can overwork your cooling system and lead to early breakdown. To help prolong the life of your air conditioning system, make sure to clear out the clutters around it. We also advise you to call a professional air conditioning contractor to evaluate your cooling system. They can properly check your unit and see if the other airflow problems above are present in it.

 

7. Keep the surroundings of the condenser clean

The heart of your air conditioning system is the condenser. If it breaks down, then your entire cooling system will be dead. For those who are not familiar with it, it’s the unit installed outside your house. Often, this part of the cooling system is easily forgotten.

So, if you want to prolong the working life of your air conditioning system, make sure to take care of the condenser as well. Keep its surrounding clean and make sure it’s under the shade away from direct sunlight.

Remove unnecessary bushes and shrubs around it. This way, the possibility of the clutters being sucked in the condenser is reduced and your unit can work efficiently.

 

8. Always clean the drain ports

Clog drain ports of window type air conditioners cause water to leak in the system. As a result, the unit will not work properly. It’ll prevent the air conditioner from diminishing humidity in your home and leads to moisture build-up. If left unattended, this will lead your unit to breakdown.

Keep the drain ports clean and clutter-free to ensure it can easily operate for a longer time.

 

9. Use a smart system

Another way to make your air conditioning unit last longer is by using a smart system.

A smart system can help your air conditioner become automated. It’ll provide you with the options to automatically turn on or off your cooling system depending on your settings. This means, your system can operate smarter and better, which can significantly prolong the working life of your air conditioning system.

 

10. Work with a professional air conditioning technician

Want a sure-fire trick to enjoy your air conditioning system longer than expected? Here’s what you need to keep in mind.

Refrain from dealing with issues in your air conditioning system by yourself. So, DIY is a big NO. Whether it’s about installing the air conditioner, removing the air filters, or cleaning its coils.

It’ll be best for you and for your cooling system to work with a professional air conditioning technician. They have the licensed, proper training, and right tools for installing, cleaning, repairing, and maintaining air conditioners. Their expertise can contribute to the longevity of your cooling system.

Therefore, if you want to prolong the working life of your air conditioning system, working with the professionals will be the best thing to do.

 

Looking for a professional way to prolong your air conditioning system?

 

Choose Wahoo Air Conditioning. We have a licensed and qualified team of air conditioning technician that can apply proper maintenance to your system in  ClontarfBalmoralBribie IslandBulimbaGreen SlopesHawthorneMorningside, Noosa, North BrisbaneNorth LakesRedcliffeSouth Brisbane, and North Lakes.

 

Want to keep your air conditioning unit longer than it’s expected lifespan? We can help with regular servicing. Call us now or fill out our online form and send us your air conditioning concerns.

How to Prolong the Working Life of Your Air Conditioning System | Part 1

The importance of air conditioning systems at home are undebatable. It’s one of the most essential appliances ever made, especially for Australian homes during summer. Perhaps, to remain comfortable every summer, most homeowners are looking for ways on how to lengthen the life of their air conditioning system.

Here we’ll show the easy ways you can do to ensure your air conditioning system can last longer than expected.

 

How to prolong the working life of your air conditioning system

Technically, air conditioners are said to have a working life of 10 to 12 years. This can still vary depending on how you take care of it.

So, is there really a way to lengthen the working life of an air conditioning system?

Yes, there are and they’re easy! Read them below.

 

1. Clean and replace the air filters

Filters are responsible for blocking and catching small particles, debris, and dust from getting inside the air conditioner’s system. Over time, these that accumulate in the filter can cause it to clog.

This may lead your air conditioning system to malfunction, shorten its life, and contaminate the air quality in your home.

To help lengthen the working life of your air conditioning system, you need to regularly clean its air filters. This way, it will not have to work double-time to blow out the cool or hot air to your home. Plus, you can avoid developing respiratory diseases because of the contaminated air of a clogged air filter.

 

2. Hose down the external coil

Another easy way to lengthen the working life of your air conditioning system is by hosing down its external coils.

The external coils or air conditioners can also accumulate dust and debris, and failing to clean them is like failing to replace the air filters. Dirty external coils will compromise the performance and longevity of your air conditioning system. If it remains unattended, it may lead your cooling system to breakdown.

 

3. Let it rest

An air conditioner that’s running all day long without rest tends to wear and tear quickly. Same goes to other electronic devices. They produce heat inside them while operating, and continuous heat can cause them to wear out.

This may seem easier said than done, especially if you’ll do this in summer, but giving your air conditioning unit a rest will help lengthen its life span. You may take advantage of the cooler times of the day like in the evening. Open your windows and enjoy the natural breeze of the night.

Let it have a rest and you’ll see its significant effect on the air conditioner’s performance and longevity.

 

4. Keep the air ducts clean

Keeping the air ducts of your air conditioning system is also another way of lengthening its life. The air ducts are the one who pushes the cool air inside your home. If these ducts are blocked with dirt and debris, the whole unit will need to work harder just to keep your home cool.

Unless these ducts are regularly kept clean and free from obstructions, it may shorten the life of your system and eventually breakdown.

 

5. Wipe out the exterior

Do you still remember how your air conditioner looked when it was new? Well, your unit can keep that look with just a simple trick.

The secret is to always wipe off dust and debris on the exterior of your air conditioning unit. Just get a soft cloth, warm water, and a little amount of detergent. Mix the detergent and warm water in a spray bottle and use that solution when you clean your unit.

When you do this constantly, you’re removing the dust and debris that can clog the air filters. As a result, your unit can serve you better for a longer time.

 

6. Get the compressor regularly checked by a professional

Compressors play an important role in processing the hot and cold air blown by your indoor unit. Over time, it’s pump oil level may deplete and if it’s not monitored, the compressor will not work properly and can be damaged.

Therefore, getting it regularly checked by a professional air conditioning technician is a must. Let a professional check the pump oil level of the compressor and refill it as needed.

Getting it regularly checked can also help in spotting oil leaks and drain moisture in the tank. As a result, it can be immediately fixed before the damage becomes big.

 

These are just a few things you can do to lengthen the working life of your air conditioning system. But hey, we have more for you!

Watch out for our part 2. We’ll show you the other easy ways you can do to help lengthen your air conditioning system with you.