How air conditioning improves your health

 

Improves comfort levels and reduces stress levels

 

Have the optimal temperature in any environment has proven to raise comfort levels and reduce stress levels. This is because having your air con at the perfect temperature has a calming effect because you’re not constantly thinking “oh god it’s so cold!” or “Jeezus it’s boiling in here!” There are no arguments on changing the temperature and you are able to solely focus on your task and stop overthinking therefore reducing your level of stress. If you are unsure of what the optimal temperature of your air con is suppose to be then you can follow the general rule of thumb which is that the temperature should be unnoticeable to you and everyone else in the room.

 

Reduces the presence of insects and parasites

 

Generally parasites and insects thrive off of warm and humid environments in order to develop. Therefore, by having a properly air conditioned environment these insects and parasites would rarely develop because of the coolness of the air conditioning, and even if they do happen to have developed and laid eggs before dying off then they would be less likely to even hatch.

 

Reduces the risk of dehydration

 

Whenever you are working on something or doing anything important you sometimes do forget to go have some water which can lead to dehydration. Partner this with sweating either due to stress or the physical nature of your task then dehydration can come about even quicker. By having a properly air conditioned environment you can reduce the level of sweating because you are being kept cool and therefore also reduces the likelihood of you becoming dehydrated.

 

Helps exclude external allergens

 

All air conditioners have filters inside them that filter out allergens and dust found in your home, office or building. Having a well air conditioned environment means that these units will be able to more effectively pick up the common allergens and particles that we cannot see in our air. However, it is also important to note that regular maintenance and cleaning of these units will also increase the effectiveness of the air conditioners filters.

 

Renews and improves air quality

 

As stated in the previous point by having the well conditioned environment where the units are maintained and cleaned drastically improves the air quality of this area. These benefits are mainly important for anyone who would suffer from respiratory conditions, people with allergies to airborne particulates, people living in areas subject to a lot of air quality issues, people with limited mobility and people who suffer from sinus and similar infuriating conditions.

Removes fumes and odors

 

 

​A bad smell is unpleasant enough by itself, but it’s often also an indicator of a deeper and more serious problem – stale air, fumes, carelessly stored cleaning chemicals. All of these things can have an effect on health if they permeate the air and it is allowed to become stagnant. An efficient air conditioning system will help remove these fumes and odors from the affected area.

Why you should let professionals install your air con

There are many reasons why should choose to hire a professional to install your air conditioning unit, much like the professionals we have at Camtec. The main reason why you should opt for a professional installation is that licensed installers must legally follow a mandated set of standards. This means they have to do the job properly, and if it isn’t you are fully protected by your warranty and the law.

Other reasons why you should hire a professional are:

 

Your system will be installed securely and in the right location- 

There’s nothing worse than a dodgy job, so by hiring a professional air conditioning technician to install your system you can be rest assured that they have the experience and knowledge to securely install your unit but also ensure it is installed in the right and best location. There are many factors that a technician would factor in to ensure your system operates to its fullest; some of the things that they would consider would be where would people usually sit or sleep, at what height to install it and also what rooms to install your system in and much more. They not only take into account how that specific system is designed but also your lifestyle and what suits you and the structure of your building and rooms.

 

There will be no damage to the system from improper handling or wiring-

Let’s face it some of these units are heavy and massive, and when installing an air con they are usually put up high. This means the chances of dropping and damaging your unit is extremely high; but if you have a professional install it they will have both the professional tools necessary and it will be covered under the labor warranty of that company (so if they break something, they have to pay for it). Not only that but  a lot of damage can occur from improper wiring when the installation is being done, generally because your mate who you asked to help put it in has no idea about the intricacies of the unit and the wiring knowledge from years  of experience and training.

You will get the most out of your system-

By letting a technician install your air conditioning system you know that they are held to a certain standard and means it definitely will be installed correctly, the no fuss or Huss from a professional installation means there should be no damage or faults when the unit is put in meaning that the life of your unit will be longer and you will get the most out of your system.

Your warranty will be valid-

As mentioned previously all installations should be covered under the installation companies warranty in case they break something or do actually install it incorrectly. However, there is also the unit’s warranty that came when you may have purchased the system from a retailer, and in some cases this warranty could be voided if you installed it yourself. Meaning even if there is a fault with the unit you may have to pay a 100% of the cost to get it repaired or buy a new one.

 

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Life Before Air Conditioning

Life before air conditioning- ways we used to have to keep cool in summer

 

Where would we be today without our air conditioners and really any modern day appliance? We are so lucky that we can just flick a switch or push a button and have instant temperature controlled rooms; but there was life before our air cons and here are some of the ways people use to keep cool in the summer.

 

  • Underground homes

 

This method is still used even today in Australia, by living underground people could escape the heat and the sun using the natural cooling effects of the earth’s layers. Coober Pedy is one of the main areas in Australia that utilises this technique; this area of sprawling Opal mines has a desert climate without many areas of shade. A common day would be around 36 degrees and around 42 degrees during January their hottest month, no wonder these guys needed to start living underground.

 

  • Rooms with high ceilings

 

Architecture played a massive role in traditional home cooling, as we know all heat rises so many older building you see will have high ceilings. This meant that majority of the rooms were cooler during the day, and is usually used for things such as offices and warehouses especially in hot climates like we have in Australia.

 

  • Front porchFront-Porch

 

If you didn’t have a home with tall ceilings the next best option would be to have a front porch. This way people could get outside in the breeze, while staying out of the sun and remain at home. They were also great for socialising in the summer with family and friends.

 

  • Arizona wet sheets/ wet laundry in doorways

 

Arizona is a state in America comprised of large deserts, but they did come up with some interesting ways to beat the heat. Arizona wet sheets are exactly what the name implies, during summer residents would wet their bed sheets with cold water and just sleep in the wet beds. Other similar options were to also put wet laundry in the hallways which acts as a natural source of coolness.

 

  • Middle eastern wind towers

 

This is one of the most intricate ways people use to cool down their homes and buildings. In places like Saudi Arabia and Qatar where it is always hot residents would build extravagant towers that harnessed the winds current using physics to push the wind through and down the tower, cooling the bottom of the structure where people would live or work. How amazing is that!

 

  • Water fountains/troughs

 

Now I am not talking about our current type of water fountains, I am talking about the old fashion water troughs that used to be in public places like parks before they were replaced with what we have today. These troughs were not only used for drinking but were usually large enough for groups of people to be able to cool their heads by dunking them in the water.

 

  • Ice blocks

 

During winter people would harvest and store ice blocks in preparation for summer. They would be taken from places such as frozen over lakes and stored in natural cool buildings called ice houses (after all this was way before refrigeration). These large blocks of ice could they be distributed to the public for use including drinking the cold water off of them.

Students & Teacher

How proper air conditioning can help students perform better

 

There is nothing harder than trying to focus in the sweltering heat or in the freezing cold where all you think about is that “I just really want to get out of this room.” It is a fact that comfort plays a fundamental role on our ability to focus which is why having the proper air conditioning facilities for students is so important.

If the air in a room is cold and comfortable we would spend more of our mental energy on the task at hand, this is especially true for students who may be under pressure from looming exams, tests or assignments.  Let’s face it we have all been a student and understand the constant willpower it needs to continue to not only focus and listen to the lesson but to also take it in and fully grasp it. So any way we can improve this should be the top priority for schools.

However this also does not just apply to schools but also parents with their homes. All students get homework or like to review a lesson at home which is also where a lot of the re-learning and studying takes place, it is as important to be in a comfortable environment at school as it is at home. So if you have children ensuring you have the most appropriate air conditioning system can drastically improve their retention and grasp of what they are learning or studying.

If we look at an American study by Cornell University on productivity of employees they found that when temperatures were low (so 20 degrees or lower) employees made 44% more mistakes than those in rooms with the optimal room temperature (25 degrees). They also found that those who were in the warmer room (at the optimal temperature) showed that they were more happy to be there and showed much more enthusiasm, so we can see how the proper temperature can have the same positive effects on students.

So the big question is what is the best temperature to have in rooms? Well science determines that room temperatures can be anywhere between 24-25 degrees in summer and 17-19 degrees on winter, by following this range you can also reduce the costs of running your unit.

At Camtec our licensed air conditioning technicians understand the proper investment needed in air conditioners and realise the massive benefits that occur from using the correct type of system to suite your needs whether you are a teacher in school or a parent at home.  For instance if you have a large property with multiple rooms it would be best to purchase a ducted air conditioning unit that can reach multiple rooms at once; if you have a smaller property that only has few rooms you can invest in getting split systems which are easy to install and are used for individual rooms. Each of these have their positives and negatives but investing time or asking an air conditioning professional like us at Camtec  can ensure that your students or children have the best chance to learn.

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AIR CONDITIONING MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST

Dollar Photo ClubAs an Air-conditioner installer and repairer at Camtec we always recommend our customers to do regular maintenance on all their home appliances, especially their air cons. When regular cleaning and maintenance are not done on your AC units harmful bacteria and other materials can build up in your unit and pump them back into the air affecting you and anyone else who lives with you, not only that but it can drastically reduce the effectiveness of your unit. The best and easiest way to ensure this doesn’t happen is to follow our extremely easy air conditioning maintenance checklist.

This list covers all the important areas to look at when cleaning large AC units in any home or office:

 

  • Condenser Coil- Your condenser is generally at the back of your unit and needs to be cleaned regularly. A dirty condenser coil raises the refrigerant pressure higher than needed and therefore increases your electric bill.
  • Refrigerant charge- This component of your unit is checked by superheat/subcooling method and gen erally it would be best to get it checked by a professional. If this is not checked it can increase operating costs up to 30% and an improper charge can cause the compressor to shut down.
  • Controls and safeties- A quick inspection or test does the job, as controls and safeties that do not functions properly are the more common reasons for an increase in operating costs and other components failure.
  • Relays and contactors- Ensuring that there are no worn contacts or loose wire connections can prevent motor or compressor failure which is the main outcome of these faulted parts.
  • Crankcase Heater- Is an electrical component in a compressor of an air conditioner, and faults with these parts generally lead to compressor failure.
  • Unit’s wiring- By physically checking and making sure no wires are worn or loose can prevent issues such motor, control or compressor failure. So be sure to check all the wires inside your unit, especially if it is housed outside.
  • Temperature and Pressures- When testing your unit keep an accurate record of your equipment data, things such as temperature levels and pressure levels, by doing this you can identify any potential  problems with your unit.
  • Capacitors- Bad capacitors generally lead to compressor and motor failure, so regularly testing can ensure your unit runs more smoothly during summer.
  • Unit disconnect- A disconnect is the fuse box for your air con and contains the controls or the main energy supplier of the air conditioner. If a worn or ever-heated disconnect blows fuses it can be dangerous to you and your home.
  • Belts and pulleys-  Loose belts and worn pulleys decrease air flow, increase operating costs and shorten the compressor’s life.
  • Air filter- A restricted air filter can cause your air conditioning unit to waste energy and shorten the compressor’s life due to dust build up.
  • Thermostat- You should check and calibrate your thermostat every year, as issues with this component cause the unit to run longer than necessary and increase usage costs.

 

We hope this checklist helps and shows how much care a unit needs. If you would like to get your air conditioner serviced you can stay online or give us a call on 08 6258 0000. Air-Conditioner-Service

How Air Conditioning Improved Employee Productivity by 30%

Making sure employees are not only comfortable but also healthy is one of the most important parts of being an employer. Getting the best air conditioner for your office is a positive step forward in making sure that happens. Simple things such as caring for your unit or even adjusting the temperature can make a world of difference to the health and happiness of your employees.

Common health issues

Employees that work in an office building are often more prone to health problems due to inadequate air conditioning systems. The most common issue is known as Sick Building Syndrome, which is a respiratory condition. Even minor irritations such as dry eyes can take their toll on work productivity and result in more sick days. A good quality air conditioning system that’s regularly maintained can prevent these health problems from occurring. Partner with the right service provider with expertise in air conditioning maintenance like us at Camtec.

Maintaining stable temperatures

Optimum thermal comfort is when the temperature goes unnoticed. Air conditioning is a crucial element of maintaining the correct balance. While a few degrees above or below the ideal temperature may not sound like much, it can make a huge difference. Experts state that increasing or lowering the temperature by just 2% can result in a 10% productivity loss.

Employer responsibility

As an employer, it’s your responsibility to ensure your employees are comfortable and safe in the workspace. There’s only so far discipline can take you and if you truly want to maximise productivity, increase profits and get more out of your business, investing in good quality air conditioning could be all that it takes.

Be comfortable and save money

Making sure to keep an eye on your air cons temperature does not only help keep your employees happy and healthy but they can also save you money in that you are not wasting energy on high temperature settings on your unit. Experts say that setting your air conditioner between 27 to 19 degrees in winter and 24 to 25 degrees in summer is the perfect range to follow to ensure a cool and happy workplace.

Selecting an air conditioning system

There is a wide selection of different units to choose from, each with their own positives and negatives. While a smaller, more portable unit is okay for a 1-2 person office, it wouldn’t suffice in a larger space. However, fully integrated air conditioning systems can cost a lot of money. In addition, maintenance costs should also be taken into account. In most circumstances a professional air conditioning specialist, such as Camtec, will be required to clean the system and ensure it’s running smoothly.

Overall, installing air conditioning is an investment, not an expense, as over time the costs will pay for themselves and boost profits.

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3 questions to ask before any Air con service

Are you in need of an air conditioner installation for either commercial, industrial or a home property? In any case, you need highly qualified professionals to do the job.

Aside from professional services, you also need to consider a few things before finalising your decision. These will help you in getting the most out of the service and ensure you will experience comfort even long after the installation.

Here are the 3 questions you need to ask when it comes to AC installation:

1. Is it affordable? (both the air conditioning units and service)

Price plays a huge factor when it comes to products and services. All things being equal, the one with the lower price usually wins.

In addition, you deserve to get the best value out of your money. For instance at Camtec we provide quality guaranteed services with competitive pricing backed by our years of knowledge and experience.

Its also best to get a great quality unit even though it may cost more but could save you so much more down the track! However always have a budget in mind because you can still get great quality units at affordable prices. After all you don’t want to get a really expensive unit and then not be able to afford to get it installed.

2. What’s the warranty duration and coverage?

This is one of the critical questions to ask. That’s because the warranty duration and coverage often say a lot about an AC unit’s durability and reliability.

For instance, you can find AC units that include a 5-year Parts & Labour Warranty. That’s actually generous. It also means that the company is confident about the unit (the AC will perform well for years).

However, you should read the details or ask the company about the warranty. This way, you’ll know what to expect. Also some retail stores provide an extended warranty which also demonstrates that they also back the quality and reliability of the unit.

3. What type of air con do I need?

The most common question we get here at Camtec is “what’s the best air con for me?” This is a very important question to ask that can save you a lot of money and effort later on.

The type of layout and space of your property will heavily influence what type of unit you should get; for instance if you have a large space or open planned layout then getting a ducted system is the best choice for you. These units use ducts in the ceiling to push air all throughout the building and although can be more costly can cool multiple rooms at once and give a seamless high quality look.

Split systems are more common in smaller buildings where you would only want to cool a single room at a time, they are powerful, cost effective and are easier to install than the ducted system. So it’s important to not only understand your budget but what will work best for your property.

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It’s good to keep in mind those 3 questions when you’re about to choose a company when buying an AC unit or looking for air conditioning servicing and repair.

If you have other questions in mind, you can give us a call or stay online and get quick quote.

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WHAT AIR CON SHOULD I GET? WHAT’S THE BEST AIR CON FOR ME?

Living in Perth or Australia is great but the heat does get to you which means your air conditioner is very important when the summer sun gets to boiling point. Installing air conditioners into your property requires an air conditioning service company that understands your needs for both domestic and commercial air conditioning in Perth properties, if you are having trouble on deciding what air conditioning services you need read below!

When choosing the right air con for your home or business it basically comes down to one decision; ducted or split system? Each has their own pros and cons and understanding these will help you make the best and most affordable decision for your residential or commercial property.

Split system air conditioning

Having a split system means that there are individual air conditioning units in each room. Now many believe that these systems cost more however they have been proven to be cheaper and more affordable in both their purchase price and actually running the unit. Having a split system allows you to only cool a singular room or space at a time. However these systems are designed for small to medium areas (about 10m2- 90m2) so if you a have a small home or office these would be the best choice. One downside though is that if you have a lot of rooms you will need an individual unit for every space you want to control the temperature. They are harder to install in places such as kitchens and bathrooms, so if you’re cooking up a roast or family meal you may have to suffer through the heat.

  • Cost effective/ efficient
  • Easily installed
  • Best for small to medium sized  buildings or spaces

Ductedconfused-person Air conditioning     

Ducted air conditioning is where a series of ducts are placed in the roof leading to multiple rooms or locations in a building; each duct connects to a central internal fan coil in the roof. These units are best for cooling down entire buildings or for large spaces like offices or big homes. These units do take longer to install and are more costly however they have a lot more power than the split system and are able to cool multiple rooms or individual areas all at once through a thermostat and zone controller installed on the wall. This system is the most manageable and effective air con solution. However one main downside is that some buildings may not be able to accommodate ducted systems, these systems require a large amount of roof space and small homes and building may not have enough room for the unit and multiple ducts.

  • Best for large spaces
  • More powerful solution
  • Can cool multiple areas

 

 

Each system has their drawbacks and positives what’s important when deciding on your unit is understanding your needs, your budget and the size of your building. As a leading service repairer and installer Camtec understands your needs so if you need a quote or just some more advice give us a call, drop by or contact us online!