We recommend operating on 22 degrees in winter and 24 degrees in summer. Every degree that you increase in winter or decrease in summer changes your energy use by 10%.
Reverse cycle systems are refrigerated systems with a reversing valve that changes the direction the refrigerant gas travels in your system. In cooling mode, hot air is pumped outside, and in heating mode the hot air is pumped inside. These systems also have a dry mode to remove moisture from humid air, and a fan mode, which is great for circulating and cleaning air on milder days. Find out more about reverse cycle air conditioning here.
This is the ultimate air conditioning system providing total comfort throughout your whole home. We customise the reverse cycle air conditioning system to meet your needs, with a variety of diffusion options and advanced zone (comfort) control options. The indoor unit and flexible ductwork is concealed above the ceiling. Conditioned air is delivered to each room through a ceiling vent. The condensing unit is outside in a suitable location.
All Stinson Air & Solar premium ducted reverse cycle systems have a Purtech triple layered electrostatic filter installed as standard. These filters catch up to 30% more dust particles than standard single layered filters. The Daikin range of wall mounted split systems and air purifiers are the only systems endorsed by the National Asthma Council of Australia. Their excellent multiple air filtration systems are fantastic at expelling microscopic dust particles and odours and deactivating air borne bacteria and viruses.
Wall mounted split systems can be installed almost anywhere with no need for ductwork. They provide air conditioning to a single zone and are available in cooling only or reverse cycle. We select a system to suit your room size and décor. We would love to show you our range of awesome options including very sleek designs to compliment the coolest interiors. We can also recommend WiFi enabled systems controllable from anywhere. Find out more about split system air conditioning here.
The team at Stinson Air & Solar can show you lots of other options as part of our complimentary air conditioning design consultation. These include: evaporative air conditioning, ceiling cassettes, floor mounted split systems, mini bulkhead ducted systems, air purifiers, commercial ventilation systems and many more. Contact us to discuss your options.
Multi head split systems provide air conditioning in multiple zones, without the need for ceiling space and ductwork. Domestic and light commercial settings can have up to 9 indoor units connected to one outdoor unit. High end residential and commercial VRV applications can have up to 64 indoor units per outdoor unit. These economical systems save space and improve outdoor aesthetics. Customise your indoor units to suit; for example a quiet low capacity unit for a small bedroom and a higher capacity unit for a living room. Choose from a range of indoor units: high wall split, floor splits, ceiling cassettes, ducted, mini bulkhead ducted and more
HVAC is an acronym which stands for Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning. HVAC is a term that generally applies to the type of equipment in a commercial application. The term HVAC is often applied to encompass the entire mechanical needs of a commercial situation. An example might be an office building that has air conditioning and heating needs as well as toilet exhausts, fresh air systems, bin storage ventilation and carpark exhaust systems.
Fixed speed ducted air conditioning delivers a fixed amount of cooling and heating. On start up, power increases gradually to 100% capacity. The system cycles off once the set point is reached.
Regular air conditioning maintenance will improve energy efficiency. We recommend having your air conditioner serviced a minimum of every 12 months for residential and 6 months for commercial. Here are some home maintenance you can do in between your services:
‘My Air’ Series 5 gives you customised remote control of your air conditioning system and much more from your smartphone, tablet or computer. You can even install motion sensors in up to 10 zones depending on the degree of fingertip temperature control you prefer. My Air sensors detect an empty room and reduce the airflow to save energy. As if that isn’t cool enough, you can operate all your WiFi controlled household systems though a My Air 5 Home Hub – reticulation, intercom, lighting etc. AND you can also stream music, check the weather, download a recipe and so on and on. My Air 5 is the ultimate in tech savvy household and climate control. Find out more here.
Inverters make your system more efficient. They maintain constant room temperatures, reach desired temperatures faster and operate more quietly. We recommend top quality Daikin inverter systems.
Here are our top tips for controlling and taking advantage of draughts:
Consider reverse cycle air conditioning over portable gas. Reverse cycle systems cost approximately half the price of gas to heat the same sized room. The heat loss or gain required for gas systems reduces your star rating by about one star in many homes. If your building contract includes a gas bayonet, install it in the alfresco area for a patio heater.
There are lots of ways to build an eco friendly home that still keeps you cool and warm efficiently. Here are some of our top tips:
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Solar cells, also called photovoltaic (PV) cells by scientists, convert sunlight directly into electricity. PV gets its name from the process of converting light (photons) to electricity (voltage), which is called ‘the PV effect.
We have a whole page dedicated to helping you answer this. Please see What size solar system do i need?
A typical grid-connected system consists of solar panels that convert sunlight into DC electricity. This will then be fed to your inverter, which will convert the DC electricity into the AC electricity your household appliances use. You will also require a bi-directional electricity meter, which records the electricity usage taken from and sent back to the grid, and a mounting system, which will connect your solar panels to your roof.
Generally you will only need approval in strata titled complexes where need approval from the body corporate or in heritage listed buildings that may require council approval. We handle the Synergy or Western Power approvals or applications for you.
No, solar panels can be installed on roofs facing anywhere from due East to due West, North is generally first preference if available, however a well-designed system will allow for maximum solar production for your home.
Most roofs have a tilt, however slight pitch or tilting frames can be installed if the roof is not angled enough. As a minimum we recommend a slight pitch to assist in water runoff, which will aid in self cleaning. After the consultation we can discuss the appropriate solution for your home.
Batteries can be added to existing rooftop solar systems, though you need to keep in mind that often upgrades to your existing install and inverter will need to take place for this to happen. There are some exciting battery technologies coming. Recent research indicates that while over 80% of customers enquire about battery storage, in reality less than 5% of consumers currently purchase. The reason behind this is that in most situations it just doesn’t stack up financially. This will change dramatically in coming years, battery technology and the costs to produce it are coming down… watch this space!
There are many factors that can influence the amount of energy that your solar system will produce, these include, but are not limited to: The amount of overcast weather and the time of the year. The middle of summer days are longer so there is increased potential for greater production Shading can have a dramatic effect on electricity production. It is important for potential shade impacts, such as trees and other houses, to be analysed during the design process. We have all the right tools to assist with this! Roof Pitch and Panel Orientation will affect your system’s output. Our team can help advise the optimum pitch and orientation to suit your home or business.
A solar feed-in tariff is a rate paid for electricity that is fed back into the electricity grid from a designated renewable electricity generation source such as a rooftop solar panel system.
If you’re looking to invest in a rooftop solar system, you will be entitled to a financial incentive (a rebate) on your purchase via the Australian government’s Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme. The financial incentive is issued in the form of a Small-Scale Technology Certificate, commonly referred to as an STC. Each STC carries a monetary value. When you purchase a rooftop solar system, you’ll be issued with a certain number of STCs based on the size of your system size and the location where it is to be installed. The total value of these certificates equate to your solar rebate. At Stinson Air & Solar, we'll deduct the price of the financial incentive or rebate from your system and deal with the paperwork involved in applying for this incentive on your behalf.
Yes but depending on the age and installation of your existing install you may be required to replace some parts of the installation. The inverter can remain only if the size can support excess panels.
The short answer, yes. That being said, depending on the size of the system you install, you will get credited for any excess electricity that you feed back into the grid. If this exceeds your usage, then you will receive a credit from your electricity provider.
You will need a new meter if your current one is the old single direction spinning disc type. If you require a new meter, the charges are very reasonable and will be added to your next electricity bill. Speak to our team and we will advise the procedure and estimated costs that your electricity provider will charge
When the details of the most appropriate system to suit your needs and budget are decided, we will contact your electricity provider and Western Power to request authority to install the system. Once approval has been granted, we arrange an installation date that suits you. This usually happens within 2-3 weeks. Our team complete the installation on schedule, using our highly experienced, qualified installers. We even complete all required paperwork to ensure compliance. All that is left is for you to make adjustments to your energy usage habits to ensure you get maximum benefit from your new system and wait in anticipation to see how much you can save on your future energy bills! There are dozens more FAQs that we could include, but we don’t want to send you off to sleep! If there is anything else you would like to know, please ask. We would love to speak with you. If we don’t have all the answers (our industry evolves at lightning speed!), we will do our best to find out the answer for you.