7 Signs it’s Time For a New Air Conditioner

During an Aussie summer, we rely on a few important things – sunscreen, a hat, an esky to keep our beverage of choice chilled while out and about, and at home, our air conditioning unit. An air conditioner can make life comfortable when temperatures climb… but how do you know when you can no longer […]

Queensland weather: State in for hot wet summer after record-breaking winter

HEALTH authorities are warning people in southeast Queensland to avoid being outside during the hottest parts of the day as temperatures soar above September averages. The Queensland Ambulance Service is urging people to “plan your day around the heat” and avoid being outdoors between 10am and 3pm. “If you don’t have air-con at home consider […]

9 Air Conditioning Tips To Beat The Brisbane Summer Heat

We all like to be cool in summer and warm in winter and an air conditioner seems the perfect solution. However with rising energy concerns and more encouragement for people to be seen as ‘green’ it can be difficult to find the right balance. Here at Service Central we’ve found a few good tips so that you […]

How To Use Your Air Conditioner This Summer

Temperatures expected to reach above 40 degrees in Sydney today, so here’s some advice to keep you from melting into a puddle. It may be tempting to crank the air-con up high and keep your house at sub-arctic temperatures until the weather outside finally cools down, but it’s worth thinking about the impact that’s going […]

Your Buyers Guide to Choosing the Best Air Conditioner

As the temperature rises, cool down with a brand-name air conditioner. Split-system, reverse-cycle models are quiet and effective. Air Conditioner Terminology Confused by the language? A split system refers to a unit comprised of two parts – one is attached to the internal wall of your home, while the other is fixed to the exterior […]

Things to Consider when buying an Air Conditioner

On a sticky summer day, there’s nothing like waving a magic wand, er, remote control, and transforming warm air into icy-cool air. Or indeed, the reverse: filling your home with comfy warm air on a chilly winter’s day. This wizardry can be achieved with the addition of an air conditioner, and this guide will help […]

8 Tips to Cut Down your Airconditioning Cost

Australian families could save more than $700 on their energy bills by reducing their airconditioning habits this summer, a national survey reveals. Two-thirds of Australians who have airconditioning are guilty of bad habits  such as leaving it on when they leave the house or to cool the kitchen while using the oven, the energy plan comparison site Mozo found. Mozo […]

Life Hacker’s Tips on How to Beat the Aussie Heat

Ensure you stay cool with our comprehensive roundup of heat-beating tips, covering everything from how to use air conditioning more effectively to what to cook that won’t overheat you and how to make the most of your time. Cooling Tactics Ask LH: How Can I Beat The Heat? Dear Lifehacker, Since it is scorching hot […]

More Air Conditioner Usage As the Heat Rises

With temperatures starting to climb, it’s time to think about how we will stay cool this summer. The stakes are getting higher when it comes to hot weather. As the Australian Medical Association has warned, heat is a “silent killer”, and we lose more Australians each year to heat than the annual road toll. Heatwaves […]

Tips on How to Enjoy Big Comfort and Small Electricity Bills

Winter is here! Despite many Australians opting not to heat their homes to the point of complete comfort, many of us nevertheless will soon receive a nasty surprise when the energy bills arrive. With Australia’s historically cheap energy, old housing stock in many areas, mild climate and frequent emphasis on low building costs, many homes […]