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119 Graham St., Wonthaggi.
Phone 5672 1027
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Shop 2/65A Back Beach Road, San Remo 5678 5190
After hours commercial breakdown
ARC Authorisation No: AU22840
Servicing Phillip Island & surrounding areas
We don’t just install, we look after you...
Commercial & domestic Refrigeration & Airconditioning.
Licensed split system installer, sales, installation and
service of all major brands.
Rick North is a fully qualified refrigeration and
airconditioning technician with over 25 years in the trade.
Rick also provides after sales service and is an authorised
service agent for Daikin, Mitsubishi Electric and Fujitsu.
Free in home survey
Fast and reliable service
26a McBride Avenue, Wonthaggi 5672 3992
17–19 Langham Drv, Korumburra 5655 2399
Supply, installation, servicing heating and
cooling systems in Gippsland for over 30 years
SUMMER IS HERE!
LET US KEEP YOU COOL!
Home visit with proven ideas to increase comfort all
year based on energy facts not sales spin.
Not selling products or energy,
completely independent advice.
Practical inexpensive ideas for big savings
tailored for your home.
CALL ECONERGY 0412 019 716
or 5672 2424
Keep cool this summer
Energy saving tips about
your air conditioner
YOU can save hundreds of dol-
lars a year by making some sim-
ple changes to the way you oper-
ate your air conditioner. Here are
a few tips that night help:
• Shut windows and external
doors when operating the air con-
• Minimise the area being cooled
or heated by shutting doors to un-
• Regularly clean filters.
• Locate the external section of
the air conditioner (compressor)
away from direct sunlight, and
with good air flow around it.
• Set the thermostat between 24
and 27°C .
• Reduce the amount of heat
entering the building by shad-
ing windows and walls, insulat-
ing ceilings and walls and sealing
• Open up windows and exter-
nal doors if the outside tempera-
ture is lower than the inside tem-
perature, instead of using the air
When selecting an air
conditioner, look for:
• Programmable timer and ther-
Set your air conditioner at the
highest temperature setting at
which you still feel cool enough,
25oC is usually adequate.
Each 1°C increase of the ther-
mostat setting will save about
10% on your energy usage.
Movement sensors, which
reduce power and energy usage
when the room is unoccupied.
• “Set-back” and “sleep” modes
that automatically adjust thermo -
• Economy settings.
• Multi-speed fans.
• Adjustable and rotating lou-
• Remote thermostats and con-
• Inverter technology.
Saving energy when
using air conditioners
There are some simple things
you can do to save energy when
using an air conditioner:
• Install the air conditioner (or
outdoor unit of a split system) on
the shady side of the building (or
shade the air conditioner itself);
make sure the air flow around it
• The temperature of a heated
room in winter should be between
18-21°C while the temperature of
a cooled room in summer should
be about 23-26°C (remember the
humidity indoors will be low, so it
will feel cooler).
The temperature should be
checked after the air conditioner
has been operating for 30 min-
• When a hot day is expected,
turn on the air conditioner early
rather than wait till the building
becomes hot (it operates more ef-
ficiently when the outside air tem-
perature is cooler).
Keep windows and doors
closed when using a refrigera-
tive air conditioner (evaporative
air conditioners require some air
Close blinds or shutters on hot
summer days and cold winter
Outdoor shading of windows in
summer is most effective.
• If the machine has adjustable
louvres, adjust them towards the
ceiling when cooling, and towards
the floor when heating (as cool air
falls, hot air rises).
• Follow the manufacturer’s in-
structions for filter cleaning.
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