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5 Things You Need To Know Before Buying A Diesel Generator

Generators are indispensable for the smooth operation of construction sites and infrastructure projects. Without them, it’s almost impossible to even start construction work that requires electricity. However, getting the appropriate generator can be daunting, especially if it’s your first time buying one.

 

5 Things You Need To Know Before Buying A Diesel Generator

 

You must know these 5 things before buying a diesel generator. Make sure to focus and put them into your considerations.

 

Size: Does it have sufficient load to support your appliances?

When it comes to getting the right diesel generator, choosing the correct size is of absolute importance. It should be able to support even the starting current load required by your appliances. Otherwise, if it is based only on the motor’s running load and not on the application, then overloading and underloading can occur; which can also later on deteriorate the generator’s life.

 

How do you choose the right size of diesel generator?

To determine the right size of a diesel generator, it’s better to take the total kVA ratings or load required for the application where the generator is going to be used. With this, the generator will be able to meet the overall running and operating load of the application, motors, and transformers.

Do you need help in calculating the right kVA that will suit your application needs? Let us help you. Talk to us.

 

FUEL EFFICIENCY AND AUTONOMY

Choose a generator that can operate while consuming less fuel. For this reason, we have selected diesel generators with proven fuel cost savings, just like Perkins. They have been taking a holistic approach to fuel economy by working collaboratively with OEM’s so they can target improvements in their:

  • Core machine design
  • Driver input
  • Hydraulics set up
  • Cab lay-out

Choose your diesel generator from our list. Or call us on 0409 368 754.

 

CONTROL SYSTEMS AND POWER MANAGEMENT

An ideal control system will have a variety of features to provide better utilisation of the power plant while giving a quality overview of the application’s process. Some of these include:

  • Remotely start and program the machine
  • Display warnings (e.g low fuel and/or other performance issues)
  • Deliver a wide range of analysis data

You will also find generators today that are installed with a power management system (PMS) which can be easily run through plug-and-play. This makes them perfect for rental applications that need easy and rapid configuration.

 

PMS also offers the following:

  • Avoid engine damage from operating with low load levels.
  • Start and stop units with corresponding increase and/or decrease of load.
  • Optimise the fuel consumption and the performance of the generator in parallel load demand.

 

With these features, you can ensure that the generator will have a long and efficient work life.

 

DURABILITY AND MODULAR CAPABILITY

 

Did it undergo proper testing?

Is it made from robust materials?

Can it handle extreme wear and tear?

 

Purchasing a generator is a big and expensive investment; therefore, it’s best to ensure that it’s durable and can last long. We best recommend preferring to ask for a test run to see if all components are aligned and perform well.

 

Aside from being durable, does the generator have a modular capability?

 

Even if you just need one generator at the moment, asking about its modular capability can surely pay you off in the future. It’ll be best to know if it can work with another unit in case a modular power plant set-up is needed.

There are various benefits of having a modular generator such as enhancing equipment reliability. If one of the generators unfortunately fails, there are still other units that can work on.

 

Conclusion

Are you looking for a high-quality generator with all the necessary features like these? Air Conditioning Whitsundays got different types of diesel generators that fit your application’s requirement. Check out our diesel generators gallery to see what we can provide you.

5 Most Energy-Efficient Ways of Using Your Air Conditioner at Home

With the subtropical climate we have at Whitsunday Islands, most of us resort to running our air conditioner non-stop. Although this can relieve the heat and discomfort, it has a blow to our electric bills. Therefore, it is important to learn a trick or two to save energy while using your air conditioner at home. Here, we listed five efficient ways to use your air conditioner you probably haven’t heard of.

5 Most Energy-Efficient Ways of Using Your Air Conditioner at Home

 

Settle for Limiting Humidity in Favourable Level

When we hear the word humidity, what comes to mind is:

  • Heat
  • Discomfort
  • Irritation

But the fact is we need a level of humidity to feel comfortable, which is neither too cold nor too hot. When we run our air conditioner on max, we are decreasing the humidity level beyond the comfortable degree. This is why we feel discomfort when staying in a room with a very low temperature.

Aside from causing discomfort, running your AC to its max is not energy-efficient. The longer you have the AC on, and the lower the temperature is set, the more energy your unit consumes. The key here is to settle for a limiting humidity to a favourable degree, 18-21 degree Celsius will be enough.

 

Avoid using the auto mode

At first, it may appear that the auto mode feature is convenient, but you’ll soon realize that it’s not because it consumes more energy.

When the air conditioner is set in its auto mode, it works to ensure the room maintains a constant temperature. As a result, you are automating your aircon to heat up your room when the temperature drops and cool it back again when it gets warm.

 

Make use of the timer features

Running the air conditioner when no one is in the room or at the coolest part of the day is a waste of electricity. It is one of the reasons your energy bill blows up. So for a more efficient use of your AC, you can set the timer feature to ensure that it only turns on when people are indoors or about to get home.

 

Avoid the use of heat-emitting appliances

Several factors lead to excess heat in your house. Limiting the use of such contributors to excess heat is one means of keeping your indoor cool without causing the air conditioner to work at maximum. Should you need to use the oven or dishwasher or iron clothes, try to postpone these activities until nighttime when the temperature normally drops.

 

Have your air conditioner regularly serviced

You will see a difference in the energy bill if you deal with a well-maintained air conditioner as opposed to one that has been ignored. Having your unit tested once a year will save your air conditioner from a lot of wear and tear, not to mention lower your energy cost.

Do you need a reliable HVAC technician to service your air conditioner at home? Send us a message today!

Why You Should Get an Automatic Changeover Switch for Your Generator

In the event of a power outage, someone in your house or workplace must turn the manual switch for your generator to work. This can be considered impractical and time-consuming. So in today’s blog, we will share with you a practical solution to that problem – an automatic changeover switch.

Why You Should Get an Automatic Changeover Switch for Your Generator

 

A Closer Look at Automatic Changeover Switch

When combined with a working generator, the automatic changeover switch transforms the generator into a self-contained appliance that can turn on and off in coordination with the local power grid. This entails that when the electricity in your house goes off, the generator starts automatically. This is even when no one is present to turn it on. As soon as electricity is restored, the generator will shut down and return the electricity source to the main power grid.

 

Is an Automatic Changeover Switch Worth It?

Here are some of the benefits of adding an automatic changeover switch to your generator:

 

Promotes Safety

Handling power sources manually puts you and others at risk of injuries, including electrocution. This is particularly true during a thunderstorm or when there is a sudden blackout in the entire area. So, an automatic changeover switch installed by a qualified electrician can ensure safety within your home and workplace.

 

Convenience

Imagine you are sleeping peacefully in an air-conditioned room and the power suddenly goes off. Isn’t it a hassle to get up off the bed and walk your way to the generator to press the manual switch? What if you do not have an emergency light nearby?

With an automatic changeover switch, you can continue your peaceful rest since it will automatically convert the power source to the generator. It is also convenient when you are working from home since it will ensure that your work will not be interrupted by a sudden power outage.

 

Reliability in Business

A power outage can spell disaster in business. An hour of power loss can cause income and prospective clients or customers. Although a generator provides some assurance that your business will not fail even with a power outage; it still needs to be manually turned on, if you are using a regular switch.

An automatic changeover switch ensures that electricity is uninterrupted for your business. To ensure that your business operates like clockwork, installing an automatic changeover switch to your generator is recommended.

 

Conclusion

To ensure that it is assembled securely, a licensed electrician shall be contracted for the installation of an automatic changeover switch. The conversion switch shall be connected to your property’s main breaker box by a qualified electrician exclusively.

Are you interested in installing an automatic changeover switch for your business or home? Talk to us today!

How to Make Your Whitsundays Home Winter Ready

Winter is coming to Whitsunday Island! This means the need to adjust your ceiling fans and reverse split type of air conditioning systems. Therefore, you would want to get your home ready before the winds start to get chilly.

How to Make Your Whitsundays Home Winter Ready

 

Here are some of the things you might want to consider when preparing your home for Whitsunday winter.

 

Tip no.1: Run an electrical system inspection

Examine the wiring, ports, connectors, switches, and other electrical components inside your home. These devices get weakened or wear out over time. If you didn’t inspect these after summer, some of your electrical devices have likely been damaged by now. Some may even need to be repaired or in some instances replaced to limit the possibility of electrical accidents.

Not sure how to do a proper inspection of your electrical system? A licensed electrician in Whitsundays can help you with that! Call us on (07) 49 461 356 / 0409 368 754.

 

Tip no. 2: Add An Additional Power Outlet When Necessary

Most of the time, electrical accidents occur due to the overloading of power outlets. As your family spends more time indoors expect the simultaneous use of appliances. So to help accommodate the increased usage of electricity, it is recommended to add more power outlets to your home.

A licensed electrician can install additional power outlets for your home after an electrical inspection. Avoid DIY installation of power outlets as this can cause more accidents like a short circuit.

 

Tip no. 3: Maximize Some of Your Appliances

You might not be aware yet but some of your home appliances have a heating mechanism for winter. With the type of mild winter we have at Whitsunday, these heating features shall suffice.

Your reverse split type air conditioner has a reverse feature you can use to heat your room. Instead of using a bar heater that’s not very energy efficient, it is better to use your AC as an alternative. Likewise, your ceiling fan can be used to heat your verandah by setting the blades to a clockwise direction.

 

Tip no. 4: Prepare An Electrical System Checklist

An electrical system checklist is an important thing to have at home. It guarantees that you will not forget or miss any necessary maintenance and repair your electrical system needs. Here, we included some pointers you should include in your home electrical system checklist for winter.

What should you include in your checklist?

  • Electrical device inspection including switches, fuses, adaptors, wirings, plugs, smoke alarms, circuit breakers, and appliances.
  • Locating your home’s main power source and ensuring that you can easily reach the place in case of a sudden power outage. You can also check if the switches inside the switchboard are properly labelled and working.
  • Ensure that your electrical system is safe from water leakage on roofs, ceiling, walls, and floor. It will also help to check if your air conditioner is leaking.
  • Trim the tree branches and other obstructions to your power line outdoors.
  • Turn off appliances when not in use before going to bed.
  • Ensure that no appliances are left plugged in when going outdoors.

 

Conclusion

Doing the activities listed above can make your home safe from various electrical accidents this winter. Although there are several things on the list that you can do by yourself, always remember to consult a reliable electrician when necessary.

Need help with an electrical inspection? Talk to us today!

Why Choose a Mitsubishi Air Conditioner for Your Home in the Whitsundays

If you experienced an air conditioning emergency this last summer, you’re probably deciding if you should replace your old air conditioner or buy an additional unit. This is the perfect time to consider investing in a new air conditioner. The only question is which air conditioner should you choose?

Why Choose a Mitsubishi Air Conditioner for Your Home in the Whitsundays

 

Choosing your new air conditioner is quite tricky. You can decide to buy a cheap brand that might work for a couple of months or years before acting up, but the cost for maintenance and repairs will hurt your budget in the long run, or you can invest in a trusted brand and be certain of its quality. But why make it difficult for yourself when you have a trusted brand name to consider – Mitsubishi.

Why is it one of the preferred choices of many Australian homes? Here are some of the features that make it stand out from the competition:

 

Mitsubishi Air Conditioner has thermostat features

Talk about power saving capacity, the Mitsubishi air conditioner has built-in thermostat features to help reduce electricity consumption.

How does this work?

While other ACs continuously perform their task even after an hour of cooling the room, Mitsubishi air conditioners are different. Upon reaching the desired temperature, the Mitsubishi air conditioner will minimize its function so less energy will be consumed.

Mitsubishi air conditioners can also detect when there is a person in the room. If it cannot detect any body heat, then the air conditioner will automatically reduce its performance. As a result, you’re assured of cool indoor air without wasting so much electricity.

 

Mitsubishi Air Conditioner can double as a heater

Do you know that Mitsubishi Air Conditioners can also serve as a heater? But unlike an electric heater, it won’t strain your electric bill.

How is this possible?

Mitsubishi air conditioners come with a reverse cycle feature. It works this way:

In a cool only air conditioning unit, they will produce cooled air with the aid of refrigerants. This is the same for the reverse cycle, the AC has a reversing valve that will do the reverse. So warm air will flow within your house very efficiently. Since there are no heating coils involved in the process, this is the most efficient way to heat your space or home.

It is merely the advanced technology present in Mitsubishi Air Conditioners.

 

Mitsubishi Air Conditioner is environmental-friendly

One of the things the Mitsubishi brand aims for is to develop home appliances that will not hurt the environment. Their air conditioners are the best example of this goal. Mitsubishi air conditioners are patented with eco-friendly quality.

As mentioned above, even their air conditioner’s heating system is environmentally friendly. Instead of using non-renewable energy to produce heat, it simply reuses the natural warm air. Furthermore, Mitsubishi air conditioners are now using the R32 refrigerant with an ozone-depleting potential of 0%. It guarantees that using these AC units will not harm the ozone layer as old air conditioners do.

How is it beneficial to you?

Some areas in Australia provide subsidies for households with low carbon footprints. If you live in these areas, then you will gain more from investing in an eco-friendly air conditioner.

 

Conclusion

Mitsubishi Air Conditioner is a guilt-free way to make your interior comfortable. It also needs little maintenance compared to other brands. As Mitsubishi is known for the durability of its product, buying one is a wise investment.

Here at Air Conditioning Whitsundays, we take much pleasure in providing the best customer experience and back our products with both a 12-month Installation Warranty & 5 Year warranty on all Mitsubishi Air Con products. This guarantees you are given the best service all year round.

Do you want to get a Mitsubishi Air Conditioner for your home? Get your quote, now.

How to Choose the Best Air Conditioner for Your Home in the Whitsundays

With the many sizes and types of air conditioner available in the market today, choosing the best fit can be confusing. Added to the things you need to consider is how much energy your brand and unit of choice will consume, as well as the possibility of frequent maintenance and repair.

 

How to Choose the Best Air Conditioner for Your Home in the Whitsundays

 

To save you from such trouble, we listed some important things you should consider when buying an air conditioner in the Whitsundays. Learning these things will lessen the chance of dissatisfaction after your purchase.

 

What type of air conditioner should you buy?

There are various types of air conditioners available on the Whitsundays. Some of them are for commercial buildings while others are best used for household purposes. But for this blog, we’ll be focusing solely on residential air conditioners.

Here are some of the popular residential air conditioning systems from Mitsubishi, one of the most trusted brands for air conditioners in the Whitsundays.

 

Wall-mounted Air Conditioning Unit

This split type residential air conditioner from Mitsubishi has a very elegant and sophisticated design that will look great mounted on your walls. Unlike other split type models, Mitsubishi’s wall-mounted AC has a flat and sleek indoor component that wouldn’t look messy inside your house.

This air conditioner model also uses an R32 refrigerant ensuring the highest power efficiency.  This will ensure that your family is at the best temperature.

 

Console Split System Air Conditioning Unit

Should you have a problem with scarce wall space when installing split type AC, Mitsubishi’s console split system is for you. This floor model air conditioner is very lightweight and consumes very little space. It also provides a multi-flow system to solve the airflow problems of most floor models.

 

Ceiling-mounted Air Conditioning Unit

No indoor space is too small for Mitsubishi air conditioning systems. With their ceiling-mounted AC, limited wall space and ceiling room aren’t a problem. This model is a very compact air conditioning system that can be installed on the ceiling, consuming very little space. The performance is the same as the regular residential air conditioners.

 

Bulkhead Air Conditioner

Another option for scarce wall space is the bulkhead air conditioner. It is perfect for houses with concrete ceilings where ducted AC isn’t possible. It also produces very little noise which is perfect for small space areas.

 

Multi-head Split System Air Conditioner

Think split type is a 1:1? Not with Mitsubishi’s multi-head split system air conditioner. This split type model allows up to eight indoor units for a single outdoor component. It makes an ideal solution to a limited outdoor space with many rooms that need air conditioning.

When choosing which type of air conditioner to buy, you need to consider your floor area. It’s also wise to decide whether you’ll buy several units or invest in one that can give the same performance.

 

Will the air conditioner be noisy to run?

Based on noise tests conducted by HVAC technicians in Australia, air conditioners’ indoor unit has a noise level between 20 to 50 decibels, while the outdoor unit can range from 40 to 70 decibels. From a point of comparison, a normal conversation is around 60 decibels.

Modern split-system air conditioners that are typically used in Queensland are relatively noiseless indoors and out. However, if you are living in an apartment or places with noise regulation it’s worth checking the noise level of the air conditioner before making a purchase.

 

What features should you check?

Buying air conditioners with energy-saving features is a wise investment. Therefore, before buying a unit, try to check if they have the following features:

  • Thermostat or body heat sensors
  • Reverse cycle
  • Wifi or remote control
  • Sleep mode
  • Scheduled on and off

All of these features will help you save energy as they will automatically adjust the AC’s performance during certain conditions.

 

Conclusion

Interested to buy an air conditioner for your home in the Whitsundays? Air Conditioning Whitsunday has the best brands of residential air conditioners to suit your lifestyle. Talk to us today to get the best offers.