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Air Conditioning - frequently asked questions

Common questions about air conditioning

Can I switch my air conditioner off at the powerpoint or at the fuse box?

It is OK to turn the power off, especially if you are away for long periods. Most units have a low wattage crankcase heater that keeps the compressor warm. If the compressor is cold damage will occur at startup. If you turn off your air conditioner it must be turned on at least 12 hrs before use.

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Can I switch off my Daikin air conditioner at the powerpoint or fuse box?

Yes. It is fine to turn off your Daikin Air Conditioner at either the power point or fuse box.

However, most Daikin air conditioners have a low wattage crankcase heater to keep the compressor warm and ready to start immediately. If the compressor is cold when starting it can lead to damage, so we recommend that you turn on the unit at the powerpoint or fuse box at least 12 hours before starting it to prevent possible damage.

During the heating cycle, why is a white mist is expelled from the air conditioners outdoor fans?

During winter, most air conditioners defrost when the outdoor temperature is below 6°C. This mist is normal, it is only warm water vapour being expelled.

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How can I save energy when using my Daikin air conditioner?

The following tips will ensure your Daikin air conditioner is both comfortable and economical all year round:

  • During hot weather, turn your air conditioner on early rather than working it harder once your home warms up.
  • Adjust the louvres on split system air conditioners so they disperse air downwards when heating and upwards when cooling.
  • Clean the air filter regularly.
  • Check the energy star labels on your air conditioner - the more stars, the more energy efficient.

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How often should I clean my air conditioner air filter?

A general indication is when the filter light flashes. But depending on the environment or the air purity, in a normal domestic situation once every season is adequate. In a commercial situation, once every month.

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I have a ducted air conditioner and the air only comes out in part of the house?

Ducted systems can be designed so that only parts of the house (zones) can be air conditioned at a time. Check that the zone switch is turned on.

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My air conditioner is over 10 years old, is it worth getting it fixed?

We have found that in this situation if the air conditioner has not been very well maintained it is probably cheaper to replace than repair. Our qualified staff can give you advice on costs either way.

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We are a Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Dealer: what does that mean?

Fallon Solutions are a Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Dealer. A Diamond Dealer has shown they have the technical know-how and product knowledge of Mitsubishi Electric air conditioners to help you choose the best air conditioner for your needs. They are also industry accredited, professional installers.

As Mitsubishi Electric Air Conditioning Diamond Dealers, we can supply, install and offer ongoing support for your Mitsubishi air conditioner.

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We are Daikin Authorised Dealers: what does that mean?

Daikin air conditioners are only available through the Daikin Dealer Network. Daikin believes that superior experience, technical know-how, and product knowledge can't be found at most appliance retailers; so for this reason, they sell through a network of qualified dealers. These Dealers will not only help you decide on the best Daikin air conditioner for your needs but will professionally install it for you as well.

10 good reasons to choose a Daikin Specialist Dealer

Fallon Solutions have been a Daikin Authorised Dealer for many years and being one of the largest in Brisbane means we can pass on some pretty good savings.

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What is ducted air conditioning?

Ducted air conditioning is a system that delivers cool or warm air from an external fan into multiple rooms through ducts in the ceiling.

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What is reverse cycle air conditioning?

Reverse cycle means the air conditioning system can both cool and heat your home or business. They are a very efficient and economical way of heating and cooling.

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What is the ARC Tick?

The Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) administers refrigerant handling licences and refrigeration trading authorisations to air conditioning companies on behalf of the Australian Government. Their aim is to help protect the environment and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from refrigerants. Fallon Solutions is an authorised ARC business, plus our air conditioning technicians are all fully licensed and insured.

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