Melbournians know to expect warm days in summer. Temperatures can easily reach into the 40s. When you’re running your air conditioner all day to get some relief, it can start to struggle and the work can easily impact on the life of your unit. Booking an air conditioning repair service is not only much cheaper… Continue reading Braeside Air Conditioning Repair Service
Making sure you’re ready to beat the heat is essential in this weather. That’s why we at Surrey Air recommend checking and cleaning your system’s coil regularly to ensure your air conditioning unit is working properly. What is a Coil? Coils are used to transfer heat out of or into an airstream. They are one… Continue reading The Importance of Cleaning Coils
We’ll avoid the Game of Thrones cliches and merely say “it it now winter”! Heating is a necessary part of the equation if you want to remain comfortable — it doesn’t take temperatures much less than 18°C to get cold, uncomfortable or sick. But how can you keep your house warmer for longer this winter?… Continue reading How to Keep Your Home Warm in Winter
It’s starting to reach that dreaded time of the year again. That’s right—when you need at least eight layers on to maintain any semblance of warmth; when you need a bucket of warm water ready in the morning to pour over your windscreen; and also when your coffee needs to be extra extra extra hot.… Continue reading It’s Time to Turn up the Heat
Even for extremely healthy people, coping with excessive heat is fraught with difficulties. But for the young and the elderly, there are even more risks involved. Each demographic is more susceptible for different reasons. In the case of the very young, their bodies are not fully developed enough to adapt easily to severe changes in… Continue reading Caring for Youth and Elderly in Hot Weather
If you are searching for R22 to buy, the chances are you fit into one of two groups; either you are a HVAC technician, or a client who needs a leak in their system repaired. Either way, the search for affordably priced R22 has become difficult for everyone. In 1989, Australia ratified the Montreal Protocol,… Continue reading R22 for sale
Many of our customers ask us ‘Why Daikin?’ (and why not the other brands), so if you are wondering too, here’s our top five reasons why we choose Daikin … Surrey Air is proud of our 35 plus years as a Daikin dealer. Like us, Daikin is a team player who are motivated by quality,… Continue reading Why we choose Daikin
The truth behind rising gas prices (and what to do about it) The proof is out there before our eyes, on our bills – gas is now expensive. However, it is taking most Australians a while to get over the shock and face reality: what was true about gas a decade ago, will never be… Continue reading Are rising gas prices here to stay?
Is your struggling and noisy cooling or heating unit preventing you from having a perfect indoor temperature? We can all agree that air conditioning makes a Melbourne summer all the more pleasurable. While heating is often needed 9-10 months of the year! The best way to replace your old aircon is with a new energy… Continue reading Best way to replace your old aircon
When should I replace my R22 system? We are getting this question more often as Australia moves towards the phase out of HCFC air conditioning refrigerants. Surrey Air has been advising on the use of out-dated air conditioning refrigerants for many years. The ‘Surrey Air Replace or Repair Policy’, is to always replace badly damaged… Continue reading R22 HCFC – Air Conditioning Refrigerant Update
Happy Birthday to Us! We’ve been understanding Melbourne’s seasons since 1981. 35 years ago, Surrey Air was born in the leafy Melbourne suburb of Surrey Hills. As a birthday treat, to celebrate this significant occasion, we decided that it was time to have a fresh spring makeover. We wanted our look to reflect Surrey Air’s… Continue reading Celebrating 35 years with a fresh new look for Surrey Air
Does dust and pollen make you sneeze and itch? As spring approaches it may be necessary for you to service and clean your air conditioning system to make sure it keeps you cool in the hot weather instead of sniffy. However, it’s not just allergy sufferers that need to pay annual attention to their cooling… Continue reading 3 Spring cleaning tips to keep your air flowing
Have your heard of the WELL Building Standard? 2016 has seen an influx of curiosity about in the International WELL Building Standard in Australia. Just as the Green Star rating made an impact on the Australian property market after its 2002 release, WELL looks to be following the same trend. WELL is a joint initiative… Continue reading Here’s how the new WELL Building Standard can benefit you
Save money on heating with reverse cycle air conditioners. In 2015 a Melbourne University study found that rising gas prices have caused reverse cycle heating to be a cheaper heating solution than gas for the first time. Making the switch from gas heating to reverse cycle air conditioning can lead to an overall drop in… Continue reading Save money on heating with reverse cycle air conditioners.
Surrey Air made it to Jeff’s Shed for the annual ARBS conference last week. ARBS is the largest international trade exhibition of its type, and showcases the latest developments in heating, cooling, ventilation and building services technology. We are very excited about the continued focus on energy efficiency and new technologies in the HVAC industry.… Continue reading Emerging Preventative Maintenance Trends
Many people are unaware that carbon monoxide is an odourless, colourless, toxic gas that can spill from faulty gas heaters and cause chronic illness or, in some cases, death. Carbon monoxide is a gas produced by common household appliances. Any appliances that use gas, oil, kerosene, or wood can produce carbon monoxide. When not properly… Continue reading Carbon Monoxide Poisoning – Is your heater safe?
When a building lapses in annual HVAC compliance certification, it raises insurance, OH&S and legal issues. Council fines from on-the-spot inspections can also apply. HVAC Essential Services include ventilation, heating and cooling systems, car park exhaust systems, fresh air supply, fire dampers, emergency and exit lighting and sump pumps/pits. Unfortunately, our technicians find too many… Continue reading How compliant is your commercial building HVAC Essential Services?
Why does it feel hot even when it’s cloudy? In a typical Melbourne summer, the humidity is higher in the morning and then lessens by the afternoon. However on days when humidity remains high all day we start to feel the effects of sticky skin, wet brows and shortened breaths, even when there is cloud… Continue reading Ten hot tips for controlling humidity
Surrey Air announces new 5% Seniors card discount Surrey Air is proud to introduce a new five percent discount to anyone who holds a Seniors Card and books a preventative maintenance service by phone or online on our website. When heatwaves and cold snaps strike Melbourne they can bring 40 degree searing summer days with… Continue reading New Seniors card discount