Southern Australia is consistently one of the hottest places on Earth, with temperatures reaching in excess of 40 degrees Celsius on a regular basis during the summer months. There are a variety of solutions available to keep cool when a heatwave strikes. Those seeking the best, most advanced ducted air conditioning system should consider the ActronAir ESP Platinum Ultima.
Precise and Powerful Delivery of Cool Air
The design of the ActronAir ESP Platinum Ultima allows for homeowners to regulate with precision the areas of their residence that receive air conditioning. The system enables management of up to eight different zones in the home through a central master control or individual control stations. Distributing air according to varying requirements caters to specific comfort needs. This also reduces electricity consumption, making it easy to consistently turn the system off in uninhabited rooms. The Tru-Inverter feature also helps the system reach maximum capacity quicker, up to five times faster than conventional inverter technology.
Advanced Variable Fan Speed Technology
ActronAir ESP Platinum Ultima systems are equipped with variable fan technology that changes the flow of air automatically, resulting in the ability to set up different temperature zones according to the needs of homeowners. The flexibility of this system even allows for a single zone to be cooled, avoiding the waste of energy in areas of the home that do not require any changes in temperature. Compared to conventional fixed speed or inverter systems, ActronAir’s variable fan technology can alter the amount of energy consumed to a much greater degree, using only as much energy as is needed to produce the desired effect.
Increased Temperature Stability and Range of Operation
Smart implementation of advanced technology results in a reduction of temperature fluctuation when compared to other systems. Due to the fact that the ESP Platinum Ultima implements a variable fan, an appropriate amount of cool air is sent to needed areas instead of a large blast of cold air. This results in temperatures staying within plus or minus 0.3 degrees Celsius close to where sensors are located. Another feature of this air conditioner is ActronAir’s Tru-Inverter technology, which increases the range of operating capacity to between 20 and 100 per cent, whereas other systems tend to have a brief overdrive function and less sensitivity when low power is needed. In terms of operating temperature, the ESP Platinum Ultima maintains a high level of efficiency in heat as high as 50 degrees while conventional inverter technology typically falters in temperatures between 43 and 46 degrees.
Compared to conventional inverted and fixed speed systems, the ESP Platinum Ultima saves users as much as 75% off their electricity bill and operates up to 70% more efficiently. Advanced technology, such as variable fan and Tru-Inverter features, allows the control system to deliver targeted heating and cooling in a rapid, efficient manner. ActronConnect, an additional module that connects with an app on a PC, smartphone, Mac, or iPhone, gives users the option to manipulate the system, whether at home or away.
With the introduction of smart thermostats, more home owners want to use heating and cooling duct systems in their homes. These thermostats help home owners save money and control the temperature in their houses when they’re at work or on vacation. They can even set the controls to turn the heat on and off throughout the day to keep the house at just the right temperature. However, as with any mechanical system gas ducted heating isn’t without its potential issues, and below we’ll discuss some of the more common ducted heating issues reported by owners. If you own a ducted heating system and it seems to be acting up, call us at 1 300 HEATING and we’ll provide some assistance.
Air Filters and Ducts Can Get Dirty
Air ducts are long pieces of metal that stretch throughout the house and connect a gas or electric heater which is controlled by a thermostat. When a home owner adjusts the thermostat, it sends a signal to the heater, which turns itself up or down to produce more or less heat, which moves through those ducts. Many home owners forget that their heaters have filters that catch dust and debris. Excess debris can clog the filter, which will keep the heating system from working properly. The filters can also let some larger or smaller pieces of debris through, which can aggravate breathing problems. Those with allergies or other breathing conditions need to change their filters regularly.
Airflow and the Pilot Light
A common problem reported by home owners with older ducted systems is that the pilot light frequently goes out or that the pilot light goes out but the system won’t force air through the ducts. This often occurs because of a minor problem with the connection between the thermostat and the heater. Resetting the system is an easy solution to the problem. Turn the heater off, wait several minutes for the system to cool down, relight the pilot light and turn the heater back on. If this fails to solve the problem, a repairman can determine why the pilot light won’t stay lit or why the air doesn’t flow. Note that most modern heaters use an electric ignition system so this may not be an issue for the heater in your home.
Lack of Heat or Control
A heater provides heat – but what happens if you can’t produce enough heat to warm your home? This can occur because of debris trapped in the filters or ducts, a system that isn’t large enough for the home or because of a motor overload. Others find that the blower, which is the piece that forces the warm air out, has debris lodged in front of it. Removing the debris, cleaning the filter and resetting the system are some possible solutions; if you cannot fix it yourself, professional maintenance will solve the problem.
Duct systems work with a heater and/or an air conditioning system to keep your home at the perfect temperature. If you’re in the market for a new heating system or you would like to learn more about the benefits that gas ducted heating systems provide, contact Rite Price Heating & Cooling today at 1 300 HEATING. Our professional staff are happy to share their expertise and to help you select the perfect heating system for your home.