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9 Easy Tips to Reduce Your Heat Pump Running Costs This Winter

Winter is officially here and while it may not bring the white-walkers with it, you can guarantee it WILL bring some chilly temperatures.  So while you may be looking forward to curling up on the couch and binge-watching Netflix in your Uggs, no-one wants a huge power bill come Spring so we’ve put together 9 helpful tips to help you keep warm while also keeping your power bill to a minimum this winter. 1. Let There Be Light In Australia we’re lucky enough to still get a good dose of Vitamin D throughout the colder months, so where possible keep your curtains, blinds or shutters open during the day to let the sunshine in. Your indoor plants will thank you and those few extra degrees of warmth you retain will mean less work for your heat pump when you get home.   2. Rug up Uncovered flooring can account for…

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5 Things to know when getting a heat pump installation quote

Before you start shopping around for your perfect heat pump, we’ve put together an easy guide on what you need to factor in when getting an installation quote.   1. Supply only vs. Supply and Install When purchasing a heat pump, you usually have two options. You can choose to purchase your heat pump by itself without adding any installation costs to the bill and look for an installer on your own (Supply Only), or you can opt to buy the heat pump and have the reseller manage the installation process for you too (Supply and Install). Regardless of which option you go for, be sure to consult a professional reseller before purchasing a heat pump to help you select the right type, model and capacity for your home.   2. Choosing a reputable installer A heat pump unit is an investment so it’s important to find the right installer.…

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A quick guide to your best night sleep solution!

Did you know that the room temperature and humidity levels in your bedroom affect how well you sleep at night? When you go to sleep, your brain is trying to lower the body temperature. It helps the body to conserve energy and this is one of the reasons why we feel so recharged after a good night’s sleep. However, if the room temperature – or rather how your body perceives it – is too cold or too hot, it may struggle to reach the ideal temperature, which makes you more awake and alert when this is the last thing you want to be! While research varies, the optimum temperature for your bedroom is somewhere between 18 to 20°C. As for humidity, while it doesn’t change the temperature, it affects how your body perceives it – cold air with high relative humidity feels colder and the opposite is valid for the…

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A guide to a perfect AC for your Living Room

Large or small, open plan design or not it should be fair to say that for most people the living room is the heart of their home. This is the room where we tend to spend a lot of our time – entertaining family and friends or just unwinding in front of the TV – and want to feel comfortable regardless of the time of the year or the weather outside. And that’s where an air conditioner comes into play! There are a few important factors to consider when selecting the AC unit for your living room and we have them right here!   Don’t drown out the conversation with a noisy aircon Naturally, when spending time with friends and family in an entertainment area such as the living room, the last thing that you want is a noisy aircon which drowns out the conversation. While there’s no easy way to…

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5 reasons to consider a ducted heat pump for your home

Looking for a heat pump that provides comfort for the whole home? Look no further than a ducted heat pump! Boasting a powerful performance with a discreet, ceiling concealed design, ducted heat pumps are proving popular in homes around the country.They effortlessly heat and cool the air which is then distributed via a series of ducts into the various rooms in your home so that you can enjoy a cosy home in winter and a cool home in summer. Still not 100% convinced? Here’s several great reasons why a ducted heat pump can work for you.   #1 Consistent airflow to every room If you’re after a consistent climate across multiple living areas in your house, a ducted heat pump easily do this for you. Unlike a split system heat pump whereby you can cool or heat just one room at a time, a ducted heat pump ensures the perfect…

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5 factors to consider when selecting your AC capacity

So, now that you’ve learnt the difference between single split, multi split and ducted systems and know  what type of AC suits your lifestyle its time to consider how powerful your AC needs to be for you to get the most value out of it. If the unit’s capacity is too big, it won’t run a full cycle and will essentially switch on and off a lot, which will increase your electricity tariffs each month. If it’s too small, then it will run constantly and again, this will cost you money…it’s a vicious cycle so you need to make sure its not too big, its not too small- it’s just right! To be fair, there are quite a few factors that may affect your Air Conditioner unit capacity selection. To make it all less complicated for you, we’ve put together a simple list of things to keep in mind when selecting an…

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What type of AC suits your lifestyle?

So just how will you keep everyone happy? In a home, there is always someone who is too hot, someone how is too cold and someone who thinks that the temperature is just right. While it may sound like a Goldilocks fairy-tale, when buying an AC unit for your home you can have the perfect climate to suit everyone. There are quite a few AC types out there but fear not….it is not as complicated as you may think. After reading this, we are sure that you’ll agree – selecting an AC is a breeze!   Single Split Systems – The popular choice Single split AC’s are easy to install, efficient to run and come in a range of stylish designs to suit your décor style. Comprising of an indoor unit – wall mounted, floor standing or ceiling concealed (bulkhead systems), and an outdoor unit. As the most popular choice, single…

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An easy guide to using your heat pump timer functions

We know the feeling. It’s a cold winter morning, you’re cozy and warm in bed and you can’t stand the thought of stepping out from underneath the covers. We’ve been there. But what if there was a way that we could avoid this and make our rooms just as warm and cozy as our beds? Your MHIAA AC is the answer! Whether you’re looking to stay warm this winter or looking to save on your A/C running costs, we’ve got you covered with some helpful information on the range of timer functions on our units.   Set and Forget The great thing about timers is that once they are set you can forget about turning your AC on and off as your unit will do this automatically.  But the benefits don’t stop there… Each of the timers can be set to accommodate your individual needs. Plan your usage around your…

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Lights, Camera, Action Avanti!

  It was all lights, camera, action as Avanti® became the star attraction on set with Better Homes and Gardens! As the show celebrated its 1000th episode (CONGRATULATIONS TEAM!), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia (MHIAA) was kindly asked to be part of this momentous occasion and supply a 3.5kW Avanti® reverse cycle air conditioner for their Winter Room Makeover feature. During this special episode our fantastic brand ambassador and favoured interior designer, Tara Dennis, together with building expert Adam Dovile transformed a standard family lounge room into a warm and cosy winter oasis. With a new cabinet, a coat of fresh paint, new sliding doors and a decorative lighting feature built by Tara herself, this family lounge room needed one more addition to truly take it to the next level. What was that we hear you ask? Well our Avanti® reverse cycle, split system air conditioner of course! The Avanti’s…

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