Fujitsu Free Money 2022 is back

Attention Siv Air – Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Customers!

Fujitsu Free Money 2022 is back. Right now when you buy an eligible Fujitsu Air Conditioner from Siv Air you’ll receive a digital prepaid Mastercard worth up to $450*. Simply purchase an eligible Fujitsu General Cooling Only Inverter Split System, Reverse Cycle Inverter Split System, Inverter Multi Split System, or Ducted System between 9:00am AEDT Friday 1st April to 4:59pm AEST Monday 1st August 2022.

Fujitsu Air Conditioner Free Money 2022 Key Promotion Details

  • Your claim must be lodged by 4:59pm AEST Friday 30th September 2022.
  • Your claim will be validated within 4 weeks of submission.
  • If you have selected to receive a physical prepaid Mastercard, it will be mailed to the address stated on your claim within 4 weeks from claim approval notification.
  • If you have selected to receive a digital prepaid Mastercard, it will be delivered to you within 1 week of claim approval notification via SMS to the Australian mobile phone number submitted with the claim. 
  • Please see eligible model listing for further details in regard to your reward entitlement.

Why should you purchase a Fujitsu Air Conditioner?

Fujitsu General air conditioning products deliver performance and efficiencies of world class standard which is why more and more people are enjoying Fujitsu Comfort in their homes and work places. Voted Australia’s most trusted brand in Air Conditioner by Reader’s Digest for the last 4 consecutive years (2018, 2019. 2020 and 2021), Fujitsu has a product to suit just about any need. They have also won multiple awards for product performance and efficiency. It is for these reasons that Siv Air – Air Conditioning and Refrigeration – Cairns choose to specialise in Fujitsu.

Did you know that Siv Air not only install but also supply Fujitsu Air Conditioners. For professional room sizing as well as an obligation free quote contact Siv Air today.

Fujitsu Air Conditioner Promotion – Summer Coolit 2022

Cairns Residents – Right now when you buy an eligible Fujitsu air conditioner you’ll receive a digital prepaid Mastercard worth up to $150*

Air Conditioner Remote Control Settings

Ever wondered what all the buttons on your air conditioner remote control mean and what they do?  In this article we will explain what each symbol means.

Universal On/Off Button  The power button on your air conditioner remote control turns the air conditioner on and off

Heating / Cooling

Snow Flake Symbol – The Snow Flake Symbol indicates the air conditioner will push out cool air.

Sun Symbol – The sun symbol activates the warmth mode, meaning the air conditioner will push out the warm air. It is very common on reverse cycle air conditioning units.

Teardrop or Water Symbol – Shows the DRY mode on your air conditioner remote control.  The primary role of this function is to remove humidity from the air, making the air feel cooler and more comfortable.  Overall temperature reduction by the air conditioner is a secondary priority in this mode. Dry mode is ideal for less extreme temperature days e.g. rain days where the inside of your home is left feeling damp / sticky.  

Plus & Minus buttons - Control ambient temperature. As you should expect plus increases and minus decreases the overall room temperature settings.

Automatic feature symbol – This feature will allow the air conditioner to automatically select its own cooling or heating mode.  We have found that the Auto function is inconsistent in high humidity areas and often results in the air conditioner under performing.  Unless you live in a climate where there are large temperature swings, you are better off manually setting your air conditioner to the Cool or Heat functions.

Major Air Conditioner Remote Control Symbols

Air Control

Fan Symbol – The fan symbol determines the pace at which the air conditioning unit blows out air.  The more bars, the faster the speed of the fan.

Horizontal Air Swing – Allows you to manually reposition horizontal air flow in a room.  

Vertical Air Swing – Allows you to manually reposition vertical air flow in a room.

Silent Mode or Quiet Mode – This will make the aircon operate quietly by decreasing fan noise/placing the fan speed on the lowest possible setting.

Turbo/Powerful Button – Turbo mode makes the air conditioning unit run at a complete capacity. Depending on the make and model the air conditioner this could last from 15-30minutes.  The Turbo button can be used to quickly bring the room to the required set temperature.  

What is the best air conditioning brand in Australia?

Fujitsu General Remains Australia’s Most Trusted Air Conditioning Brand. 

Fujitsu General, has received the ultimate seal of approval. Once again Fujitsu has been voted by Australian’s as the 2021 Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brand: Air Conditioning. This is the 4th consecutive year Fujitsu has been rated #1 in this category.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu General Australia strives to consistently provide high quality, energy efficient and reliable products. This is accompanied by superior customer service. To be ‘Australia’s Favourite Air’ means to be the best air conditioning company to deal with in Australia.

Fujitsu General is making life easier for both new and existing customers.

Residential Air Conditioning Units

Whether you need a solution for a small bedroom, or large living space, our combination of technology, insight and design will provide the most effective and efficient air conditioning solution for you.

Commercial Air Conditioning Units

Being ‘Australia’s Favourite Air’ means Fujitsu not only have ideal residential solutions, but commercial solutions as well.

Focusing on air conditioning has allowed Fujitsu to further develop their expertise and insights into the commercial environment, developing cutting edge products such as our leading AIRSTAGE systems.

So whether its a block of apartments, an office, or a large commercial space, Fujitsu have a solution that best suits your needs.

Fujitsu Warranty

Fujitsu General (Aust.) Pty Limited provides a 5 Year Full Parts & Labour Warranty for all domestic and commercial Air Conditioning systems sold in Australia.

It is no wonder that Siv Air chooses to align themselves with Fujitsu Air Conditioning. Whether you need an AC supplied, installed, diagnosed or repaired, Siv Air – Cairns is able to help. We also clean/service air conditioners, helping to ensure the air you breathe remains healthy. Contact Siv Air – Cairns today on 0400 983 628 for a free no obligation quote.

Fujitsu Free Money 2021 is back

Cairns Residents – Right now when you buy an eligible Fujitsu air conditioner you’ll receive a digital prepaid Mastercard worth up to $450*

Cairns – Outdoor Humidity And How It Can Affect Your AC Unit

Air conditioners are a common sight in Cairns. Residents know to reach for the AC when humidity rises. But for all the relief an AC unit can bring you during times of peak heat, they aren’t immune to humidity either. Outdoor Humidity can affect your AC unit.

If a cooling unit isn’t maintained correctly, you may find its effectiveness fade over time as it struggles to reach your desired temperatures. Read on below to learn how humidity impacts your AC unit and what you can do to protect it.

5 Ways Outdoor Humidity Can Affects Your AC Unit

1. Outdoor Humidity Forces Your AC to Work Harder

The most significant source of damage to air conditioners (and the largest reason people need to get their AC repaired) is high humidity exposure. The higher the temperature in your room or house, the more power your unit will use to reach your preferred temperature. As with any electronic device, an air conditioner has its limits, and the harder it has to work, the weaker it will become in time. 

2. Outdoor Humidity causes Moisture to Build-Up

Your AC performs two jobs: it removes moisture from the air in your home and blows in air from outside that the unit refrigerates. Manufacturers have to design these machines to handle moisture, but too much can damage the system. Even worse, it can lead to mould and algae growth, potentially making someone in the home ill and further wreaking havoc on your system.

3. Outdoor Humidity can result in increased Utility Bills

The most noticeable consequence of an AC damaged by humidity is a spike in your average electricity bill’s cost. As the unit weakens, it will need to run longer to compensate. 

Doing this is only prolonging the inevitable: once the strained system cannot regulate your home’s temperature correctly, merely leaving it running won’t fix the problem. You’ll only end up paying more in air conditioning costs per month to keep it running while harming the unit further.

4. Outdoor Humidity can create the perfect environment in your AC for Pests

Small animals and insects that prefer high temperatures love overworked electronics. An AC that struggles to regulate temperature will be hot on the inside, creating an ideal environment for pests. You may not think an uninvited guest like this is a big deal, but some pests can fry and destroy the AC’s circuit board, putting it out of commission for good.

5. Leaking Water Indoors

Modern air conditioning units feature an elaborate drainage system. In theory, this helps protect the device’s electric components and prevent the development of mould. However, high humidity can hasten the development of problems that drainage should prevent, causing water to back up and flood out of your AC. Specifically, outdoor humidity creates an ideal environment for mould to grow, which can affect your AC by block your drainage system.

How To Keep Your AC Unit In Working Order

You can’t control the humidity, but you can lessen its impact on your unit and HVAC system. The following steps are not only right for keeping your AC in working order on hot days, but they’re also excellent maintenance practices. Most of these steps need to be taken regularly on an on-going basis to be effective. Ultimately they will extend the life of your unit and save you money.

Wipe down the inside of your unit. 

Regularly scheduled cleaning is the easiest way to stop mould from growing to dangerous levels. With most commercial AC units, you can access the inside by removing a few screws, with no special equipment required. 

However, always be careful when wiping the inside of your AC. Be sure the unit is off, that you’re in a well-ventilated area, and that you wear protective goggles and gloves. Wipe the flat surfaces inside the unit with a cleaning agent that’s safe to use with air conditioners. Do this regularly to keep mould in check.

Clean (or Replace) Your Filter. 

Your AC’s filter is in the front of the unit (that is, the side facing inside your home). Besides coming into contact with a lot of moisture, it catches impurities in the air like dirt before they get blown into your home. 

Filters are usually easy to maintain: most only need to be passed through running water occasionally. However, you should always refer to the owner manual and follow the steps recommended by the manufacturer. The manual will also tell you when you need to replace your filter with a new one.

Downsize your Air Conditioner. 

We often think that bigger is better when it comes to appliances, but that’s not the case with AC units. Manufacturers build them to be relative to the area they cool. A large air conditioner in a small home will consume more energy and activate more frequently as it detects temperature changes. Unless you’re cooling a commercial building, bigger isn’t necessarily the way to go.  

Get Professional Air Conditioning Service Yearly

Some problems can be challenging to identify. Others are impossible to fix without specialized knowledge. That’s why you should call on Siv Air for air conditioning cleaning and aircon service in the Cairns area. Don’t let Outdoor Humidity affect your AC. Reach out to our friendly experts today to keep your AC costs low and keep your unit in top shape for those hot months!

AC tips for renters in Queensland

Anyone who has spent a summer in Queensland knows how important it is to access a quality air conditioner. Many landlords understand this and include AC units on their properties. 

If you’re renting in Queensland and your landlord has included an air conditioner as part of your lease, here are some tips you should know to make the most out of your experience.

Tip #1. Understand Who Is Responsible for What

Renters often assume that repairs and associated costs are the landlord’s responsibility. This tends to be true unless outlined differently in the lease agreement, so ensure you have a thorough understanding of it before you sign. Also, keep a copy handy for your records. 

Let’s assume that your renter’s agreement states that your landlord is responsible for aircon servicing and repair. This responsibility ends if you damage the AC unit. To frame it differently, the landlord is only responsible for repairing your AC if the damage it suffered is the result of regular use or an accident. A good practice is to treat the air conditioner as though you owned it, even though you don’t. 

When requesting repairs from your landlord, you should ask in writing and do so as soon as you realize there is a problem. Following these steps can avoid potential conflicts in the future. At this point, the landlord must address the issue in a timely fashion or risk incurring penalties. 

Tip #2. The Renter Must Take Care of the AC

Even though your landlord may be responsible for fixing a damaged air conditioner unit, the tenant is responsible for maintaining it as part of the property they’re renting. This only applies to a residential unit in the property you are renting (you wouldn’t be responsible for a building’s HVAC system, for example). Doing your part to keep the unit operational can prevent your landlord from making repairs in the future.

With air conditioning cleaning, your landlord may have specific methods they want you to follow. If they do, stick with them. If not, following the steps outlined in the owner’s manual (with most models, you can find a copy online). 

There are two critical focuses to cleaning your air conditioner: wiping the inside and washing the air filter. With the former, it’s a simple matter of removing part of the exterior (usually by removing screws in the front) so that you can access the interior. From there, it’s just a matter of using a cleaning agent approved for AC units and wiping down the insides. Doing so combats mould and algae, which can develop in moist areas.

Cleaning the air filter is just as simple. Slowly remove the filter and rinse it with running water. Wash with soap or detergent and let it air dry before returning it to the AC unit.

If you perform these tasks every three months, you’ll keep your air quality high and your air conditioner running well. It’s not just your obligation as a tenant. It’s necessary to prevent dust and mould from building up in the unit and affecting your health. 

Tip #3. When Cleaning Becomes Your Landlord’s Responsibility

As a renter, your obligations to maintain the property have limits. Complex mechanical issues, such as a blocked drainage system, fall under your landlord’s responsibilities. In that case, they will most likely need to hire a professional air conditioning service like Siv Air to diagnose and fix the problem. Hiring an air conditioner cleaning service will cost less than repairing the unit (unless it’s completely broken).

Tip #4. Who Pays the AC Bill?

As necessary as an air conditioner may be to living comfortably in Queensland, the tenant is responsible for their air conditioning cost per month. Note that this isn’t the case if your landlord agrees to pay your electric bill as part of the lease.

If utilities are your responsibility, you can keep your AC cost low by regulating how you use it. Running it 24/7 will naturally lead to an increase in your average electric bill. The same could happen if your unit has automatic settings that detect changes in the temperature and activates accordingly. An easy way to keep costs and energy consumption low is to only use your aircon system when you’re home and to close the doors and windows to better trap cold air in the room your AC is in.

Tip #5. Signs To Look Out For

Most problems with air conditioners develop gradually over time with regular use. While it may seem like they are hard to detect, you can catch them before they become serious issues if you remain vigilant. Be on the lookout for the following:

  • Bad odor. If your AC begins emitting a bad smell, that could be a sign that water has built up, allowing algae and mould to grow. In most cases, you can deal with this with regular cleaning, but if the smell continues, it could mean that mould or algae have developed somewhere in the drainage system. At this point, you would need professional assistance. 
  • Water dripping out the front. It’s normal for condensation to appear on the side of the AC that’s facing outdoors. However, if the water is spilling out the front of the unit, that usually means there’s a failure in the drainage system. Again, it’s best to let a professional address problems like this.
  • The AC doesn’t reach the appropriate temperature. If you find that your AC produces too cold or too warm air regardless of your settings, the problem may lie in the cooling unit. Technicians should be able to replace any damaged parts.

Tip #6. Put Your Trust in Siv Air

Since 2015, Siv Air has been servicing customers in the Queensland area with domestic and commercial AC installation and repair. Whether you’re a tenant or a landlord, reach out to our incredible team to learn more about how Siv Air can help you keep your home cool and comfortable this summer.

Factors to Keep in Mind When Installing a New Air Conditioner

During the hot season, having air conditioning in your home helps combat those hot 40 degree days, providing a place for you to cool down and relax. Keeping your home cool enables you to sleep better and creates a more enjoyable space overall. Once you’ve decided to install a new air conditioner, you need to do a bit of research before settling on the unit you’ll need to cool your home. 

Here are nine things to consider before you take the plunge into air conditioner installation.

Concern #1: Cost of purchasing and installing a new air conditioner

The most crucial factor for most homeowners is the cost of any improvements to their homes. You may want air conditioning, but you don’t want to spend a small fortune to get a unit installed only to find out it’s not the right size. 

Research multiple air conditioning units, evaluating the size, cost, energy use, and compare them to the budget you’ve set for installation.

Concern #2: Number and Size of Rooms To Cool

Depending on your home’s size or the rooms you want to cool, you can save quite a bit of money and benefit from energy savings by choosing only as much aircon as you need. You may wish only to cool frequently used rooms, or you can cool the entire house. 

No matter which way you choose, you’ll need to measure each room or the entire house to determine the air conditioning unit’s size needed to cool the area. If the unit is too small, it will work overtime to keep the room cool, running continuously. It won’t fully cycle if it’s too big, meaning it will frequently turn on and off. In both cases, this drives up the cost of your electricity tariffs. 

Concern #3: Insulation

Rooms without adequate insulation take longer to cool, using more energy. Cooling a room or house with less insulation requires a larger unit to perform correctly. 

Many factors determine the amount of insulation your home has. These are:

  • Construction materials – Double brick builds or more modern builds use materials that affect your heating and cooling efficiency.
  • Installation of insulation materials – Is your insulation blown-in fiberglass or sheets?
  • Window coverings and gaps – Gaps in door and window seals create areas where cooled air can leak out, and hot air can come in.

The better insulated your home is, the easier it is to cool. 

Concern #4: Ceiling Height

In addition to the square footage of the room, the volume is just as important. When you have high ceilings like a cathedral or non-standard ceiling height, it takes more energy to cool the area down. If your unit is too small, it will have to work harder to compensate for this and work harder.

Concern #5: Outside Surroundings

Split system air conditioning units have one indoor and one outdoor unit that works together to cool your home. If you are considering a split system unit, make sure the area around your home has space to install the outside unit. If you’re using multiple units, you’ll need to make sure there’s room for two or more. The indoor unit is installed on a wall, ensuring you have a large enough space for this installation.

Concern #6: Air Quality

Most air conditioning units have a predefined air quality that is required. The manufacturer provides specifications of their unit. When an air conditioner isn’t working correctly, it emits a smell that makes residents uncomfortable. When it is working properly, it can increase your home’s air quality, making it more comfortable and cutting down on allergies.

Concern #7: Energy Consumption

We’ve talked about how room size, insulation, and other factors affect your air conditioning unit’s energy use, but the unit itself has its own energy consumption standards. Research different manufacturers and find the most energy-efficient unit for your space.  

To locate this information, look for the EER rating of the unit. This indicates the efficiency rating. As a general rule, a rating should be between 8 to 11.5. The higher the rating, the more efficient the system.

Concern #8: Regular Maintenance

Air conditioning units require regular maintenance. Add this into your budget when considering installing air conditioning. Most installers provide additional services for maintenance, emergency repairs, and annual inspections. 

Adding this into your budget keeps your unit running efficiently and helps avoid costly repairs in the future. 

Concern #9: Finding the Right Installer for your New Air Conditioner

Not all air conditioning installers are created equal—research their reviews, website, units they sell and service, and experience and education.

Siv Air specialises in domestic and commercial service, installation, and repairs. We pride ourselves on offering a high level of customer service that includes in-depth product knowledge, prompt communication, cost-effectiveness, on-time delivery, and friendly dealings.Since 2015, our qualified refrigeration technicians have been helping people just like you with their air conditioning and refrigeration needs. We are insured and fully licensed to provide great value and exceptional service. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Commercial Air Conditioning Systems – Everything you need to know

Every commercial building has its own unique needs. If you’re building a new facility or updating your cooling system, it’s important to learn about your options and make the best choice for your space, your customers, and your staff.

We’re going to give you an overview of some of the most common types of commercial air conditioning systems. This will help you narrow down your choices so you can find a system that will give you consistent and cost-effective cooling for many years to come.

The 4 Types of Commercial Air Conditioning Systems

There are four main types of commercial air conditioning systems available that you should consider for your business. Each type of system works best in certain situations. It’s important to think about your needs and space to make the best decision for your space.

1. Ductless Split System Air Conditioners

Ductless systems use the same type of technology found in other HVAC systems, but there is one essential difference. Other split systems utilize ducts to circulate treated air through your building. In contrast, a duct-free system has to be installed in the room that it needs to cool.

This system would need to be installed in a room with an outside-facing wall. The ductless system’s blower is housed in the indoor unit — allowing it to blow cool treated air into the room. 

One of the biggest drawbacks of this type of system is that it’s large, noisy, and easily visible. This can make it less than ideal for businesses that are customer-facing. That’s why these duct-free split systems are usually best for workshops or open areas where much of the work is performed in a single room away from customers.

2. Duct-Free Mini Split System Commercial Air Conditioners

Duct-free mini split systems are similar to their full-size counterparts that we just discussed — they are simply smaller and make less noise.

These smaller units can be a great compromise for smaller businesses that want to enjoy the convenience of a ductless split system without compromising the aesthetics of their spaces. 

However, if you have large rooms or multiple buildings, you would have to install multiple systems in order to cool your spaces efficiently. These extra units can make this style of air conditioner less cost-effective.

Duct-free mini split systems are typically ideal for smaller spaces like kiosks, sheds, or stalls where they can have access to outside walls and smaller areas to cool.

3. Standard Ducted Split System Commerical Air Conditioner Systems

Ducted split systems are designed in three parts. There is an outdoor unit, an indoor unit, and a series of ducts that move the cooled air throughout your building.

In addition to routine maintenance, with ducted systems, you will also need to hire a professional to perform annual cleaning on your ducts. This regular cleaning will prevent unwanted buildup from accumulating in your ducts — which could compromise air quality and prevent adequate airflow.

These types of split systems are some of the energy-efficient options for larger spaces. When they are properly installed and maintained, they can provide even cooling across every room with a vent.

4. Packed System Air Conditioners

Package system air conditioners use all of the same primary components of traditional air conditioners but they are positioned differently. 

In traditional split systems, the compressor and condenser coils are housed in an outdoor unit. Then the evaporator is placed inside, allowing it to absorb heat from your air indoors.

By contrast, in a packaged system, all of the components are housed in a single box located against an outside wall of your building. This packaged approach makes this style of system less of an eyesore inside your business.

However, these systems can be more obtrusive outside your building. That’s why these systems are generally located on the roof or against a wall that is not immediately visible to customers.

Get Help Making the Right Choice for You

Businesses cater to a wide range of clientele.

  • Do you have an upscale business where you have to carefully consider your aesthetic appeal for sophisticated clients?
  • Have you got a workshop space where you have a large room to cool and keep comfortable for your employees?
  • Do you have multiple rooms or several buildings that you need to maintain cool temperatures on?

The answer to those questions can help lead you to the right choice.

But, you don’t have to make that decision alone. Siv Air can help evaluate your business and make the best recommendation for your needs. Siv Air specialises in brands you can trust, including Fujitsu.

Book an appointment with us at Siv Air to talk with our experienced AC technicians. We’ll explore your options with you and help you decide on the right combination of performance and efficiency for your needs.

11 Strange Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning and Heating are keystone technologies in the modern age. Our comfortable offices, workspaces, and homes demonstrate how important air control is in day-to-day living.

Air conditioning has a long and fascinating history and plays an important role in everyone’s lives. Here are a few of the coolest facts you might not know about air conditioning.

1. Air Conditioning Dates Back to 180 AD

During the Han Dynasty, an inventor named Ting Huan constructed an elaborate hand-cranked air cooling machine. It featured seven large fan wheels, each over 3 meters wide. While the construction could cool down an entire hall, the person stuck cranking it probably got pretty warm.

2. We Used to Just Use Ice

Of course, even before Ting Huan’s giant fan, humans knew one reliable way to cool down: ice! For thousands of years, humans harvested large ice blocks from nature and used them to cool down living spaces, hospitals, and food storage rooms. In the early days of electric air conditioning, manufacturers would rate their products in “ice power” to help customers compare.

In the 1840s, Dr. John Gorrie recognized the therapeutic and medical value of using ice to control medicine and body temperatures. He devised a method of creating ice using water, steam, and horsepower, which laid the foundation for modern air conditioning.

3. Electric Cooling is Less than 150 Years Old

In 1882, Schuyler Wheeler invented the electric fan. Finally, no more need to convince someone to turn a crank! Wheeler was a prolific inventor, going on to develop the electric elevator and electric fire engine.

Not long after, in 1902, the first modern air conditioner was invented by William Carrier. While watching the fog billow through a Pittsburgh train platform, he was inspired to build a machine to control the air temperature and humidity at the printing press where he worked. Dryer, cooler air prevented ink from running and paper from swelling.

4. Early Air-Conditioning Was a Status Symbol

It didn’t take long for electric air-conditioning to take off. In 1903, the New York Stock Exchange became a prominent early adopter, using air-conditioning to cool the crowded trading floor.

The first residential home to have AC installed was the Charles Gates mansion in 1913. However, when Gates passed, his nearly 40,000 sq ft mansion was too expensive to find a buyer and was demolished.

U.S. President Hoover had AC installed in the White House in 1930. In 1932, the first window-mounted AC units hit the market, though they were prohibitively expensive at the time. By 1939, the Packard motor company began installing AC in their vehicles.

5. Air-Conditioning Expanded Our Frontiers

After WWII, electric air-conditioning became more affordable and accessible worldwide, spreading to Australia, Europe, and the Middle East. As home air-conditioning became an option, people could move into harsher, hotter environments like Texas, Florida, and Western Australia.

Air-conditioning and refrigeration play critical roles in medicine too. Without cooled storage and work-environments, we might not have effective treatments for diseases like polio and malaria.

6. Cold Air Saves Lives

Over the last 50 years, the recorded rate of heatstroke deaths in the summer dropped more than 80 percent. Researchers attribute this to the prevalence of accessible, air-conditioned spaces and cold water.

Allergy sufferers benefit significantly from AC systems, too, as most air-conditioners filter out pollen and other allergens. We all appreciate breathing easy at home and work.

7. The Largest AC is at Mecca

Air-conditioning has come a long way. The most extensive AC system in the world serves the Holy Mosque in Makka, Saudi Arabia. With air temperatures reaching above 38 degrees and a million or more visitors monthly, this massive installation has a cooling capacity of 135,000 tonnes. In other words, it would take 1.35 million kg of ice to produce a similar amount of cooling.

8. Air-conditioning Lead to Summer Blockbusters

Movie theaters found early popularity as a place to escape the summer heat thanks to large AC systems keeping theaters cool. Savvy Hollywood film producers took advantage of the packed seats to release their biggest films, leading to the “summer blockbuster” tradition.

9. Cold Air Takes Power

There’s not much better than getting out of the summer heat and into a refreshing, air-conditioned building. Believe it or not, we spend a lot less energy keeping buildings cool than we do on warming them up. An average house requires less than 10 million BTUs for cooling annually, while the same place uses about 40 million BTUs for heating.

In the United States, approximately 95% of new homes come with AC installed. Together, the country uses as much energy to power its heating and cooling in a year as it takes to power the entire continent of Africa. 

10. Fridges Came First

Many people are surprised to learn that refrigerators came before air-conditioning. In fact, by the time William Carrier was watching the fog roll in, refrigerators were commonplace in most homes.

However, as air-conditioning technology developed, it combined with refrigeration tech to transform our grocery markets. The bountiful displays of fresh fruit and produce we’re accustomed to today wouldn’t be maintainable without air-conditioning.

11. The Strangest AC Might Be Yours

With all the different ways we make use of AC today, one thing is sure. Each air-conditioning system is unique, tailored to the specific needs of the building it serves. When your AC system needs maintenance, repairs, or upgrades, you don’t want to be discovering strange new facts about it. 

Trust the experts at Siv Air. Our team has decades of combined experience working with AC systems of all types and sizes, and we’ve seen and fixed plenty of strange ones along the way. Whatever your air-conditioning needs are, we’re ready to help.