May03

Winter is Coming

Categories // On Air

With the onset of Autumn, and Winter not far away, your trusted Evaporative Air Conditioner, which has been keeping you nice and cool during Summer, begins its journey into hibernation… ready to be called upon again next season.

But, what’s the old saying… “prevention is better than cure”.

So, here are a few ‘prevention’ things we can help you with during “hibernation” that just might avoid you being caught out and in need of an urgent ‘cure’ at the beginning of next Summer. Act now and you’ll have plenty of time to make any changes to your system – we guarantee they’ll save you time and money in the long run.

To start with, did you feel your trusty old Evaporative Air Conditioner struggled last Summer to keep you as cool as you would have expected?

This could be for a variety of reasons -
  • The machine works hard and it might just be getting a little old in the tooth!
  • Have you extended your family or home? Do you need to upgrade to a larger unit with extra vents?
  • Over many years, the extreme heat in the roof space may have caused your ductwork to degrade and even fall apart in places.
  • Maybe you’ve just purchased your property and you’re unsure of the servicing and performance history of your evaporative cooling system.
Or, you might be planning some renovations -
  • Installing walk in robes and you need to move a vent.
  • Some of your existing vents might be broken or discoloured and need replacing.
  • Perhaps the external appearance is looking a bit tired and the roof ducting needs repainting or replacing.
For peace of mind, why not get your system checked. At Tassmart we’ll not only give you a detailed report on its condition but we’ll also give you some pointers on how to use it to always achieve maximum cooling.

We’re Evaporative Air Conditioning specialists, and we know how to keep you cool!

And, here’s an added bonus - if we get up on your roof, we’ll let you know if we think your gutters need cleaning out as well.

If we can help in any way – just call.
Feb10

Humidity and your Air-Con

Categories // On Air

Humidity and your Air-Con

With today's weather in Adelaide getting a bit humid, it will have an effect on your cooling.

Along with the temperature, the weather forecast often talks about humidity, expressed in a percentage.

This is called relative humidity.

"Relative" because it is relative to the amount of water the air, at that temperature, can hold before it needs to drop the excess water in the form of rain, dew or condensation.

Hot air can hold a lot more water than cooler air. If you take warm summer air and cool it down, the relative humidity will increase. It's still the same absolute amount of water in the air, but the capacity of the air to hold the water gets diminished as you cool it.

At some point you will reach the dew point. This is the point when relative humidity equals 100%, and any further cooling of the air means it will need to drop some of that water. Inside your home on the floor tiles.

Dew Point Temperature - Tdp
The Dew Point is the temperature where water vapor starts to condense out of the air (the temperature at which air becomes completely saturated). Above this temperature the moisture stays in the air.
* if the dew-point temperature is close to the dry air temperature - the relative humidity is high
* if the dew point is well below the dry air temperature - the relative humidity is low