Archive for the ‘Air Conditioners’ Category

Is your fan deadly?

October 21st, 2015 by

During summer months, fans and air conditioners become practically essential for staying comfortable at home during the day or the night. But if you go to sleep with a fan or air conditioner running in your bedroom, are you at risk of a swift and mysterious death? What is Fan Death? The Fan Death phenomenon is a longstanding folk belief, originating in South Korea, that leaving an electric fan ... Read more

Beat the heat – Tricks and tips to help you stay cool this summer

October 15th, 2015 by

The days are longer, the water is getting warmer, and with temperatures reaching the early 30’s in some places around Australia that can only mean one thing, summer is coming! And with summer, comes the heat. So we thought it would be a great idea to come up with a list of tips and tricks that will help you and your family stay cool this summer. (Without ... Read more

Air conditioner vs fan – which is the best choice for summer?

September 29th, 2015 by

There’s not long to go until the Australian summer officially arrives, bringing with it the kind of temperatures typically found on the surface of the sun. If you’d prefer not to melt into a puddle of sweaty goo this year, you’ll want to be prepared for the seasonal onslaught and get your cooling solutions ready in advance. But will you choose to cool your home with an air ... Read more

Electric blanket safety tips and running costs

July 20th, 2015 by

One great way to deal with the winter chill is to dig the old electric blanket out of the linen cupboard. But because we don't typically use these blankets all year round, it's usually worthwhile refreshing our memories of how electric blankets work, how to reduce their safety risks, and what their running costs are: How do electric blankets work? Imagine a pretty normal underblanket, designed to be fitted ... Read more

Busting the myths – how pet owners can save money on electricity bills

July 17th, 2015 by

Do domestic cats and dogs really need the lights, radio and TV left on for comfort when their owners are away? We spoke to Belrose veterinarian Dr John Thirlwell to bust some myths and set the record straight for pet owners. source: JKehoe_Photos on Flickr According to Dr Thirlwell, owners leave lights, radio, television and heaters/coolers on for their pets out of guilt because they think their cat or ... Read more

Quick fixes for cold snaps

July 13th, 2015 by

We Australians love to poke a bit of fun at our friends in the northern hemisphere for being unable to handle hot weather (“Temperatures may reach 30 degrees C in Britain? The poor dears…”*). That said, we ‘strayans can also be massive sooks when things get a bit chilly (“Snow? What is this I can’t even.”). source: Fir0002 on Wikimedia Commons While prevention is always the best cure (possibly ... Read more

How to stay germ-free at home

June 2nd, 2015 by

Something’s in the air. Not love, but something just as catchy. GERMS. Yes, with winter having rolled around again, Australian workplaces are being inundated with the sounds of discreet sniffles, honking nose-blowing, stifled coughs and incredulous cries of “what are you doing at work? Go home before you infect us all!” But we’re not even safe, in our own homes. Whether you share your home with family or flatmates, ... Read more

Choose the right Rinnai air conditioner this summer

November 10th, 2014 by

Does your home get unbearably warm over the Aussie summer? Have you ever struggled to fall asleep when even the nights feel stifling? Ever promised yourself “next summer, I’ll remember to buy an air conditioner”? Well, summer’s nearly upon us again – have you kept your promise? Luckily for anyone who is yet to invest in an air conditioner, Appliances Online now has Rinnai Reverse Cycle Split Systems ... Read more

How to cool your home in summer

January 20th, 2014 by

Been outside recently?  As most of Australia has recently been experiencing extreme heat, there’s a good chance that you’ll want to get back inside as soon as possible. But what if indoors feels a lot like the outdoors?  Do you have no place where you can experience relief? Fear not – help is at hand, courtesy of Appliances Online, and it doesn’t have to cost a bundle, either. Shade ... Read more

Want the answer to weird weather? Presenting all-in-one climate control!

October 15th, 2013 by

Notice how randomly the weather's been behaving lately? In fact, it’s fair to say it’s moodier than a teething toddler. How to ensure a peaceful, harmonious vibe in your living space and general well-ness of your chi despite the unpredictable climate outside? The answer lies in this unassuming white box. It’s the new Dados Compact Portable Air Conditioner from Atlantic. This remarkable appliance is the all-in-one climate control solution: ... Read more

Samsung’s sensational wireless appliances: connectivity on the go

July 10th, 2013 by

For those folk in a perpetual race to keep up with the warp-speed pace of life, Samsung are doing their bit to give you a little control. They’ve launched a few products offering a quantum leap in flexibility and functionality ... thanks to the wireless capabilites of wi-fi enabled technology. Download an app to a portable smart device (available separately, peeps!) for remote control of your appliance. A ... Read more

Appliances Online’s New Year Sale: A VERY cool change in the summer heat

January 10th, 2013 by

Hot enough for ya'? "Yeah," you say, whilst administering a swift kick to our teeth. Who can blame you? We're all tired, a bit sun-burned ... and there's more than a little sweat-rash going round to make everyone cranky. 'Kay, everyone agree - it's a stinking hot summer. Well, take a chill pill: Appliances Online is running a New Year's Sale right now that'll make dealing with ... Read more

What size air conditioner do you need?

January 7th, 2013 by

If you've already taken our advice about how to stay cool this summer and decided to purchase an air conditioner, then there are some important questions to ask in order to select the best unit for your needs. Buying an air conditioner to suit the size of room you are trying to cool is very important. Air conditioners with a large cooling capacity will use more energy, ... Read more

Fujitsu split systems now available on Appliances Online!

December 10th, 2012 by

While the temperatures across the country this month have been more like a Katy Perry song than the scorching summer that we're used to, that doesn't mean that you have to be left feeling uncomfortable at home. One of Australia's leading air conditioner brands has joined the Appliances Online family, offering a range of reverse cycle split systems to suit almost any room. Fujitsu is renowned for wall ... Read more

Fake shrub covers up ugly air conditioning unit

June 27th, 2012 by

Perusing the internet for peculiar appliance related affairs can turn up some unusual things. Previously we've reported the kitchen timer in the shape of a combination-style safe lock, a device that will help your appliances tweet you, pizza and beer vending machines and a bacon alarm clock. So today it is with great pleasure that we bring you the The Faux Shrub Air Conditioner Concealer (pictured right). In summer, many an Australian ... Read more