Articles by: Patrice Garrioch

Benefits Of Repairing Or Replacing an Aircon During A Home Renovation

The idea of spending scorching summer temperatures without the comfort of air conditioners is almost unthinkable for homeowners. These appliances have become indispensable in every household, particularly in regions with extreme heatwaves.

Therefore, the worst nightmare of every homeowner is dealing with a faulty air conditioning unit on a boiling summer day. Some people decide to employ their DIY skills in the repair process, while others hire professional assistance.

Renovating for comfort

During home renovations, it can also be the ideal time to add these sorts of comforts or even upgrade your current systems or have to adjust placements as you change the way the flow of a certain room.

In some cases, it can be done by your renovator, and in other cases, you may need to secure the services of AC technicians that are trained and experienced in handling a wide range of defects in a safe and effective manner when moving or adjusting your air conditioning system. 

Greater convenience

Perhaps the greatest benefit of having a home renovator handle aircon replacement or repair is the greater convenience in comparison with performing the job on your own. Most of the homeowners that employ DIY methods in the hope of repairing the defect of their air conditioner usually end up wasting plenty of time on creating even worse defects. 

Professional AC technicians or renovators, on the other hand, are armed with the required knowledge and an extensive record of experience, which enables them to perform the repairs amazingly quickly and effectively. These professionals waste no time on detecting the unit’s problem, as they have already come across a myriad of faulty air conditioners. 

Consequently, your air conditioning unit will be as good as new much sooner than you’ve expected, which is extremely beneficial in the course of scorching summer days. 

Greater safety

Another incredible benefit of hiring professional AC repair services is minimizing the risk of injuries and property damage that might take place during the repair process. Unlike homeowners, reputable AC companies and home renovators, abide by all safety codes and regulations that need to be followed while doing repairs. These technicians have the right training and equipment to perform the job safely, without causing any further damage. 

Conversely, due to the lack of experience and expertise, homeowners are more likely to endanger their safety while repairing their units. There is a great likelihood for some of them to get injured or cause property damage when pretending to be repairmen. Therefore, instead of risking potential injuries, trust your unit in the hands of experts that follow safety protocols. 

Enhanced longevity

Apart from providing clients with repair services, AC companies offer regular maintenance to homeowners who wish to stay on top of the work of their air conditioning units. Although most homeowners consider maintenance check-ups as just another way of splurging money, these services are capable of prolonging the lifespan of AC units. 

Moreover, by regularly replacing the filters, fins, and coils of air conditioners, professional technicians improve the performance of these units and significantly reduce the risk of defects. Bear in mind that the decline in performance results in an increase in energy use, thus considerably increasing the cost of your energy bills. 

Nevertheless, regular AC maintenance prevents severe defects from occurring, which in turn saves you money on costly repairs. Also, your air conditioners will be less likely to break down in the middle of summer, when the need for cool indoor air is of indispensable importance.

 Better cost-effectiveness

Despite the scepticism of homeowners, hiring professional AC repair services is more cost-effective than performing the job by yourself. These technicians are equipped with a variety of tools, which are necessary for handling different types of defects. 

Conversely, since homeowners lack most of these tools, they’d have to spend a large portion of their budget on purchasing or renting the required equipment. 

Furthermore, regular maintenance can reduce the high cost of energy bills by optimizing the unit’s performance and minimizing the risk of future defects. Most homeowners fail to realize that the increased cost of their utility bills results from the improper work of their air conditioners. Click here for some useful tips about using your AC unit more effectively. 

Keep cool indoors

Home renovations are not only a time for design changes but also a great excuse to do so much needed repairs to your home. Repairing items one at a time can turn out to be time-consuming and costly, so instead of wasting your precious time, make sure you hire real professionals to take care of the problem and get the job done in one big revamp! 

 

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A look at some spanish ideas for home decor

Home Decor Ideas: Simple Spanish Flare for Transformational Mediterranean Home Decor

February is the month of love, so what better time to spruce up your home with some romantic Spanish flare? Recently, we’ve seen some great European influences and ideas in home decor, especially when renovating cottages and outdated Victorian-styled architecture. And, after all, who wouldn’t want to escape to a little Mediterranean oasis they can call their own? We’re talking loads of light, spacious architecture, rustic furniture and a warm colour palette to sooth the soul.

Elevated, Rounded Archways

One of the most effective ways to bring light, charm, romance and space into your home, is by adding open archways. These tend to work well when renovating homes in South Africa, thanks to the beautiful Victorian influence of high ceilings many older homes still embody today. Wooden-style, curved archways not only add some European flair, but work great with open-plan designs.

If you are considering an open-plan layout, this is a great option for you. They look great with open-plan kitchens and as entrances to the living-room. Need a little privacy? One can easily fit a set of rustic wooden doors to these archways, opening from the middle outwards. These saloon-like doors also work great as window shutters. Alternatively, add some lightweight, white curtains in areas which receive some breeze. When the air flows, so will your zen!

Colour Palette

The Spanish design influence embodies a warm, rich colour palette. They are most often kept neutral, sticking with autumn colours. However, on the contrary, an important part of Spanish home decor are pops of colour. It’s not unusual to find colour blocking in many different design styles today, however, what sets this style apart are the ways in which they are used.

In most Spanish homes, you’ll find detailed patterns on small mosaic tiles, modestly lining the bottom or top of a room. In more punchy designs, it’s expected to find the entire floor or wall comprised of these! These are often floral, and are almost always flamboyant in colour. One can also play with contrasting tones of mustards and blues, a common visual theme throughout Spain.

Play With Clay

Adding clay decor to your home is also a great way to add to the rustic charm of your space. This could be in the form of clay-pots, flower-vases, fruit-bowls, plates and even the material used to build the structure of your indoor fireplace. In addition to clay, wooden coffee tables, counters, boxes for firewood or general storage will further embody your new Mediterranean masterpiece.

Chunky Exposed Roof Beams and Stone Walls

Another way to get bring rich tones and a rich Spanish country-style feel to your home, is to add exposed wooden roof beams. Automatically, they will levitate your gaze upwards, making the roof feel more spacious. They also add a wow factor, without actually taking up any space. Furthermore, a bonus when renovating with this home decor style, is that those stone walls you might want to be covering could actually work in your favour! Exposed stone or brick walls work effortlessly to bring the natural world, indoors.

Looking to further expand Mediterranean home decor throughout you home? Keep an eye on our blog for more home decor ideas for the bathroom, bedroom, living-room and kitchen!

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