Get in now to upgrade your air con for Summer

22 October 2019

How old is your air-conditioning unit? Did you know that older air-conditioning units can use more than 4 times the electricity of a new unit? Our retail manager Mitch Richardson recently upgraded his system and was blown away by the results.

With the first 30-degree day of the Summer forecast this week and just 9 weeks until Christmas – we are anticipating a surge in interest in air-conditioning enquiries over the coming weeks and we would like to encourage you to get in ahead of the queue!

Contact the friendly and knowledgeable Gippsland Heating and Cooling team to find the best system for your home.

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Winter heating for just 3.5kWh per day!

13 June 2019

When it came time to upgrade his heating/cooling, Our Gippsland Solar Retail Manager, Mitch Richardson, was a little hesitant. Built in the 80s, his house sits on a sloping block with up to 2m stumps at the lowest point, paper thin windows and crumby old roof insulation. The previous split system would run at full-noise to warm the home.

– Enter the LG WH24 7.1kW reverse cycle split system –

Probably as a result of his role as Retail Manager at Gippsland Solar, Mitch can be a bit of a hawk on energy usage. As such, he was a little apprehensive about putting in a new split system as he expected that a more effective unit would come at the cost of higher energy usage.

Following the installation, Mitch selected the “AI” mode and punched in 24deg, then ran a pretty gruelling test over the weekend…

Saturday 8:00am – Sunday 9:30pm at 24deg with all the interior doors open in the home; that’s 36 hours of continuous runtime!

Given the rated input of the unit when heating is approx 1.9kW, he braced himself with the expectation of around 30-40kWh of consumption.

13kWh – The total amount of energy consumed to heat an old, chilly home to a toasty 24degs for a full weekend was a measly 13kWh. To put that into context, given that their off-peak energy costs are $0.135/kWh, that was a grand total of $1.75 for the weekend, or 4 cents per hour!

By comparison, the old space heater costs just over 35c/hour to heat a single room, let along the whole home. After they factored in their solar contribution, their heating and cooling was chewed up and spat out with change.

Mitch said:
“Grant at Gippsland Heating and Cooling was super easy to work with and I had complete faith in his recommendation which has ultimately proved to be the best fit. The installers were all brilliant. Andy, Liam and Darcy were all clean, polite and efficient and despite the various challenges in this particular job, nothing was too much hassle. The electrician, Jake was happy to come in after hours to get the old unit decommissioned and the new unit all wired up. After everything was complete, Jake came in to make sure the unit was functioning and went through the operations with me too which was brilliant. Stef in the admin team was no exception either!”

You may be surprised to learn how efficient new split systems are, if you have an old split system at your home it could well be driving up your winter energy costs.

Get in touch with Grant and the team at Gippsland Heating and Cooling on 1300 17 17 60 or via the website to find a more efficient and effective way to heat your home.

Gippsland Solar's Mitch Richardson with LG WH24 7.1kW reverse cycle split system

Battery Storage: On Grid or Off?

24 February 2018

Battery storage installations are booming across Gippsland, more than doubling in the last six months.

One of the questions we are often asked is ‘Should I stay on the grid or disconnect?’

There are pros and cons in both situations, but with service charges and electricity rates rising at incredible rates many customers are opting to stay on the grid for now but install a system that allows them to disconnect in the future.

But be warned: not all battery systems can be taken off the grid later. This impressive 10kWh storage system in Woodside features the Selectronic SP Pro, a unique system that can handle any future requirements.

You can install solar and battery storage now, add more batteries, a wind turbine or a generator later, and choose to disconnect from the grid at any time without changing any components.

Best of all, the Selectronic SP Pro has been manufactured right here in Mooroolbark, Victoria, for over 20 years and the team at Gippsland Solar have worked with Selectronic to constantly improve the features and innovations in their product.

With uncertainty around future energy costs, the SP Pro provides complete flexibility for now and for years to come.

For more information on the Selectronic SP Pro please follow this link, or contact one of our knowledgeable staff.

Selectronic-SP-Pro - Solar Hybrid with Off-Grid Backup

New face at Gippsland Heating & Cooling

New face at Gippsland Heating & Cooling

22 February 2018

Grant Riordan is taking the reins at Gippsland Heating & Cooling!

We have an exciting new announcement for Gippsland HC, with long-time colleague and friend Grant Riordan coming on board at the start of the year.

Grant moves into the Business Development role at Gippsland HC and Gippsland Skylights, to steer the rapid growth of these booming businesses. He will be managing our installation and sales team, and also looking after our key builder and architect accounts.

As a Sales Rep for Middy’s Electrical for 12 years, and looking after our Gippsland Solar electrical account for a number of years, Grant has always gone above and beyond to give his clients an exceptional experience. His product knowledge, and more importantly, his burning passion for customer service has shone through in every dealing we’ve had with him.

Your heating and cooling system can account for up to 40% of your energy costs, so it’s worth considering how old your system is and whether an upgrade to a more efficient system may not only make your home more comfortable, but also save you money in the long run.

If you’re looking for a split system, ducted air con, or ducted gas heater, give Grant a call on 1300 17 17 60, or go to www.gippslandhc.com.au.

Gippsland solar - Grant from Gippsland heating and cooling