We sell all the major Australian heater brands and have done so for many decades. With experience installing a wide range of appliances across homes and office spaces, we know what products work best for different room sizes, shapes and styles. A great product in the wrong room is less effective than a less powerful product in the right room.
We stock all the brands you should trust: Coonara, Arrow, Heat Charm, Stovax Jindara, Rinnai, Regency and many others. The key is to understand what benefits you’re looking for – like style vs. temperature – and match those to the configuration and size of your rooms. This is why you should choose Robinsons Castlemaine – we do this every day and we have all the latest training on key product improvements.
We know how hot a summer in Central Victoria gets, let alone Castlemaine which can sometimes feel like we’re living in a frying pan. A high quality air-conditioning product that can ease the heat is essential to comfortable living. While we stock many brands, our clients generally choose Panasonic branded models and so you’ll find a wide range to choose from in our showroom.
It’s important to accurately calculate the required cooling or heating capacity of your new air conditioner so you choose a model with equal or slightly greater capacity for the room. Most air-conditioners come with a range of automation features to make a more efficient appliance – one of the key aspects you’ll want for your home or office.
Whether you buy a heating or a cooling appliance, one for the key challenges is keeping the costs of running the appliance down. From a product perspective, there are two key ways:
Once you’ve worked out what capacity you need, compare the star ratings of models of similar capacity. The more stars, the lower the running costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Note that star ratings are different for heating and cooling.
Cooling and heating accounts for about 38 per cent of an average household’s energy usage and is a huge contributor to peak demand on the grid as well. To help reduce household power consumption, many new air conditioner models now feature DREDs (Demand Response Enabling Devices), also known as PeakSmart.
DREDs allow participating energy companies to remotely control the air conditioner in periods of peak electricity demand – usually in high summer when everyone wants to cool their homes – reducing both the strain on the grid and your household power consumption, without greatly affecting the air conditioner’s performance.
From a usage perspective, we have two other key pieces of advice.
Just like a car or boat, getting an annual service for your air-conditioner or heater keeps it running efficiently and makes it more likely to last longer. As with all appliances, the more efficient it runs, the cheaper the energy bill.
We know this is common sense but you’d be surprised how it can make a difference. Don’t have it on really low temperatures in the peak summer season. Only have it on when you need it and use settings to have it work intermittently. Try to use it during off-peak times to help with the energy bills.