Is your gas heater safe? 

It is the middle of winter and by now all of Victoria has their heating system to somewhere around 21 degrees in a bid to battle the chilly nights and freezing mornings. However, if you haven’t recently serviced your gas-based heating system you could be at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. What is Carbon Monoxide? […]

How to save on your heating this year

Reaching for the heater control button is what tends to drive up our winter bills. In Victoria’s cool climate especially, we tend to use more energy heating our homes rather than cooling them. Even if we just want to stay comfortable or maintain an even household temperature, this can add up when you are using […]

Energy-Efficient Air Conditioning Systems 

When purchasing an air conditioning system, the two most important things to factor into your decision are price and energy efficiency. While it is pretty easy to determine which air conditioning system is cheaper, judging an air conditioning system’s efficiency is a little bit more complex. The energy rating system In Australia, we have adopted […]

4 Benefits of Evaporative Cooling

When it comes to Australian summer survival, a good quality home cooling system is essential.  It adds value to your home and offers relief for your family when the temperature spikes.  Suitable for the hot, dry summers that we experience in Victoria, evaporative cooling systems provide an environmentally friendly and affordable solution to cool down […]

Types of Cooling Systems

As one of the fastest-selling markets in Australia, Geelong properties are in high demand. If you are planning to sell, buy or build in the Geelong and Surf Coast region you need to consider installing a cooling system as it can add substantial value to the home. North West Heating and Cooling is a premium […]

5 Key Benefits of Gas Ducted Heating

As you are building your new home there are lots of heating and cooling options to choose from. Gas ducted heating is one of the most sophisticated heating options available to Australian homes. It is also one of the most popular options to install in your new home and there’s no surprise as to why as […]

Carbon Monoxide Testing for Rental Providers [New Rental Rules 2021] 

On March 29, 2021, the Victorian Government updated the Rental Tenancy Acts to better outline rental providers and tenants obligations, particularly when it came to gas safety and carbon monoxide testing. New Legislation Under the new legislation, the rental providers must ensure that a gas safety check is undertaken for all heating systems and appliances […]

Working with owner-builders on installing your heating

Building your own home may be your dream and as you know it can save a lot on fees. In Victoria, people who want to build their own home need to first apply to be an owner-builder. An owner-builder is responsible for undertaking and overseeing the build of a home you plan to live in […]

Installing Gas Ducted Systems in Your Home 

It’s that time already – winter is coming. You may have noticed the evening breeze or the fresher mornings. If you don’t have heating in your home it could be a very dreary winter. At Northwest, we recommend considering installing gas ducted heating. What is Gas Ducted Heating? Gas ducted heating is a single heating […]

What to Consider When Installing A Ducted System for a New Home 

Building a new home can be daunting. As an owner-builder, there is the added freedom to design a home to your liking but there is also the added responsibility of making sure your new home is up to par with the VBA building codes. An air conditioning and heating system may seem like an upgrade […]