News from Ausmech Air HQ

The cost of achieving indoor air quality – can we afford it, or will we pay the price for ignoring it?

The Australian government is shining the spotlight on indoor air quality, pledging to make the issue a priority over the coming year. Its Clean Air Forum held in Canberra in March, saw a think tank of experts explore the profound impacts of clean indoor air on our health and productivity. Some...

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What does the future hold for commercial HVAC?

Imagine a commercial HVAC system that intuitively manages interior temperatures and humidity levels, is powered by renewables to reduce energy costs and is designed to deliver the highest standard of air quality to mitigate the spread of airborne contaminants. These are the sorts of technological advancements that are helping to turn...

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Workplace Air

Is an invisible cocktail of dangerous toxins making you feel sick at work?

Every day that Kerry* spent at work ended with a pounding headache, a dizzy spell or feeling nauseous. Initially, the health care worker attributed the symptoms to dust being spread by minor construction work nearby. But when the debilitating symptoms failed to subside, Ausmech Air was commissioned to carry out...

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Is your commercial HVAC electricity bill soaring? Poor maintenance could be to blame

What’s the easiest way to significantly reduce electricity consumption from commercial air conditioning equipment? For businesses focussed on the bottom line and also conscious of the impacts of climate change, a study has spotlighted the most common faults that drive up electricity use and operating costs. But before we discover what those...

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How much is poor air quality costing your business?

How many times have you felt sluggish at work? Or blamed pollen for triggering pesky cold-like symptoms. Did you ever think the C02 levels in the office could be the cause? The quality of the air we breathe can impact our health and well-being – so is it time we shifted...

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How HVAC engineers are helping hospitals prepare for the next pandemic

We’re still grappling with the impacts of Covid-19 which makes it hard to believe we’re already preparing for the next pandemic. And because our health systems have been a key focus since the pandemic swept the world, future planning includes examining how we fortify our hospitals for a future event. Engineers...

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Need a reliable HVAC contractor for your commercial building? Here’s what you need to look for

Commercial building owners would agree: the failure of a Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system can be devastating. Whether you’ve been hit be a HVAC emergency, you need a new system installed or you’re looking for a reliable preventative maintenance provider to circumvent a system failure, you need a...

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How your workplace can benefit from an HVAC air purifier

If Covid-19 has taught us anything, it’s that clean, fresh air is critical in the fight against the spread of airborne viruses. The pandemic shined a spotlight on indoor air quality, with a particular concern for the safety of people working in confined indoor spaces. Which likely explains why air...

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Can the air con make you sick? How often should you change the filter? We answer your commercial HVAC questions

Noticed you’ve been feeling a little headachy while at work? And, come to think of it, that musty old smell permeating the air surely isn’t good for you, right? If you’re wondering how much the air conditioner has to do with the way you feel, or you’re not sold on...

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Why Australia’s skills shortage is an opportunity for a career in HVAC

What do you make of all this talk of a skills shortage crisis crippling the nation? Businesses are reporting difficulties filling skilled labour gaps – a problem exacerbated since the commencement of the pandemic and, in part, also due to a lack of skilled migration and a steady decline...

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Legionnaires disease outbreak a timely reminder of the importance of proper air conditioning maintenance

Legionnaires’ disease is back on the radar after a recent spate of cases in Sydney. And while the source of infection has yet to be revealed, the spotlight is being shone on cooling towers after defects were found in six. The outbreak is a timely reminder of the consequences of...

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You had one job! HVAC fails that will make you laugh (and cringe)

When you’ve been working in the HVAC industry for as long as we have, you’re bound to come across some cracking – some might even describe as epic – fails. From units installed upside down to an unwanted animal intruder in a switchboard, some on-the-job mishaps are so ludicrous you can’t...

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How 3D printing technology can put an end to the office air con wars

It’s an argument that has played out in almost every workplace: the air conditioning is either too hot or too cold. Thermal discomfort commonly tops the list of complaints by workers. In commercial buildings, air conditioning issues feature in the top three complaints by tenants. But a new innovation might just...

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Can we develop resilient buildings to protect against climate change? The experts say we can – and we must

Have you noticed the word ‘resilience’ has become a buzz word of late? It means bouncing back from difficult events and with so much happening – drought, bushfires, floods, and a global pandemic – the term aptly reflects our rapidly changing experiences. You’re about to hear the word resilience some more....

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Choosing the right HVAC contractor can mean the difference between a smoothly operating air conditioning system and complete disaster

Are you a fan of those TV current affair programs whose intrepid reporters chase down unscrupulous tradies to confront them about their dodgy work? It seems funny on the surface but no one wants to be an unwitting victim of an unlicensed, unskilled and incompetent workman. As they say: if...

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Going green: taking air conditioners from energy guzzlers to affordable, one experiment at a time

It’s the one appliance we turn to for cooling relief on scorching summer days and for cosy comfort in the cold of winter even though that respite comes at a big cost. The debate on how to make energy hungry air conditioners more efficient is incessant, but a new concept...

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Fighting coronavirus: how sanitising your air conditioning system can offer you protection

The global coronavirus pandemic has us in a cleaning frenzy, attacking every surface to remove any trace of dirt or grime. But what about the germs we can’t see? Like the potential viruses lurking in the air conditioning duct work of the very systems designed to deliver us comfort. We know...

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Client Testimonial – Fairfield Hospital

A recent testimonial from our Client regarding the AC31 Theatre 4 repairs at Fairfield Hospital. Fantastic news & congratulations to the guys that were on the job! "I appreciate the way you do business and your technician’s services were perfect, well-mannered and professional. You have managed the situation well in pressure conditions and...

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