Tag - maintenance

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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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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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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New HVAC Technology Could Put An End To Energy Bill Shock

What you’re about to read won’t come as a surprise: Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems are energy guzzlers. Sure, you’ve heard it before. You probably even remember reeling from bill shock yourself. Not to mention that the impact on the environment is equally dire. The harder a HVAC...

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Energy efficient HVACs: better for your wallet and the planet

If the heatwave we endured at the start of this year is but a distant memory, here’s a reminder. We broke temperature records while sweltering through our hottest spell in years. And with that came an increased demand for air conditioning. It’s a little ironic when you think about it:...

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Why proper ventilation is the key to a safe return of students to the Covid classroom

Do you wonder how clean the air that children breathe in classrooms is? The answer could raise the anxiety levels of parents across the state as students prepare to return to face-to-face learning. And rightly so, because if there is one thing that can bring the long awaited return to...

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