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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The rise and rise of air purifiers: why they’ve become so popular

The rise and rise of air purifiers: why they have become so popular

If recent history is anything to go by, our indoor air quality is fundamental. Before the spread of airborne diseases dominated news headlines, there was another hazardous health crisis that captured our attention. The bushfire crisis. Whether it was to keep the smoke at bay or to remove the...

Ever-wondered-if-a-hospital-HVAC-system-can-make-you-sick?

Ever wondered if a hospital HVAC system can make you sick?

If the rapid rise of Covid-19 cases globally has taught us anything, it’s that the virus can be transmitted by aerosol. We now know we can become infected after being exposed to aerosol droplets exhaled by an infected person. But can infected aerosols also be distributed by Heating, Ventilation,...

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