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AIR CONDITIONING ESSENTIAL MAINTENANCE & COVID-19

NOT having a well-maintained HVAC system in commercial buildings during the COVID-19 pandemic can pose a risk.

The virus is known to be spread mostly by droplets on surfaces, however, there is a possibility of airborne transmission of the COVID-19 virus spreading as droplet nuclei (2.5 to 10 µm) can remain suspended in the air for hours and therefore can be entrained into HVAC systems.

It is highly recommended that building owners and operators take the recommended measures to further reduce these risks, and prioritise having their ventilation systems checked and cleaned to industry best practices as a preventive measure during this time. Failure to service and maintain these systems can create significantly higher safety risks in both occupied and unoccupied buildings.
Measures include:

1. Cleaning, disinfection & filtration

In commercial HVAC systems, air filters can be readily changed, and cooling and heating coil surfaces can be cleaned and disinfected using approved methods and chemicals.  This will kill and remove any residual particles.

Cleaning and disinfecting of HVAC systems that include wall-mounted or console type induction type units at this time is imperative, as well as the supply, exhaust and return air registers/grilles, the attached ductwork of exhaust and ventilation systems.

Airborne contaminants, viruses and germs can be minimised, eliminated and contained in the air conditioning systems by proper filtration.   Air filters should be replaced or cleaned more often than scheduled.

Air Conditioning systems filters need to be upgraded to a MERV high-efficiency filter.  If it is not possible, the existing serviceable washable filters need to be cleaned using approved methods and chemicals. This can reduce any transmission of the virus through the system.

2. Humidity temperature adjustments and ventilation rate changes.

  • Increase the indoor air (circulation) rates and ventilation to reduce the likelihood of infections by diluting contaminants in the air.
  • Increase exhaust fans air rates to a maximum and check that the outside air rates are operating at the minimum statutory rates. We will make the necessary adjustments.
  • Adjust and ensure the heating/cooling temperature settings to achieve relative humidity of between 40-60%. Scientific research has proven a positive impact on virus reduction and infection by insuring these rates.

3. Maintenance regimes and essential safety measures

The continued application of good housekeeping and preventative maintenance regimes are imperative. HVAC maintenance should be carried out as prescribed by the recognised standards and maintenance procedures should be adhered to. The scheduled statutory maintenance of these systems and other essential systems is mandatory.

Please contact CFM Air Conditioning on 03 8786 3088 or send us an enquiry.

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Awarded “Highly Recommended” Australian Achiever Awards 2020

CFM Air Conditioning is awarded “Highly Recommended” by The Australian Achiever Awards scoring 92.48% for customer relations and service, one of the highest results in the Building Services & supply industry.

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  • Time-related service 96%
  • Addressing client needs
  • Care and attention 95%
  • Value
  • Attitude
  • Communication
  • Overall perception

CFM Air Conditioning (Commercial Facilities Management) has been highly recommended in 2000; 2002; 2003; 2004; 2005; 2006; 2007; 2008; 2009; 2010; 2011; 2012; 2013; 2014; 2015, 2017, 2018 & 2020, spanning over 20 years of outstanding customer service.

What our customers are saying:

CFM Air Conditioning is very efficient. The team do whatever I ask of them, and they complete the jobs as soon as possible. The staff are very good at servicing air conditioners. I have always been happy with them.

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The team at CFM Air Conditioning are good. I get them here as needed, and they are very prompt. When one of the systems breaks down, they repair it on the same day. I am very happy with their service and have been a long-term customer of theirs.

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I use them to service my air conditioners. The products they provide and their service is of real quality. The staff and products are reliable, and I am very happy with what they do.

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David In the office Is great, and when I require his help, he Is always available for me at any time of day.

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Melanie Aldis says “receiving this award for two decades now is very exciting and to be recognised in this competitive market as “Highly Recommended” by customers is evidence that CFM Air Conditioning provides the highest level of service.

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CFM designs HVAC for Print Warehouse

Solution

Provide a humidty and temperature control for a 5 million dollar print machine and warehouse staff operatiang the machine, and the remaining warehouse area.

Project

Cooling to a large Printing companies warehouse

Scope

To design and deliver a high efficient cooling system  to a large scale printing warehouse for its occupants and a new age HP printing machine.Installation of twenty Climate Wizard cooling systems on the roof of the building with custom made galvanised steel platforms for each unit.

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2017 Australian Achiever Awards – Highly Recommended

CFM Air Conditioning scores 94.07% for customer satisfaction for Australia’s Heating & Cooling Service supplies.

  • The award system focuses on seven criteria, each scored separately, namely:
  • Time related service
  • Addressing client needs
  • Care and attention
  • Value
  • Attitude
  • Communication
  • Overall perception

CFM Air Conditioning (Commercial Facilities Management) have been highly recommended in 2000; 2002; 2003; 2004; 2005; 2006; 2007; 2008; 2009; 2010; 2011; 2012; 2013; 2014; 2015 and 2017 over 20 years.

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Trusted by some of Australia’s largest brands for HVAC

Did you know that CFM Air Conditionings’ core business is preventative maintenance and air conditioning breakdown repairs and service on commercial and industrial systems.

We are trusted by some of Australia’s largest brands and businesses who rely on CFM Air Conditioning to install, service, repair and maintain their heating and cooling on an ongoing basis, in some cases people’s lives depend on us.

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South Eastern Private Hospital Upgrade to Nurses Station

CFM Air Conditioning attended the custom fabrication of process coolers to replace existing  roof top condensers:

  • The indoor units were refurbished within the ceiling space and the rooftop units replaced with high efficiency stainless steel units.
  • We upgraded the controls to integrate new touch screens into the Nurses station allowing full control and fault status for the entire ward for heating and cooling systems.
  • PLC fully integrated for BMS Modbus/BACnet connection.

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