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HVAC for Healthcare: Preventing Disease Transmission

Minimise the transmission of infectious disease with our comprehensive HVAC for Healthcare solution

Do you manage hospital facilities or contracts? Read on.

Until mechanically removed by specialist ventilation systems, airborne droplet nuclei and infection-carrying dust particles remain suspended in the air, circulating on air currents and slowly settling in and around hospital grounds.

Infection may then occur with inhalation by staff, patients and visitors, even those seemingly dislocated from the source of the infectious particles. Even with the departure of the infectious source, dust-borne particles contaminated by infectious agents such as dried sputum and other secretions, may build up and cause disease transmission later in time.

This is where a comprehensive heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system with reliable handling and maintenance comes to the rescue, helping to prevent hospital-associated transmission of infectious microorganisms including:

  • Measles virus
  • Varicella virus
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Comprehensive HVAC for Healthcare solution

Don’t just assume (or hope) that your airborne infection prevention or HVAC maintenance systems are running as well as they should be.

With a HVAC audit and our comprehensive HVAC for Healthcare solution, you can enjoy peace of mind and focus your newfound attention and energy where you need to most. With our proven hospital and healthcare experience, you get:

  • Competitive tender rates
  • Reliable HVAC system upgrades
  • Competitive maintenance agreements
  • Infection disease control skills and expertise
  • Our knowledge and expertise of HEPA filtration in theatres
  • Annual air pressurisation testing in theatres for correct air flow rates
  • All compliance taken care of, with documentation provided and available via our cloud technology

Contact CFM Air today on +61 3 8786 3088 and say you want to know more about HVAC for Healthcare, or complete the form below. We look forward to safeguarding your healthcare air and supporting your colleagues, patients and their families.

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Gas v Electrical Air Conditioning?

[fullwidth background_color=”” background_image=”” background_parallax=”none” enable_mobile=”no” parallax_speed=”0.3″ background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”no” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding_top=”20″ padding_bottom=”20″ padding_left=”0″ padding_right=”0″ hundred_percent=”no” equal_height_columns=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” menu_anchor=”” class=”” id=””][one_full last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”default” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]Gas or electrical air conditioning? Rising domestic gas prices leave this question on everyone’s lips[/title][fusion_text]A recent report (Report) prepared by Melbourne University department, Melbourne Energy Institute (MEI), examined the price of gas and electricity in running household heating across the eastern-Australian gas market, and forecasts the future of domestic gas in Australia.

Gas modelling

The Australian Energy Market Operator indicates that gas demand in easter Australia peaked in 2012 and has since, on a yearly basis, declined.

The MEI has modelled that gas demand will continue its decline and by 2025, gas use in Australia could fall to half the peak use of gas. The reasoning involves Australian households switching from their gas appliances (not just heaters) to electrical appliances, as the price of gas increases.

Increasing cost of gas

The increase in gas cost has been linked to flow on from Australia’s exportation of gas to Asia from Gladstone, QLD, and the high cost associated with producing coal seam gas. Amongst others, these factors are negatively impacting on the use of gas in both industrial and electricity generation sectors.

Reduced heating costs by 70%

The author of the Report, Tim Forcey, said that by switching from ducted gas heating to several reverse cycle air conditioners, he reduced his heating costs by 70%. Forcey, has more than 30 years of experience in industrial energy, and has worked with BHP Billiton and ExxonMobil, and assets including the QLD Gas Pipeline and the Bass Strait JV.

Electrical Air Conditioning: Impact on HVAC

For engineers, facilities managers and home buyers, there are important implications for infrastructure and planning, as there is less need to be connected to a gas grid. In the case of heaters, the Report found that reverse-cycle (or split system) are conditioners “are efficient renewable-energy generators Contrasting with the potentially-poor performance of ducted-gas, some non-ducted RCACs … achieve efficiencies of more than 500% when they capture up to 4.8 units of free, renewable-ambient heat from the outside air for every one unit of electricity applied … If the RCAC wall unit is located in the room directly where heat is needed, energy losses are minimal.” And, that split-system air conditioners “have the added advantage of providing space-cooling during summer and other warm-weather periods and as a result are already in place in millions of Australian homes.”

Our HVAC expertise

Our fully qualified and experienced HVAC technicians and A-Grade control electricians are on call 24/7 to service your commercial, industrial and domestic HVAC needs. Our rates, unparalleled servicing technologies (utilising the latest in cloud IT) and comprehensive preventative management standards will keep your business or home running smoothly. Contact us for your HVAC solutions here.[/fusion_text][/one_full][imageframe lightbox=”no” lightbox_image=”” style_type=”none” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”none” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ hide_on_mobile=”no” class=”” id=””] [/imageframe][/fullwidth]

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