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Victorian Government Ventilation Rebate Grant Round 2

ROUND 2: Small Business Ventilation Rebate & Grant

VENTILATION REBATE

The Ventilation Rebate provides a $500 rebate for public-facing small businesses to undertake immediate actions such as purchasing equipment or hiring a qualified tradesperson to undertake minor services to improve ventilation in areas accessible to customers.

Only one application is permitted per ABN. Applicants must submit separate applications for each of their businesses that operate under different ABNs.

Improving ventilation helps reduce the spread of COVID-19 and provides customers with the confidence that businesses are doing everything they can to keep them safe.

Small Business Ventilation Program – Ventilation Rebate will close for applications at 11:00pm on Thursday 8 September 2022.

VENTILATION GRANT

The Ventilation Grant enables eligible public-facing businesses to invest in large projects to improve ventilation, such as building works, engaging professional services or purchasing equipment. Grant funding will be matched dollar for dollar with the business, between $1000 and $5000.

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2022 Australian Achiever Awards: CFM scores 92.13% customer Satisfaction

The judging process for the 2022 Australian Achiever Awards for Australia’s Building Services & Supplies category was completed on 19th May. CFM Air Conditioning Pty Ltd scored a highly recommended 92.13% in 2022.

Now into it’s twenty-fifth year, the Australian Achiever Awards are an independent, unbiased award system based on assessment ratings from a business’s own customers. The awards provide an indication of a well-run business where satisfied customers are a sign that a business is healthy, worthy of praise and increased custom.

The award system focuses on eight criteria, each scored separately, namely: Time Related Service, Addressing Client Needs, Care and Attention, Value, Attitude, Communication, Overall Perception and Referral. The criteria are rated individually in percentage terms and the final score is an amalgam of these. Anything above 80% overall is regarded as exceptional and reflects outstanding customer service. A complete list of all businesses that have achieved award status over the last few years can be viewed at www.achiever.com.au.

Some of the comments Australian Achiever received from CFM Air Conditioning clients are:

“They are helpful and pleasant, and I have been happy with CFM Air Conditioning. They are engaged in the project and are proactive, picking up an issues before they get out of hand.
Their maintenance is both scheduled and non-scheduled, ensuring the machines are always working for us.”

“I think CFM Air Conditioning is great. I have found them ta be very approachable. It is clear they know what they are doing”.

“They are always spot on with their response time ta my emails. Even if they cannot get out the same day, they will be there at seven-thirty the next morning. Everything is quoted professionally and always broken down into separate jabs. Their communication is amazing, and their operations manager always calls me to follow up and tell me exactly when someone will be out. They are just an all-around great company.”

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Ventilation Rebate & Grant

The Small Business Ventilation Program is now open. The Victorian Government is providing $60 million for public-facing small businesses to improve ventilation.

This support has been designed to help businesses implement new guidance on building ventilation to reduce the risk of spreading COVID 19 and to keep customers COVID Safe. The Small Business Ventilation Guide is also available, which provides simple tips to help businesses improve ventilation.

Eligible businesses can now apply for funding to invest in equipment, undertake works or engage professional services to improve ventilation in areas of the workplace that are accessible to customers.

Under the program, 2 types of support are available:

The Ventilation Rebate provides a $500 rebate for public-facing small businesses to undertake immediate actions such as purchasing equipment or hiring a qualified tradesperson to undertake minor services to improve ventilation in areas accessible to customers.

The Ventilation Grant enables eligible public-facing businesses to invest in large projects to improve ventilation, such as building works, engaging professional services or purchasing equipment. Grant funding will be matched dollar for dollar with the business, between $1000 and $5000.

Applications are open until 11:59pm Friday 24 June 2022, or until funds are exhausted.

Contact CFM Air Conditioning to discuss your requirements and for a no obligation quote on 03 8786 3088

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Our gun technician Jake and superstar apprentice Skye performing a compressor replacement onsite.

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CFM Air Conditioning embrace diversity in HVAC

CFM Air Conditioning and so proud to welcome our newest team member, Skye.

She’s one of our apprentices and is the first female technician out in the field. We are so excited to have you with us and we look forward to your journey with us!

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CFM are finalists in the Casey Business Awards 2021 – INNOVATION

The team at CFM Air Conditioning are proud of being a finalist for the Casey Business Awards 2021 in the Innovation Category out of 81 businesses. We are always working to improve technologies and sustainable practices in HVAC for our clients.

The Casey Business Awards 2021 finalists are: 

Innovation Category
– Australian Precision Technologies
– Commercial Facilities Management
– Doogood Australia

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Updated COVID Guidelines now includes ventilation of indoor spaces

* You have seen media reports recently (herehere, and here) highlighting the potential airborne transmission of COVID-19 under certain conditions.

** SafeWork Australia has also recently issued a short guidance note relating to Improving ventilation in indoor workplaces – COVID-19.

Inspections of sites are likely to be conducted by WorkSafe and The Victorian Building Everyone should ensure all measures are in place to ensure compliance.

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CFM LEADS THE WAY WITH ENVIRONMENTAL ISO 14001:2015 CERTIFICATION

CFM Air Conditioning are proud to announce our ISO 14001:2015 “Environmental management systems” certification by SAI Global as part of our ongoing commitment to our Environment responsibilities & contribution to sustainability in facility management and HVAC.

Now with a triple certification; ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001:2018, and ISO 9001:2018, we are providing our customers the best quality assurance, OH&S & Environmental management in the industry.

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Service your HVAC system prior to restarting or returning to the workforce.

HVAC systems that have been shut down temporarily should be correctly maintained and inspected by CFM Air Conditioning technicians in-line with the building HVAC regulations and standards.

Cooling towers and condenser water systems can build up corrosion, water can become stagnant, bacteria can grow and indoor air quality compromised.

It is important offices and building managers ensure HVAC systems are serviced prior to restarting.

Before workers return to work and the HVAC system has been temporarily shut down, you must abide by the health and safety regulations to ensure your HVAC system is inspected, serviced and maintained.

A qualified HVAC technician should provide you with a letter of inspection to ensure ongoing building compliance is met.

CFM Air Conditioning can provide you with a letter of inspection if we attend your premises and inspect, and or service your heating, ventilation and cooling system.

“There is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread through HVAC systems, however having your HVAC system set to allow more air circulation in common areas and limiting or not using recirculated air and increasing outside air intake, if possible, may help minimise the risk of COVID-19 spreading in your workplace.

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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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CFM saved the City of Darebin council $10K in refrigerant gas costs

CFM Air Conditioning received a urgent request for HVAC repairs to the Preston Library on behalf of City of Darebin, who has remained a loyal client for over 12 years.

Upon arrival, we found that the old Carrier compressor had failed, with multiple leaks from the gaskets on the compressor heads. We removed the compressor, and fully re-built the compressor, offering a full 12 months parts and labour warranty. These works were a complete system overall, including, replacing multiple solenoid valves, T.X valves, safety and oil pressure switches, drier and drier cores.

As a strong supporter, along side with the Australian government and industry of the global HFC (hydrofluorocarbon) phase-down, we used low-GWP technologies, and then recommissioning with a newer, more efficient and more environmentally friendly refrigeration R438a refrigerant gas (saving the council $10,000.00) in the refrigerant gas costs. We re-attended the Preston Library on a twice daily basis for over a weekly period to ensure the systems operation.

 

 

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Merry Christmas – We provide 24/7 support during the xmas break

To our valued clients,

We wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and may 2017 bring you good health and happiness.
We’re truly grateful for your loyalty and support and look forward to our mutually beneficial relationship in 2017.

Happy New Year from Management and Staff at CFM Air Conditioning.

Please note CFM operate 24/7 and provide 24/7 support during the xmas break. Our after hours number is: 03 8786 3088

Thank you
The CFM Air Conditioning team

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Are you safe from this silent killer?

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Energy Safe Victoria are urging all Victorians to have their gas heaters serviced and tested at least every two years to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.

When did you last have your Workplace heater checked?

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Gas v Electrical Air Conditioning?

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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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HVAC News: Solar Power and Renewable Energy

New research shines solar power in community hands

Independent research conducted by Ipsos has informed new best practice community consultation guidelines for renewable energy and solar power.

Australian Renewable Energy Angency (ARENA) contributed $153,000 towards Ipsos to help fund the research task.

The research revealed that Australian’s strongly support renewable energy and want to be involved in energy spending decisions. The new best practise guidelines will help the solar energy industry to better communicate any impact on the economy and environment, as well as on nearby communities.

The research further reveals that in order to gain community support, solar project stakeholders must clearly communicate the efficiencies able to be achieved with solar power endeavours, any employment opportunities, project timelines and information about the area of land that is required.

Key HVAC news facts from research:

  • 77% of Australians believe that solar energy is a significant source of energy that can help meet our needs
  • 60% of Australians agree that funding for renewable energy facilities should be prioritised over non-renewable sources
  • 63% of Australians believe that solar power will reduce carbon emissions
  • 53% of Australian’s believe that solar power will have a positive impact on our environment

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