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Survey Reveals Interest in Energy Efficiency Is a Critical HVAC Trend

On January 20, 2021, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

Annual EEI survey finds 3 in 4 facility managers planning to invest in IAQ Has a long, unpredicted year taken a toll on people’s interest in energy efficiency, renewables, and smart buildings? In December 2020, Johnson Controls released the findings of its annual Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI) survey. The research found…

Commercial spaces likely to see new requirements for HVAC

On January 7, 2021, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

COVID-19 has changed life as we know it. The home office became the new workspace, video conferencing replaced in-person meetings, events shifted to virtual delivery, and parents became homeschool teachers while trying to balance career demands. It’s safe to say that the majority of people are looking forward to a…

Equipping HVAC+R Inspectors

On December 7, 2020, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

Compliance is an ongoing necessity as it plays a large role in safety. The gas industry is no exception to this principle, many heating, ventilation, ait-conditioning and refrigeration gas-related breakdowns are a result of non-compliance to the approved gas regulations and standards. The proper regulation of HVAC installations and maintenance…

Why Compliance Trumps Costs

On November 20, 2020, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

The global COVID-19 pandemic has put various industries through difficult financial times. Businesses have tried to continue operating while cutting costs, many businesses have had to retrench employees or cut salaries just to keep their doors open. The South African Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (SARACCA) has recorded similar…

Why HVAC&R contractors should join SARACCA

On November 6, 2020, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

The main objective of the South African Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (SARACCA) is to uplift the industry, providing its members with relevant information and training opportunities. Here is what SARACCA can do for you. SARACCA is an association for HVAC&R contractors who have individually and jointly agreed to…

Understanding HVAC systems

On October 27, 2020, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

What is a HVAC System? A HVAC system is a heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning system. A system that does any one (or more) of those tasks is called a HVAC system. The objective of an HVAC system is to ensure that an indoor environment is both safe and comfortable for humans.  Safety…

Refrigeration Registration- The Process

On October 13, 2020, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

The Refrigeration industry is growing. The South African Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Contractors Association (SARACCA) has recording continuous growth with new companies entering the industry regularly. As governed by the Pressure Equipment Regulations (PER), all refrigeration mechanics and installers must be trained and assessed by a Skills Development Provider (SDP)…

Changing jobs? What should happen to the SAQCC Gas Practitioner’s card?

On September 30, 2020, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

Changing jobs? What should happen to the SAQCC Gas Practitioner’s card? The need to continuously improve employee productivity through skills development is one that no company can ignore. For this reason, many companies take it upon themselves to ensure their employees are skilled and compliant with industry regulations. The HVAC…

Proper ventilation a key tool to prevent the spread of Covid-19

On September 11, 2020, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

Indoor ventilation is an important tool to prevent the viral transmission of the Covid-19 virus when correctly applied. Conversely, poor ventilation promotes viral transmission, Engen industrial hygiene specialist Garth Hunter warned during the South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health’s safety day webinar, held on September 7. Hunter pointed out that a Japanese…

The Role of HVAC in a pandemic

On August 20, 2020, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

What role will your companies HAVC system play if Coronavirus particles can become airborne and travel distances greater than the stipulated social distance and dispense into the air? This, coupled with the debate that HVAC systems are snowballing the infection rates needs to be settled with facts.   Clean air…