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Why a Price War in Our Industry will Hurt the Customer

On July 14, 2021, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

Established in 1961 SARACCA has seen steady growth in membership to become one of the most prolific Association within the Heating Ventilation Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC+R) industry. Global warming has made temperature control a central part of our daily lives and with the increased demand in HVAC+R, a large portion…

HVAC+R sector under COVID-19

On July 5, 2021, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

The HVAC+R  sector, although under the construction industry, in essence, is deemed an essential service. However, certain criteria are needed to be followed to operate under different lockdown levels.  “HVAC+R companies registered as SARACCA members can contact the association directly, for further information on criteria adjustments and compliance guidelines.” –…

Why you should be part of going live with the electronic CoC

On June 9, 2021, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

SAQCC Gas recently launched their CoC application on 1 March 2021. The revolutionary app has joined many in the digitization of administration to streamline processes and is available to all practitioners through the Google Play App Store. The  South African Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Contractors Association (SARACCA) is featured on…

Casey Study –Airentronic Maintenance

On May 27, 2021, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

Project Manager of Airetronic Maintenance and Sales (Pty) Ltd Tony Moodley discusses the process as a subcontractor in multiple turnkey projects building hospitals during the Covid-19 pandemic. Airetronic served as part of teams hand-picked to build and equip hospitals during the first wave of the national lockdown in South Africa….

Examining the current state of the BOQ

On March 30, 2021, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

HVAC contracting, the BOQ, and the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors’ standard system of measurement for building work. The purpose of a Bill of Quantities (BOQ) is to set out the work to be done, or initially tendered on as indicated on the drawings and as contained in the…

Should I Get Air Conditioning at Home?

On March 24, 2021, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

You may invest in the best home or residential property, but fail when it comes to equipping your property with the right facilities. An air conditioner (AC or air con) is one of the best facilities that you can install on your property. If you don’t own an air-con or…

Future Technology Will Focus on Sustainability, Automation, and Data

On March 15, 2021, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

Since the first electric furnace was developed in 1861, HVAC technology has forever transformed the way we live. No longer are we huddled next to the fire to keep warm in winter or sleeping outside in the hot summer months. The first century or so in HVAC technology was dominated…

HVAC sterilisation technology makes progress to inactivate coronavirus

On February 26, 2021, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

Global air conditioning manufacturer Mitsubishi has recently confirmed its latest proprietary air purification technology has the ability to remove and inactivate the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). The latest technology includes a patented air purification and an enzyme-urea formulation processor that exposes cells to UV-C LED radiation to remove and inactivate airborne…

Responsible Refrigeration Article 61

On February 25, 2021, Posted by , In Director's Column, With No Comments

Renewal of registration. The requirement in the Pressure Equipment Regulations that only authorised persons who are registered with SAQCC Gas may work on systems under pressure is very real and a legal requirement in the OHS Act. Based on the latest registration numbers the progress in new registrations has been…

Responsible Refrigeration Article 60

On February 25, 2021, Posted by , In Director's Column, With No Comments

This month I deviate again from refrigeration requirements for compliance to meet skills training and registration with SAQCC Gas. To follow on from last month’s discussion I recently read an article regarding a complaint that air conditioning causes illness through colds and hay fever. One point made is that and…

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