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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…

Cooling meets COVID-19 – The in-and-outs of staying cool during work-from-home

On February 12, 2021, Posted by , In SARACCA News Blog, With No Comments

The benefits of operating an energy-efficient air conditioner are multifold as it not only reduces the electricity bills for consumers but also allows the government to save billions of rands The COVID-19 pandemic has pervaded many aspects of human life beyond the obvious health risks associated with becoming infected. Much of the…

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…

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