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What is HVAC?

You may be wondering what HVAC stands for, and you wouldn’t be alone. HVAC means Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning and is an umbrella term that encompasses many different facets of the Heating, Cooling and Ventilation industry.


In a commercial environment heating can refer to the heating needs of a multi-story building which would include the use of boilers and furnaces. 


Ventilation on a large site or multi story building can refer to mechanical fans used to direct airflow of fresh air into an indoor space. 

Air Conditioning: 

Air conditioning can be anything from small, wall mounted split systems all the way up to refrigeration plants that are used to cool vast commercial spaces, such as manufacturing or production warehouses. 

It takes years of training and professional upskilling to understand and appreciate the complexities that are involved in performing work to a level of the acknowledged HVAC standards. This is something that Chatfield OzCool pride themselves on, and all work undertaken by their technicians correlate to these performance standards. 

The catalyst of mechanical ventilation standards is the health and well-being of people working within an indoor environment.  To ensure people are working in a space that has adequate fresh air over many hours, it is the obligation of all employers or facility managers to ensure clean, fresh air is provided.  

Different working environments can have different ventilation requirements which can further complicate matters. 

Due to this requirement, there are a number of industry standard handbooks that can be used as a reference point, to ensure works are completed to the minimum safety standard.

While many different types of technicians can work within the HVAC industry, it essentially comes down to the ethics of the technician, to ensure the work they are doing is compliant to the set-out industry standards

For example, a general refrigeration mechanic may not have an understanding of water flows and pump laws and about how much water can flow to maintain thermal dynamics. So while the work they complete may be mechanically sound, they may not have taken industry safety standards into consideration. 

Chatfield OzCool are proud that all refrigeration technicians employed by the company, work to the highest industry standards that have been set out for the HVAC industry by AIRAH, which is the Australian advisory body.


To find out if the HVAC equipment at your workplace is up to the established air requirements, call and speak to the team at Chatfield OzCool, and we can assist you with this. 

The team at Chatfield OzCool are available to assist with cooling and refrigeration equipment service and repairs, and we are happy to answer any questions you may have.

If you would like to find out how we could help you, please give the team at Chatfield OzCool a call on 1300 361 186. 


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