Daikin launches Airbase

Daikin has released its new ducted wi-fi controller app, Daikin Airbase. The app is available for download through the Apple App Store and Google Play, and gives users easy access to the most frequently used functions of Daikin’s ducted system. “In conjunction with Daikin’s BRP15B61 wireless LAN adaptor, which now comes with a 20m cable […]

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From Kogarah to Caringbah

Heatcraft has relocated its Kogarah store in Sydney to 33 Cawarra Road, Caringbah. The new premises has a bigger warehouse and showroom, and more parking for customers. Gerard Cudmore and account manager Adam Jones will manage the branch and service the Sutherland and South West Sydney regions. The new store is open from 7am–5pm on […]


Idealair announces Swegon partnership

Idealair has announced an exclusive partnership with Swegon, a global manufacturer and supplier of indoor climate systems. Swegon’s range includes the Gold version F Energy Recovery Unit. According to Idealair, Swegon Gold version F offers up to 85 per cent sensible energy recovery and 75 per cent latent recovery in a unit with a compact […]


Bigger chiller from Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls has extended the capacity range of its York YZ Magnetic Bearing Centrifugal Chiller to include chillers beyond 3,516kW, now up to 4,747kW of refrigeration. The unit has already won the 2019 AHR Innovation Award in the Cooling Category, and Johnson Controls hopes to push the bar even higher by expanding the chiller’s capacity. […]


Bitzer: Product pirates beware

Compressor specialist Bitzer is fighting back against product pirates by adding QR codes to the packaging of its original spare parts. By scanning the code, users can check the authenticity of their products and access other relevant information. According to the company, product pirates not only sell counterfeit compressors, but also fake oils and fake […]


Lennox’s latest release

Lennox has released a new range of wall split-system air conditioners. The reverse-cycle inverter units are said to deliver more precise temperature control and greater comfort. “Advanced 3D airflow” circulates cold air from the bottom of the room and hot air from the top of the room, preventing temperature pockets from developing. The system also […]

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Fire risk causes recall on AC unit

Due to a fire risk, a national recall has been put in place for two models of outdoor air conditioning units. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) released the recall on Seeley International’s Braemar SCHF21C3S and Braemar SCHF25C3S outdoor air conditioner units on January 8. The ACCC says the power factor correction capacitors fitted in the […]


Machine learning a time-saver for trades

According to simPRO, a leading producer of job management software, machine learning is having a significant impact on the trade service industry due to its ability to decrease the time needed to complete administrative tasks and increase efficiency and workload capacity. Using past examples of different formats and information, machine learning can suggest the content […]

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Turney among best in the west

The HVAC&R industry has appeared in the 2019 40under40 awards with the nomination of Nicholas Turney, Affil.AIRAH, Managing Director of Eco Climate Solutions in the People’s Choice category. Established in 2002 by Business News, the 40under40 awards celebrate Western Australia’s 40 leading business entrepreneurs under the age of 40. According to the organisers, “the program […]


Wilson Industries launches Hydralux

After two years of development with an overseas partner, Wilson Hot Water has released a new imported thermal storage vessel called Hydralux Thermal Storage into the Australian market. “Standout quality at an understated price,” says the company, “Hydralux offers high-quality, high-performance thermal storage with Australian electrical and watermark approvals. “Our vessels are manufactured from Duplex […]