Why your air conditioner needs regular maintenance and servicing

December 7th, 2018 by

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Just as your company vehicles require regular maintenance and servicing, your HVAC system needs the same care and attention. Given that your commercial air conditioning system is keeping your staff and customers comfortable for extensive periods of time each day, it makes sense to be vigilant and attentive when it comes to this investment.

The three main reasons for air conditioning servicing and maintenance are:

  • Extending the lifespan of the system

Air conditioning is a significant financial outlay for any commercial enterprise. Any time you invest heavily, you want a decent return. In order to get the most out of your HVAC system, and have it last as long as possible, you’ll want to have it regularly serviced. Servicing and maintenance will keep the unit running at peak efficiency, and prevent small problems from becoming larger ones. It’s estimated that regular servicing can extend the lifespan of an air conditioning system by up to five years.

  • Reducing running costs by maintaining peak energy efficiency

By ensuring that all parts are clean and functioning correctly, a unit can run without difficulty, which means it will consume less energy. Less energy consumption translates to lower electricity bills and reduced running costs. In a commercial setting, the air conditioning is typically used for lengthy periods of time, and the energy savings from having a healthy, well-maintained unit will be significant.

  • Preventing costly repairs by catching problems early

Just as catching problems with your system early will help it to last longer, it will also save you some money. Some issues are minor and inexpensively fixed when caught early. If they are allowed to continue, the problem becomes worse, and the solution is always more work and more money. Prevent huge repair bills by having your system serviced and maintained on a regular basis.

If you are a Facilities Manager or Building Owner, you’ll want to know your HVAC system is in good hands. At Equilibrium Air conditioning, we pride ourselves on making this experience fairly ‘autopilot’ and easy for our clients. Our technicians are in constant communication with our management team and our expert mechanical engineers to ensure you receive maintenance solutions of the highest quality. Our services can be tailored to suit your commercial needs and budget.

We have highly trained and qualified technicians, fully acquainted with all mechanical, refrigeration and ventilation systems, and we are authorised by ARCtick. We are on call 24/7 to provide reliable breakdown services and can assist in any emergency situation, getting your unit back up and running in as little time as possible.

If you’re wanting to invest in a quality commercial air conditioning system, or you’re interested in our maintenance and servicing packages, feel free to contact Equilibrium Air conditioning today on (02) 9439 4822. We encourage you to protect your investment in air conditioning equipment through proper care. In doing this, you’ll have a reliable, energy efficient system for years to come.

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Equilibrium supports the Tour de PIF and the ride to fight MS

November 9th, 2018 by

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There are many worthy causes around and we know it is important to regularly ‘get on your bike’ for charity, excuse the pun. At Equilibrium Air Conditioning, we believe in giving back to the community. Recently, we’ve had the opportunity to support a couple of people who literally ‘got on their bike’ for extremely worthy causes, the Tour de PIF Charity Ride and the MS Sydney to the Gong Ride.

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Equilibrium was happy to sponsor one of our project partners from Built as he participated in the 2018 Tour de PIF charity ride on Friday, October 19th, raising vital funds for young, homeless Australians. Across Australia, there are 44,000 young people who are homeless and sleeping on our streets each night. We believe Australia to be a lucky and prosperous country, and yet this is an extremely confronting statistic in regards to our youth. In conjunction with the Property Industry Foundation, Built and other industry members would like to tackle the issue, and provide a way for helping young people to rebuild their lives.

All funds raised from the Tour de PIF event go towards the PIF House Program which builds homes and provides care for vulnerable children and youth. They have set a goal of building 125 bedrooms from 2017-2022, and we would love to see this achieved. Well done to the approximate 300 riders, and 270 walkers who took on Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and the Central Coast, raising a record amount of $350,000!!

MS Sydney to the Gong Ride

On Sunday 4th November, another project partner from Multiplex participated in the MS Sydney to the Gong ride with his team, “Lower North Shore Krankies”, raising much needed funds for Multiple Sclerosis. We were, once again, happy to sponsor the efforts of one of our valued project partners in raising funds for a worthy cause. Multiple sclerosis is a debilitating illness impacting the lives of around 25,600 Australians.

A popular event over the last 37 years, the Sydney to the Gong attracts cyclists from all walks of life to support their friends and family members who are battling MS. In 2018, an impressive $3,026,848 was raised and will be donated to help provide vital services and support for those living with multiple sclerosis. What a fantastic achievement.

 

As 2018 draws to a close, we feel grateful for the many opportunities we have had throughout the year to give back to the community that we love. As a business, we try to help where we can in lending a hand to those who need it most, and we look forward to the many projects and events and causes that will come our way in 2019. We wish everyone a Happy and Safe Christmas, and a fantastic start to the New Year.

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Why we need to actively work to reduce our carbon footprint

September 6th, 2018 by

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At Equilibrium Air Conditioning, we believe in sustainable practices that will reduce our carbon footprint, and preserve our beautiful planet for generations to come. We believe commercial industries have an obligation to the environment, which is why we are proud to partner with Green Building Council Australia, and consistently work towards Ecological Sustainable Development (ESD) principles. All our projects are designed and constructed with sustainability factored in. We have Green Star accreditation, ensuring we remain current on the latest innovations and technology pertaining to our industry.

If the carbon footprint left behind by your business is not something you’ve previously given much thought to, now is the time to make some changes. What, exactly, is your carbon footprint? It’s the amount of greenhouse gas you/your business is personally responsible for. Greenhouse gases are directly responsible for global warming and climate change. At Equilibrium, all project managers are held responsible for ensuring that each project is assessed for reduction in energy consumption and that waste is minimised. This allows us to significantly decrease the carbon footprint resulting from building our HVAC systems.

The reality is, there’s a lot of everyday activities that increase greenhouse gases. For example, cooking our food and even breathing will release small amounts in to the air each day. Your food, clothing, transport and entertainment choices within your personal life also have great impact on our environment. These can all be managed to reduce your personal footprint, but what can commercial entities do to reduce theirs? It is a known fact that corporations make higher contributions to C02 emissions entering our atmosphere each day/year. However, if we are going to try and combat global warming and climate change, businesses need to do what they can to respect our environment and reduce this effect.

Not only is sustainability a moral obligation for businesses, there are legal obligations as well. For detailed information on the current Australian Environmental legislation, licences and permits, read here. The pressure to make changes to business practice will only continue as the problem becomes more and more imperative to address. Some businesses have even found that employing environmentally friendly practices, such as utilising alternative energy sources, has even reduced production and operating costs. There is much to look forward to when it comes to embracing “green” business practices.

Essentially, if we don’t start to actively reduce our carbon footprint soon, climate change will one day become disastrous. Maybe not in our own lifetime, but future generations will have live with the consequences of our actions. Experts predict that eventually, Earth’s temperature will continue to rise and become uncontrollable. Our ozone layer will then be in danger of vanishing, at which point we have no protection from harmful UV sun rays. This will make Earth virtually uninhabitable. Ice in Antarctica will melt, resulting in rising sea levels and a worldwide flood. Sounds like a Hollywood blockbuster, doesn’t it? As you can imagine, it’s pretty bleak.

The good news is, it isn’t too late to start focusing on sustainability and reducing our carbon footprint. It’s not too late to prioritise the environment, and even though it takes some effort, it can be done. If you’d like to know more about our own efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of our HVAC productions, or if you’d like to invest in this area using a company that is Green Star Certified, please contact our friendly team on (02) 9439 4822.

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Is there a link between office temperature comfort and productivity?

August 14th, 2018 by

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Being in the commercial air conditioning business, it’s our job to ensure efficient, high-quality solutions are engineered for each of our clients. They rely on this effective temperature control for many things, but did you know that staff productivity is one of them?  Think about it for a moment… if it’s 30 degrees Celsius in an office, do you feel like working- or walking out and making a beeline for the beach?

For many years, it was common belief that the cooler the room temperature, the better office productivity. Scientific research conducted in Helsinki in 2006 even backed up this theory, however, a further study has surfaced and contradicted the verdict. Cornell University’s ergonomics study on office temperature revealed that “chilly workers” make more errors, whereas, workers in warm conditions had far fewer typing errors and significantly higher typing output.

While Helsinki concluded optimal office temperature to be 22 degrees Celsius, Cornell suggested a more “balmy” 25, as this was the point at which mistakes fell and output rose. As an added bonus, the study also found that warmer office climates produced warmer interpersonal communications between employees. Unsurprisingly, warmth is associated with feelings of affection, kindness and respect, and this was reflected in the way staff would interact.

Whatever temperature level you believe is optimal within your own personal office environment, it’s a fact that personal comfort among employees facilitates the best conditions for office productivity. Another factor to consider is humidity, which has a universally negative impact on office morale. In order to maintain superior air quality, minimal humidity and a consistent temperature, you’re going to need air conditioning solutions that are tailor designed to your office size and requirements.

At Equilibrium, we specialise in designing, installing and servicing climate control systems for commercial developments. We find the best solution for projects and we’re fully automated with computer aided estimating, design, drafting and management control. Our portfolio includes industries such as; healthcare, education, retail and industrial construct. All industries involving extensive amounts of employees and requiring top performance from them at all times.

If your commercial premises needs new or updated air conditioning solutions, don’t hesitate to contact our team on (02) 9439 4822.

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What is the Green Building Council of Australia- It’s not easy being green, but we can.

August 3rd, 2018 by

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At Equilibrium Air Conditioning, we are committed to sustainability and looking out for future generations by being environmentally responsible. This is a key consideration in the design and construct of all our projects. We are proud to be members of the Green Building Council of Australia and we’re actively working towards Ecological Sustainable Development (ESD) principles.

What is the Green Building Council of Australia? The GBCA is comprised of more than 600 individual companies with an annual turnover collectively exceeding $40 billion. This extensive group of companies employs over 50,000 staff across Australia.  The industries represented within GBCA is varied and includes; major developers, banks, superannuation funds, professional services firms, product manufacturers, retailers and suppliers. GBCA also includes a number of local and state government departments and land organisations, as well as having 18 university members.

Chief Executive, Romilly Madew, has said of the work done by GBCA, “We are proud to work collaboratively across government and industry to deliver healthier, more productive, sustainable and resilient places for people.”

In 2016, a new strategy was released by GBCA focusing on leading a carbon positive industry. This new strategic plan supports the vision of providing a healthy, resilient and progressive place for people and the natural environment. The aim is to lead the sustainable transformation of the built environment by achieving the four goals below:

  • PLANET: Drive a carbon positive industry
  • PEOPLE: Foster liveable and sustainable communities and cities
  • INDUSTRY: Broaden market transformation
  • REGION: Increase regional influence

Equilibrium Air Conditioning are proud to partner with an organisation that is pioneering the way to a healthier future for our planet. We actively promote the use of sustainable solutions and enthusiastically seek alliances with like-minded suppliers and industry groups. Our project managers are made responsible for guaranteeing each project is completed with optimal reductions in energy consumption and waste in mind, and that a minimal carbon footprint is made during the building and production of HVAC systems. It’s not easy being green, but it can be done. With teamwork and cooperation, planning and care, we can reduce human impact on the Earth’s environment and ensure it stays beautiful for generations to come.

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A brief company history of Equilibrium Air Conditioning

May 23rd, 2018 by

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In 1968, the original form of Equilibrium Air Conditioning was established by Paul Eastaway. Over the years, the company steadily expanded to include a service division to support the commercial side of the business. Eventually, the commercial and industrial section outgrew the domestic demand.

There were three distinct divisions by 1982, with design and construct for commercials systems being the predominate area. By 1999, Equilibrium was restructured to be able to service substantially larger commercial projects.

From inception to modern times, our company has been entrusted with countless high profile commercial, industrial and health related developments in New South Wales. Some of them have included; Stocklands Merrylands, Hunters Hill Private Hospital, Sydney Adventist Hospital, 78 Waterlook Road North Ryde, among many others.

Today, Equilibrium AirConditioning is helmed by Managing Director, Berislav Crnkovic, who has been with the company for 19 years and has seen much of the evolution that has taken place to make Equilibrium what it is today. Berislav has been described by colleagues as an inspired leader who displays both confidence, theoretical and technical acumen, which facilitates effective leadership, collective problem solving and promotes cleverly engineered solutions which consistently satisfy company stakeholders.

The talented team at Equilibrium Air Conditioning has grown to include various departments such as; management, engineering, services solutions and project management teams. This organisation allows us to best meet client expectations with cost effective, reliable air-conditioning solutions.

We remain locally owned to this day, and take great pride in our sense of community. We proudly support many different charity and community groups, including; San Foundation (Sydney Adventist Hospital – Cancer research), World Vision, Cancer Council and The Buildcorp Foundation (Lifeline and suicide awareness and prevention). We feel it is important to give back to the community and a social responsibility to be part of things that are greater than ourselves.

To find out more about the services we offer, please visit our services page. We are proud of our history, and look towards the future of our industry with much anticipation and excitement. Equilibrium AirConditioning has been servicing the commercial industry for many years, and will continue to do so for many more to come.

If you would like to speak with us regarding our consulting, engineering or preventative maintenance services, don’t’ hesitate to call us on (02) 9439 4822. Alternatively, you can contact us by email: [email protected]

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Gold Sponsors at the Novus Foundation Gala Dinner 2018

May 8th, 2018 by

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We are extremely excited to have attended the Novus Foundation Gala Dinner 2018 last Saturday, May 5th, as GOLD sponsors. It was a wonderful evening, raising much needed funds and support for at-risk youth living in the North Shore region.

The Great Gatsby themed Gala Dinner was held at Miramare Gardens, Terrey Hils and attended by Equilibrium staff members; Joe Maric, Robert Pham, Berislav Crnkovic, Paul Stevens and Timothy Caunt. The Novus Foundation is a not-for-profit collaboration between Adventist HealthCare (AHCL), Wahroonga Rotary, and the McCarroll Motor Group. All funds raised from the evening will be invested in projects for these youths, and include; mentoring, education and healthcare.

While the North Shore region is a predominately affluent one, the incidence of youth at-risk is surprisingly high, and presents a real problem that transcends socio economics. The reality is, that we need to band together to strengthen our younger generation, because this is something that can affect any family, even our own.

Saturday night was filled with amazing food, delightful entertainment and successful live and silent auctions. It was wonderful to see hundreds of members of the community come together and raise thousands for such an important cause. The team at Equilibrium Air Conditioning were very honoured to be part of it.

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Proud Platinum Sponsors for Buildcorp’s The Party No.5

April 11th, 2018 by

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On Saturday March 10th 2018, Buildcorp Foundation hosted their fifth fundraiser gala event, Party No. 5, in support of mental health and suicide prevention.  Equilibrium Air-Conditioning were, once again, proud to be Platinum Sponsors of the evening.

It was an honour to be a part of the highly successful occasion which raised $500,000 for an extremely worthy cause. We are particularly proud of the remarkable efforts made by The Buildcorp Foundation to organise Party No.5 and the results achieved, year after year.

Since 2014, Buildcorp has raised a total of $1.5 million, and at Equilibrium, we are proud to have been a part of these efforts, raising money for Lifeline and awareness for suicide and mental health issues. Each $30 raised for Lifeline can provide one hour of support on their crisis support chat. This can be a matter of life and death for struggling Aussies.

In 2015, an average of eight Australians were lost to suicide each day, and suicide remains the leading cause of death for persons aged 15-44 in our country. These are some alarming statistics that illustrate the fact that something needs to be done to prevent the heartache and suffering that inevitably follows the loss of a loved one to suicide. Human life is too precious not to act now to prevent such tragedies.

Buildcorp Foundation Chair Josephine Sukkar AM said: “We are so very grateful for the generosity of our supporters who have  helped us raise over $500,000 this past week. We have many people to thank, including sponsors whose support ensures every dollar raised at our events goes directly to the Foundation. We are also grateful for the hundreds of other contributors who donate prizes, funds, and their time and spend big on the night to help the Buildcorp Foundation collectively give more for mental health and suicide prevention.”

For more information on the event, and pictures of the evening, visit: https://www.buildcorpfoundation.com.au/event/the-party-no-5/

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AMCA NSW Award Win!

September 4th, 2017 by

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At Equilibrium Air Conditioning, we boast over 150 years of combined experience in the industry among our talented team. The earliest version of our company was established in 1968, and at the recent AMCA Awards, we were bestowed an award for ‘Long Term Service and Performance in the Air Conditioning and Ventilation Industry.’

It is an honour to be recognised for our longevity, which is a testament to our performance within the industry. Since our establishment, we have been involved in many high profile commercial, industrial and health related developments in New South Wales, including; 78 Waterloo Road North Ryde, Stocklands Merrylands, Sydney Adventist Hospital, and Hunters Hill Private Hospital and many more.

The AMCA Awards, held on Saturday 29th July, 2017, at Dockside in Cockle Bay Wharf at Darling Harbour with over 200 guests in attendance. We enjoyed beautiful weather, food and had fun on the dance floor and in the photo booth! It was a successful night for Equilibrium and the AMCA. Sponsors for the evening included; WageCover Australia Pty Ltd, Delta Building Automation, Windsor Management Insurance Brokers, Fantech Pty Ltd, A2K Technologies and G J Walker Pty Ltd.

We are grateful to our clients and staff for making Equilibrium Air-Conditioning what it is today, which has allowed us to remain successful in a competitive industry. Our professional team provides complete air conditioning solutions to suit any type of development, whether it’s commercial office space, healthcare, education, retail or industrial construct.

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Equilibrium’s Quality Management Systems

March 10th, 2017 by

At Equilibrium Air Conditioning we always pride ourselves on having the highest standards in every aspect of our business.
Regardless if it is the actual engineering of systems, installation, servicing or simply running of the office, quality management is always first and foremost in our minds. We continually train and upgrade our skills and certifications to ensure our clients are getting the best air conditioning solutions every time. We have in excess 150 years of experience but also many certifications to give our customers peace of mind. Our most recent certification is a Certificate of Approval from Global-Mark for Quality Management Systems Compliance. This just gives that extra bit of evidence that we are indeed qualified to construct, refurbish and service air conditioning systems throughout Australia and New Zealand.

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