News & Publications

July 10, 2018 in Advisory Notes

Heat Pumps for Carbon Neutral Heating

Heat pumps are a well-established technology that can provide a pathway toward on-site carbon neutrality not possible in buildings that rely on gas for heating. Electricity used to drive heat pumps can be sourced from renewable or Carbon neutral sources. In some parts of Europe heat pumps are the most popular form of heating.

June 20, 2018 in Advisory Notes

Improving Data Centre Infrastructure Efficiencies

Computer performance continues to increase significantly as does the demand on cooling and power supply infrastructure. Data Centres have been identified as significant users of energy and responsible for the associated Carbon emissions. Many data centres use up to around 45% of their energy consumption on support infrastructure services with cooling and power supply system’s the majority users.

May 24, 2018 in Advisory Notes

Condensing Boilers - Tips for Trouble-free Operation and Long Service Life

Condensing water heaters or boilers are now commonly specified for their higher efficiency, both for new installations and as plant replacements with typical efficiencies of 90%+ compared with 70 – 80% for conventional heaters. However, their design, installation and operation need to be carefully considered for trouble-free operation and to ensure the expected service life.

May 10, 2018 in News

A.G. Coombs Recognised for Service Excellence and Project Excellence

The ARBS Industry Awards recognise excellence in the Australian HVAC & R and building services industry. This year A.G. Coombs has been awarded in the Outstanding Maintenance and Service Provider category and recognised as a finalist in the Project Excellence category.