TFM provide comfortable environments to offices, workplaces, shops and restaurants with the installation, service and maintenance of HVAC:
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning systems.

What is Facility Management?

Full Facilities Management

With our head office in Cambridge full installation and maintenance contracts are available throughout East Anglia including Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. Also serving clients in the East Midlands and London.

Whether you require an air conditioning installation, renewable heating solutions, a heat recovery ventilation system, plumbing services, electrical install or heating via an air source heat pump – our system design and installation service covers the whole of the east of England.

The TFM installation team can install new cooling or ventilation systems in your premises. TFM technicians will visit your premises and assess your cooling, heating and ventilation needs. They will then give you a quote to suit your requirements. The expertise of our installation engineers will ensure that you are completely satisfied from beginning to end.

Facilities Management Services

Industry Leading Solutions

We design, install and maintain HVAC systems, delivering excellent cooling and heating throughout your building.

With the latest energy saving technology, you will benefit from reduced energy bills and carbon emissions, together with a more stable internal environment.

HVAC systems combine the best of both the worlds: an efficient air conditioner system that cools staff during summer and powerful heating systems that keep everyone warm in winter.

It is important to design your HVAC system in a way that the temperature throughout the building can be controlled with the greatest efficiency. A constant supply of clean, fresh air is essential for staff productivity.

Based in East Anglia

Total Facility Management Ltd, with its head office in Cambridge, provides services to customers across the East of England, the East Midlands, and Greater London.

TFM specialises in the maintenance, installation and service of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC). We also undertake mechanical projects, including residential, commercial, transport, as well as shopping centres and restaurants.

Our customer base is covered by a 24 hour, 365 day per year by our dedicated service team.

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It is important to consider all options when choosing a supplier, especially if you are looking at a large or costly purchase that could have a direct impact on the operation of your business.

TFM offers a free consultation, site survey and a bespoke quote for every potential project. This not only gives you reassurance, but also allows you to meet the team members and discuss your requirements and expectations.

We can therefore provide you with a very accurate quote based on the discussions and site survey.

We offer a free, no-obligation quote that is 100% confidential and do not push our customers to buy. This approach also allows you to get valuable insight into the cost and potential size of your project prior to it being started.

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Facilities Management FAQs

Answers to some common questions regarding Facility Management and HVAC

Facilities Management (FM), as defined by the International Organisation for Standardisation, is “an organisational function that integrates people place and process within a built environment with the goal of improving the quality and productivity of the core business.”

It feels complicated to describe FM in real life. FM to us is about the management and maintenance for every part of a building. FM refers to maintaining a building’s safety, security, and efficiency.

Legal compliance is required for all electrical and gas systems. Your insurance could be invalidated if you don’t have the proper certification. Uninsured business can do irreparable damage if something happens. NFU Mutual found that 80% of businesses are insolvent within 18 months of an incident like a fire. Arson, electrical faults and electrical equipment are the main causes of these fires. Regular testing can prevent fires in electrical equipment.

Facilities Management protects your assets. FM can help you plan for the future. The 2018 Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) have been updated to make it illegal to continue to let or operate from a building without achieving an EPC rating E or higher by April 2023.

Planning FM for the long-term can be a great way to prepare for such critical changes and make sure that incremental steps are taken in order to achieve the desired standards before it is too late.

An EPC E rating is not a difficult task for most commercial property owners and businesses. You can achieve it with only a few simple changes.

This is only the beginning of the standard changes. The next standard for the business community will be introduced in April 2027, and another in April 2030.

The building must have a rating C by April 2027. It will then be subject to the requirement that all commercial premises rented by tenants should have a rating B by April 2030.

The rising cost of energy will make it difficult for property owners to rent out their buildings, or sell them at a fraction of current market value.

Even if this is not something you have planned for, it’s important to start planning your future compliance. Otherwise, you could face some very expensive bills.

For companies of all sizes, outsourcing facilities management can be advantageous. You can spend less time managing your properties and facilities and instead concentrate on your core business operations.

For companies of all sizes, outsourcing facilities management can be advantageous. You can spend less time managing your properties and facilities and instead concentrate on your core business operations.

HVAC was once a term that was used only by professionals in the industry and those who were wealthy enough to afford it. The industry is now open. Google is full of “What is HVAC?” searches.

HVAC has become a common term for air conditioning and is used in all kinds of environments. What does HVAC actually mean? What does HVAC mean? Will it be cooling or heating? What is the difference between air conditioning and heating?

These are important questions as we progress into a world with better and more efficient air control systems in spaces of all sizes and shapes. Even though there are many options, it is the only way to make an informed decision.

We run into problems when trying to define HVAC and air conditioning, as well as the differences between them. There is no real difference between HVAC and air conditioning. HVAC is divided into two categories: air conditioning and HVAC. Air conditioning units are more concerned with moving air through spaces.

Read on through the following FAQs to find out more about HVAC and air conditioning and the differences between them.

Let’s begin with a simple question: What does HVAC stand for? HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. It is responsible for heating or cooling a building. It also provides proper ventilation that allows for moisture to escape.

HVAC units come in many sizes and shapes. Each unit offers different benefits depending on its design and where it is being used. You can have any combination of these:

  • Boilers
  • Air conditioner units
  • Ducts and moisture ventilators

All HVAC units do not have to be air conditioning units. AC units can still be included under the HVAC umbrella. It’s important to remember that this is a much larger term. It can be viewed as an umbrella term that covers all interrelated air control systems.

In some cases, the HVAC components can operate independently from each other. It is more common for one component to work with the other. These “combined” systems include central heating and AC systems.

Your HVAC system is not just for heating or cooling your home or office. It can transform indoor air quality and create a comfortable atmosphere for all.

There are many options for HVAC systems. They all share the same basic build principles. It starts outside and not inside.

Ventilation is the process of bringing in fresh air from the outside. You can do this in one of two ways.


Natural ventilation is possible without the use of specialised equipment or construction. This is evident in almost all homes in the form and location of entry and exit points to the building. Natural ventilation is when the outside air flows through your windows, doors, or vents on its own.

This is where it’s most helpful. These natural air exchanges are crucial in replenishing oxygen levels. It can also remove odours from your home and filter out carbon dioxide.


The next step is mechanical ventilation. This system uses mechanical ventilation to move air into and out of buildings. It was common in old-fashioned architecture that buildings had natural ventilation. Natural air is brought indoors by windows and doors in most homes, offices, and government buildings.

Modern architecture is a different kind of architecture. Modern builders prefer to create homes that are more tightly sealed. This design philosophy makes HVAC systems more essential for mechanical ventilation.

The specially-designed air inlet unit allows air to enter the building and is immediately activated. The filter allows air to enter the building and then it is directed to the areas that will need it most. It will be used to remove dust, dirt, allergens and other particles. The same air can be used in cooling and heating, as well as to combat excess humidity.

Once the air has been filtered, and the temperature adjusted, it can be sent home. If the central system is used, the movement of the air takes place through a network of conduits that allow it to travel where it needs.

A cooling or heating system, also known as an air conditioner, is a device that cools or heats the air. An air conditioner is a unit that regulates the temperature or airflow of air. Contractors may refer to any unit that controls hot or cold air as an AC system.

This convention is not suitable for our purposes. It can be broken down as follows: An air conditioner is a system that conditions the air. An HVAC unit is a system that cools or heats the air and pushes out moisture through air vents.

This is where caution is needed. Most AC units can heat and cool, but not all, these days. They refer to it as a heat pump, which in essence reverses the refrigeration cycle to produce heat. More buildings are switching to AC systems these days as they have become more reliable and efficient against fossil fuels.


A window heater or air conditioner is a small unit that’s installed inside a window sill. Although these AC units are smaller, they can produce a very powerful output. They are still small and can be used in very small spaces to maximise their effectiveness. This is why studio apartments and smaller rooms are the best.

Window units have a major advantage: they are affordable. This cooling option is a great choice for budget-conscious people, particularly considering the high quality. You will only have to spend a few hundred pounds for both the unit and installation.


Or an AHU, Air Handling Unit.

Heating and cooling are both common uses for central air conditioners. They are especially useful in large spaces where interconnecting air conduits direct and release air to the areas where it is most needed.

The system will have both indoor and outdoor parts. These are often lifelong investments because of the size of this system. They can be used to build buildings for many years.

These systems also require a large initial investment. However, the system is highly effective and can last for up to 20+ years if used correctly.


The mini-split system works in a similar way to central air. The main difference is that the ductwork has been largely removed and refrigeration pipework has been installed in its place.

The greatest benefit of ductless systems like these is the lower cost of operation.

Because there are no complicated ducts to install, the system is more visually pleasing than other options.

It’s the the best of both worlds: an efficient air conditioner to cool staff during summer and powerful heating systems to warm you in winter.

It is important to design your HVAC system in a way that the temperature throughout the building can be controlled with the greatest efficiency. A constant supply of clean, fresh air is essential for staff productivity.

TFM specialises in complex HVAC installation and repair in London, East Midlands, and East Anglia.

We are conveniently located to be able to assist businesses in the East of England quickly and efficiently. Our staff are highly qualified and have extensive experience. We can handle your HVAC project from conception to completion.

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