Thermal Heating and Cooling Australia, otherwise known as Touie Smith Sales and Service, is a third-generation heating and cooling business located in Yass. Touie Smith learned the air conditioning trade from his father, before teaching his son, Touie Smith Junior.
The business has operated in Yass since its inception, offering a complete range of heating and cooling services, including under-floor heating, air conditioners, radiators, hot water systems, and more. It’s also known for its service and maintenance of geothermal (renewable energy) heating and cooling systems. Touie Smith Junior says that the addition of renewables has really driven business growth in recent years, particularly because of their proximity to Canberra where green initiatives are very popular.
Having grown up in Yass, Touie says that it’s a great place to do business and raise a family. His children go to the same schools he did, and are even taught by some of the same teachers. He says there is no shortage of quality employees in the region, and that ease of access to Canberra provides an endless stream of work.
“Yass has been a great staging point for our business, and we find that it has a fantastic family feel for a town. We’re able to have the best of both worlds: Canberra right on our doorstep, a country living lifestyle, and a very successful business.”