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Big name food distributor seeks server room cooling

In the modern day, virtually every business requires a data centre or server room to interconnect online operations and allow it to function as efficiently as possible. This digital age reliance on technology has done wonders for companies across all market sectors, but the downside is that even a temporary outage can wreak havoc if not quickly addressed.

Server failures can be caused by a wide range of factors, with one of the most common being due to overheating. The potential for catastrophe is so high that a large food distribution company reached out to us in search of a permanent cooling solution to sit inside their newly built server room.

Tasked with centralising all data and logistics associated with their nationwide operations, it would be impossible to understate the importance of their servers running continuously and without any scope for interruption.

Having assessed the building in person, our local engineer proposed the installation of a Daikin ceiling suspended air conditioning unit which had been specifically designed and sized to suit our customer’s application.

Although a straightforward project in terms of its implementation, we safely coordinated the lifting of condenser units onto an assigned rooftop via use of a crane. Additionally, all hygiene regulations associated with the food service industry were properly adhered to at all times.

Thanks to our familiarity with these temperature-sensitive environments, the server room of a well-known international food wholesaler has now been appropriately safeguarded. This has been achieved by providing a tailored air conditioning system that will constantly reduce the heat overload produced by electrical hardware, allowing our client to continue providing hospitals and care homes with the food resources that they depend on.

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Andrews provides new day nursery with all-encompassing HVAC system

The Prime Minister was invited to cut the ribbons at the Monkey Puzzle nursery in West London last month – but not before Andrews Air Conditioning & Refrigeration had completed their part in getting the premises ready to welcome children from across the capital.

The proprietors were originally seeking a permanent heating and cooling arrangement and had contacted us after being made aware of our longstanding association with Charlton Athletic Football Club.

With Covid-19 forcing many businesses to consider how they could reduce the likelihood of airborne virus transmission, our client emphasised a desire to take precautions by requesting equipment that would constantly deliver air changes.

As a multifaceted requirement, our experts contemplated the many factors at play before proposing a solution that would deliver on all three fronts.

This consultation phase preceded the proposal and subsequent installation of a Daikin heat recovery VRV system and multiple heat recovery VAM systems.

These units were perfectly designed to meet the specifications of our client, with the VRV cooling and heating system able to function in various modes including offering continuous heating during any external system defrost.

The heat recovery ventilation systems were based on the building’s anticipated maximum occupancy, with all internal ductwork specifically manufactured and worked in conjunction with the VRV system.

Despite facing a number of logistical challenges including a need to position the outdoor unit at a high level – as stipulated by the project’s developer – we were able to coordinate the installation alongside internal trades that were being simultaneously carried out.

Our team worked diligently to handle the enquiry as quickly as possible, organising a site project pre-start meeting that allowed us to be on site within a week of us first being contacted.

From the moment a plan of action was agreed, we took control of the job and managed all aspects of its implementation without any issues curtailing the timeline originally outlined.

Customer satisfaction remains the best barometer of a project’s success and the testimonial provided by our client was certainly reflective of the professional manner in which it was carried out.

The result was that a high-profile day nursery was able to open on time, which the Prime Minister described as “an amazing facility with great resources.”

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COVID-19 update

The health and wellbeing of our customers and staff remains our highest priority.

We are continuing to observe the latest developments relating to the COVID-19 virus and are taking the necessary actions to provide our staff and customers with the best solutions to the changing situation. Many of our staff are now working from home and we are ensuring that all necessary works are still being carried out as safely as possible.

Our Central Manchester AAC&R office are currently able to provide a level of service across the whole of the UK. Inbound calls are being answered promptly and all enquiries are being handled in the normal way. We still have in place the support network including our field-based service engineers and support staff who are able to attend to any reactive call out. We also have the support of Andrews Sykes Hire Ltd for any temporary hire requirements you may have.

If for any reason you have any difficulty in contacting us by phone you can complete an enquiry form here and we will get back to you. Our normal working hours remain as before with the office number of 0161 945 8599 and our 0800 731 8833 phone line remaining available 24/7 for all emergency calls.

We appreciate your support through this period before hopefully normal services can resume for us all which we assure you will be as early as is safe and practical for us to do so.

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Andrews provide air conditioning for popular London bakery

When a popular bakery in London was experiencing extremely high temperatures in their kitchen and café they contacted Andrews Air Conditioning in search of an effective cooling solution to help restore desirable temperatures.

The client in question was struggling to create their unique pastries and bread due to excessive heat within their facility. As a result, our specialists were drafted in immediately to provide the client with a permanent climate control solution to avoid any further complications for the bakery.

In order to rectify the issue, our experts recommended and installed an under-ceiling air conditioning system which was used to reduce temperatures in kitchen area. We also installed a separate high wall system in the eating and serving are to keep guests comfortable while keeping the savoury items at the required temperatures.

Once commissioned, the air conditioning equipment we supplied worked perfectly and ensured a constant stream of cool air was distributed throughout the building, thereby keeping the kitchen and cafe at the correct temperature and avoiding any further disruption to production.

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Prestigious school in Manchester requires immediate air conditioning equipment

Andrews air conditioning was recently contacted by a school in Manchester in search of a climate control solution to help cool down their IT classroom. As a result, our specialists were drafted in to provide the client with a cooling solution to ensure the correct environment was maintained to protect the IT equipment while providing a comfortable environment for both staff and employees.

Thanks to our existing relationship with this client, we were their first port of call to help find a solution to their problem. A local Andrews technician visited the premises to conduct a site survey – assessing the specifications of the area before recommending a suitable air conditioning system that was befitting for the classroom.

Following a site meeting, a proposal was put forward to provide install a Mitsubishi ceiling mounted system.  Our experts positioned the cooling equipment at the back of the classroom to distribute an even and steady stream of fresh air throughout the room.

Once the air conditioner was installed, it had an immediate impact by reducing temperatures with noticeable effectiveness.

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UK heart charity require urgent air conditioning system

When the UK’s number one heart charity required some permanent air conditioning for their flagship store in Wakefield, Andrews Air Conditioning was on hand to help.

Our client has over 170 furniture and electrical stores across the UK selling sofas, dining sets and beds. Profits generated are then used to fund thousands of research projects nationwide, all of which are geared towards fighting heart disease.

Furniture charity shop

The store in question experienced extremely high temperatures during the summer season and so required a cooling solution to keep both staff and visitors comfortable when seasonal temperatures began to rise.

An Andrews engineer visited the premises and proposed the deployment of two Daikin ceiling-mounted air conditioning units within the shop floor area. Additionally, we also providing the client with a 7-year warranty on the units as part of a long-term maintenance proposal. Once commissioned, the client was extremely impressed with the with the functionality of the cooling system which perfectly restored conditions within the affected areas.

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Top London hotel upgrades air conditioning system

When one of the largest and most popular grand hotels in London contacted Andrews Air Conditioning for some permanent air conditioning units, our experts were at hand to help.

The five-star hotel was having trouble with a build-up of heat in their basement pastry kitchens – following an urgent call from the hotel’s chief engineer, our specialists went to site to conduct a survey and recommend the most appropriate equipment for the issue at hand.


Despite receiving the urgent enquiry at short notice, an Andrews engineer was able to propose the deployment of one Mitsubishi wall-mounted air conditioning unit in the main pastry kitchen and one Mitsubishi ceiling cassette in the second pastry kitchen.

Our experts were able to undertake the works without disturbing the day to day operations of the working kitchens – leaving the application running at full strength in a comfortable environment to ensure maximum performance and output of quality products to a high standard.

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Healthcare centre requires emergency air conditioning equipment

Andrews Air Conditioning were recently contacted by a local health care centre in search of an effective climate control solution for their server room.

Our specialists visited site within hours of receiving the enquiry to conduct a free site survey and provide the client with a permanent cooling solution to ensure the correct environment is maintained to protect the sensitive hardware contained within the server room.

After consultation with the client and site survey it was identified that the server room would require 3.5kw of cooling to maintain an even low temperature required to maximise the performance of their servers and safe the health centre critical systems. As a result, a Daikin high wall system was deployed and installed in the affected area.

Once our cooling equipment was commissioned, we were able to control the temperature within the Server Room enabling the customer to run their critical systems effectively and be able to add to these in the future.

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Andrews install air conditioning for prestigious Scottish college

Andrews Air Conditioning was recently contacted by the facilities department of one of the most prestigious colleges in Scotland, who sought an effective climate control solution for two administration offices.

During the summer season, staff were struggling to stay cool and were having to spend the majority of their day in uncomfortable working conditions. A permanent cooling arrangement was therefore urgently required to keep a sizeable working space cool.

College admin office

One of our local specialists was then sent to the premises to conduct an assessment of both offices, before recommending an air conditioning package comprising of a Mitsubishi ceiling cassette for the first office and a Mitsubishi wall-mounted air conditioner for the second.

Once commissioned, the customer was extremely impressed with the functionality of our fixed installation which has helped bring temperatures down immediately while leaving workers feeling comfortable throughout their working day.

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Andrews provide emergency cooling solution for wood manufacturer

A Scottish wood manufacturing company recently contacted Andrews Air Conditioning in search of a high-powered cooling solution that would assist with combating high temperatures caused by machinery on site used to process timber.

Shortly after initial contact, one of our experienced specialists visited the site to assess the specifications of the area before proposing a suitable air conditioning system to preserve the desired low temperatures required to protect the machinery while maintaining a comfortable working environment for staff.

After discussions, it was decided that a wall mounted Daikin air conditioning system would be the most economical and effective system to keep temperatures down on site. The wall-mounted air conditioner was placed in the optimum position in the room and used to provide maximum air flow to help eradicate any ‘hot spots’.

The client in question was extremely impressed with the air conditioning equipment recommended by our experts, which produced huge volumes of cooled fresh air.

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