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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.

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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. read more

Andrews Air Conditioning & Refrigeration open new modern offices in Manchester

We are very pleased to announce the opening of a new modern office facility in Gatley, Manchester, following a period of growth for the company. The relocation provides us with a fantastic operational base from which to coordinate all business activity, and is funded by significant investment as we accommodate a growing demand for our services.

The offices have been carefully designed to enable our sales and service teams to work even more closely, aided by substantial upgrades of both our IT equipment and telephony. Home to Andrews Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, the building will also act as a contact centre and major accounts hub for Andrews Sykes Hire. read more

Andrews Air Conditioning working to upgrade The Valley’s North Stand function suite

Andrews Air Conditioning recently carried out works to The Valley’s North Stand function suite with the installation of the latest energy-saving heating and cooling equipment and the refurbishment and upgrade of the existing air handling plant – enhancing the matchday experience for supporters.

Our client required a fixed climate control solution to replace their original equipment which had been there since the North Stand was expanded in May 2001. This system had served the main function room and was used on match days and also for corporate events. read more

Four in five office workers complain about the temperature, survey reveals

People in offices up and down the country have their personal pet hates, whether it’s listening to their co-walkers talk excessively, noisy eaters or any other everyday workplace frustration.

But a recently commissioned study has uncovered an extremely prevalent gripe among those working in an office environment – the temperature.

It has also been established that these so-called distractions cost companies an average of 22 minutes per day for every member of staff, proving that external factors can harm productivity. read more

Infographic: the impact of temperatures on athletes at the 2016 Games in Rio

The “greatest show on Earth” is starting to hot up in Brazil, with millions of people around the globe now casting their attention towards the track and field events. A lot has been made in the media about the adequacy of various venues ahead of the competition, but most people are also guilty of overlooking the potential impact the country’s notorious climate may have on proceedings.

Although you would be correct to assume that hot weather will cause long-distance runners to complete races more slowly, many will be surprised to discover the extent to which this is true. Did you know that every 5°F rise in temperatures above 60°F can lead to the average marathon runner losing speed by as much as 30 seconds per mile? read more

Is your air conditioning system ready for operation?

With summer fast approaching, now is the time to ensure your air conditioning is fully prepared for the changing seasons. If you only need your air conditioning for summer cooling then it has probably not been used for several months. During this period of inactivity condensation and dust may have accumulated on fans, filters and heat exchanger coils. This can often become a breeding ground for bacteria which creates sludge and unpleasant odours.

If you also use your air conditioning to provide winter heating, it has probably collected lots of dirt and grime during that period. The colder conditions, even in relatively mild winters, encourage us to keep windows and other ventilation tightly closed. This reduces the amount of fresh air entering your building, leading to higher concentrations of dust and other airborne pollutants. Air conditioning works by recirculating air within the internal space, progressively cooling or heating it in accordance with user-controlled settings. Therefore, any fine particles being carried by the air will naturally end up in the filters, fans and fins of your air conditioning. read more

Preschool facility seeks air conditioning upgrade

The expansion of a building requires a number of logistical factors to be considered – including the installation of additional air conditioning equipment to ensure a greater cooling capacity is provided. So when a children’s nursery in Berkshire opted to increase the size of their existing premises rather than relocate to a new site, Andrews Air Conditioning were contacted to help make the transition as smooth as possible.

As the original supplier of cooling services prior to the development, we were asked to recommend an appropriate arrangement that would cater for an extended ground floor as well as private offices directly above. read more

Andrews Air Conditioning replaces obsolete cooling system at Charlton Athletic

The summer of 2015 saw Andrews Air Conditioning undertake a complete replacement of ageing R22 air conditioning systems within The Valley’s West Stand for Charlton Athletic Football Club. Having gradually deteriorated over many years of use, Charlton decided to replace their outdated systems with modern alternatives in order to benefit from greater efficiency, lower running costs and enhanced environmental credentials.

In order to provide the most cost-effective solution, we liaised directly with the client and their professional advisors as well as analysing the diverse applications including hospitality suites, office space and dining areas. read more

NHS unveil Andrews Sykes Group as European-approved service provider

Andrews Sykes Group are delighted to announce successfully securing a place on the London Procurement Partnership NHS framework, having regularly provided climate control services to hospitals and clinics up and down the country prior to confirmation. This development has been ratified by the Official Journal of the European Union and allows the NHS and other public sector organisations to use our equipment as a pre-approved supplier.

LPP is an NHS-founded membership body which strives to work alongside associates to support the organisation and maximise its purchasing power. This then enables the NHS to continue offering high quality services and to reshape and improve the health care available to those who need it. read more

AAC&R assist the UK’s most prestigious delivery service

While the company’s main mantra is to provide clients across a full range of sectors with fixed air conditioning systems, we also periodically handle heating and ventilation projects for those who may or have required cooling on other occasions.

So when a complete refurbishment of a Royal Mail sorting office rendered a replacement of aged climate control systems necessary, we were tasked with overseeing the installation and ensuring vital amenities were back online before the building was recommissioned for use. read more