Air Conditioning Maintenance

Video: our service capabilities explained!

If you’re looking for a company specialising in all aspects of permanent air conditioning systems, then you’ve come to the right place!

We’ve created a very short video that explains the three main components of our service in concise detail: installation, repairs and maintenance.

If you have any questions regarding our air conditioning services, or you’d like to discuss a query with one of our experts, please contact us today on 0800 731 88 33.

Legal firm arranges maintenance visit before work from home directives change

Prior to a well-known solicitors in London requesting that staff return to the office following an easing of Covid restrictions, the facilities manager responsible for the building suggested that all air conditioning systems be serviced while building occupancy was low.

Due to the premises effectively lying empty for the best part of 18 months, the air conditioning equipment had not been used at all during this period. Our client considered it in their employees’ best interests to ensure that air within the building was as clean as possible, hence the need for our involvement! read more

Retail outlet undergoes TM44 Energy Efficiency Inspection

As part of revised legislation aimed at monitoring the efficiency of air conditioning systems over 12kW, independent inspections must be carried out every five years. These inspections often highlight money saving opportunities as well as help companies reduce their CO2 emissions.

At Andrews Air Conditioning, we are responsible for maintaining the systems of our clients and recently identified that one of them – a ceramics retail outlet – required an Energy Efficiency Inspection. This was to ensure the systems across their fifteen stores were still suitable for the intended purpose and operating correctly. read more

Further Investment in Field Sales Capability

Andrews Air Conditioning Services is delighted to announce a further expansion of its sales expertise and capability with the appointment of Steve Evans to the position of Business Development Manager. Steve, who lives in Cannock Staffordshire, will take responsibility for the vitally important territory encompassing the East & West Midlands, Mid and South Wales and much of the West Country.

Steve Evans - Business Development Manager

Steve Evans – Business Development Manager

His move to Andrews Air Conditioning continues a highly successful career spent primarily in the dehumidification and property restoration sector. Commenting on Steve’s decision to join the company, Martin Willis, National Sales Manager of Andrews Air Conditioning said, ‘’Steve brings a wealth of experience in surveying projects for existing properties, which is a key area of focus for Andrews Air Conditioning. His expertise in the equipment hire industry will also enable him to quickly build relationships with our colleagues in Andrews Sykes Hire to ensure we offer our customers a seamless temporary and permanent solution for all their cooling and heating requirements’’. read more

Why Does Air Conditioning Sometimes Smell?

During normal operation, air conditioning units tend to accumulate a wide variety of dirt, fibres, dust & pollen. If the unit is not properly and regularly maintained, this accumulation will combine with moisture in the environment, providing the perfect home for bacteria and mould. These organisms can emit nasty odours, spoiling the pleasant indoor environment the air conditioning is intended to create.

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Regular Maintenance, Service & Repair Makes Good Business Sense
Saving Money and Energy and Preventing Disruption

Avoid air conditioning smells with the following tips :

• The air filters in both the indoor and outdoor units must be kept clean and clear of debris. If filters become blocked, the equipment will not only deliver reduced performance and consume more energy than necessary, it is much more likely to emit unpleasant odours. Inspect air filters regularly, particularly if the system operates in damp or dusty conditions.
• Ensure the condensate water drains and collection trays are not blocked and any condensate drain pumps and float switches are working properly. Drain lines on infrequently used systems, or those which are not flushed through frequently, can block leaving behind stagnant water.
• Clean heat exchanger coils and fins regularly. Dirt and grime may accumulate on the coils of the air conditioner which will also harbour odour-producing bacteria.
• Most important of all, have air conditioning professionally serviced on a regular basis to maintain performance, reliability and energy efficiency (generally at least twice per year). A Planned Maintenance Programme gives peace of mind and avoids the hassle of remembering to maintain and service equipment properly. read more

Fire chiefs issue air conditioning maintenance advice

With a long, hot summer in progress, fire chiefs at London Fire Brigade have called on businesses to check their air conditioning systems are in good working order following two recent blazes in a week in the capital, caused by poorly maintained units

On the evening of Saturday 20 July 2013, firefighters were called to an overheating air conditioning unit in a City office building, while the previous Wednesday 17 July, 35 firefighters tackled a blaze at a shop in Streatham where the air conditioning unit was again to blame read more

Daikin Announce Introduction of environment friendly ‘mildly flammable’ Refrigerant

As worldwide regulations curb the use of environmentally damaging chemicals, the air conditioning industry continues to innovate in the field of refrigerants. One example is the refrigerant Difluoromethane, also known as R32.

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Replacement of Refrigerant should always be undertaken by a Specialist Contractor

Leading air conditioning manufacturer Daikin has announced that it intends to introduce R32 refrigerant in new air conditioning units manufactured for the Japanese market, with a planned roll-out into other regions, including Europe.

R32 is a single-component refrigerant, and although it is listed as “mildly flammable”, it has zero Ozone-depleting potential (ODP) and a much lower global warming potential (GWP) than R410A, one of the most commonly used air conditioning refrigerants throughout Europe and North America. R410A’s GWP is at 2088, whilst R32’s is significantly lower at 675. read more

Achieving Peak Performance

Over the final weekend in June 2013, whilst most of the country was watching Wimbledon or Glastonbury, two intrepid teams from Alton Rugby Club in Hampshire set out on one of the most arduous hill-climbing events in the UK. One team included Sam Law, Southern Business Development Manager for Andrews Air Conditioning, and their objective was to climb the 4 highest peaks in Scotland, England, Wales & Northern Ireland one after the other. And, as if that wasn’t tough enough, they aimed to complete all four ascents, descents and travel between the mountains, within 48 hours. read more

Lights, Camera, Aircon!

Andrews Air Conditioning Services – keeping film production rolling

In the high pressure world of film and TV production, it’s all about keeping your cool and delivering a quality product to a tight deadline. Production, recording and editing suites are high cost facilities which are in constant demand, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They generate considerable quantities of heat and, because of the need to avoid contamination or noise intrusion, reliable air conditioning is essential.


Expensive, sensitive, and high maintenance – not the just actors but the equipment too

That’s why Bristol-based Films@59, the UK’s leading post production and specialist camera provider, relies on Andrews Air Conditioning Services to ensure their essential people and sensitive equipment don’t break into a sweat. With over 70 air conditioning systems across their two Bristol sites, Films@59 are a major client of Andrews Air Conditioning for a range of services including Planned Preventative Maintenance, Emergency Breakdown Repair and their on-going R22 System Replacement programme. read more

Another in our series of ‘Good Practice’ notes

Q & A: Which Air Conditioning System is Right for Me?

Of course, this depends on context and many other factors, but some general ‘good ideas’ apply.

Compact air conditioning installations, suitable for small commercial buildings, generally use single split designs, which comprise an outdoor compressor unit and an indoor fancoil unit.

The outdoor unit houses the cooling fan, compressor and the condenser heat exchanger, while the indoor unit houses the evaporator. The indoor and outdoor units are connected by pipework, through which a refrigerant (coolant) liquid or gas flows, to cool the indoor air. read more