Air Conditioning Services

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. 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 Having gradually deteriorated over many years of use, Charlton decided to replace their outdated systems with modern alternatives in order to benefit from greater efficiency, lower running costs and enhanced environmental credentials.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

EU announce F-Gas Regulation update

In order to control emissions from fluorinated greenhouse gases, the European Union has implemented two legislative measures. The second of these – the “F-gas Regulation” – covers all key applications and strengthens existing guidelines originally adopted in 2006.

Controls on the use and emissions of fluorinated gases are now more stringent than any time previously and these now also affect the use of HFCs as refrigerants. The 2014 EU F-Gas Regulation has now replaced the 2006 version, strengthening all earlier requirements whilst also introducing a number of important new practice codes. 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

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

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

Andrews Sykes – New shirt sponsorship deal with Charlton Athletic Football Club

Paul Wood, Managing Director of Andrews Sykes is delighted to announce “We have committed to being shirt sponsors to Charlton Athletic Football Club for the forthcoming season, 2013/2014. We anticipate and hope the year will be an even better experience than this fantastic season has been for us and the club.”

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Paul Wood, MD Andrews Sykes and Ben Kensell, Chief Commercial Officer for Charlton confirm the deal on a handshake in the dug-out

Steve Reeve, Sales and Marketing Director added “In what are challenging times for any company, making this kind of commitment must be only for sound business reasons, and after reflecting carefully on a very successful year, we can state with confidence this has seen a very positive initiative for our business and one we see as having achieved a great return on a not insignificant investment. As a result, the decision to be shirt sponsors for the new season is very much in line with our plans for the next phase of our development” read more

Q & A – Will Andrews Air Conditioning be able to maintain or repair a system which you didn’t install?

Yes. Andrews Air Conditioning are experts in the maintenance and repair of all types of air conditioning and we commonly take over the maintenance of air conditioning which has been in place for some time. During our initial maintenance visit we will assess the performance of your air conditioning and make recommendations for any repairs or replacements which are necessary in order to bring the system up to the required standard for an ongoing maintenance contract.

For more information please visit our Air Conditioning Maintenance page read more

Q & A – My air conditioning came with a manufacturer’s warranty so why do I need a maintenance contract?

Manufacturers’ warranties are always dependent upon the equipment having been used in accordance with their recommendations and having been maintained according to their specifications. It is similar to a car manufacturer’s requirements that a user ensures routine servicing is carried out during any warranty period. A Planned Maintenance Contract from a manufacturer-accredited service provider ensures manufacturer’s warranties remain valid and can often be extended to cover several years.

For more information please visit our Air Conditioning Maintenance page read more