Andrews Air Conditioning Services

Sales Director takes on Highland Coast-to-Coast charity bike ride

While the Royal Wedding in 2011 meant that most of us enjoyed a prolonged Easter Bank Holiday, one Andrews Sykes employee instead opted to negotiate approximately 200 miles of off-road terrain on a mountain bike across some of the highest regions in England.

It took six days for Andy Whiteley to reach Robin Hood’s Bay on the Yorkshire coast, having initially begun his journey at St. Bees in Cumbria, crossing along the way The Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors National Parks. read more

New vans mark recent development

The continued growth of Andrews Air Conditioning & Refrigeration has brought about the need for more vehicles across our nationwide fleet. In order to accommodate increased demand for our services, the company has recently taken delivery of four brand new Vauxhall Vivaro Field Service vehicles.

With a prolonged period of hot weather imminent as summer approaches, our skilled technicians are expected to be very busy maintaining and repairing fixed air conditioning systems all over the UK.

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In order to accommodate an intensified period of business, we have moved to further streamline our service by acquiring these additional state-of-the-art vehicles. Complete with satellite tracking devices, we are able to monitor their whereabouts at all times which helps us calculate response times and engineer productivity. read more

Air Conditioning Is Not To Be Sneezed At!

This year’s long cool spring, followed by a hot summer period has resulted in a particularly miserable time for hay fever sufferers as airborne pollen concentrations have hit unusually high levels.

Many of us will simply put up with the discomfort, whilst others will resort to antihistamine sprays and tablets. But there is another option. In this extreme hay fever season, many people are discovering the air purification benefits provided by air conditioning.

As Martin Willis, National Sales Manager of Andrews Air Conditioning Services, explains, ‘‘Modern air conditioning, in addition to delivering a steady stream of refreshing, cool air, is also fitted with high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration systems. Capable of removing 99.97% of particles down to 0.3 micrometres in diameter, this technology purifies the indoor environment by removing a vast range of pollen, dust, mould spores and other pollutants. The advantages provided by air conditioning of effective summer comfort cooling and highly energy-efficient winter heating are well established, but they’re not the whole story.’’
So, to discover more about the environmental benefits of air conditioning, call Andrews Air Conditioning on 0800 731 8833. It’s not to be sneezed at! 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

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

Q & A: Can air conditioning be used for heating as well as cooling?

Can air conditioning be used for heating as well as cooling? Yes, with heat-pump technology modern air conditioning systems are capable of providing room heating as well as cooling. Some of the more sophisticated systems are able to cool some areas whilst recovering and redistributing the energy to simultaneously heat others. Even in winter heat energy is harvested from the outside air, providing a highly effective, controllable and economical alternative to other types of heating.

Read more about the benefits of new air conditioning installation read more

Do You Know Your R22 From Your Elbow?

If your air conditioning is over 10 years old, it’s likely to use the ozone-depleting R22 refrigerant. By law, these systems will become unserviceable at the end of 2014. So maybe you feel there is plenty of time to think about it?

It may seem that way but the deadline is less than two years away and things can change very quickly – just two years ago Colonel Gaddafi was still in firm control of Libya, Steve Jobs was still running Apple Inc. and the Fukushima Nuclear Plant in Japan was over a month away from being struck by a disastrous tidal wave. read more

New Year Special Offer

Following a very successful contract in the summer of 2012 to provide air conditioning to the world’s largest sporting event in London (maybe you can guess which one??), Andrews Air Conditioning Services has been able to make available to its customers a number of Mitsubishi Electric air conditioning systems which were originally installed and later removed from a range of temporary sporting venues. This equipment is very lightly used and available for immediate installation at never-to-be-repeated prices. read more