Andrews Air Conditioning

London retail store benefit from improved air conditioning system

Before a new retail store could be opened near Camden, North London, a permanent air conditioning system was required to ensure customers and staff remained comfortable while on the premises. The shop itself was spread over two separate floors and was accompanied by several offices within the same building.

It was therefore essential that an appropriate cooling arrangement was sourced – one that could cater for the comfort of occupants in two separate working environments. The client outlined a number of rooms that would require heating and cooling equipment, and these were taken into consideration by the Andrews Air Conditioning specialist while a free site survey was conducted. 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

National retail chain update R22 air conditioning systems

Before a major cooperative in the construction industry could handover buildings to a British retail firm, it was important that all air conditioning systems containing the R22 refrigerant were identified and changed. Our customer required us to decommission all units breaching EU laws and switch them with R417A systems instead.

A plan was therefore put into place and involved a series of site surveys conducted across the client’s various properties – helping us determine the condition of all existing cooling equipment. Reports were then produced by an Andrews expert who outlined the findings along with recommendations and a scheduled plan of action. 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

Andrews provide a modern alternative to aged R22 cooling system

The introduction of the Ozone Regulation in 2009 paved the way for a gradual shift away from air conditioning units that use refrigerant gas and other ozone depleting substances. This has since led to a widespread need for replacement systems to be sourced as businesses strive to comply with legislation.

So when one of our major clients based in central London decided to upgrade its cooling equipment to a more environmentally-friendly substitute, they approached us regarding a solution. At the same time, our customer’s premises were undergoing a renovation which involved being taken back to its original design – an open plan layout. read more

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

Andrews Air Conditioning to exhibit at Facilities Show in mid-June

Following the incredible success of last year’s Facilities Show, we are delighted to confirm our attendance for a second successive summer. Between the 16th and 18th of June, we will be showcasing a broad range of products at stand Q1150 in the Excel Exhibition Centre and look forward to building links with suppliers and potential customers across the three days.

The event provides us with an excellent opportunity to interact with other businesses currently operating in the industry. Those in attendance will also have the chance to probe our highly-trained staff on the benefits a temporary cooling system, with a series of units on display for first-hand demonstrations. read more

Medicated tablet producer requests assistance

When a client in the pharmaceutical industry encountered problems with their fixed cooling system, their immediate thought was to contact the company that had originally installed it. It soon transpired that the contractor in question had succumbed to liquidation, meaning an alternative supplier was needed in order to rectify the issue.

Andrews Air Conditioning & Refrigeration were subsequently approached, and we sent a qualified technicial to survey the customer’s premises in Lancashire. Of the 12 Mitsubishi condensing units fitted inside the building, eight had damaged compressors. Several air handlers were also assessed as faulty, thus requiring a comprehensive solution to ensure the building could be adequately cooled once again. read more

Andrews Air Conditioning and Andrews Heat for Hire help control office temperatures

Andrews Air Conditioning works with facilities management companies throughout the country to ensure they and their clients continually receive great service. As a gold member of the BIFM, Andrews Air Conditioning was contacted by a facilities management provider regarding a problem with the fixed air conditioning in an office building. The temperature on the second floor was controlled by two large VRV systems linked together. A site visit established that the system was extremely short of refrigerant and in need of a pressure test. The total refrigerant charge for both systems was 55kgs, therefore it was determined that the work would take four full days to complete. read more