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R22 phase-out deadline is now fast approaching

As from the start of 2015, the maintenance or repair of any air conditioning system using R22 refrigerant gas will become illegal as part of legislation outlined in the EC Ozone Regulations. The imminent ban on this chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) gas thus poses a very real threat to companies whose cooling equipment still uses ozone-depleting R22. [...]

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Informed Advice About Inflammable Refrigerants

The R22 ‘Swap Out’ deadline is approaching, but some alternatives being considered may not be the most responsible choice. Propane based refrigerants are appearing, however ”The use of these substances poses a potential fire or explosion hazard for owners and service technicians,” according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (equivalent to UK’s DEFRA) warning that most air [...]

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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 [...]

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Q & A: What is R22?

R22 is the name of a commonly used CFC refrigerant which has been banned in new air conditioning systems in UK & Europe since 2002 because of its ozone-depleting properties. Therefore although many are still in use, these ageing systems will, by law, become unserviceable at the end of 2014. At that point it will [...]

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Is Your Air Conditioning an Environmental Risk?

If your air conditioning is over 10 years old it probably uses R22 refrigerant, an ozone-depleting CFC which must be phased out by law. Andrews Air Conditioning is at the forefront of efforts to help owners, operators and users of air conditioning systems understand their legal obligations. The good news is that modern, replacement air [...]

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Michelin Replaces Tired Air Conditioning

As part of a major investment in their Dundee tyre manufacturing facility, Michelin Tyre plc contacted Andrews Air Conditioning Services to decommission and remove an aged packaged system. The existing installation, supplying critical cooling to the site’s IT suite, no longer met the stringent performance specification required by Michelin UK. It was found to contain [...]

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R22 Scrappage Scheme

We are all familiar with scrappage schemes for old cars and boilers. But here’s something new – The Andrews Air Conditioning Scrappage Scheme. Any air conditioning over 10 years old probably uses R22 refrigerant, an ozone-depleting CFC which is now banned. By law R22 systems will become unserviceable at the end of 2014 – spare [...]

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New R22 Replacement App Launched

Any air conditioning over 10 years old probably uses R22 refrigerant, an ozone-depleting CFC which is now banned by law. R22 systems will become unserviceable at the end of 2014 but spare parts are already in short supply and increasingly expensive. These ageing systems will also use around twice the energy and be far more [...]

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