FAQs

HOW LONG WILL AN AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM LAST?

On average a regularly maintained air conditioning system will last 10 to 15 years, however it isn’t unusual to see systems in operation that are much older.

WHAT WARRANTY DO I GET ON A NEW SYSTEM?

All installations come with a full 12 month parts and labour warranty as standard, this is extendable to an extra 48 months parts only warranty. However just like you are expected to have your car serviced to validate the warranty this is also true for air conditioning equipment. Maintenance costs start from as little as £120.00 per year and can increase dependant on the size and complexity of the system.   We also offer a full repair & maintenance package for a fixed monthly fee we will monitor and maintain your system and which includes covering the cost should any components need replacing during the contract period.

CAN YOU SERVICE & MAINTAIN A SYSTEM THAT YOU HAVEN’T INSTALLED?

Certainly! Please give us a call to discuss your requirements.

CAN WORKS BE CARRIED OUT ‘OUT OF HOURS?’

We are happy to carry out work to suit your needs to keep disruption to a minimum. There would be a cost for ‘out of hours’ to cover pay scale increase for unsociable hours. Please contact us to discuss.

CAN AIR CONDITIONING MAKE YOU ILL?

Only an ill maintained air conditioning system can make you ill. A well maintained air conditioning system can only contribute to a healthier environment.

 

Humidity
Because it controls humidity levels the growth of dust mites and moulds is reduced. Air conditioning maintains humidity levels of 40 – 60% which is positive for persons with allergies

 

Ventilation 
Air conditioning may have integrated ventilation. Mechanical ventilation is getting more and more important because of the way houses are built these days. The supply of fresh air will prevent the sick building syndrome.

 

Filtration 
All units are equipped with a filter. Depending on the type of system and the needs of the customer, the type of filter will vary. The effectiveness of a filter goes from catching dust and particles over fine dust and pollen, bacteria, viruses and odours and even microbes and smoke.
It is essential to replace or clean the filters on a fixed period. When you replace the filters too late you risk that the oversaturated filters start distributing bacteria instead of catching them.

 

Draught 
When the equipment is correctly selected there will be no draught. This is the job of specialists and should be calculated by an installer. A system with too low capacity will not be able to reach the desired temperature. A system with too high capacity will lead to draught and fluctuating temperatures.

WHAT ABOUT LEGIONELLA?

The legionella bacteria is a natural inhabitant of water. Temperature is of great importance for the legionella proliferation. Especially temperatures between 40 and 50°C may lead to colonization of the bacteria.

The air conditioning systems we install do not use water. So no harm for humans can be caused. In chilled water systems for industrial purpose, the legionella bacteria cannot live because of the low temperature of the water in the closed circuit.

WHAT SIZE SYSTEM DO I NEED?

Throughout the ages, we have sought to improve the level of comfort offered by our surroundings. In colder regions, we have tried to heat our dwellings and in warmer climates, to cool them down because if we are not comfortable, we can neither work nor relax. But thermal comfort vital to our well being, is subject to three basic influences:

The human factor
our clothing and activity level and how long we remain in the same situation

Our space
radiation temperature and surrounding temperature

The air
its temperature, velocity and humidity.

Among these influences, the human factor is somewhat unpredictable.  The others can be controlled in order to provide that much sought after feeling of well being.
Changing patterns in construction, working practises and internal occupancy levels have created
new parameters within which designers must operate.
Modern buildings for instance, generate far more heat than their predecessors of say, 50 years ago and there are several reasons for this:

Solar Infiltration
Developments in building technology have also given rise to an increased use of glass

Occupants
Increasing numbers of occupants, each generating some 120W/h of heat, are routinely stuffed into office areas.

Electrical Appliances
Computers, printers and photo copiers, all part of the modern offices scenario, also generate substantial heat loads.

Lighting
Many modern shops could be adequately heated by their lighting alone heat gains in the order of 15-25W/m² are not uncommon in Europe

Ventilation
Introducing the outside air into a building also introduces its temperature something of a problem if it’s 30ºC outside!  

WHAT IS INVERTER TECHNOLOGY?

The inverter technology is integrated in the outdoor unit. The inverter technology can be compared to the technology in a car: “The harder you push your accelerator, the faster you go.”

An inverter unit will gradually increase its capacity based on the capacity needed in the room to cool down or heat up the room. The non-inverter can be compared with switching on or off a lamp. Switching on this type of unit will start to run on full load.

Advantages of inverter technology:

  • You reach much faster the comfort temperature you want
  • The start-up time is reduced by 1/3
  • You save a lot of energy and also money : 30% less power consumption
  • Avoids cycling of the compressor meaning that there are no voltage peaks
  • The energy consumption cost is reduced by 1/3 (compared to normal on/off units)
  • No temperature fluctuations

WHAT IS A HEAT PUMP?

heat pump extracts low temperature energy from the environment and increases its temperature for heating purposes. Heat pump efficiencies are normally quoted as the coefficient of performance of the system; these are typically in the range 3 to 5. In other words, extracting heat from renewable sources requires just 1kW of electrical input in order to generate 3kW to 5kW of heating output. Heat pump systems therefore, are 3 to 5 times more efficient than fossil fuel boilers and are more than capable of warming a house completely, even during the lowest winter temperatures. The increasing popularity of these heating systems is reflected by their overwhelmingly successful application in the cold climates of Scandinavia.

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