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0% VAT for air conditioning and heat pumps 2022

As part of the Spring Statement in 2022, then Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that VAT would be further reduced to 0% on the installation of both air conditioning units and air source heat pumps. This was introduced from April 1st 2022 as part of the British energy security strategy. It can benefit homeowners by allowing…

How has air conditioning become more eco-friendly?

If you are looking to make your home more environmentally friendly, you may think that air conditioning will have a negative impact on your carbon footprint, but this is no longer always the case. With recent advancements in air conditioning technology, major manufacturers are increasingly finding ways to develop HVAC units that consume significantly less…

How can you maintain your MVHR system?

If you are looking for an alternative way to heat and cool your home, Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery (MVHR) Systems are a cost-effective and energy-efficient option. The way that they are able to transfer heat from stale air into fresh outside air means that you can expect your energy consumption to be reduced by up…

Why air conditioning is essential for your office

Having a fully operational air conditioning unit in your office is important all year round, but you may notice that is essential to keeping your employees focused during the soaring summer temperatures. Not only will a HVAC system make sure that your office is a comfortable environment, but it can also boost productivity and make…

How do heat pumps work in summer?

Both air source and ground source heat pumps have become popular for the benefits they can have in the winter months, warming your home more efficiently than traditional heating methods. You may not have known that you can get just as much use out of your heat pump during the warm summer months. You can…

How can you reduce your air conditioning running costs?

Throughout the summer months, your air conditioning system is likely to see its highest amount of usage. With your system being left on for many hours of the day and overnight to maintain a constant temperature in your home, you could see your energy bills creeping up at this time of year. There are a…

A guide to heat pump maintenance

One of the reasons air and ground source heat pumps have become so popular is because of the fact that they require little maintenance and can be expected to last 20 to 30 years if installed by a qualified engineer. Once installed, maintenance and servicing are recommended to be carried out yearly by a qualified…

Advantages and disadvantages of heat pumps

In recent years, heat pump systems have grown in popularity in the UK and Europe. They are a more energy efficient heating and cooling alternative to burning fossil fuels such as gas and electricity, reducing the carbon emissions your home produces. If you are unfamiliar with heat pumps and not sure what all the hype…

What are the advantages of MVHR systems?

Mechanical ventilation heat recovery systems, or MVHRs, are ventilation systems that reuse and redistribute air. Rigid ducting extracts stale air from sources such as your kitchen, wet rooms, and utility rooms, removing the heat from this extracted air and transferring it to fresh air that has been taken in from outside the property through a…

How to keep your air conditioning running smoothly

Now that spring has come around once again, your air conditioning will likely be put back into action as temperatures begin to pick up. This is usually the most common time to arrange a service, as it may have been a while since your ac units have seen this much use. Once you have had…

What are the differences between an air source and ground source heat pump?

If you are deciding between different types of heat pump for your home, your decision will largely depend on the layout of your property and the space you have available for installation. Air source heat pumps are often favoured for their quicker and easier installation as there is no excavation required to fit them. However,…

Air conditioning not working? Here’s what to do

If you notice your indoor air conditioning not circulating air as well as it should be, or it is completely unresponsive, this could be caused by a variety of reasons. Your immediate reaction may be to call a professional, although this may not be necessary just yet. There are a few steps you can carry…

What are the advantages of installing an air source heat pump?

Air source heat pumps have become increasingly popular in homes all over the UK due to the fact that they can effectively heat your home in an environmentally friendly way as opposed to a traditional central heating system. The main types are air to air and air to water heat pumps, which operate by taking…

What you should look for from your AC company

When having a central air conditioning system installed to keep your office or home cool, you should check that the company you choose have a positive reputation and are fully qualified for installation and repairs. You will also make sure that they have the expertise for the type of system you require, as different manufacturers…

Do you need planning permission for commercial air conditioning?

If you are looking to install air conditioning systems on your business premises, you should be aware of rules and regulations that must be followed, as you will require planning permission for larger HVAC units. It is recommended that you contact your local authority and communicate the plans for the type of air conditioning unit…

Winter is here: prepare your HVAC unit

Now that we are firmly into the colder months, you will want to prepare your HVAC system for when temperatures reach their lowest in the first few months of 2022. Your system will have different requirements depending on whether you have an internal or external air conditioning unit and whether or not it has heating…

What size air conditioning unit do I need for my office?

If you are considering an AC unit for your office, you will see benefits from one of these systems all year round, but you may be unsure which size is most suitable for your needs. In order to decide which size of air conditioning unit is most suited to your workplace, you will want to…

Benefits of air conditioning for your car dealership

If you own or operate a car dealership, it is not only the car’s air conditioning that you will want to ensure is working. It is likely that your employees and customers will be spending many hours a day viewing your fleet of vehicles and negotiating on price. You will want to ensure that your…

Which type of air conditioning unit is right for you?

If you have not purchased an air conditioning unit before, there are a wide range of systems on the market that suit different work spaces. Before you decide on a suitable unit for you, why not take a look at the options available to help you make a choice that is more appropriate for your…

Benefits of air conditioning for your hotel

For those businesses in the hospitality sector, your customers will have certain expectations and standards that they would expect when choosing a hotel. One of the large contributing factors for this is the comfort they would experience when staying with you. Installation of an air conditioning unit will be key to keeping a constant stream…

Benefits of air conditioning for your restaurant

If you own a restaurant in the highly competitive hospitality sector, you will know the importance of giving your customer a memorable experience so that they keep coming back. The two key elements for this are the food and the environment it is being served in, so whilst your trusted chefs take care of the…

Benefits of air conditioning for your store

Owning a business within the retail sector will mean you are aware of the importance of a happy customer. It can be the determining factor between a sale and a potential customer walking out of the door empty handed. This means that creating an environment in your store that makes your customer as comfortable as…

Benefits of air conditioning for your gym

Whilst gyms often charge a premium to use the wide range of facilities they have on offer, customers may expect to be provided with the perfect conditions in which to exercise and maintain good physical fitness. Investing in a HVAC system for your gym may be a significant initial cost, but there are a variety…

How to tell if your air conditioning unit is faulty

From homes to workplaces, air conditioning units are heavily depended on throughout the year and the thought of a sudden fault occurring can bring worry to those suffering with allergies or struggling with the warm and cold temperatures that the UK brings. However, these units are clever and often display their own warning signs when…

Opening the office? Prepare your air conditioning unit

With the opportunity to return to the workplace slowly approaching, you should take the time now to ensure that everything is in working order. After a year of working remotely, deserted office appliances may find themselves a little rusty or, in the case of an air conditioning unit, dusty. Ensure the most efficient use of…

The benefits of a chemical coil clean

The air conditioning units which we utilise within our properties have become almost an essential part of our daily routine. Without thinking, we will switch these units on and leave them running throughout the day, turning them off when we feel as though they have done their job. To ensure that our units continue to…

What maintenance does an air conditioning unit require?

Throughout the year, our air conditioning units are heavily relied upon to keep us at a comfortable temperature whilst conditioning the air around us. To ensure that they continue to work at their optimum, we must do our part and commit to the maintenance that our units require. Let’s take a look at what we…

Renovating in 2021? Heres why you need air conditioning

Are you planning on renovating in 2021? If so, you may want to consider installing an air conditioning unit. With several benefits for health, comfort and productivity within both domestic and commercial environments, the list of positives is endless! Let’s explore how they can prove a great addition to your premises. Improved productivity Employees may…

Keeping your air conditioning unit healthy through winter

As the summer heat fades, winters cold blasts begin to creep up on us, and many home and business owners are left wondering about the maintenance of their air conditioning units. Whilst portable units are likely to be stored away this is not the case when it comes to internal units typically found within the…

Will my air conditioning benefit me throughout winter?

With the winter drawing in on us, you might think that your air conditioning unit is ready for a winter retirement. This is often a mistake made by many partially informed air conditioning users, as they do in fact have the ability to remain useful all year round. Here are just a handful of reasons…

Dispelling common air conditioning myths

When it comes to choosing to install an air conditioning unit within your property, you may be overcome with numerous facts and fables, becoming unable to identify the false from the truth. Well, that’s why we are here today. Allow us to dispel those common air conditioning myths for you.   Myth: It will be…

What to expect from an air conditioning service

As with any other mechanical or electrical object that you own or use regularly, your air conditioning unit will need to be serviced to ensure it operates smoothly and safely. The unit is constructed by filters and coils which require maintenance to function efficiently and keep your energy bills at a steady cost. Let us…

The benefits of fresh air circulation in your home

It has become an act of human nature to open our windows and doors every morning and allow the fresh air to seep into our homes or office space, no matter the weather or temperature, and it can often be instantly refreshing, but is there a reason why we do this? Are there any benefits…

What is the best air conditioning temperature for quality sleep?

Sleep plays a vital, on-going role in our good health and well-being.  Getting quality sleep can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life and safety.   During sleep is when our bodies work to support healthy a brain function, allowing your body to heal and rest so you feel refreshed, healthy, and firing…

How long does it take to install an air conditioning unit?

When considering installing an air conditioning unit, one of the main questions that we get asked is ‘how long will it take?’, a rather difficult question to answer, depending on a variety of factors. Today, we will explain these factors in hope to give you a better insight into how long it may take to…

How do air conditioning units work?

Busy modern living often strips us of the time and inclination we need to question the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ surrounding everyday life, particularly when so many of us only have to give a shout out to Alexa for a quick, simplistic answer.  Plus, technical questions often see us shying away from researching a topic for…

How we are working through COVID-19

The Global COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way in which the world works every day. With so much uncertainty, we would like to reassure you of the steps that we are taking to continue to provide our services in the safest, most responsible way. The health and well-being of our clients and staff is our…

Home air conditioning and your health

With so many of us self-isolating at home making the most of the new-found time on our hands, you may be considering making a few changes to your living space over the coming weeks.  Installing air conditioning may be on your ‘to do’ list to make your home more comfortable while you are stuck inside.  Alternatively,…

Routine services vs deep cleaning

Indoor air conditioning units can be a saviour on those hot summer days, as well as those cold winter mornings. With the ability to both heat up and cool down a room, they may be an item which you don’t wish to be without in your home or office. However, if not serviced or cleaned…

Control your air conditioning through your smartphone

Would you like to control your air conditioning via your smartphone? Smart air conditioners use internet and Wi-Fi technology to give you complete control of the air conditioning in your home with a touch of your smartphone. Because they work via the internet, you can communicate with your air conditioning whether you’re inside your home…

How air conditioning is becoming more eco-friendly

Are you environmentally-conscious? You’re not alone! These days, we’re all becoming more aware of our impact on the world around us, and making more environmentally-friendly choices in the way we lead our lives. The good news is that modern air conditioners have plenty of eco-friendly options, that will not only help protect the environment but…

A fragrant air conditioning courtesy of Smelly Jelly

Nothing beats the smell of fresh fragrance wafting through your room. SmellyJellys® are much-loved fragranced gel blocks for air conditioning systems that keep the air you breathe smelling lovely and clean. SmellyJellys® are really easy to apply. All you need to do is take the SmellyJelly® gel block out of the packet, open up the…

Why is it important to service air conditioning units?

Whether you’ve just bought your air conditioning unit, or you’ve had it for a number of years, you need to have it regularly serviced. Regular servicing ensures that your unit continues to function properly, so that you can continue to enjoy clean, fresh air. Why is it important to service your air conditioning unit? There…

The different types of air conditioner on the market

If you’re thinking of buying a new air conditioner, it’s helpful to know about the different types of air conditioner on the market. Understanding the options available to you and the pros and cons of each will ensure that you make an informed decision. Central air conditioner Central air conditioners are the most common type…

The benefits of air conditioning

While the summer may be over and the need for a cooler space out of the hot sun may not feel as necessary, the benefits of air conditioning stretch far beyond just cooling down a space. Air conditioning units have a large number of benefits, with cooling being just one! For starters, an air conditioning…

Open plan offices and designing your HVAC system

When it comes to building or refurbishing an open plan office your HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system will be an important consideration during the design. This is because you want to be sure that you get the system right from the outset so that you get the sizing of it spot on. We…

Why domestic air conditioning is no longer just for the wealthy

None of us would contemplate living in the UK over the winter without some form of heating. The cold and damp environment would make it unpleasant and almost unbearable. If your boiler breaks down in the middle of the winter, you won’t delay getting it repaired will you? As climate change alters our local climate,…

The importance of regular ventilation with air conditioning in the home

Ventilation is important in any home, even those fitted with air conditioning units that draw in fresh air from outside. Even with good maintenance to your air conditioning units, good ventilation is still important in any home, all year round. We look at why and for the signs that you need to ventilate your home…

The most popular types of air conditioning units

As recent weather has demonstrated, the summer is fast approaching and many will be looking forward to those warmer days and a pleasant summer. It’s a fine line between warm and pleasant, and heatwave hot, like we had last year, and you may be considering having air conditioning installed at home or in the office…

Smart homes and climate control

We’ve all been seeing the media adverts for a while now about controlling your heating from your mobile phone. While a relatively new technology, it is one that is picking up pace across our increasingly interconnected world. There are lots of reasons for this and all relate to the benefits smart homes can bring to…

Sizing your HVAC units

When it comes to heating and cooling for the home or for a commercial space getting the unit sizing right is critical. Underestimate and you will not be able to heat or cool your space sufficiently, overestimate and you could be wasting energy and paying higher bills than you need to. Your unit(s) could also…

How to spot a fault in your HVAC unit

In the depths of winter, the last thing you want to hear is that there is a problem with the HVAC system. Come to think of it, you don’t want to hear that in the middle of a heatwave either. Even with the best maintenance system in place, there is a small chance that there…

Can you please everyone with the temperature in the office?

In the summer it was too hot and now that winter is here it is too cold. If you work in an office environment, we can guarantee that there is at least one person who is either too hot or too cold at any given time. It may even be you, reading this! It’s a…

Switching between air conditioning and heating

Summer seems like a distant memory already, doesn’t it? With Halloween been and gone, we are galloping towards Christmas and the cold winter season. Most organisations are fully switching over their HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) systems from air conditioning to heating, if they haven’t already, and more than a few are still switching between…

All you ever wanted to know about domestic air conditioning

With the hottest summer most of us can remember this year, it would come as little surprise to hear that we have been receiving a high number of enquiries about domestic air conditioning installations. There is something about crazy weather or climate change in the news every week which has got a lot of people…

New R32 gas: what are the benefits?

For most people who have air conditioning systems this may not mean much. But do read on, you may be more interested than you initially think once you find out what we’re talking about! For those building managers and engineers, this may be something you already know something about but do read on too, you…

Can air conditioning actually improve work productivity?

The heatwave may have broken, but the summer isn’t over yet so there could well be more to come. Even without the extremely high temperatures we have witnessed this year, our summers are typically muggy affairs if not both hot and humid. While the Health and Safety Executive provides minimum temperature guidelines, it does stress…

Deep cleaning your units

Just as we suspected, that record-breaking hot spell in May was indeed a sign of things to come and we have been enjoying the summer heatwave. After all, with air conditioning systems that work well, why wouldn’t you? You can enjoy the cooling effects of a constant temperature indoors and make the most of the…

My HVAC has started to smell: what could it be?

With the warmer weather you will have turned the air conditioning on in your home or office to make your surroundings more comfortable. In some cases, particularly where the unit has not been operating over the winter months, you may notice a smell coming from it. While this is not unusual, it will need to…

Checks to your HVAC system before the summer season

With the hottest bank holiday on record this month, we are hoping it is a sign of a warm summer this year to balance out the harsh winter we have had. If you are in charge of a building’s HVAC system, or have one installed at home and it is time to get it prepped…

What to expect when your new HVAC system is being installed

You have done your homework and figured out what you need for your new HVAC system. You looked at our recent article to help you do this and are ready to take the next steps. Whether a replacement HVAC system or a whole new one from scratch where you haven’t had one before, the process…

How does the cold affect your HVAC system?

When it is cold outside we expect our HVAC systems to keep us warm indoors. But when it gets so exceptionally cold, as it did during the recent extreme weather conditions, even the best HVAC system may need a helping hand to stay running efficiently. With winter not quite over yet, this month we take…

What to consider when designing a new HVAC system

Whether you are redesigning your existing space or starting from scratch, getting your HVAC specifications right from the outset will not only ensure that you get the right system for your needs, but can also save you from potential issues later on. This month’s article offers a quick guide to the top things to keep…

Managing big temperature fluctuations

Managing your HVAC system to deal with external temperature fluctuations can be a tricky task to master at the best of times. When it comes to those times of the year when those fluctuations can be more extreme – such as during the winter months with sudden drops in temperature, or springtime when there are…

Keep your AC units in good condition over the winter

It’s safe to say that summer is now over. Even the Indian summer and wonderful warm spell we had in mid-October ended with an abrupt cold blast. As weather forecasts become more winter focused and wintry weather is on the way, if you haven’t already put your summer clothes away now is the time to…

What is the right temperature for the workplace?

If you have ever worked in an office, you will have had the discussion with colleagues about whether it is too hot or too cold. It’s a question that comes up on a daily basis in offices around the country and one that does not have a straight answer. If you’ve ever been part of…

Set up your HVAC system for a warm winter

Like it or not, winter is fast approaching. With the first autumn storm now behind us, it’s time to think about getting ready for the winter storms and colder weather that are sure to come over the coming months. If you are responsible for the HVAC system (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) for your office,…

Signs that your air conditioning has a fault

You may think that it is obvious that your air conditioning unit isn’t working properly, however, you may be surprised that many people do not notice that there is a problem. That, or they think there is an issue and there isn’t one. The last thing you will want is to get into the warmer…

Servicing your air conditioning system throughout the year

If you like to stay nice and cool in your home or office, you will know that a fully functioning air condition system is vital. Whilst the modern air conditioning systems offer everything that you need, as well as a variety of in built features, just like any other type of machinery, they need to…

The benefits of Air Conditioning in your home & office

Whilst many of us love the idea of lazing around in the sunshine, soaking up the rays, not everyone loves to be hot. Especially if that heat is inside your home, or your office. Imagine spending a few hours in a space that is uncomfortably warm, you are likely to feel agitated, annoyed and more…

Getting the best out of your HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system

HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) systems are common, in both commercial and industrial buildings, and often account for the vast majority of a company’s energy costs. Once installed, getting the best out of your HVAC system should be relatively straightforward, if your system has been set up by reliable and qualified HVAC engineers. So,…

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