air conditioning servicing

Servicing your air conditioning system is essential for air quality, energy efficiency and the health of your system. Without proper maintenance, you could incur leaks, dust and dirt build-up, or void your warranty. In this article, we cover everything you need to know about regularly maintaining and servicing your air conditioning units to stay cool this summer. 

How often should you service your unit?

Servicing, for any machine, should be regular. A good rule to follow is a twice a year servicing, which works for home and smaller businesses. However, larger industrial units may need more regular maintenance as they’ll collect debris quicker. Either way, I-HT offer maintenance contracts for as little as £85 plus VAT. 

What’s the servicing process?

Air conditioning servicing makes sure all components of your unit are working in the right way. Firstly, a technician will check there is no water dripping into the AC system and will filter this water. Then the filters will be cleaned of debris, so this isn’t put back into the air; the fins will be cleaned and checked for mould. AC fans, coolant levels and an overall inspection of the working machine will be carried out. 

What are the benefits of regular Air Conditioning servicing?

Regular services are, firstly, useful to conduct an in-depth clean on your machine. They are money-saving, as they reduce the risk of breakdowns or replacement costs, as well as energy efficiency which saves money. Improved air quality and a better working, quieter machine at a good temperature will increase staff productivity in many environments. By complying with F-Gas legislation, you guarantee the longevity of unit life.

The European Union’s F-Gas regulation (no. 842/2006) regulates the use of refrigerant F-Gases. The regulation aims to minimise emissions of these gases which affect global warming if they escape into the air. Due to the refrigerant gases contained in air conditioning systems, it’s important to always have a reputable service supplier maintain your equipment. Current Uk law requires:

All air conditioning systems with over 3kg of Gas must be checked at least yearly.   (Environmental Protection Act (EC) no 842/2006)

All service personnel must be certified to work on air conditioning systems  (Environmental Protections Act (EC) no 842/2006)

All uses of R22 gas will be banned from 1st Jan 2015, this includes any service activity.  (EU Regulation 1005/2009)

It’s important to be aware that the operator of any air conditioning is legally responsible for ensuring the system is regularly checked for leaks under current F-Gas regulations.

IHT Ltd is fully F-Gas certified as well as our engineers and we recommend a service be completed every 6 months, however, the frequency is dependant on the operating environment. Our standard service consists of two service visits per year to check and test operation, electrical connections and clean and disinfect the system.

3 Tips for getting more efficiency from your Air Conditioning system:

Energy efficiency is of increasing concern to workplaces, both on the cost and carbon footprint fronts. Here are some ways in which you can get more efficiency from your unit:

  1. Control and Setpoint: Setting operation times and set-point temperatures will enhance efficiency as you’ll only use the unit when you most need it. 
  2. Insulation: to preserve the thermal insulation of your unit, pipework should be checked regularly for vapour seal breaks, which can cause condensation and decrease efficiency. 
  3. Service and Maintenance: General maintenance is essential, as a poorly maintained unit can consume up to 60% more energy. 

We offer regular service and maintenance plans for as little as £85+vat.

If you have an air conditioning unit that needs servicing by experienced professionals or is looking to buy a unit for your workplace, contact I-HT for a free no-obligation quote today.

Robin Searles
Robin Searles
2023-12-08
Very happy with the service supplied by I-HT, from the initial survey with Lee and the install completed by Sam would and will highly recommend
Karl Chapman
Karl Chapman
2023-10-30
Top notch service, the guys turned up on time did a splendid job cleaned up and showed me how the system worked, super impressed .
Keith Young
Keith Young
2023-10-22
Fast, clean installation. Fully explained simple operation before departing.
terry colvill
terry colvill
2023-10-19
excellent swift service and the installation team installed the new unit quickly and professionally. Very happy with the service.
UK PRADO
UK PRADO
2023-09-27
I would just like to say that the service was great throughout - fast and efficient. The installation was the same. Your fitters were polite, thorough and knowledgeable and they did a very neat job and left no mess.
Claire Reeves
Claire Reeves
2023-09-27
A really easy, professional installation - from the initial request, through to installation and a call afterwards to check everything was working as it should. Highly recommended.
Gold7272
Gold7272
2023-09-12
Great service, lovely staff and quick to resolve any issues
blake thompson
blake thompson
2023-09-09
Top Quality Company, Had a new Air Conditioner fitted in our Care Home to keep Medication room cool during Warm days during summer. Unit works very well.. Fitting was done all in one day and it didn't take long to fit unit. Unit was fitted very professional. no untidy wires or piping. Outside Unit fitted to wall away from Public walking by. Tidy straight pipe work outside which uses builds drains to run drain pipe. Unit fits well on side on building.
motchman james
motchman james
2023-08-31
A great job from beginning to end. I would highly recommend, removed old broken unit and installed new uprated equipment. Looking forward to a long warm winter. Thanks guy's
Mingwei Chi
Mingwei Chi
2023-07-28
I would recommend IHT to anyone who would like to have aircon unit installed, especially the engineer did the installation who is very professional and polite. Highly recommended !