air conditioning hire

Popular TV network seeks temporary cooling during upgrade

Earlier in 2020, Andrews Air Conditioning was contacted by one of the world’s largest mass media companies to discuss a long-term project involving a complete overhaul of the cooling equipment in place at their London data centre. Our client operates a widely viewed television channel and was conscious that ageing air conditioning units within their server rooms had lost efficiency and suffered water leakages.

The broadcaster had drawn up plans to replace the entire cooling system with modern equipment and this was due to be installed over two separate phases. Following discussions back in January, our client had made adaptions to their premises that allowed Andrews units to be connected directly to their own ductwork.

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Emergency air conditioning hire allows TV gameshow to continue filming

Although record-breaking temperatures have been well-received by some sections of society, the hot weather has also been hugely inconvenient to many people and business sectors – including the broadcasting industry.

Andrews Air Conditioning has a longstanding track record of working with TV studios, on film sets and related applications, establishing an excellent reputation for delivering climate control solutions without affecting the action unfolding in front of the cameras.

We are no strangers to receiving out-of-hours enquiries but when the client explained that filming for one of the UK’s most loved gameshows was stopped due to high temperatures, we knew we had to act quickly. The programme’s producers explained that the show’s host and four contestants were all uncomfortable on set due to the scorching conditions, with a short-term air conditioning hire arrangement required as a matter of urgency.

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Renowned drinks company seeks comfort cooling at production plant

With the UK seeing its hottest day in August for a generation and an extensive heatwave forecast later in the month, one of the world’s most popular drinks manufacturers took the precaution of securing some temporary air conditioning equipment for their South London factory.

The customer explained that the installation of a permanent HVAC system had not yet been completed, meaning a short-term solution was required to ensure conditions were safe and comfortable for those working inside the plant.

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GB Rowing Team kept cool by Andrews during World Championship preparation

As experts in the provision of temporary climate control solutions, Andrews Air Conditioning has provided the GB Rowing Team with cooling relief for a number of years.

The World Rowing Championships took place in Bulgaria in 2018, with both the women’s and men’s squads desperate to excel at what is seen as the most prestigious event on the rowing calendar.

And while the weather in the UK was comparatively cool as we approached the end of August, temperatures in Le Temple-sur-Lot – where the women’s team were training – reached 35°C most days.

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Andrews Air Conditioning Hire assists Charlton Athletic with pre-season preparations

With overwhelmingly hot conditions making Charlton’s gymnasium and indoor training facilities uncomfortably hot for players during their pre-season workouts, an air conditioning solution was required to help restore temperatures to a more comfortable level.

The players were undergoing various fitness tests at their Eltham training ground, with a cooler environment required to ensure their schedules were not impacted in any way.

A club representative contacted us to explain the problem before an expert from our local depot visited the training ground to assess which equipment would be most suitable. After assessing the size of the areas in which cooling was required, it was decided that three PAC 22 split type air conditioning units would be ideal for the application and quickly address the stuffy environment.

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Air conditioning hire maintains telecommunication giant’s broadband service

The temperature of a server room is arguably the most critical metric to consider in a data centre environment, with catastrophic consequences for hardware overheating. Keeping computer equipment and electronic components at a consistent, cool temperature is imperative and eliminates the likelihood of suffering any downtime caused by malfunctions.

Our familiarity with this sensitive industry has seen us install temporary cooling solutions for big name customers across the country. So, when a major telecommunications provider encountered chiller failure at one of their London locations, the facilities manager responsible for the premises contacted Andrews Air Conditioning immediately.

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Prominent UK water supplier requests multi-site cooling hire

When one of the country’s largest water authorities contacted Andrews following an issue at one of their regional pump housing sites, we were quick to take action. Although you might assume that a water company would most commonly require temporary pumps from us, it was an air conditioning hire that was needed on this occasion.

Our customer had rented dozens of portable heating units from us the previous winter, with the successful completion of that particular project culminating in them earmarking us as a potential air conditioning supplier going forward.

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Keeping gymnasiums safe, cool and legal in light of COVID-19 regulations

With gyms now allowed to reopen following the relaxation of lockdown restrictions, it is more important than ever to safeguard your members and ensure all facilities are complicit with guidance produced by National Governing Bodies.

The directives have been compiled with input from Sport England, Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive and include advice on social distancing, ventilation requirements and the steps you can take to protect visitors and staff.

Air extraction and ventilatory measures are considered fundamentally important and feature prominently on the agenda to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19 and other airborne infections.

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UK poised for heatwave with 30⁰C temperatures set to return

An 11-day heatwave is expected to scorch much of the country after Britons experienced the third hottest day on record on Friday 31 July.

The 37.8⁰C recorded at Heathrow Airport that day was the highest temperature of the year, with experts predicting that we could see similar readings on the mercury over the coming days.

Met Office officials have advised that the first part of the week will be mostly warm with unsettled spells of sunshine and scattered showers, before things really hot up from Thursday onwards.

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Hospital requests seasonal cooling hire for patient wards

During the build-up to summer, Andrews Air Conditioning was approached by a prominent South Coast hospital seeking temporary comfort cooling across multiple wards. The client had been reassured by our COVID-19 precautions and was keen to select a supplier committed to health and safety best practice. Our sanitisation and sterilisation procedures and use of PPE on site were specifically cited as being among the reasons they opted for us.

Having hired air conditioning units to this hospital in each of the previous four summers, we were familiar with their requirement and what it was they needed. Their preference, as always, was to deploy several individual units within each ward to provide comfort cooling for both patients and staff.

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