Andrews Air Conditioning

Andrews delivers eye-catching performance at this year’s Glastonbury!

The summer and events season typically go hand in hand as far as we’re concerned, hence our close involvement with a number of recent high-profile sporting affairs, music festivals and commemorative celebrations.

Those of you with a keen interest in music will be well aware that Glastonbury 2022 got underway yesterday, and we’ve been working hard to ensure the artists and crew stay cool between performances.

Our input specifically related to the iconic Pyramid Stage, which is widely seen as the most instantly recognisable festival stage in the world.

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Don’t lose your cool at work this summer!

This response generator has been created to help workers remain professional – when colleagues and clients drive them to lose their cool.

Rather than ranting on email or blowing your top on a phone call, the tool allows you to choose what you would really like to say to a colleague or customer, before giving you a more professional version.

The tongue-in-cheek generator was created after research of 2,000 office workers which found three in five have ended up losing their cool at work.

The top thing to cause people to lose their temper was unreasonable colleagues, followed by a big workload and making mistakes.

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Emergency air conditioning hire keeps police servers operational

A data centre outage, by its very nature, will cause great inconvenience to any business or institution affected. But when the organisation on the receiving end of such an undesirable scenario is the headquarters of a large territorial police force, the scope for disruption is magnified.

Of course, contemporary technology and modern ways of working mean that important data is backed up on a cloud reserve or remote site, preventing information from being compromised or permanently lost. Notwithstanding that, it goes without saying that our clients who have encountered this situation would prefer to avoid the panic associated with server breakdown.

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Six in ten Brits demand air conditioning while working from home, survey finds

According to a recent study, more than 60% of Brits want their bosses to provide air conditioning while working from home.

On average, productivity is said to decrease by a third during hot temperatures, with 44% of the 2,000 adults asked admitting they struggle to stay on top of their workload when the mercury soars.

Two in five respondents actively seek a different room or area to work in a bid to overcome warmer conditions, while a quarter confessed to sitting near an open fridge or freezer!

A similar proportion of those surveyed have previously refused to work when the heat has been too extreme, with a temperature of 28⁰C commonly cited as being too hot for general exertion.

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High performance air conditioning system keeps aerostructures company operational

A client specialising in the manufacturing of aerostructures approached Andrews following an air conditioning malfunction at their base in Southampton. Our customer is a leading supplier of civil and military airframes, fuselages, wings and other hi-tech composites.

With an exemplary track record in the industry, the company in question is known for adhering to the highest professional standards at all times – leaving them with no option but to seek an alternative cooling arrangement in the absence of their original system.

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Air conditioners with advanced HEPA filtration available for hire

We are delighted to offer our customers a range of HEPA filters for use on our popular split type air conditioning units.

Following high levels of demand and a surge in enquiries in recent weeks, we are pleased to be in a position to supply clients with HEPA filter adaptions for our PAC 22 Series 2 and PAC 60 models.

This simple modification sees a HEPA filter fixed to the front of an air conditioning unit, ensuring cleaner and safer airflows while greatly reducing the likelihood of airborne diseases being transmitted between people.

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Andrews assists M&E contractors on £19billion Crossrail project

The Crossrail project is now making great inroads and expected to bring the Elizabeth line into passenger service before mid-2022. It is thought that the Bond Street station will accommodate almost a quarter of a million people per day once operational and greatly improve accessibility at one of the UK’s busiest shopping districts.

Work is currently ongoing at the station, with M&E subcontractors and service engineers finalising the installation of electrical systems and other infrastructure inside the building’s UPS rooms. However, with seasonal temperatures becoming increasingly warm and no fixed ventilation or air conditioning system in place, the utilities company in charge of this project was forced to supply a temporary source of cooling.

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Replacement cooling hire keeps data centre online during system upgrade

Data centres and server rooms are among the most temperature-sensitive applications around, so there can be no room for error when it comes to ensuring that climate control systems are operating properly.

This means conducting regular maintenance which should include the frequent replacement of filters, coils and the cleaning of drains and other components. Many cooling solutions will also comprise of direct expansion (DX) units, which function by cooling indoor air using condensed refrigerant liquid. These, too, will also need to be replaced from time to time to help preserve the longevity and performance of a fixed air conditioning system.

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Is your office prepared for a return to normality?

Boris Johnson has confirmed that the working from home directive will be lifted from July 19, opening the door for more people to return to the office over the coming weeks.

Under step four of the Government’s roadmap, employers have been encouraged to “start planning a safe return to the workplace” as part of a measured but highly anticipated switch to normality.

The relaxing of existing guidance includes ending the legal mandate to wear masks and removing the obligation to socially distance, with sector-by-sector advice expected imminently.

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Mobile operating theatre requires seasonal cooling solution

At present, there is great pressure on hospitals to improve patient flow and increase the number of appointments available for people with existing medical conditions. To facilitate this, healthcare trusts across the country have solicited the services of a world-class clinical provider with the capability to conduct most major procedures from mobile units stationed on hospital sites.

Andrews Air Conditioning was recently approached by a company known as being the standard-bearer in this niche industry, following the development of a cooling requirement. The client explained that hot seasonal weather was affecting temperature management which could have had harmful physiological implications for those scheduled to undergo operations.

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