1. Doctor & Dental Surgeries

The lighting in surgeries generates a considerable amount of heat, not to mention how nervous some of us get on a visit to the dentist, its so important to get temperature control under control. Air conditioning will improve the comfort of all patients and staff.

2. Veterinary Practices

The operating theatre and animal recovery areas are important to be temperature controlled for the well being of the animals and staff during the operations and a constant temperature is required for animals recovering from anaesthetic.

3. Pharmacies

It is recommended that most drugs are stored below 23 deg C, not easy these days with the heat generated by computers and other electrical heat generating equipment. Air conditioning will help maintain the desired temperature in the drug store area but additional units can make the environment comfortable for customers waiting for their prescriptions.

4. Upgrading. Look at your systems how old are they?

New inverter systems are energy efficient and produce low carbon, low carbon means low running costs so that is saving you money also the government have schemes in place where you could claim tax back on improving your energy consumption the ECA scheme is one.

5. Are they regularly maintained?

Maintenance is not a luxury it is a must have product for company’s as new legislation has come into play for buildings to be energy efficient it includes your air con systems which must be regularly maintained if you have 3kgs of refrigerant or more in your building these systems must also have had a TM44 inspection.

6. Do they run on the soon to be banned R22 refrigerant gas?

  • R22 is a bad ozone depleting gas and the EU has put in timetable for its planned phase out
  • Production and supply of new air conditioning systems operating on R22 was banned in 2004.
  • Legislation bans the supply of new R22 refrigerant used to service equipment from 31st December 2009.
  • Only reclaimed or recycled R22 refrigerant may be used from January 2010 until 31st December 2014.
  • Systems operating on R22 refrigerant will be classed as not serviceable from December 2014.
  • A complete ban of R22 refrigerant, including reclaimed or recycled will be effective on 31st December 2014.

When a commodity is in low demand demand the costs are guaranteed to increase, the cost of R22 refrigerant is expected to quadruple in price year on year and analysts are predicting we will run out of recycled R22 refrigerant by 2013.

If you have systems running on this gas look at how you can replace it for more efficient energy saving systems and maybe also get help from the government to do it via ECA, or leasing new equipment could be a way to go for you.