The Do’s & Don’ts
As a customer you are not expected to know everything about air conditioning.
That is why you choose a specialist. The problem can be that because you are employing the services of a company it does not automatically mean they are good. As in all industries there are bad guys – and the best way to avoid these is do your research and use a company that if things go wrong you have someone to turn to – like an industry association.
For more advice on choosing the right installer please click here.
In the meantime, here are some examples of poor installations and lack of maintenance, both of which can reduce effectiveness, efficiency and life expectancy of the equipment, as well as being very costly.
Bad installations 1
We have worked in a lot of places and seen a lot of installations.
Bad installations 2
Here are two poor installations from Central London and Mayfair.
Bad installations 3
This installation is an example of a very poor installation from the electrics being the wrong cables and cracked fuse board to the pipework installation...
Bad installations 4
Poor pipework itself does not mean the systems won't work but it is a good indication the contractor has not carried out the correct and legal procedures.
Bad installations 5
No electrical isolator installed and bad pipework with brickwork hole not filled in.
Bad installations 6
One of the problems with insufficiently supported pipework is it can cause joints to leak and refrigerant loss.
Bad installations 7
We quoted this air conditioning installation in Watford but were not awarded the project. This is a prime example of why we don't price match.
Poor Maintenance Condensers
Here are some examples of air conditioning condensers that require maintenance.
Poor Maintenance Evaporators
Here are some examples of air conditioning indoor units that require maintenance.
Poor Maintenance Drainage
When systems aren't maintained dirt can build up and block the drains or condensate pumps.