Looking for maintenance for air conditioning in Sheffield?

We offer flexible and comprehensive breakdown services and packages to suit your needs. From annual visits to multi-site call-outs, we will help you with a maintenance package for air conditioning in Sheffield. We respond to equipment breakdown call-outs and often than not within hours of the call being received. Customers who have an annual agreement will benefit most from this maintenance. We offer maintenance for air conditioning in Sheffield as well as Worksop, Doncaster and surrounding areas. We also offer on-going services for cooling and heating systems and are often asked to maintain and service units that we have not installed ourselves. We have built up an excellent reputation for reliability and efficiency.

Our team of Technical Air Solution specialists can help you with all types of maintenance for air conditioning in Sheffield – enquire today


Common Faults your Air Conditioning may have

We know that the smallest of air conditioning faults can be frustrating. That’s why our service department is manned 24 hours a day, all year round. Even when our offices are closed, your call will be redirected and answered by one of our dedicated on-call engineers. We’ll seek to understand your problem and – wherever possible – help you correct the issue yourself. If it isn’t as simple, our service team of air conditioning maintenance experts will quickly mobilise field-based engineers with fully stocked vans. We aim to fix the problem with your air conditioning in Sheffield first visit. If we take longer, we’ll prepare a detailed quote that outlines parts needed, how much time the repair will take and expected return.

Some of the common problems we see:


Leaking water

Air conditioners will often leak or drip excessive water. If you’ve noticed this happening with your unit, it’s likely either because it hasn’t been routinely serviced or because the condensate pump has failed. In either case, the repair is simple and usually won’t take longer than an hour.

Failure to cool or heat

If your air conditioning unit is turning on but not pumping out cool or warm air, it’s possible that there’s a gas leak. Once we’ve tested the pipework for a leak and removed any air or moisture within, we’ll be able to fix the leak by coating the pipe with the right type and amount of refrigerant. We would carry out a pressure leak test to carry out a on site repair if possible.

No power

When your air conditioning unit isn’t turning on, it may simply be a tripped fuse. If it isn’t, one of our engineers will come inspect and diagnose the problem. Before the repair, we’ll provide a written quote with our recommendation so that you know exactly what to expect in terms of cost and time required.

Excessive noise

When an air conditioner sounds more loud than usual, it’s likely a faulty fan or condensate pump. Both are easy to fix or replace but it’s important that you’re proactive in these repairs to prevent further damage to your system.

Bad smell

Because air conditioners recirculate air and remove moisture from the room, smells sometimes stick to the cooling coils. One of our engineers can neutralize the smell with special chemicals. To avoid having moisture and bacteria build up, have your air conditioning unit regularly serviced by R Perkins.


If you’re faced with any additional problems, we’ll send one of an experienced engineer to perform diagnostics and create a repair plan for your Sheffield air conditioning:

TM44 Assessments

We offer TM44 energy assessments to help you comply with government requirements and avoid hefty fines. These have to be conducted every 5 years on all systems that have a collective cooling capacity of 12kW+.

F-Gas Leak Detection

Ensure your air conditioning is safe and legal with our F-gas leak detection checks. We’ll tell you how regular your tests need to be according to the type and quantity of your refrigerant and get them done on time.



Under new legislation in accordance with the Energy Performance in Buildings Directive (EPBD) your Air Conditioning system will require an energy performance inspection. This legislation affects everyone in England and Wales that has a building with a single or multiple Air Conditioning system with a total installed cooling capacity of over 12kW. Your air conditioning system must be inspected every 5 years by an energy assessor to make sure it’s energy efficient.



F Gas Regulations

From the updated 2014 EU F Gas regulations (517/2014),

The F Gas Regulation creates controls on the use and emissions of fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-Gases) including HFC’s, PFC’s and SF6. A crucial aspect of the 2014 Regulation is the introduction of the phase down in the supply of HFC’s within the EU market.

HFC’s are used in a range of applications such as refrigeration, air-conditioning, heat pumps etc. HFC’s are very powerful greenhouse gases – the most commonly used HFC’s have a global warming potential (GWP) between 1,000 and 4,000 times higher than CO2.

Phase Down Plans

With the HFC phase down starting in 2015 and then a big cut in supply in 2018, we may get to a position where demand out strips availability, high demand and limited stock of HFC’s will undoubtedly push the price of refrigerants like R404A higher and higher.

Prices of HFC refrigerants are already on the increase. For example, the industry’s most used refrigerant R404A has increased by as much as 500% in the last 3 years, the cost of R134a has risen by 200%.

It is reasonable to expect that the prices of HFCs will rise considerably as supplies become constrained. It is also reasonable to expect that this price rise will be GWP weighted – there will clearly be greatest phase down pressures on HFC R404A, R422A, R422D and R507.

From 2020, you will not be able to use some ‘virgin’ (unused) F Gases to refill existing refrigeration systems. This ‘service ban’ will apply when both these conditions are met:

  • The refrigeration system contains F Gases equivalent to 40 tonnes of CO2 or more – (Systems Charge in kg x the refrigerants GWP ÷ 1000 = CO2 Equivalent in Tonnes)
  • The virgin F Gas has a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of more than 2500

By 2030 you will not be able to add any high GWP refrigerants to an existing system.

It is clear that HFC users are going to need to significantly reduce their demand by 2018 to avoid supply shortages and reduce future costs of upkeep on their plant.

With prices expected to continue to rise, now is the time to take action to prevent your systems costing you more money than necessary.

Early action is imperative!

Ways to combat the phase down:

  • For existing Refrigeration Systems – consider the possibility of replacing high GWP refrigerant with ‘Medium /Low GWP’ HFCs. For example, use R407F or R448/9a in place of R404A. This will create a minimum 50% cut in GWP weighted demand. Saving the need to replace pipe work, outdoor units and indoor unit.
  • For new Refrigeration systems – carefully consider which HFCs to use. Very high GWP HFCs such as R404A and R507 should be avoided immediately! There are plenty of alternative refrigerants to use, that have lower than 2500 GWP ratings, within new systems that can still reach the desired temperatures.

This will mainly affect the likes of R404A, R422A and R422D.

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Contact the Technical Air Solutions team to discuss your requirements and one of our team will be happy to advise.
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