We offer flexible, comprehensive service and breakdown packages to suit all your needs, from annual visits to more regular multi site call outs to Worksop, Doncaster, Sheffield and surrounding areas. We will respond to equipment breakdown call outs more often than not within hours of the call being received from customers who have an annual maintenance agreement with us. As well as offering maintenance in Worksop, Doncaster and Sheffield, we offer on-going services for cooling/heating systems we installed and are often asked to maintain and service units that we have not installed as well. We have built up an excellent reputation for reliability and efficiency in respect of maintenance.
Our team of expert Technical Air Solutions specialists can help you with all types of maintenance related queries – contact us today!
We know that even the smallest air conditioning fault can be frustrating, inconvenient, and stressful. That’s why our service department is manned 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 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 – whenever possible – help you correct the issue yourself. If it isn’t a simple, do-it-yourself fix, our service team will quickly mobilise field-based engineers with fully stocked vans. Our aim is to arm our engineers with the tools and parts necessary to fix many problems on the first visit. But, if we expect that it’ll take a bit longer, we’ll prepare a detailed quote that outlines what parts are needed, how much time the repair is expected to take and when we’ll return.
Some of the most common problems we see are:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 other problems, we’ll send one of our experienced engineers to perform a diagnostics test and to create a plan for repair.
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+.
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:
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.
Ways to combat the phase down:
This will mainly affect the likes of R404A, R422A and R422D.