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Our Blog - Keep up with the fast moving pace of the air conditioning and heat pump world.  It's just like being in a James Bond movie - well not really!!

Hello everyone - Some of the more internet savvy members of staff thought it would be just the thing to start a Blog to let the world know about the goings on at our little empire. Well to be quite honest folks it sounded to me a bit like asking people to pay to watch paint dry, anyway who am I to halt the march of progress, I’m off to listen to some “Pink Floyd" on vinyl. We hope you enjoy the unfolding saga of the heat pump and air conditioning world in the coming months.

22 May 2012

Good news fans the yellow thing in the sky has made an appearance and it may stay around for a week.  It's all us Brits crave a bit of warmth from the yellow globe every now and again, and of course the chance to bear our milk bottle legs to other unsuspecting members of the public. There are I believe products to change you in one fell swoop from White to bronze and anywhere in between. I would caution though some of the cheaper products seem to turn you into the aftermath of a nuclear accident and into an orange tinted colour. (I see no reason why we can't offer lifestyle tips on the blog as well.)

If you do feel the need for some instant cooling we can offer you a few solutions. Well firstly what about a Fan to provide cooling, it's cheap and offers relieve. Ok you’re not satisfied with that and demand to spend more money, two options spring to mind. We sell a range of portable air conditioners, but remember the exhaust hose thing needs to go out of window etc. Another option is an evaporative cooler - I can read your thoughts already (what’s one of those) it's a form of cooling that doesn’t involve the hose thing out of the window. It's a cooling unit that blows air over a wet surface inside the machine to provide cool air - circa technology from the ancient Greeks but it works. Ok time to go life style tip 2. Always best to cook the sausages higher up on the barbie, your guests will prefer them cooked not just cremated on the outside.

Good Bye -Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons.

11 May 2012

Hello the world Captain Scarlet here. You need to be of a certain age to appreciate the said captain, in the days when TV was far simpler. From memory the Mysterons consisted of someone shining a torch on to a plain background to give the scary effect of the unseen force, well it scared me anyway. Of course these were the days when the biggest possible telly you could get was 22” and if you wanted remote control that would consist of someone with a long stick, pushing the chunky buttons on the front of the telly from the sofa.

Going off on a complete tangent we have some good news people, we have started selling the Broughton range of fans (those things that blow air out), yes I can see you’re falling over with excitement. As we’ve said before we like the boys and girls at Broughton as there down to earth types and a British company that actually makes something in this country. Now these are not some “Big Girls Blouse” types of fan, but well engineered things with lots of oomph. The range starts at the Broughton MB30 model, right up to the MB2000 Unit. So if you have a cooling or ventilation requirement take a look at these models.

Good Bye -Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons.

1 May 2012

You always know in good old blighty once they say were in a drought it's not going to stop raining. It's certainly been the case for April this year, well I suppose it would be a bit boring if the sun shines every day, if only I here you say. Obviously were here to try and persuade you to buy millions of pounds of our marvellous goods so one thing you might want to consider is one of our wall mounted heat pumps and air conditioners. So where might one stick this marvel of modern technology, steady sailor. Well those glass things that us Brits like to bolt to the side of the house, yes the conservatory are ideal living spaces for an air source heat pump and air conditioner. You can heat and cool cheaply to your hearts content, so you can use your glass room all year round.

Good Bye -Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons.


17Th April, 2012

Hello the world, well we have had a bit of a break with regards the blog so its time to restart and let the world know about what has been going on in the empire again. As always we shall try and keep this light hearted and not drone on just about air source heat pumps etc. My good lady thinks it’s a subject populated by the same people who stand on the end of the platform at Birmingham New Street, with a notebook (well what does she know), luckily she isn’t an avid reader of the pulsating drama that is our blog.
One thing we might do in the future is have a top 10 of the best sellers at different times of the year. A top of the pops for air conditioning and heat pumps, well that sounds exciting. Our best seller at the moment has to be the range of swimming pool heat pumps. You can understand why as you’re generally not going to buy one in October at the end of the season. For you lucky people that have a swimming pool it’s certainly the cheapest way of heating one, unless of course your hardcore and want to use it without heating.

Good Bye -Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons.


30th November, 2011

Attention all Business Owners and Managers,

Are you ready, are you really ready....for the onset of winter next week ?  After one of the mildest Novembers on record, December is going to start with a chilly spell if all of the weather girls are to be believed.  If your office, warehouse or other business premises are a bit on the cold side this week, then your workers are going to be knocking on your door next week !!  You could, of course, purchase corporate thermal underwear, complete with company logo, but wouldn't it be easier to order some extra form of heating ?

This is where we come in.  We sell all manner of heating systems: air-to-air heat pumps, all forms of industrial heaters to cater for most sizes of business premises, and the quintessentially English range of cast iron stoves and wood burners.  Most systems, heaters and stoves are available for delivery within 2 to 3 working days, with free delivery to a mainland UK address.


7th November 2011

Right, listen up you lot.  I've had a chat with Mystic Meg, swapped emails with Russell Grant, and I've been studying the tea leaves for a few weeks now.  I've also been studying the berries on trees and the co-axial directional flow of cowpats.  It's official - we are going to have a bad winter again this year.  Remember, you had it confirmed here first !! 

So, what better time to organise some new or improved heating in your house, office, warehouse, shop, salon, restaurant, holiday home, church, conservatory or canal boat.  We can supply everything for residential properties and small to medium size businesses.  In respect of combined heating and air-conditioning, we sell the full range of air-to-air heat pumps (wall-mounted, floor-mounted, ceiling mounted, ceiling cassette, ducted systems).  For purely heating purposes, we sell most types of heaters (industrial electric, commercial halogen, diesel/paraffin, propane gas, ceramic). 

And for aesthetic beauty and for keeping in touch with our heritage, we now sell a full range of cast iron / wood burning stoves.  These modern built, old-fashioned looking stoves really are the 'mutts nuts'.  Just imagine coming home on a cold winter day and roasting some chestnuts on the grill of your wood burning stove, whilst watching the flames flickering in the distance.  Throw in a glass of warm mulled wine, and it makes you wish winter was here already. 

If you need any assistance in deciding which is the best option for your property, then give us a call on 0161-4857907.  Alternatively, if you live in the Cheshire / South Manchester area, or are passing by, then why not pop into our showroom and have a look for yourself, at Big Storage, SK8 6PT.

Remember,  you had it confirmed here first !!

Howard (Office Manager).


24th October, 2011

Hello again, Bloggers. 

For those of you who may be interested in an air-to-water heating system, we have just introduced Panasonic's new Aquarea T-Cap models to our line up of Panasonic air-to-water systems.  These models feature Panasonic's newly patented refrigeration heat extraction system, which ensures that the nominal COP ratings are achieved down to external temperatures of -15*C.  This is state-of-the-art heat pump technology, as the nominal ratings of all other heat pumps will start to decrease from outside temperatures of -7*C.

For the full range of Panasonic Aquarea air-to-water heat pumps visit our website at and click on Panasonic.

Howard (Office Manager).



12th October, 2011

Well, I did warn you that it wouldn't last - the Indian Summer that is.  Furthermore, if the weather forecasters are to be believed (and, of course, they always get it right !!), then we are in for a very short autumn, with temperatures about to plummet in November.  So, if your office or workshop is already a tad nippy, think what it will be like in 'minus' temperatures. 

Just as well then that we have now introduced a range of cast iron stoves and woodburners to our wide range of products.  For industrial customers, we also now offer electric fan, halogen infra red and paraffin fired heaters as well.  Our extensive website ( will give you further details on all models, and you can always give us a call (0800 052 3455) if you need further advice or assistance.

And.....don't forget that the vast majority of our products are air-to-air heat pumps, with the ability to heat as well as cool.  Have a browse on our website, and you will find all of our products under the 'Products Categories' section on the left hand side of our home page.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Howard  (Office Manager)



28th September, 2011

Hello again, Bloggers. Have you started thinking about your autumn and winter heating requirements?  I realise that, as I write this, we are currently set for a short period of what they call 'an Indian Summer', but, as you all know, it won't last.  Autumn has definitely arrived, and so if you have a damp room caused by colder mornings, with streaming windows and damp wallpaper, then you might like to start looking at dehumidifiers.  We have a large number of dehumidifiers on our website, and these will take the excess moisture out of the atmosphere, leaving your room nice and dry.

Is it getting a bit nippy in the office now that summer (what summer, I hear you say) is disappearing fast ?  Fed up with those old heaters that don't work ?  Why not invest in a new heater to take the early morning chill out of your office.  We now sell a large number of electric fan and halogen heaters on our website.  Take a look, I'm sure there will be a model that fits your requirements.  Even better, why not install a full air-to-air heat pump, and make even more savings.  We sell a large number of types and models from major manufacturers such as Panasonic, Mitsubishi, Fujitsu, LG, Hitachi, Samsung, all with very good efficiency ratings.  We can just supply you with one of these systems if you have your own installation engineer, or we can arrange to install the system for you.  If you need advice on the type of system that would best suit your requirements, or a quotation, then please give us a call on 0161-4857907.

Finally, if you are in the Cheshire / Manchester area, we have just opened a new showroom.  Feel free to pop along and look at a few systems, discuss your requirements in person and take away a few leaflets. I can guarantee you a free cup of tea/coffee, but I'm afraid the MD tends to snaffle the biscuits.

Look forward to hearing from you all.

Howard Orton, Office Manager




5th August, 2011

Well, hello there bloggers.  We apologise for being a bit quiet on the blog for the last few months, but we have been beavering away selling air conditioning systems during one of our busy periods, the English 'summer' !!  Although it has been relatively warm in the south of the UK for the last few weeks, we have generally had another mediocre summer on the whole.

The writer has just returned from a 10 day break at a villa in Spain where the cheapo, non-market name aircon system broke down after 2 days.  Which just goes to show that you should always fit a trusted system from recognised brand names such as Panasonic, Mitsubishi, Fujitsu, LG, whether the installation is in the UK or abroad.  We supply all of these makes throughout the UK and Europe, and we also undertake installations in the mainland UK.

There are currently some very good offers on Panasonic systems, a name you can trust for quality and after-sales service.  They really are a steal at the current prices.  Have a browse through our website, or give us a call if you require any further information or advice.  We have also just launched a new range of dehumidifiers to cater for all room sizes, so again, have a peek at the website for further information.

Our main office in Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire is about to move to new premises, albeit on the same site.  The new set up will include a small showroom where customers can come along and have a look at some of the systems to help in their decision-making process.  We will be able to demonstrate the many benefits, and let prospective customers 'have a go' with the remote !!  So if you are passing the Cheshire area, key SK8 6PT into your SatNav and come and have a browse.  We may even give you a coffee and a biscuit if you're lucky.

OK, the MD reckons that I've waffled on for too long now, and I have to do some proper work.  I'll let you know how the new office is coming along in a few weeks' time.


Howard  (a.k.a. Office Manager, Salesman, Accounts Clerk, Post Clerk, Blogger and Tea/Coffee expert).