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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.

June 22 2010

Summers Here - You have to agree when the sun shines Britain’s a great place to be, trouble is it never seems to last though. As you can imagine the world of aircon and heat pumps has become exceptionally busy over the last month or so with our portable air conditioning units flying of the shelves like the proverbial hot cakes. A warm welcome to the latest addition to the team Dan who has recently started as a Trainee air Conditioning Engineer, Dan lists his hobbies as music and drowning maggots not at the same time though he tells us.

Well the install teams have covered a few miles the last few weeks in the pursuit of word air conditioning domination from the north down to the south east and lots of places in between. We even had an install in a place called “Hinton In The Hedges”, yes folks that’s not a made up name honest.

Quotations in the Big Smoke takes up a fair bit of our time and as you can imagine us friendly northern folk always find the habits of the frantic London set quite amusing, so here’s a few observations, and do and don’ts when traveling between quotes on the tube.

  • The inhabitants of the big smoke are insular animals when traveling and may find it alarming and perceive you as the mad axe man if you suddenly engage them in random conversation on the tube- (nice weather were having, what football team do you support?) would come into this category.
  • When traveling along the escalators always stand on the right, wow betide you if you stand on the left admiring the view, as you may delay one of the local inhabitants by one nano second traveling to his next appointment.
  • The oyster card thing won’t fit into the normal ticket slot as hard as you might try to jam it in. Place it on top of the yellow mushroom thing on top of the barriers, and magically they open.

May 7 2010

Operation Anglesey - Well here we are in May and it feels like March, the Blog Master gave the barbecue its first outing recently but I can assure you avid readers it wasn’t a shorts and tee shirt occasion. Maybe it’s that volcanic thing happening in Iceland that’s making us cold and disrupting our flights to Torremolinos and other far flung destinations. Well we had an installation first last week with our first install to sunny Anglesey to a commercial customer – Rehau, who manufacture a wide range of plastic and polymer products. The install in question involved a couple of the ever popular Mitsubishi Electric 3.5Kw wall mounted air conditioning units.

Our air conditioning engineers generally enjoy their trips away, not for the shy though as the install teams get to stay in a twin bedded room, “Premier Inn’s” being our chain of choice as the fried breakfast always goes down well in the morning. Anyway over the coming weeks I thought we could teach you all some air con lingo so here’s the first installment.

  • Muffin Heist – One of the engineers creates a commotion at breakfast whist the other steals the mini muffins from the breakfast selection.
  • Swop – An engineering term when the engineers pleased with the bend he’s achieved on the air conditioning pipework.
  • You cannot defy the laws of physics captain – Open arrival at the customers site the engineer finds the customer enquiring whether the aircon pipework can be re- routed three times the distance.

April 19 2010

Simon's a happy boy - Our new engineer Simon is a happy chap having bought him a Sat Nav he’s now happy to conquer the roads of Britain with the reassuring tones of the little lady in the plastic box on the dashboard. Now then some of us of a certain generation remember doing geography at school and learning about yak farming in the Himalayas and where Skegness is. (First person to tell me where Skegness is gets 10% of an install)It seems these days though it is not a pre-requisite to know where you're going as long as you have the lady in the little plastic box telling you.

Well Simon has put his new toy to good use, thought we would start by not scaring him to much and keeping him close our international headquarters in Manchester (Well we quite like it). As we go to press though Simon has ventured to such exotic locations as Colchester for the fitting of some multioutput heat pump systems and to Bushey in Herts for the fitting of our ever popular Mitsubishi Hyper inverter systems. In fact we've even had a customer in France asking if we can install some systems air conditioning heat pumps their. Now obviously it would be un-professional of us to let Simon loose in France to be corrupted by red wine and mademoiselles, so the blog master reserves the right to go on that one.


April 12 2010

Long Winter - After the long winter finally gave way to spring we made our appearance at the Homebuilding and Renovation show at the NEC from 18-21 March. Well if you had a truck load of money you certainly could have blown that over the few days at the NEC with all manner of gadgets. Personally I have never seen the need for talking remote control curtains, but obviously there must be a market for them. We took the stand on Thursday morning in anticipation, waiting for the great British public to come through the doors and regale them with our range of heat pumps and air conditioning products. Well it certainly was a busy and successful time and we did learn a number of things. There is still a lot of confusion with the public regarding heat pump technology and what it can and cannot do, so we hope we demystified some of the technology with the many customers we spoke to. Some of the Key things we learnt also at the show we're!

  • It is not possible to speak to customers whilst trying to consume a 12" ham & salad French stick
  • The price of bottled water at the NEC obviously means it's hand drawn by dusky maidens at the foothills of the Himalayas
  • It is a very bad idea to have a curry full of chillies when appearing on the trade stand he next day