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R22 crisis - What crisis?

The buzz in the industry at the moment is the phase out of R22. Everyone is saying there is no time left to do all the work of replacement or re-gassing of existing kit. They say a crisis is just around the corner.... Read the rest of this article...
 

Heatpumps - the cheapest way to heat your home

In August 2004, I gave a presentation comparing the run costs of the latest split air-conditioning system with a gas boiler and an oil fired boiler. ... Read the rest of this article...
 

Does any one care about the environment?

While driving to work this morning I heard an interesting statistic. Petrol prices have risen by 20% in the last 12 months and energy prices are predicted to rise by another 20% in the next 12 months.... Read the rest of this article...
 

My carbon sacrifices at Glasto 2008

I was recently buying some tickets to visit Glastonbury 2008- yes I know I'm a middle class corporate hippy trying to hang on to my youth and hark back to the days when I had long (longer) hair.... Read the rest of this article...
 

Eager earthling doing his bit for mother earth?

I've just received my electricity bill and not surprisingly it’s gone up despite the fact that I've turned everything off and am using a dung fire for heating. ... Read the rest of this article...
 

Why are engineers getting worse?

One of my favorite gripes is about the state of our industry and the rapidly declining quality of the engineering skills within it. But who is responsible for this decline?... Read the rest of this article...
 

Can ac engineers be sparkys?

My colleagues in technical support often take bizarre questions but yesterday took the biscuit. ... Read the rest of this article...
 

I Love DIY air conditioning

Whenever you mention DIY air-conditioning units to anyone in our industry they go berserk. ... Read the rest of this article...
 

Green claims make me see red

What is my carbon impact and how do I compare with Mr Average?... Read the rest of this article...
 

Are air conditioning engineers overpaid?

I have often heard the argument that you can’t get a good engineer anymore and that the youngsters entering the trade want too much money to begin with.... Read the rest of this article...
 
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