News - 2015

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According to forecasts from the Building Cost Information Service (BCIS), construction input costs are set to rise by 3-4% per year over the next 5 years. Whilst materials and wages are set to increase at a rate of 3-4% annually, the growth of overall input costs will be primarily driven by annual tender price rises of 5-6% until 2020.

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According to Cooling Post, a recent survey shows that 78% of end-users with R22 air conditioning systems are not currently considering a replacement. This is a significant statistic given the legislation dictating that, while it is permissible to operate R22 equipment currently, any subsequent repairs or maintenance are now illegal.

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As you should be well-aware, 2015 has seen the introduction of legislation that outlaws the servicing, maintenance and purchasing of air conditioning systems that use the R22 refrigerant. Having advised many businesses and contractors regarding their next steps in response to the ban, we at Rapid Climate found it useful to create a simple visual guide to everything you need to know about R22.

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With the beginning of 2015 seeing the introduction of legislation banning the servicing, maintenance and purchasing of R22 air conditioning systems, we at Rapid Climate Control think it is wise to consider the viable alternatives to the R22 refrigerant altogether. One such alternative refrigerant is R438A and in this blog, we explore its merits and its viability as a replacement.

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At Rapid Climate Control, our work with various hotels as providers of HVAC solutions has exposed us to a recurring theme - the emerging need for hotels to better optimise their energy efficiency.

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At Rapid Climate Control, we are proud to work with a myriad of businesses, hotels and facility managers to provide a range of industry-leading climate control solutions. What this means, is that we are experienced in helping solve our clients’ challenges and often have had to use our renowned commitment to being responsive in providing emergency solutions.

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In the hospitality industry, success is governed by the extent to which you can provide a great guest experience. As a result, HVAC solutions are often at the forefront of hoteliers’ minds when it comes to ensuring a comfortable stay for guests.

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According to reports from Scottish Energy News, Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, has announced that her government has provided £224m for an energy efficiency scheme that aims to help up to 28,000 people heat their homes.