R22 Refrigerant – What You Need To Be Aware Of

What Is R22 Refrigerant?   R22 is a refrigerant gas and is a hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC).  It has been used commonly in air conditioning and refrigeration applications.  However, R22 gas has been banned for use in new equipment for nearly 20 years now and since 2015 it has become illegal to use R22 gas in the…

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Why Do I Need To Carry Out A Leak Test On My Air Conditioning System?

Why Do Leaks Occur On Refrigerant Circuits?   Occasionally we will recommend carrying out a leak test on your air conditioning or refrigeration system, to check for leaks in the refrigerant pipework.  Refrigerant leaks can occur for various reasons, including: Deterioration of pipework over years, which finally results in a leak. Leaks at joints –…

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Getting The Most Out Of Your HVAC System

Whether you have got heating systems, ventilation systems, air conditioning systems or a combination of all three types within your premises, you need to ensure that you have a robust plan to maximise their lifetime and their effectiveness for you and your people. We recommend for all of our clients take a long-term view of…

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Salix’s Team Building Day At Mercedez Benz World!

Friday 9th May 2023 saw the whole Salix team descend on the iconic venue at Mercedez Benz World, to enjoy a full company day out!  This was to recognise the growth of the company over the last 12-24 months including a team that has more than doubled in size within that timeframe. After kicking off…

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Common Questions Around Air Conditioning and Ventilation Systems

Building owners and users regularly confuse Air Conditioning and Ventilation systems, discussing them as though they perform the same role.  While they both contribute to an optimum indoor environment, their roles are quite different – sometimes you need both, sometimes just one or the other!  We have listed out some questions that we get asked,…

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Ventilation Validation

  What Is A Ventilation Validation Survey?   In most instances of modern ventilation systems, we would assume that the ventilation equipment has been correctly designed and sized, to serve the area in which it is installed.  However, sometimes there is a requirement to carry out an independent ventilation validation survey, to ensure that the ventilation…

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HVAC Systems in Schools, Colleges, and Universities

Schools and other educational buildings often pose a challenge when considering the climate control and ventilation systems.  Many factors contribute to this including the size and layout of the buildings, the number of people in confined spaces and ageing buildings with poor insulation values. Keeping buildings warm in the winter, cool in the summer and…

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Air Conditioning Installer London – Supply And Maintenance

Salix Air Conditioning are a family business with over 30 years in the industry serving a range of clients across all sectors – health facilities, local authorities, schools, universities, office buildings, leisure centres, and much more.   We are an experienced air conditioning installer in London, and we can advise on the best design and…

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Should I Repair Or Replace My Air Conditioning System?

My air conditioning system is getting old, does it need replacing? Like many good questions, the answer is not straightforward as it depends on several factors. How many hours has the system run? Is it running 24/7 or just in the summer when it gets extremely hot? Is it working extra hard cooling an area…

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Maintenance Of Your Air Conditioning System

The term ‘F-gas’ is an abbreviated term used to describe fluorinated gases that are used in a wide range of applications, including in air conditioning and refrigeration systems.  There are various different types of f-gases, the most commonly used within HVAC equipment are hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). These different types of f-gas refrigerant gases are often referred…

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