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HVAC Systems in Offices

By Rob Tuffin | January 17, 2022

What is the best way to heat or cool an office?   Air Conditioning is regularly and commonly used in office environments as a method for cooling and heating the space.  Air conditioning is a relatively efficient way of heating or cooling a large space and has the advantage of providing a comfortable atmosphere all…

Can My Air Conditioning System Be Repaired?

By Rob Tuffin | January 14, 2022

There are a number of factors that will influence air conditioning repair, but in most cases, an air conditioning system can be repaired if it is not working satisfactorily.  There are a number of things that you might notice in the lifetime of your air conditioning system including: A drop in cooling or heating performance…

What is Fgas and what are my responsibilities in relation to it?

By Rob Tuffin | December 24, 2021

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…

What is a TM44 Inspection?

By Rob Tuffin | December 24, 2021

A TM44 inspection is carried out by an accredited assessor covering the overall operating efficiency of your Air Conditioning and ventilation systems.  This includes an appraisal as to whether the system is adequate for the space it covers, as well as a detailed analysis of the control of the system and how this is set…

Replacement Air Conditioning Systems

By Rob Tuffin | December 24, 2021

While Air Conditioning is a long-term investment, there does come a time when you need to consider replacing your air conditioning system.  This could be due to a number of reasons including your air conditioning system has become inefficient or has stopped working altogether, replacement parts are no longer available to carry out the needed…

Ventilation and COVID-19

By Rob Tuffin | December 24, 2021

Ventilation and the supply of fresh air is a topic that has always been crucially important and this has been highlighted and reinforced by the recent global pandemic.  It is likely that a large proportion of people didn’t previously think about ventilation within a building, but we are now all much more aware of its…

Air Conditioning Installation – What Does it Involve?

By Rob Tuffin | December 24, 2021

The installation of air conditioning systems is a specialist service, that should only be carried out by qualified installers.  One of the main reasons for this is due to the system refrigerant, which needs very careful handling – refrigerant is stored under pressure and can be dangerous to work with, as well as being a…

The Different Types of Air Conditioning Systems

By Rob Tuffin | January 5, 2021

Are you confused by the various types of Air Conditioning systems out there?  Maybe even within your own building you know there are different types but you just don’t quite understand what is what? In this short article, we go over some of the main types of Air Conditioning Systems, including their purpose and their intended…

What is the difference between Air Conditioning and Ventilation?

By Rob Tuffin | December 21, 2020

Ventilation is often confused with air conditioning.  Ventilation is the actual cycle of stale air being replaced by fresh air from outside the building, as opposed to air conditioning which simply cools and/or heats the air within a building.  There is a common misconception that the air that is blown out of an air conditioning…

What is Refrigerant and why is it needed in Air Conditioning systems?

By Rob Tuffin | November 24, 2020

What is refrigerant?   Refrigerant is typically found in either a fluid or gaseous state. It is a compound that absorbs heat from the environment and can provide refrigeration or air conditioning when combined with components such as compressors and evaporators. We can see that refrigerant is a vital component in producing air conditioning and…

Our HVAC Accreditations and Certifications

Salix are trusted air conditioning installers and every Salix engineer is certified and trained by all leading HVAC and Air Conditioning brands including Daikin, Mitsubishi, Toshiba, Swegon, Panasonic and Fujitsu. This means that the services we carry out enable you to access the full manufacturer's warranty. We also are certified SMAS Worksafe and are also a Construction Line member.

All of our engineers are F-Gas certified by Refcom and servicing is carried out in accordance with the Mechanical Services Maintenance Standards set out in SFG20.

With Salix, you can have peace of mind that your HVAC project is in safe and certified hands!

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