Air Conditioning and Cold Room Repairs Soar by 92% During Heatwave

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Last week the UK was overwhelmed by the heatwave that hit the entire country. With temperatures reaching as much as 36 degrees, the demand for air conditioning and cold room repairs soared.

Emergency call outs for broken or under-performing air conditioning units and walk-in chillers were up by 92 percent last week here at Synecore. The busiest day was Thursday, which followed the hottest day in June in over 40 years.

Synecore’s air conditioning Service department handled the situation extremely professionally and managed to accommodate all its maintenance contract clients and new customers.

Even with this unprecedented number of emergency calls or air conditioning and cold room repairs, Synecore was true to its promise and an engineer was onsite within 48 hours.

Gary Piper, Synecore’s Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Manager said, “The heatwave caused numerous problems for businesses throughout the country. Restaurants were experiencing overheated walk-in chillers and businesses were finding their air conditioning systems were not working correctly.

“Our team of service controllers and engineers were outstanding. They excelled under pressure and managed to prioritise accordingly. It was vital we dealt with the calls for walk-in chillers initially, as the restaurants’ stock could be a risk. The problems with the walk-in chillers were mostly down to overheating. We have a mobile cold room trailer that can be hired if a lengthy repair time is expected. Fortunately, we rectified each situation swiftly and prevented excessive food waste.”

“Equally, the calls for under-performing, or broken air conditioning meant our engineers were in high demand. When air conditioning systems are not correctly maintained, it can cause failure when the usage is suddenly increased.

“Last week, many businesses were turning their air conditioning on for the first time in a while, or keeping it on for longer. I cannot stress how important it is to keep your air conditioning system regularly maintained for safety reasons and to extend the lifetime of the system.”

“Many businesses don’t consider servicing their air conditioning systems until it is too late, but just like a boiler, they need to well looked after. The filters and pipework need to be cleaned and gas leaks must be detected and repaired immediately.

“It is surprising how many businesses, hotels and restaurants are not aware of their legal obligation when it comes to maintaining FGas records and TM44 certificates, but this is something that we take responsibility for on behalf of our contracted clients,” concludes Piper.

About Synecore's Air conditioning and cold room repairs and maintenance service

As a nationwide M&E Contractor, Synecore works with businesses throughout the UK to provide refrigeration services, including scheduled maintenance and air conditioning installation.

Our partnership with reputable air conditioning manufactures, means we can offer significant savings on new air conditioning installations. This is coupled with an incredible seven-year warranty on Toshiba, Mitsubishi and Daikin air conditioning products.

Synecore’s Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) service for air conditioning and refrigeration systems has specifically been developed to ensure businesses have peace-of-mind that their system is fit-for-purpose all-year-round.

Demonstrating our credibility as a trusted air conditioning and refrigeration contractor, Synecore has been a preferred supplier for high profile hospitality brands for over 10 years. Our client base includes popular eateries and hotels: Frankie and Benny’s, Chiquito, Pizza Hut, KFC, Leon Restaurants, Wasbi, Comptoir Libanais, Chopstix, Hilton Hotels and many more.

If you require air conditioning and cold room repairs, then click here to  find out more about Synecore’s PPM packages call the Service team on 0845 2414 953.

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