The Right Verdict on A/C Repairs

At a Sheffield law firm with a multi-floor office space, a VRV air conditioning system supplied by another firm was causing big problems – including reliability issues and big repair bills. Bradley Refrigeration investigated and put the faulty system right, without disrupting business.

The problem

When a large Sheffield-based firm of solicitors refurbished its multi-floor offices in 2008, they hired one of our competitors to install new VRV air conditioning systems on each floor.

The air-con systems were supposed to provide year-round heating and cooling. However, they soon began to break down frequently – and racked up sizeable repair bills in the process.  There were numerous refrigerant leaks on the worst-affected floor. The compressor, the main component of the system, also had to be replaced many times.

Eventually the company grew tired of wondering why their AC system was costing them so much money. It was time to call in Bradley Refrigeration.

The investigation

As always, Bradley Refrigeration’s first step was a hands-on survey to diagnose the problem. 50 years of experience has taught us every A/C breakdown happens for a reason. Until that reason is understood and addressed, repair costs will keep mounting up.

Our engineering team inspected the company’s air conditioning systems, including all key components, to find the cause of failure. Our investigation also included a comparison of the system installation against the manufacturer’s standards, plus a full chemical analysis of the refrigerant and oils.

We discovered several errors in how the system had been installed. The system had also been contaminated with water, metals from compressor wear, silica and carbon.

The solution

With the full facts in front of them, the company made an informed decision to replace the system on the worst-affected floor.

Bradley Refrigeration assessed the company’s needs and offered a replacement with a 7-year warranty. On the other floors, the client chose preventative cleaning to prevent further failure.

Bradley Refrigeration completed the work with no major disruption to the client’s operations. We liaised with each department to ensure business continued as usual.


The benefits

Following their A/C investigation, repair and replacement by Bradley Refrigeration, the company now benefits from:

  • Reliable, effective heating and cooling all year round
  • No more unexplained breakdowns
  • A/C equipment designed and installed to the correct manufacturer standards, for greater reliability
  • The peace of mind that comes with a 7-year warranty on the air conditioning

To find out more and arrange a site survey anywhere in the UK, call our team on 0114 236 9971.

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