Commercial Air Conditioning

Commercial Air Conditioning

Both powerful and quiet, modern commercial air conditioning units are a great, energy-efficient way of maintaining an optimum temperature all year round.

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Commercial Air Conditioning Installation

Whether you’re looking to reduce your energy costs or modernise an existing system, commercial AC is an excellent investment for all kinds of businesses. For temperature control in your office, restaurant, leisure centre, hotel, retail environment or industrial warehouses, maintaining a constant, comfortable temperature benefits both employees and visitors alike.
Not just supplying cooling, modern air conditioning can also heat large areas up to four times more cost-effectively than traditional gas boilers. At MAC we have more than 15 years of experience fitting commercial AC units and our team are more than happy to advise you on the right system to suit the needs of your business.
Commercial Air Conditioning Installation

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With a range of options and advice at your disposal, you can be confident you’ll receive only the best in service and support. You can expect air conditioning systems that are;
For direct pricing you can use our free pricing calculator or you can contact us to book a consultation around your schedule at a time that suits you.

Our quick and easy air conditioning price calculator will help you select an aircon system that will best suit the needs of your business.

You can contact us for more information on pricing and quotations via phone or email and we aim to keep our pricing as transparent and competitive as possible. Depending on your requirements, we will also need to survey and measure your property prior to installation.
Let us know when you would like your air conditioning fitted and we work around the needs of your schedule to avoid any downtime or disruption to your business.
Now your business is reaping the many benefits to air conditioning, you will need to consider its use long-term use. We encourage you to take advantage of our post-installation maintenance which is both low cost and easy to arrange. This will ensure your new air conditioning system remains low cost and lasts for many years to come.

Commercial Servicing and Maintenance

All our commercial commercial air conditioning units are built to last up to 15-20 years provided they are regularly maintained at least once per year. This will not only keep potential issues at bay, but your system can drop in efficiency by approximately 5% per year without professional maintenance.
We service and maintain all kinds of air conditioning and HVAC equipment. Including but not limited to;

The MAC Maintenance Plan

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It’s essential your business can go about its daily operations without interruption and if your heating or cooling systems fail, it can lead to significant disruption. With regular professional maintenance, your commercial AC system will remain extremely cost-effective and reliable throughout its entire lifespan.

To help you get the most out of your commercial air conditioning systems, we recommend our maintenance plan which will cover all your annual servicing to keep your system in the best possible shape.

When you opt into our plan, you merely need to provide an upfront annual payment, even if your commercial AC system wasn’t installed by us, you can still opt in at no extra cost. Just remember, if your air conditioning wasn’t installed by MAC, your warranty may vary.

We want you to feel confident in our servicing process and our engineers will keep you well informed throughout their visit. When you sign up to our servicing and maintenance plans engineers will;

The Maintenance Process and Method

If any issues are discovered, our engineers will make every effort to rectify as much as they can whilst on site. Our team is always happy to answer any questions you have to make sure you’re updated every step of the way.

Commercial Air Conditioning Repair

You want all aspects of your business to run smoothly and when things go wrong you need a swift and cost effective solution to the problem. Our specialist commercial AC repair service is available 24/7, 365 days a year to ensure any problems you may encounter are resolved quickly and efficiently when you need it most.
Our engineers endeavour to complete all commercial aircon repairs there and then to get your commercial AC up and running as soon as possible. If system-specific spares are required, we’ll contact the manufacturer and provide you with a quotation on the parts required. If you’re happy to go ahead, just let us know and we’ll order all the necessary components before our engineer returns to complete any repairs. If you’re unsure if you need a repair, read our guide on when to service your air conditioner.
Commercial Air Conditioning Repair

Emergency Callouts

A faulty air system can be a very serious problem, not only presenting a disruption to your business but a risk to Health and Safety as well. It’s crucial you call us as soon as possible if you suspect you have a problem, regardless of whether your AC system was fitted by us or by another party.

Our fully qualified repair engineers can repair a variety of commercial air conditioning systems that include;

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR COMMERCIAL REPAIR SERVICES

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Looking for a short term air conditioning solution to keep your business cool?

Portable home and commercial air conditioning units are ideal for temporarily cooling during heatwaves or as a stand-in whilst your installed system is being repaired. Compact and convenient, portables offer a quick and easy solution; they even dehumidify and provide air purification too!

As a business, you also have the exclusive option to hire as well as purchase from a range of different options we have available.

Other Commercial Services We Provide

Office air conditioning isn’t just for the summer. It provides a constant, energy-efficient stream of heat all year round, in addition to dehumidifying and purifying your air.

MAC can provide (AC) air conditioning units for schools, colleges and universities to provide cooling in the warm and muggy summer months and heat during.

Keep your guests both comfortable and happy by installing our top-of-the-range hotel air conditioning systems – for heating, cooling and ventilation capable.

MAC offers a range of units utilising heat pump technology specifically designed for commercial working environments, so we can ensure they offer unparalleled…

What Our Customers Say

Client Testimonials

Midland Air Conditioning takes great pride in providing a five-star service that clients around the country are incredibly happy with. We’ve worked with a range of high-profile clients across the UK, including Smiggle, Claire’s, and Birmingham’s Bullring & Grand Central.
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Jessica Wheeler

PRINCIPAL. ELMHURST BALLET SCHOOL (IN ASSOCIATION WITH BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET)
I’ve been working with MAC for 10 years. Previously, they were incumbent suppliers to the Ballet School, but when I decided to retender all major contracts on my appointment as Principal, MAC still won on the basis of value for money and the excellent working relationship they had built.
MAC keep the environment comfortable and safe for our students and staff – which has become more important since the COVID crisis. Air quality being ‘on point’ is vitally important for the health of our younger people, particularly those who we are responsible for safeguarding while they are boarding away from home.
We have a huge amount of trust in MAC. We can call them anytime and depend on them for advice and support, whether we have a new project in hand or need help in a crisis. When we had a flooding emergency, MAC responded instantly and were there in the middle of the night, sorting out the damage and organising dehumidifiers.
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Matthew McCoy

FACILITIES MANAGER, ABM. BIRMINGHAM’S BULLRING & GRAND CENTRAL.
As ABM Facilities Manager, I’m responsible for the efficient management of Birmingham’s famous Bullring and Grand Central – the UK’s top shopping and leisure destination, with 250,000 sq ft of premium and leisure retail premises, 253 outlets and over 40 million visitors a year – all of whom expect to be kept comfortably warm in winter and suitably cool in summer.

MAC has been our preferred supply-chain partner for all air conditioning across both complexes for over 8 years. We require exceptionally high standards and MAC has never delivered anything less.

Reliability is key. MAC ensures our air-conditioning systems are well maintained and keeps costs down for our many tenants; the team is always at the end of the phone if I need them and they deliver a great customer experience that’s both professional and highly competitive.

We get the whole package from MAC and I’d recommend them without hesitation.

Commercial Air Conditioning FAQs

Yes, you can and often should have air conditioning in a commercial kitchen. Here’s why:

Importance of Air Conditioning in Commercial Kitchens

  • Comfort and Safety: Commercial kitchens get incredibly hot due to cooking equipment. Air conditioning keeps the environment comfortable, preventing heat exhaustion and safety risks for staff.
  • Food Hygiene: High temperatures encourage bacterial growth. Air conditioning helps maintain proper food storage temperatures and prevents spoilage.
  • Air Quality: Cooking produces grease, smoke, and odors. Air conditioning, combined with proper ventilation, removes these contaminants, improving air quality for staff and customers.
  • Equipment Efficiency: Many commercial kitchen appliances function optimally within specific temperature ranges. Air conditioning helps prevent equipment malfunction and breakdowns.
  • Legal Requirements: In some jurisdictions, regulations may require adequate ventilation and temperature control in commercial kitchens.
  • Split Systems: These offer flexibility with separate indoor and outdoor components, allowing targeted cooling in specific kitchen areas.
  • Ducted Systems: Distribute cooled air throughout the entire kitchen space via a network of ducts.
  • Supplementary Cooling: Utilise smaller units like box split air conditioners for additional cooling in the hottest sections of the kitchen.

Important Considerations

  • Professional Installation: Commercial kitchen air conditioning requires specialised design and installation to ensure it doesn’t interfere with ventilation systems.
  • Energy Efficiency: Choose energy-efficient systems to minimise running costs.
  • Regular Maintenance: Maintain filters and the system properly to ensure its performance and longevity.

The need for planning permission for commercial air conditioning in the UK depends on several factors, including:

  • Size of the System: Smaller air conditioning systems generally fall within permitted development rights, meaning you don’t need planning permission. However, larger, more complex systems may require permission.
  • Type of Building: Listed buildings or those in conservation areas may have stricter regulations regarding external installations, including air conditioning units.
  • Location of External Units: The placement of external units must adhere to certain guidelines. Units should be at least one meter away from property boundaries and a similar distance from the edge of flat roofs. They cannot be installed on pitched roofs.
  • Noise Levels: The external unit’s noise level should not cause disturbances to neighbour’s.

Here’s a breakdown of the costs involved in commercial air conditioning, aiming to provide as much insight as possible:

Factors Influencing Cost

The cost of commercial air conditioning varies greatly depending on:

  • Size of the Space: Larger spaces require more powerful systems and extensive installation, increasing costs.

Type of System:

  • Split systems are more affordable for smaller areas.
  • Ducted systems offer whole-building coverage but are more expensive.
  • VRF/VRV systems are flexible and suitable for large spaces but come with the highest price tag.

 

  • Brand and Energy Efficiency Higher-efficiency systems save money over time but have a higher initial cost. Well-known brands may also be more expensive.
  • Complexity of Installation: Labor costs can vary depending on the ease of access, ductwork required, and any structural modifications needed.
  • Additional Features: Smart controls, advanced filtration, etc., will increase the price.

Approximate Cost Ranges (For More Information please use our Commercial Air Conditioning Calculator)

As a general guide, consider these rough estimates:

  • Small Commercial Space (up to 500 sq ft): £2,000 – £5,000
  • Medium Commercial Space (500 – 2000 sq ft): £5,000 – £15,000
  • Large Commercial Space (above 2000 sq ft): £15,000+

The Refrigeration Cycle: The Heart of Cooling

Commercial air conditioning works on the same fundamental principle as a refrigerator, using a refrigeration cycle to extract heat from the air:

  1. Evaporation: A liquid refrigerant passes through an evaporator coil. Warm air from the building is blown over this coil, causing the refrigerant to evaporate and absorb heat from the air.
  2. Compression: The gaseous refrigerant is compressed, increasing its temperature and pressure.
  3. Condensation: The hot, high-pressure refrigerant travels to a condenser coil. Outside air is blown over the condenser, releasing the heat from the refrigerant, causing it to condense back into a liquid.
  4. Expansion: The liquid refrigerant passes through an expansion valve, reducing its pressure and temperature, ready to start the cycle again.