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Industrial
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Effective climate control is essential in an industrial environment, it helps to keep teams safe, happy, and healthy as they work. Active temperature control can also help to ensure product quality, in addition to protecting essential industrial equipment.

Midland Air Conditioning supplies, installs, and maintains industrial air conditioning systems for factories, warehouses, and industrial plants around the UK, helping you to keep your cool as you run your business.

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    Industrial air conditioning installation

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    Our industrial AC systems

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    Servicing and maintenance for industrial units

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    Industrial AC repairs

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    Portable industrial air conditioning

  • 6

    Benefits if industrial air conditioning units

  • 7

    Choosing the right industrial AC

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    FAQs

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Industrial Air-Conditioning Installation

Installing industrial air conditioning couldn’t be easier than with MAC. We have a quick and easy commercial air conditioning calculator, which you can go through online to find your ideal system and get an instant quote. Alternatively, you might like to contact us for free, impartial advice.

Once you’ve chosen your system, our in-house engineers will come out to your property to measure things up and work out the best location for your industrial air conditioning units. You don’t usually need planning permission to install industrial aircon, but there are some exceptions and we will talk you through these during our initial consultation. Where relevant, we’re also happy to help with building regulations and other compliance-related issues.

We understand that you won’t want production to stop as a result of our fittings, which is why we schedule all our installation appointments around you. We work quickly and efficiently to get your systems running and conduct thorough checks before leaving to ensure that it’s all safe, functional and fully compliant.

At MAC, we remain committed to your business even after installation is complete. That’s why, in addition to issuing you with a full warranty, we remain available to you post installation, to answer any questions and queries or deal with any maintenance and repair issues that may arise. We also have dedicated servicing and maintenance plans for your full peace of mind.

Your Industrial Aircon Installation Process

Ready to install high-quality air conditioning at your industrial premises? Whether you’re in need of industrial warehouse air conditioning or are looking for general industrial heating and air conditioning for your factory, server room or healthcare facility, Midland Air Conditioning has the answer. Our team of friendly and professional engineers guarantees:

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Flexible installation times

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A full warranty

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Post-installation maintenance

Simply follow the steps below to start your journey with us today.

STEP 1: FIND YOUR SYSTEM

Discover your ideal industrial AC using our quick and convenient online industrial air-conditioning calculator. You can also contact the MAC team for further recommendations, specifications or advice.

STEP 2: ACCEPT YOUR QUOTE

We’ll quote you a final price, with no hidden fees and, should you choose to accept, will come out to your property to take measurements and create a full fitting plan.

STEP 3: BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

We’ll come out to your UK facility at a time and on a date that’s convenient for you, aiming to keep any potential downtime to an absolute minimum. All installations will be covered by warranty and will be fully checked for your peace of mind.

STEP 4: INDUSTRIAL AC AFTERCARE

It’s important to get your systems cleaned and checked at least once a year to avoid any faults and prevent your AC from becoming less powerful. Why not sign up to our commercial servicing and maintenance plan to make things more convenient and affordable?

Our Industrial Air Conditioning Units

At MAC, we partner with the best air-conditioning manufacturers in the world to ensure that the systems we supply are the very best on the market. They’re sustainable, they’re quiet and they perform all the necessary HVAC functions. Discover the incredible range of industrial air conditioning units we have for sale below or speak to a member of our team for further advice on the best AC system for your facility.

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Industrial Aircon Servicing and Maintenance

As mentioned earlier, it’s critical that you clean and service your industrial AC units on a regular basis, in order to prevent any faults, malfunctions and potential health hazards. The team at MAC is more than happy to come out to service your systems for you, whether they were originally fitted by us or you purchased them from another supplier.

MAC works with all kinds of industrial air-conditioning systems, regardless of whether or not they were supplied and installed by us. We service and maintain:

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Single and multi-room systems;

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VRV and VRF systems

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Fresh air and extraction units

Regular maintenance checks allow us to pick up on any potential issues before they become real problems. We can then make any necessary repairs and fit any replacement parts before your system shuts down, meaning that you can continue running business as usual, without any downtime. Conversely, if you leave things to chance and only contact us when something goes wrong, there is a risk that you may be without service for a while and the final repairs will prove much more costly to implement.

Having said that, we do also offer an ad hoc repair service and will supply you with an industrial portable air-conditioning unit to meet your needs as we repair your systems, particularly if we need to order new parts.

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The MAC Industrial Maintenance Plan

Here at MAC, we understand just how devastating the consequences can be when you have to forgo climate control. Not only will you and your team feel less productive when working in uncomfortable temperatures, but you may also be at a serious health risk. What’s more, your expensive industrial equipment runs the risk of overheating and entire processes could be compromised if you’re not able to replicate the right environmental conditions.

We never want our clients to worry about a potential crisis, which is why we created the MAC commercial air-conditioning maintenance plan. Following an upfront payment our engineers will visit your facility to clean, check and maintain your AC systems for you. This allows us to deal with any issues promptly before your units break down and also keeps your units running in optimal condition, with minimal service loss over the years to come.

The Maintenance Method and Process

Our goal is to give you top-quality office air-conditioning that will continue to operate at maximum capacity for the entirety of its useful lifetime.

When you sign up to our maintenance plan, our team of qualified, in-house engineers will do everything you need to make this possible, including but not limited to:

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Conducting full pressure and performance checks

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Cleaning and checking your filters and evaporator coils

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Conducting a comprehensive leak test

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Inspecting insulation, pipework, trunking and wiring

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And issuing a detailed service report for your records and compliance

We’ll keep you updated throughout our process and will also be on hand to answer any questions. Should we detect any issues, we’ll aim to fix these on the day but may need to order parts in for older or more complex systems, in which case, we’ll complete your repairs as quickly as possible.

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Industrial Air Conditioning Repairs

It doesn’t matter whether or not we installed your current air-conditioning system. The team at MAC is here to support your industry no matter what. If your industrial aircon has broken or you suspect there may be an issue, simply contact us and we’ll send our team of fully trained engineers out to investigate.

They usually carry all the parts they could possibly need to make the repair there and then. However, in some cases with rarer or older systems, we may need to order in specialist parts. In these situations, we will offer you portable AC for the interim period – and will come out to fit the part at your earliest convenience once it has arrived.

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Industry Callouts

Don’t let your products get ruined or allow your equipment to break down simply because your aircon has stopped working. In the event of an emergency, you can always rely on MAC. We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, making us an industrial air-conditioning partner you can rely on.

Our engineering team is fully qualified to deal with all kinds of air-conditioning systems, including but not limited to:

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VRF and VRV systems

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Split and multi-split systems

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Air purifiers and extraction units

In need of urgent repairs. Don’t hesitate! Contact MAC today.

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The Benefits of Industrial Air Conditioning

Modern air-conditioning systems are able to heat your spaces in an energy-efficient, cost-effective way, in addition to supplying cool air. The industrial air conditioning units we supply also serve as air purifiers and dehumidifiers, meaning they are able to meet all your industrial HVAC needs.

Many industrial processes are sensitive to temperature changes, as well as to changes in humidity and other environmental factors. As such, good climate control is essential, allowing you to maintain constant, optimal conditions that make it possible to ensure your end products meet the required specifications and compliance regulations.

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Effective climate control can also help to reduce your overall energy consumption, by minimising the need for intensive heating and cooling. By maintaining a constant temperature through our industrial air-conditioning systems, you will therefore reduce your energy bills, as well as lowering your carbon footprint. With sustainability at the forefront of modern business practices, we would argue that this is an absolute must.

Of course, industrial air conditioning also helps to protect your workers, too. Extreme temperatures and humidity can negatively affect health and wellbeing, having a knock-on effect on productivity. If you want to get the best out of your team, it’s important to maintain a safe and comfortable working climate.

Finally, industrial air conditioning systems can help to protect your equipment from damage, allowing you to continue operating efficiently without any issues. This will, in turn, save you money on otherwise costly repairs and replacements.

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Choosing The Right Industrial AC

First of all, you’ll need to think about cooling capacity. Generally speaking, the larger the air-conditioning units that you choose, the greater output they will have. It’s really important that you choose a system that is large enough to provide adequate heating and cooling for a facility of your size. You will also need to think about the number of distinct areas you need to heat and cool and whether or not you want them to be the same or different temperatures.

MAC will discuss this with you before recommending the right kind of air-conditioning system for your needs. We will also discuss ideal layout to ensure your industrial aircon units are placed in an optimal location for design, practicality and human health and wellbeing.

Of course, it’s also a good idea to ensure that the system you choose is both energy efficient and quiet. At MAC, we take great pride in installing only the top air-conditioning brands, so with us, you won’t have to worry about energy consumption and noise pollution.

Finally, think about maintenance and service. Look for a system that’s easy to clean with accessible filters and choose an installation company that provides regular, professional servicing. Indeed, you may wish to sign up to our affordable maintenance package.

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What Is Industrial Air Conditioning?

Industrial air conditioning systems are a type of air-conditioning system designed to heat, cool and dehumidify large industrial or commercial spaces. Industrial air conditioners tend to be larger in size than residential air-conditioning units, and are typically more powerful, with higher cooling capacities and more complex ductwork.

Industrial air conditioners operate based on a refrigeration cycle, which allows them to remove heat and moisture from the air when cooling, or supply heat when the cycle is conducted in reverse. The process involves compressing a refrigerant gas, condensing it into a liquid, then expanding it back into a gas again. As the refrigerant expands, it absorbs heat and moisture from the surrounding air, which is then pumped outside through a series of ducts and vents.

Whilst industrial air-conditioning systems are designed for large industrial spaces like factories, warehouses, hospitals and data centres, home air-conditioning systems are designed for smaller, residential spaces like apartments and houses.

Industrial air conditioners can handle a much higher cooling capacity than home air-conditioning systems, allowing them to cool large areas much more efficiently. They are also designed to operate for longer periods of time, therefore being built with more heavy-duty components that can withstand the heavy demands of industrial use.

Industrial air-conditioning systems also tend to come with built-in filters, humidifiers and dehumidifiers as standard. Many domestic suppliers will only offer this as an additional feature for homes and residential use. Nevertheless, at MAC, we highly recommend taking advantage of one of our multi-functional AC systems, regardless of where they are to be used.

When choosing your ideal industrial air-conditioning system, you will need to consider the size of the space in need of climate control.
Packaged air-conditioning systems tend to work best for single rooms or smaller areas. These self-contained units are relatively inexpensive and easy to install, making them a popular choice for smaller businesses, but larger companies should probably look to split-system air conditioning, instead.

Split air-conditioning systems consist of an outdoor unit and one or more indoor units, each connected with refrigerant lines. Able to heat and cool larger spaces, they also provide more precise temperature control than packaged systems, making them particularly ideal for businesses that require exact temperatures for their processes and products.

Finally, you may wish to consider our largest option – central air-conditioning systems. Designed to cool entire buildings or multiple rooms, these systems tend to be more costly, but also offer the most comprehensive climate control, making them much more cost-effective in the long run. This is particularly the case when you consider that they are also more energy efficient, resulting in energy-bill savings later down the line.

In addition to these types of systems, there are also specialist air-conditioning systems designed for specific industrial applications, like server room cooling and cleanroom ventilation. If you would like to learn more about any of the systems discussed or find out how MAC may be able to help, get in touch to speak to one of our friendly experts. We’re always on hand to help you find an industrial aircon solution that meets both your budget and business needs.

In the past, air-conditioning systems only supplied cool air, whilst HVAC systems met all your heating, cooling and air-conditioning needs. Nowadays, however, industrial air-conditioning systems are also capable of conducting the refrigerant process in reverse, meaning that, in addition to supplying cold air, they also function as energy-efficient heating systems. What’s more, they play a significant role in dehumidifying your property and also serve to purify the air. In this sense, the industrial air-conditioning units supplied and installed by MAC constitute full HVAC solutions you can rely on – especially when you sign up for our commercial air-conditioning maintenance packages, as well.

It’s difficult to give a definitive answer, as the longevity of your system will ultimately depend on the type of business you run and the environment you work in. Nevertheless, when you opt for a high-quality system from MAC, you can expect your units to last anywhere between 10 and 25 years.

Of course, regular maintenance is required in order to achieve this longevity. We recommend servicing your systems at least once a year, perhaps getting them checked over more frequently if they’re subjected to harsh environmental conditions or heavy use.

The exact amount of power that your industrial air conditioner will consume will depend on the size of your system, its cooling capacity and your individual operating conditions. As a rough estimate, we would recommend budgeting for between 10 and 30 kw of power per hour of operation. You should be towards the lower end of this range if you install a new aircon system with MAC and get it regularly serviced.

It all depends on the type of system that you choose. Naturally, industrial units are much larger than domestic units, but you shouldn’t have to worry about them taking up valuable space. We aim to install all outdoor and indoor units in locations where they won’t inhibit your usual activity and, unless you’re operating in a listed building, this shouldn’t impact building regulations or require planning permission.

The size of your air-conditioning units must correspond to the size of the space you want to heat and cool. If your system is too small, it won’t be powerful enough to have the desired effect, whilst if it is too big, it will consume far too much excess electricity.

When you contact MAC to request installation, we will discuss your requirements with you before sending out our expert team to measure up your site in person. This ensures that we get things right first time. However, if you’re looking for a general idea of size requirements before getting in touch, you might like to use our quick and convenient industrial air-conditioning calculator. Not only will you get a free quote at the end, but you will also get accurate product recommendations.

Another popular way of roughly calculating the size of air-conditioning system you require is to calculate the square footage of the space you want to heat or cool, then divide this number by 500. Multiply your answer by 12,000 then add 380 BTUs (British thermal units) for each person that will be occupying the space on a regular basis. Each window will add another 1000 BTU to your total and if you have any kitchens in your area, you’ll need to add an additional 1200.

Whilst the above calculation method can be useful, it’s important to discuss things with a professional fitter before moving ahead, as your actual energy requirements depend on a myriad of factors like activity type and the way you use your space.

Businesses in the UK are allowed to install industrial air conditioning without requesting planning permission, provided that their external units are at least one metre away from the property boundary or at least one metre away from the edge of a flat roof. However, there are certain exceptions to this rule, for instance, if you are operating in a listed building. We would therefore recommend checking with your local council just to make sure. If you’re in a building owned by another party, it’s also a good idea to read up on any relevant building regulations. The experts at MAC can help with this.