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Welcome to the Knowledge Hub

Here you’ll find everything you need to know about Air Conditioning Installation, Maintenance, Repair , EV chargers and more.

All the content here is designed to answer the questions we receive from our superb customers and is an ever-growing source of information that’s completely free to access.
You can type what you’re looking for into the search bar or select one of the below categories to find the answers to any burning questions you may have.

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Air Conditioning Costs: Get a Clear Picture

Understand the factors that influence air conditioning prices. Explore upfront costs of new systems, installation, maintenance, and energy usage for informed decision-making.

Product Manuals Library: Essential Technical Information

Get detailed specifications, troubleshooting tips, and maintenance instructions for your specific air conditioning unit. Our library provides the resources you need to keep your system running smoothly.

Midlands Air Conditioning (MAC) Knowledge Hub: Answers at Your Fingertips

Whether you’re a homeowner, business owner, or simply curious about air conditioning, our Knowledge Hub is your go-to resource. Explore expert guides, FAQs, case studies, and practical tips for maximising comfort, energy efficiency, and the lifespan of your system.

Best of the Best: Your Guide to Premium Air Conditioning

Looking for the ultimate in cooling & heating technology and features? Explore our curated selection of top-performing air conditioners. These represent the pinnacle of comfort, energy savings, and advanced functionality.

The MAC Difference: Excellence, Integrity, & Customer Focus

At Midlands Air Conditioning (MAC), we do more than just install air conditioners. We build lasting relationships based on trust, transparency, and a dedication to exceeding your expectations.

Beat the Heat: Essential Air Con Tips

Is your air conditioner not performing at its best? Get quick fixes for common problems, plus maintenance advice to prevent future issues and keep your AC running smoothly.

Knowledge Hub

Air Conditioning Tips

What is a commercial AC and how is it different from home AC?

What is a commercial air conditioning system and how is it different from home AC?

What is a commercial air conditioning system and how is it different from home AC?   While all AC units generally work the same way, ...
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Why does water leak from air conditioners?

Why Do Air Conditioners Leak Water ?

Unless it is a water cooled system, air conditioners do not contain water, although it does generate water condensation as part of its cooling process ...
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Ducted air conditioning unit

What is ducted air conditioning and how does it work?

As modern air conditioning continues to evolve with enhanced designs and new features, the range and variety are constantly increasing, which can make it difficult ...
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Should I get air conditioning - room interior

Should I get Air Conditioning – When MAC’s solutions may not be ideal for you

At MAC we make every effort to provide a range of options that are both cost-effective and suited for your needs, although they may not ...
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The different types of air conditioning system

What are the different types of air conditioning System?

Whilst all modern air conditioners use the same principles of heat pump technology to provide both heating and cooling, they do come in different types ...
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A seven pin EV charger

What Are The Key Differences Between Type 1 and Type 2 EV Chargers?

The way we get from point A to B is changing and by 2035, the UK government has proposed the plan to stop production of ...
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Guide to EV chargers

Complete Buyers Guide to EV Chargers

In 2035, all the car brands you know will cease to manufacture ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) powered vehicles as the industry looks to move in ...
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Charging with EV but how does it work

How do EV Chargers Work?

As of November 2023, there were nearly a million electric vehicles (EVs) on the UK’s roads, and that number is growing rapidly – more than ...
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Tethered or untethered EV charger

Tethered EV Chargers Vs Untethered EV Chargers: 5 Key Differences

As technology advances, so do our daily lives, and come 2035 car companies will no longer be allowed to make ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) vehicles, ...
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Improved air flow in your business

Improved Air Flow Can Reduce Downtime at Work

In some working environments, social distancing simply isn’t possible. Dentists, for example, had been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only must they work ...
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Keeping your AC in top condition during the winter

How to keep your air conditioning in optimum condition during winter

As the cold, dark winter nights are upon us, many home and business owners are starting to wonder how to keep their air conditioning units in optimum ...
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The cost of Air Conditioning Maintenance

How much does Air Conditioning Maintenance Cost?

Whether you’re considering an air conditioning installation or already enjoying the benefits of air conditioning, of course you’ll want it to remain energy efficient and ...
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How do air conditioning systems work

What is an Air Conditioning System and How Does It Work?

Air conditioning and HVAC systems, whether wall-mounted or portable, offer many benefits including saving on your energy bill with eco-friendly efficiency and improving the air ...
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Why Being FCA Accredited is Important MAC UK

AC Call Outs and Maintenance With MAC

At MAC we proudly offer our 5* repair service and expert maintenance to keep your AC in perfect operating condition. We make sure we’re there ...
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What is HVAC

What is HVAC and How Does it Work?

HVAC stands for ‘Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning’ and is used as a general term to describe an air-flow system that can also heat and ...
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Thinking of installing AC

Thinking of installing air conditioning? How to choose an air conditioning specialist

With spring just around the corner, you may be thinking about installing air conditioning in your home or at your business premises. It’s a great ...
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Choosing the best AC for me

Choosing The Best Wall-Mounted Air Conditioner For Me

When selecting your wall-mounted air conditioner there are some features you can expect as standard that include adjustable heating/cooling settings, dehumidifier and adjustable timers. Yet ...
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What size air conditioning

What size air conditioning unit do I need?

‘What size air conditioning unit do I need?’ It really is a question we get asked all the time, here at MAC. Working out what ...
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Reasons why

Reasons Why You Should Install an Air Conditioning System in Your Home

A comfortable temperature in your living space is essential, as not only will it provide comfort but also can be detrimental for your health, help ...
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Air conditioner refrigerant

What Is Air Conditioner Refrigerant?

An air conditioning system operates with many different parts and components, all working to either heat or cool the air circulating within your home or ...
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4 Signs That Your Air Conditioning Needs Repairing MAC

4 Signs That Your Air Conditioning Needs Repairing

It’s a horrible feeling when you turn your air conditioning unit on for the first time in a while and you find that it is ...
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DIY Air Conditioning Installation

DIY Air Conditioning Installation: Can I Install Air Conditioning Myself?

‘Can I install air conditioning myself?’ Thankfully, this is a question we don’t hear too often, but the short answer is no. DIY Air Conditioning ...
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Which air conditioner – portable air conditioners or permanently fixed air conditioning units?

Portable Air Conditioners or Permanently fixed AC Units?

Which air conditioner – portable air conditioners or permanently fixed air conditioning units? Following the heatwave of 2022, which saw temperatures exceed 40°C, leading meteorologists ...
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Heat Pumps Explained

Heat Pumps Explained

With the steady rise in energy prices and a global push toward environmentally friendly solutions, heat pumps are becoming an increasingly prominent alternative to current ...
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Air Conditioning Myths

6 Air Conditioning Myths Debunked

Air Conditioning Myths There are a lot of air conditioning myths and misconceptions, and it’s hard to know what to believe sometimes! What many people ...
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How Loud Is Air Conditioning

How Loud Is Air Conditioning? | What Is Silent Mode?

As technology has moved forward, we ask more of our advanced systems, including innovative features and practical requirements. This includes making sure your technology doesn’t ...
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WiFi Air Conditioner

WiFi Air Conditioner: Why Wifi?

In general, having a WiFi air conditioner means that your air-con unit can be connected to the internet using a WiFi connection. Air conditioning units ...
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Gas Boiler

Can I Use My Gas Boiler After 2025?

As you might have heard, a proposed ban on gas boilers is set to begin in 2025. In their bid to tackle climate change and ...
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heating systems

4 Types of Heating Systems

With so many different heating systems on the market and new ways emerging on a frequent basis, the type of heating system you opt for ...
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New Home Heating Systems: How Will New Homes Be Heated After 2025

New Home Heating Systems: How Will New Homes Be Heated After 2025

What is The UK’s Gas Boiler Ban? So, if you haven’t already heard, the UK government are planning to ban gas boiler installations in new ...
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Commercial Air Conditioning & Planning Permission

Do You Need Planning Permission for Commercial Air Conditioning?

Installing a commercial air conditioning unit provides a welcome relief from the heat and humidity that plagues the summer months, whilst also offering a cosy ...
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What is an Air Conditioning System and How Does It Work | MAC

Air Conditioning System

As the summer months approach, we all like to enjoy the warmer weather and longer evenings, but as much as we like the nicer weather, ...
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Hot and Cold! Heating Solutions

Hot and Cold!

Did you know we also provide Heating solutions? As well as being the number one choice for Birmingham air conditioning repairs, electrical services and commercial ...
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Commercial Heating And Cooling Systems

Why being FCA accredited is important

We recognise that investing in an air conditioning system can seem a bit daunting, that’s why we offer our customers the opportunity to spread the ...
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We’re a Which? Trusted Trader | MAC

We’re a Which? Trusted Trader

What are the things you ask yourself when you look for goods and services online? Can they provide what I need? Is the price right? ...
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Air Conditioning and Heating_ Can Using Air Conditioning to Heat My Home Save Money

Can Using Air Conditioning to Heat My Home Save Money?

Living in a country with an unpredictable climate such as the UK, most people spend each day either too cold or too hot and simply ...
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Costs And Savings

Bungalow with an AC condenser outside

How much does air conditioning cost in the UK in 2024?

How Much Does Air Conditioning Cost? If you’re considering having an air conditioning installation at your home or business in 2024,  knowing the installation cost ...
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5 Key Things to Consider When Buying an Air Conditioning Unit

5 Key Things to Consider When Buying an Air Conditioning Unit

When looking into buying an air conditioning unit it is important to understand there is not a one-size-fits-all system. In this article we are going ...
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