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Relaunching Our Portable Units

The team here at MAC is excited to announce the official relaunch of our portable units! The addition of portable air conditioning units for hire or purchase further establishes our place as the air con experts. What Are Portable Air Conditioning Units? Portable air conditioning units offer the convenience of being mobile and offer the…
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Keep the planet green whilst you keep cool by finding greener AC

Finding Greener Air Con

As the temperature is creeping ever hotter the evidence for climate change is difficult to deny. That’s why at MAC we’re all about reducing our carbon footprint and making our units as green and as energy efficient as possible. If you’re looking for a greener air-con system, then look no further! Our top tips will…
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Domestic Customers Pay 0% VAT With MAC

The April 2022 HMRC Spring Statement announced that the Guidance on energy-saving materials and heating equipment would be updated, specifically when it comes to VAT. Guidance legislation now states that certain energy-saving materials can benefit from 100% tax relief, meaning domestic customers pay 0% VAT on products that fit these criteria. This news comes as…
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Just how quiet can air con be? Find out about silent mode and air con noise levels

How Loud Is AC – 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 distract or irritate, which is where a noisy system may let you down. If you need a quiet home office to be able to focus, or if noise at night…
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Choosing the perfect AC for you

Choosing the Perfect AC for You

Air conditioning is an exciting investment for your home, so it’s natural to want to do it right! If you’re looking for the perfect air con for your home, there are several factors to consider before making your final choice. That’s why we’ve put together this quick guide, to help you put together your own…
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Callouts and maintenance with MAC engineers

Call Outs and Maintenance With MAC

At MAC we proudly offer our 5* repair service, including 24/7 callouts 365 days a year and expert maintenance to keep your AC in perfect operating condition. We make sure we’re there for you when you need us and have prepared a short guide so you know exactly what to expect. What Is the Difference…
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Find out if you need Planning Permission for Air Conditioning Installation

Do You Need Planning Permission for Air Conditioning Installation?

Do You Need Planning Permission for Air Conditioning Installation? Planning permission is a system in the UK where you must apply to your local authority before you begin building work, to make sure that it is safe and appropriate for the area. Even when your building work is approved, it must be executed in line…
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common air con misconceptions that could be costing you money and damaging your unit

6 Air Conditioning Myths – Debunked

There are a lot of misconceptions about air conditioning and how best to use it. What many people consider to be helpful tips and tricks to save on their air-con might be costing you money! These common misconceptions can even damage your system and lead to extra repairs being needed in the long run. Here…
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The ATMO World Summit 2022 will reach a global audience of those interested in greener cooling.

Upcoming Event: the ATMO World Summit 2022

Exciting News in the World of Air Con! ATMOsphere, the natural refrigerants group, has announced the ATMO World Summit 2022. This global event will bring you webinars from leading companies in the industry. The event is from March 30-31 and will be held completely online for this entire 24 hours to allow global access and…
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What Is the Difference Between a Split and a Multi? Mainly the size and number of outdoor units required to cover a building.

What Is the Difference Between a Split and a Multi?

At MAC we offer both split and multi-split systems for your air conditioning, but what exactly does this mean? The difference between the two is much simpler than you might expect. Whether a split or multi-split system is right for you will vary based on the needs of your home or business. Split Air Conditioning…
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When you're wondering how long it will take to install an air conditioning unit it can feel like watching a clock ticking by

How long does it take to install an air conditioning unit?

A question we frequently get asked is ‘how long will it take to install my air conditioning unit?’ Although this answer will vary based on a range of different factors. In this article, we break down the process of an air conditioning system install to clarify why this span of time can vary. The process…
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Diagram explaining air conditioning heating and cooling

How Air Conditioning Works

Air conditioning offers many benefits including saving on your energy bill with eco friendly efficiency and improving the air quality in your home, but how exactly does it work? You may be surprised to learn that air conditioners don’t actually bring in cold air from outside. Instead, they simply circulate the air in your home,…
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Engineer checking air conditioning refrigerant level

What is air conditioner refrigerant and how does it work?

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 business. The refrigerant is at the very centre of this process because it is essential to the temperature change itself. What is air conditioner refrigerant? Taking the form of a…
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Residential Air Conditioning

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

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 to improve your productivity and allow you to get a better nights sleep. Health problems It is important that your house is a comfortable temperature all year round, especially in…
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Engineer repairing air conditioning unit

4 Signs That Your Air Conditioning Unit 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 not functioning correctly and needs repairing. Often, there are signs that the unit will display if there is a slight problem within the system, which eventually will lead to bigger…
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Maintenance of Air Conditioning Systems

How to keep your air conditioning units in optimum condition in the 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 condition during the winter. MAC have put together some top tips you can carry out to ensure your air conditioner remains in good condition throughout the winter. 1. Check the…
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Special Offer

Our special January deals will blow you away!

If you’ve been thinking about installing air conditioning in your home, grab one of our great January deals! Our special New Year offers include a 10% discount on air conditioning systems OR 0% interest to help you spread the payments without costing you more – but these offers must end by 31st January! So, slash…
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Online Air Conditioning Calculator

Buying your air conditioner just got easier with our brand-new online calculator

Buying an air conditioning system is a big decision and one that’s important to get right. There’s lots of choice out there and a bewildering amount of information, but how do you calculate what size you need for your home –  and what it’s going to cost? Well, the process just got a whole lot…
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Monthly Temperature Graph

Mike Hanks – case study

Air conditioning saved up to 60% on our heating costs, says happy customer Mike Hanks. MAC customer Mike Hanks is a retired electrical engineer, which is perhaps why he’s kept such close track of his heating costs since installing an air conditioning system in August 2021. Mike is pretty clued up about sustainability and invested…
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Woman Looking at Air Conditioners

What size air conditioning unit do I need?

Working out what size and power level of air conditioning you need is surprisingly straightforward. As recommended by Which? in its recent review of best air conditioners, a good rule of thumb is simply to multiply by five the dimensions (in feet) of the room you want air conditioning. This will give you the BTUs…
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Controlling Air Con from Tablet

Choosing your wall mounted air conditioner

What features should I look for in an air conditioner? 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 there are further useful functions you can enjoy if you choose the right brand. So, to help you make…
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Home Air Conditioning

Can using air conditioning to heat my home save money?

With the price of wholesale gas spiraling up by as much as 250% and UK gas suppliers going out of business, you might understandably feel more nervous than usual about turning on your central heating this autumn. Well, the good news is that you can move away from a central heating system to air conditioning…
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Woman Researching Best Air Conditioning Unit

Which air conditioner – portable or permanently fixed?

As we look forward to another heatwave in September (following a rather wet August!), leading meteorologists have warned that wetter, hotter and sunnier weather, with temperatures of 40C, will become the norm for British summers. We love the sun of course, but when you’re working inside, the accompanying sweltering temperatures can make for uncomfortable, distracted…
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Energy Efficiency

How energy efficient is air conditioning?

We’re often asked whether installing air conditioning will push up energy bills. The short answer is that air conditioning systems run on electricity, so naturally there is a cost – just as there is for your dishwasher, freezer or any other household installation. However, the good news is that with advances in technology, the energy…
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Which? Logo

We’re a Which? Trusted Trader – which means you can buy with confidence!

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? What about reliability? The bottom line is that you’re looking for a company who you can trust to deliver exactly what they say they will, at the price and in…
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School Ventilation Systems

School ventilation systems

Recently, there has been many news articles and radio stations discussing whether schools in the UK should follow the same pattern as Germany and have ventilation systems installed in them as an added precaution towards COVID-19. Why is this in question? Firstly, closing schools due to COVID-19 infection rates has a massive impact on not…
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Ceiling Mount Air Conditioning Unit

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 cost of their purchase – and, because MAC is FCA accredited, our customers can have complete confidence in choosing our finance services. FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) compliance has been described…
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Woman Using Hand Fan

Cool summer offer from MAC

With temperatures over the Bank Holiday weekend reaching a sizzling 24 degrees, it’s time to start thinking about how you can keep cool over the summer days and nights ahead. We’re offering a fabulous Blink XT2 1-Camera System or an Alexa Echo Show 5 with all orders on air conditioning systems placed before July 31st.…
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Woman Programming Air Con Temperature

Thinking of installing air conditioning? How to select a specialist

With spring around the corner and the long lockdown due to lift, you may be thinking about installing air conditioning in your home or at your business premises. It’s a great idea. The benefits are well known. Apart from the obvious – air conditioning keeps your home or office at just the right temperature –…
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Dentist Chair

Improved Air Flow Can Reduce Downtime at Work

In some working environments, social distancing simply isn’t possible. Dentists, for example, have been hit hard by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Not only must they work in close proximity to their patients, but regulations demand a lengthy period of ‘down time’ between treatments, particularly after any Aerosol-Generating Procedures (AGPs). This is because fillings, root canal…
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Instructions on How to Install Own Air Conditioning Unit

Can I install my own air conditioning system?

Thankfully, this is a question we don’t hear too often, but the short answer is no. While the temptation to go online and purchase an air conditioning system at maybe less than half the price of having a system professionally installed is understandable, it rarely ends well. In fact, it usuallly ends up costing more,…
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Installing COVID-19 safe air conditioning systems

Current evidence suggests that Coronavirus (COVID-19) is spread via droplets and direct contact with contaminated surfaces and objects. However, we understand that many people have concerns with how air conditioning could play a part in viral transmission.  The design and maintenance of any air con system is key not only to its performance but the…
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MAC Engineers

MAC gets a refresh!

MAC have been around for a few years now and we figured it was time for a bit of cosmetic work on ourselves! We pride ourselves on making your air con systems look good. Now we can match that! Notice our bright, new logo. Our engineers have new uniforms and van branding to reflect this.…
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Heating Pumps

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 refrigeration services, MAC (MAC) are experts when it comes to planned preventative and reactive maintenance on several different heating and hot water applications. Working on a commercial, industrial and residential…
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Mano Meter

What is HVAC?

MAC supplies a range of air handling units, which are devices used to regulate and circulate air as part of a heating, ventilating and air conditioning system – commonly referred to as HVAC. They supply heated and/or cooled fresh air via a ductwork to many different types of application, with the conditioned air distributed through…
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FC Premier Under 13's Colts Group

Proud Sponsors of FC Premier!

At MAC we are looking to give something back to our community. So we thought what better way to do this than to sponsor a local football team. Therefore we have decided to be a shirt sponsor for FC Premier Under 13’s Colts. FC Premier were established back in 1998 and are a club made…
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