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How STSUK helped an IT company keep their cool

Pro-Networks are a leader IT support provider based in Chester. They know the importance of keeping their staff and their equipment cool. When it was time to change their Air Conditioning Maintenance provider they contacted STS UK.

We visited site and met with MD Paul Crudge and General Manager Tom Jones. We discussed all of their requirements before putting together some quotes based on their needs..

Both gentleman had concerns over thoroughness.  Despite numerous visits over the last few months, two of their systems were not working correctly.  We secured their work on a 12 month contract.

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BBC News – How air conditioning changed the world

Last month BBC News did a great article on Air Conditioning

It talks about how mankind learned to warm themselves very early on. However cooling down has been a bigger challenge.

The Romans had a novel idea of using slaves to bring snow down off the mountains. They piled it up outside the doors and windows so that the cool air blew in  but that wasn’t exactly practical.

Air Conditioning as we know it was invented in 1902 and it wasn’t to keep us cool. It was originally designed to reduce humidity in the printing process. Only in 1906… Continue reading

Is your Air Conditioning blowing hot and cold?

The heat has certainly been on over the last few weeks, and it looks as though it is going to continue for a few more weeks. Have you been able to keep cool or have you been hot under the collar?

We recently asked around friends and family and asked them why they got their car serviced. The two most common answers were to make sure the car didn’t break down and to help keep the car running longer. Well these two answers also apply to have your air conditioning maintained.

Why should I get my Air Conditioning serviced?

If… Continue reading

How STS UK help a major UK pub chain look after their Ice Machines

In 2013, a newspaper reported that some high street restaurants/takeaway had more bacteria in ice from their ice machines, than in the water from their toilets. Ice from a dirty ice machine can carry some nasty diseases such as cholera, salmonella, legionella etc.  When a major UK pub chain heard about this, they knew they had to make sure their ice machines where regularly cleaned to protect their customers from any possible illness caused by these bacteria.

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RAC: Bad Vibrations

Vibrations can be a serious threat to the integrity of refrigeration pipework

In the March edition of RAC News there was an article about how vibration can cause failures in refrigeration pipework.

All commercial refrigeration equipment has a condenser or a pump which have some level of vibration. Although this cannot be avoided there are ways to reduce this and to manage the effects.

As well as operational vibrations, occasionally brazing can fail or pipes may have been fitted incorrectly, which is why it is important to check for leaks regularly.

Failures can show up as holes in… Continue reading

How to keep your cool when the heat is on!

We all know that good quality commercial refrigeration equipment can be expensive, but how do you make sure that the equipment lasts as long as possible, is reliable and is less likely to break down just when you need it? The answer is simples … Refrigeration Maintenance!

Why is it that my refrigeration equipment always breaks down at the worst possible time?

There is nothing worse than your bottle cooler or cellar cooling breaking down when you need it the most, which is usually on a hot summer day. This is when equipment is under pressure and has to… Continue reading

Air conditioning at home? Are you mad?!

It’s come a long way since we first started seeing it around. Air Con isn’t just for muggy hotel rooms on package holidays any more. Old air con units were designed to cool the air, and, well, that’s about it. Nowadays air con is classified as a whole climate control system!

But it doesn’t have to be complicated – it warms you up when you’re cold and cools you down when you’re warm! Easy.

Now, air conditioning is everywhere! We see it in shops, hotels, restaurants, offices, schools, gyms, cinemas – you get the picture. But what uses are there… Continue reading




The process of maintaining or preserving someone or something.

The process of keeping something in good condition: “car maintenance”; “essential maintenance work”.

So your business is your pride and joy, and like any pride and joy it doesn’t come cheap! You want your business and all of its assets to be in the best possible condition. A lot of the time that could involve very simple things such as just making sure your shop floor is tidy or that your kitchen meets and exceeds hygiene standards. So what about the equipment you’ve forked out for that you’re… Continue reading

Smaller bills – LARGER PROFITS!

Utility costs are the main topic of conversation, whether it’s GAS, ELECTRICITY or WATER. We are all concerned about these costs and how it affects our businesses. If you have a cellar that requires a constant flow of cold air then the cellar cooler is working very hard 24/7 to maintain this. STSUK has the solution that can provide a 90% reduction on the cooler that obviously saves you 90% of the running costs. Can you imagine; FREE COOLING?

“Cooling without the cellar cooler”

The cooler is powered by either a single or 3 phase supply, and has to… Continue reading

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Pierre has worked with me on both small and very large complex projects. I have absolutely no hesitation on recommending Pierre to anyone requiring the services of a professional within the HVAC/ Refrigeration environment. you will not be disappointed by him.
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