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Maintaining Your Standards

Maintenance costs too much!

Twelve months ago we were doing everything that we could to make maintenance cost neutral and through the rising costs of electricity and parts etc we were very close.  With F-Gas Regulations dictating that systems must be regularly leak checked, there was an even stronger case for maintenance, but now we have entered a terrifying new age driven by Refrigerant Gas Prices.  Maintenance is now a “No Brainer” and we’ll try to explain why that is the case and how we can have a positive impact on you, your cashflow and your peace of mind.

Maintenance is frustrating,… Continue reading

Don’t get left out in the cold

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning breakdowns always happen at the most inconvenient times and sometimes it can take days to get someone to come out to help. For some kinds of business it’s not quite as important but for others a failure in their cold storage or air conditioning is a disaster.

What if we could get someone out to you within 24 hours or if you called before 9am the same day! As part of our PRO-Tect™ membership we are offering exactly that!

All of our PRO-Tect™ members benefit from free callouts, discounts on maintenance and parts but now they… Continue reading

Thinking of buying cold storage? Check out our tips first!

When looking to have a new cold room installed or replaced, it’s imperative to make sure that the right equipment is used for the installation.

This can depend on what you plan to store, ie chilled or frozen, how often you get deliveries, the layout of your kitchen and more.

Here are a few things to think about before you order your cold storage.


It is important to make sure you buy the right size of cold storage. Having a cold room that is too big for your needs will result in unnecessary energy costs. It is always more… Continue reading

The Importance of Cold Room Maintenance

In order to keep Cold room / Freezer room breakdowns to a minimum it’s important to have them serviced regularly.

This kind of commercial refrigeration equipment is in use 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so it makes sense to look after it properly.

If you don’t look after your Cold room / Freezer room systems properly there is a good chance that it won’t work efficiently and if it fails then you could lose a lot of stock which could have a massive impact on your business.

It’s amazing how many business will invest thousands of ££… Continue reading

Cold Room Installation

Many kinds of business use a cold room or a freezer room, but primarily it’s businesses that require large amounts of chilled or frozen perishable goods that rely on them on a day to day basis.

Some businesses will only use them for additional perishable storage such as a large convenience store with shop floor refrigeration. But other kinds businesses may need them to keep their daily supplies at the correct temperature, a butchers for example may need to keep their products chilled until they are prepared for sale.

At STSUK we understand that the product needs to fit the… Continue reading

Case Study – Air Conditioning Maintenance at Mayfield Dental Practice

Victoria from Mayfield Dental Practice contacted us to for a quote to install Air Conditioning for the surgery.

We visited the surgery to survey and quoted for a new install. Happy with the quotation they went ahead with the installation.

They also understood the importance of getting their new installation regularly serviced. This ensures that their system is kept running at its optimum, reduces running costs and will extend the lifetime of the equipment. With this in mind, they signed up to a maintenance contract with 1 visit per year.

We recently attended to do the first maintenance visit and… Continue reading

Thinking of getting Air Conditioning installed in your Server Room?

Many large companies these days have a server room and overheating can cause computer systems to slow down or even totally crash. To prevent overheating, it is vital to keep the room cool and air conditioning is perfect for this application.

If you request a quote from us for air conditioning installation for your server room, we will visit you to complete a survey. This ensures that we quote for the correct equipment for the size of the room. We will ask relevant questions about how you use the room, such as if you have plans to increase the amount… Continue reading

Air Conditioning: The Battle of The Sexes!

Have you ever wondered why some members of staff are comfortable whilst others are shivering in their air conditioned office? There have been some studies that explains it all.

It seems that some women feel temperature differently to some men and what is comfortable to one may feel either too or to too cold. It’s all down to metabolic rates and muscle mass apparently.

For men the most comfortable working temperature is 22°C and for women 25°C. You might want to bear this in mind if your workforce are saying they are too hot or too cold!

Having said that… Continue reading

Tips to make the most of your Air Conditioning

A common issue in offices are complaints of drafts or AC blowing directly onto people giving them chills or just annoying them.  Many people just switch their systems on and pretty much accept what is “thrown out”.  Your controllers have a number of features to make your Air Conditioning more user friendly and comfortable such as fan speed control, temperature and louvre adjustment.  Some systems will operate from a timer as well.

So, how to use these features;

Timers, just like at home allow you to operate the AC out of hours to pre-heat / cool an… Continue reading

Is your Air Conditioning ready to keep you warm this winter?

As we mentioned in an earlier blog, AC is a really energy efficient form of heating but in order to work properly it should have been serviced.

Air Conditioning maintenance is essential to make sure your system is working properly and efficiently. The filters should be cleaned, electrical connections and refrigerant levels are just a few of the necessary checks. Our 36 point AC maintenance checklist makes sure your system is working at its best.

Maintenance not only makes sure your system is working optimally. It will :-

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STS is a truly professional company. Great Service! Great Staff!
We have used STS for a couple of projects at our Medical Manufacturing plant and have never been let down. From the speed of initial scope visit through to quotation, project start and completion time, the team have always excelled. I can’t fault the customer service and quality of installation. I would not hesitate to recommend STS at all.
Dave Radin, Crawford Healthcare
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.
Steve Russell-IngramKelloggs
Following an initial discussion with Pierre about the maintenance and repairs of our air conditioning installation, we felt confident enough to hand over the on-boarding and servicing schedules to STS. The initial on-boarding was carried out quickly and operationally acceptable as the engineers worked in a manner which reduced inconvenience to our office-based staff. Full reports were offered for our Health and Safety files and a number of faults discovered which involved having to replace two units. In order to reduce inconvenience I asked for an early start to the works and the engineers arrived at 7am as agreed each day! All of the works were carried out in accordance with their quotation and all units are working perfectly. The engineers worked with respect for the delicate equipment around them in the server room and protected the surrounding areas from dust whilst drilling. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend STS if you are seeking expert and reliable service.
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