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GP85 10.07.2013 16:04

Air conditioning expert needed
 
Hi everyone, I'm having some issues with the air conditioning at my office and we are looking for someone who is willing to try and fix the problem instead of just replacing everything from scratch.

I work in an old building and we have an old air conditioning system, the one the cools water which is then sent to every device in every office. It's not superpowerful but it works just fine. Since a couple of years we are having an issue with the condense water coming from one of the tubes that probably is not properly insulated.

The few companies we got in touch with all wanted to replace the all system for several tens of thousands of francs mentioning that the system is old, new ones are more eco friendly ecc. ecc...

If anyone knows someone who could be willing to have a look at the system in order to, at least, see if it is fixable please let me know.

Thank you very much in advance.

Cheers

MrsSerendipity 10.07.2013 16:17

Re: Air conditioning expert needed
 
Im going to jump on this thread, I need someone to come to my home and tell me whats wrong with my Air Con . . . New enough. . . Probably badly installed :msnblush:

Then, after you tell me whats wrong with it . . . fix it :D

Anyone have any contacts? :o

cannut 10.07.2013 16:26

Re: Air conditioning expert needed
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GP85 (Post 1924314)
Hi everyone, I'm having some issues with the air conditioning at my office and we are looking for someone who is willing to try and fix the problem instead of just replacing everything from scratch.

I work in an old building and we have an old air conditioning system, the one the cools water which is then sent to every device in every office. It's not superpowerful but it works just fine. Since a couple of years we are having an issue with the condense water coming from one of the tubes that probably is not properly insulated.

The few companies we got in touch with all wanted to replace the all system for several tens of thousands of francs mentioning that the system is old, new ones are more eco friendly ecc. ecc...

If anyone knows someone who could be willing to have a look at the system in order to, at least, see if it is fixable please let me know.

Thank you very much in advance.

Cheers

Junk it :cool:

DrX 23.07.2013 12:55

Re: Air conditioning expert needed
 
The BY-Product of Air-con is obviously heat which causes condensation and therefore the first thing I ALWAYS do is check the water drain. If this is blocked it will cause a back up and either work inefficiently or not at all !

Please also remember that Old units that have not been used for a long time CAN in some cases harbor bacteria in the cooling matrix (Let's face it, it's a perfect environment) and MAY causes illness so be careful of using old units !

Try turning the cooling control to one extreme or another to check it's operation but give it a minute or 2 on either side. By cooling water does it then mean it duplicates as a heater too ?

The only other thing I can suggest is air in the system which indicates leaking water/gas.

If it not the simple things, junk it and get a new one with a shiny warranty and service package but get someone from Germany to do it !

Old units are simple units and replacement parts can be expensive due to limited availability that said though any specialist worth their weight in gold will give an honest repair estimate / replacement estimate which of course you should shop around for.

Failing everything else, install an inflatable padding pool, get an ice bucket filled with Gatorade and chillax :msncool:

DrX 24.07.2013 11:27

Re: Air conditioning expert needed
 
Any luck with this thing ?


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