AFM offers capital cost savings for R-22 air conditioning systems

September 2nd, 2010 by Amalgamated Facilities Management

COMPANIES are being warned not to leave it too late to ensure that air-conditioning units are compliant with new legislation.

Following studies which showed that R22 refrigerants have a detrimental effect on the ozone layer and contribute to environmental damage, legislation was brought into effect in 2009, to enforce the removal and replacement of R22 refrigeration units.

‘Many businesses across the Channel Islands will have air-conditioning systems that are effected by this UK & European legislation and will be completely unaware of the issues surrounding the ban,’ said AFM commercial manager Darren Etasse.

‘At AFM, we know that this will be a costly problem to resolve and have used our in-house team to research ways of reducing the cost and inconvenience to businesses and to ensure they meet the requirements under the legislation and are not caught out by the ban.’

AFM has been the Channel Islands’ approved installer for Daikin products for over 15 years and is holding a seminar next week to explain how a new Daikin system can be integrated to existing R22 systems.

Daikan air conditioning units sit on St Peter port roof ©RLLord

‘Replacing R22 systems can be an extremely expensive in terms of capital cost and disruption costs to your core business. Previously to replace R22 systems, would require complete floors to be cleared of staff and ceilings to be removed to allow new pipework systems to be installed. By utilising the new Daikin VRV-Q system, businesses will be able to reuse the existing pipework systems and in some cases 99% of the existing plant, which is a huge saving against when compared with fitting a complete new system’ said Mr Etasse.

The seminar in Guernsey takes place on Tuesday 7th September at the Peninsula Hotel at 12.30pm and will be repeated in Jersey on Wednesday 8th September at Grand Jersey starting at 11am. A buffet lunch will be served at both seminars and places can be booked by contacting Demi Lee Dawson on 01481 252111 or emailing demilee.dawson(at) or Victoria Green on 01534 877688 or emailing

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