H&C Contracts
T: 01420 488281

Our Service & Maintenance Department

For service and maintenance enquiries please contact our team on 01420 488281 or e-mail service@hccontracts.co.uk

Our employees are used to working in the demanding environments of medical, chemical and computing applications as well as general office and retail environments.

Specialist Areas of Expertise

We have a wealth of experience looking after services where close control of temperature, humidity and filtration are vitally important including:

  • Hospital Scanner Suites including MRI, CT, Ultrasound & X-Ray
  • Hospital Operating Theatres
  • Data Centres
  • Clean Rooms
  • Art Galleries

Maintenance Contracts

We recommend all systems are regularly maintained to minimise breakdowns and resultant inefficiencies.
To this end we offer a comprehensive routine and preventative maintenance service inclusive of the following:

  • Contracts tailormade to match customer’s requirements
  • We use well trained and qualified refrigeration engineers, air conditioning engineers, heating engineers and plumbers to provide a professional service
  • Regular visits at pre-agreed dates and times to suit you
  • Detailed report after each visit
  • Advice of defects which require attention with costs
  • Supply of all necessary consumable spares
  • Contract customers enjoy preference in event of a breakdown
  • Callout response is same day for calls received before noon and next morning latest for calls after noon
  • We can offer a guaranteed 4 hour response in most areas


  • Minimise downtime
  • Minimise breakdowns which cost time and money
  • Extends the lifespan of your equipment
  • Improves the operating efficiency of your equipment
  • Good maintenance reduces power consumption

Service Calls

  • Rapid response means problems are solved quickly so any disruption is minimised
  • Response is same day for calls before noon and next morning latest for calls after noon
  • Well trained and qualified refrigeration engineers, air conditioning engineers, heating engineers and plumbers mean problems are solved promptly and with the minimum of disruption
  • Our engineers carry a stock of commonly used spare parts

We maintain the following equipment

  • Air conditioning
  • Chillers
  • Boilers
  • Fans
  • Pumps
  • Humidifiers
  • Control panels
  • BMS systems
  • Gas detection systems
  • Refrigerant and water leak detection systems

Accredited Air Conditioning Assessments – What the law dictates

Are you aware that the Government has introduced Air Conditioning inspections as part of the Building Regulation part L Conservation of Fuel and Power 2010? These are now a legal necessity.

Buildings account for almost half the energy consumption and carbon emissions in the UK.
The inspections are required to be carried out by an Accredited Air Conditioning Assessor.

Buildings with 250 Kw or greater rated ac output are required to be inspected by 4th January 2009.
Buildings with 12 Kw up to 250 Kw rated ac output are required to be inspected by 4th January 2011.
Thereafter inspections will be required every 5 years.
New systems installed on or after 1st January 2008 must be inspected within 5 years of the installation date.
If you control a building it is your responsibility to have the inspection carried out and to keep a copy of the report on record. If the responsibility for the building passes to another person you must give them copies of any inspection reports you hold. From 4th January 2011 if you do not provide an inspection report the new person must ensure the building is inspected within 3 months.

How H&C Contracts can help you meet your legal obligations

H&C Contracts can arrange for a fully qualified Accredited Air Conditioning Assessor to carry out the inspection of all of your air conditioning systems and provide you with a written report giving you advice and guidance on how to improve the energy efficiency of your systems as soon as possible after the inspection. This will meet your legal responsibilities.

The inspection involves a visual assessment of your air conditioning installation. The inspector will examine all air conditioning, air movement and control systems. Access to all plant locations including roof and plantrooms will be necessary. If you can provide details of installed plant, drawings, manuals etc. in advance this will reduce the on-site time and so reduce the cost of the inspection.

The report will provide you with the following information:

  1. The current efficiency of your equipment and suggestions as to how this could be improved
  2. Any faults identified and suggested remedial actions
  3. Adequacy of current maintenance regime and suggestions for improvement
  4. Adequacy of the installed controls and control settings and suggestions for improvements
  5. Comparison of installed capacity compared to actual cooling load
  6. Suggestions for the improving the system’s energy efficiency

You are under no obligation to carry out any of the recommended improvements but doing so will save energy and reduce carbon emissions. They may also save money in the longer term.

Please refer to CIBSE publication TM44 – 2007 for more information regarding Air Conditioning Inspections.

Additional services

  • Duct cleaning and sterilisation
  • Water treatment
  • Air & water flow balancing
  • DOP testing of UCV canopies