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Staying Warm & Sustainable This Winter: Reducing Energy Use

As we progress into autumn, we wave goodbye to the summer, and cast our eyes to the winter that lies ahead. With the cold temperatures looming over us, and energy bills still on the rise, staying warm on a budget is on a lot of people’s minds. Luckily, we’ve created the perfect guide to staying warm this winter without having to use more energy than you need to. Additionally, we’ve outlined ways you can maintain sustainable practices at home or in a commercial setting to help protect the environment. To find out more about staying warm this winter, keep on reading! read more >

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Year-Round AC Care: The Key to Comfort – Mitchells’ Guide

When it comes to climate control, air conditioning is often associated with beating the summer heat. However, for Mitchells and anyone who desires year-round comfort, understanding the importance of air conditioning throughout the seasons is crucial.

In this article, we’ll delve into why it’s vital to prioritise AC servicing, maintenance, and repair all year round.

1. Consistent Comfort Across Seasons

Your comfort should never take a break, and neither should your air conditioner. While summer may be the most obvious time to rely on your AC, it serves a critical role throughout the year. In winter, it helps maintain a stable indoor temperature, preventing your home from becoming too cold and damp. read more >

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What Services Can You Expect from Mitchell’s in Gloucester?

If you live in Gloucester and are in need of professional building services, then Mitchell’s is on hand to help… but what exactly can you expect from our services? In this blog, we’ll cover the basics that you need to know regarding what commercial services we offer and the quality of service that you can expect from us.

Read on below to learn all you need to know.

Commercial Refrigeration

We are experts in refrigeration, working with numerous businesses in the restaurant and retail industry. We are able to provide all kinds of commercial refrigerators for installation, including: read more >

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Sustainable Heating Systems: What’s an Air Source Heat Pump?

Businesses and consumers alike nowadays are much more concerned with how their spending and operating habits can have an impact on the environment, which is why everyone is striving to do their bit to reduce their carbon footprint. As a business, one of the key ways this can be done is by reducing your operating emissions, such as adopting more sustainable heating systems.

One such greener solution is to install an air source heat pump. These are an efficient and environmentally friendly way to keep your building warm – or cold in the summer! Read on below to learn more about how air source heat pumps work and how they can help your business reduce its carbon footprint. read more >

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Keeping Commercial Refrigeration Cool: Tips from Mitchells

When it comes to the food industry, maintaining the integrity of your products is paramount. Commercial refrigeration plays a vital role in this process, ensuring that perishable goods stay fresh and safe for consumption. Mitchells, as a trusted name in the retail sector, understands the importance of keeping their commercial fridges cool.

In this article, we’ll explore some essential tips for maintaining commercial refrigeration equipment and how regular AC servicing can make a significant difference. read more >

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Five Signs that You’re in Need of a Boiler Replacement

Boilers are essential pieces of equipment for heating a building, whether that be your home or even your commercial premises. Though modern boilers tend to be incredibly efficient and will work for a long time with no issues, there are, of course, still times when things can go wrong.

Read on below to see five of the warning signs that there is an issue with your boiler that may mean you’ll need a boiler replacement.

1 | Slow Heating Radiators

Upon your boiler kicking into action, you should notice that your radiators begin to warm up within a few minutes and reach their peak temperature within half an hour. However, if you notice that your radiators are taking a lot longer to heat up, then this could indicate that your boiler is wearing out. read more >

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Boiler Not Working? Here Are Some DIY First Steps

Boilers are necessary for producing heat and hot water, however they occasionally have typical issues. The absence of heat or hot water is one such problem. You can attempt a few DIY solutions before making a service call.

Thermostats settings

First, examine the thermostat’s settings and, if necessary, change the batteries. Next, ensure that the boiler is receiving power and check the circuit breaker for any tripping issues. Bleeding radiators using a radiator key can release trapped air and restore adequate heating if some radiators are heated while others are still chilly. read more >

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Ducting Design: The Top Types Of Commercial Ductwork

Since the dawn of civilization, human beings have been looking for ways to make their everyday lives more comfortable. One way in which this has been achieved is with the management of indoor temperatures, whether through heating or cooling.

Once achieved with the use of rudimentary systems, these efforts to warm or cool our interiors are now controlled by various advanced technologies.These include central heating, air conditioning and ventilation, where these approaches to indoor comfort all rely on one vital piece of equipment – the duct. read more >

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The International Space Station: Heating And Air Con

The International Space Station orbits the Earth at a height of around 400 km. One of the many difficulties the ISS has is keeping a livable atmosphere in the void of space. This blog will look at how the ISS’s special heating and cooling systems handle temperature extremes.

Insulation in the ISS

The International Space Station (ISS) is also outfitted with cutting-edge insulating materials to shield it from the arctic conditions of space while it is in shadow. The astronauts’ ability to stay at a comfortable internal temperature depends on these insulating materials. Insulation protects against severe heat upon re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere as well as the loss of heat to the environment of space. This makes heating systems in space very important. read more >

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Top Signs Your Commercial Refrigerator Needs Repairing

The hospitality industry has evolved over the years to become the steadfast provider of refreshments that we know and love today. The experience of dining out is big business, where restaurants, cafes and bars must all compete to provide their customers with the best possible service and experience.

These venues rely on a wide variety of industrial equipment in order to properly cook and store their ingredients, where this includes large commercial refrigerators. These are a supersized version of the domestic equivalent, designed to store large quantities of food, whilst also providing easy access for staff. read more >

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