Heating and Ventilation

Why has re-gassing air conditioning become so expensive?


  1. Posted on August 10th, 2018 by Rob Marshall
  2. We have received members comments on how air conditioning regassing has become considerably more expensive, especially during this summer. While you could be sceptical and comment that unscrupulous garage owners have bumped-up their prices during the summer heat, the truth is somewhat different. Saving the planet or an air ‘con’? Air conditioning gas is a […]

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Using the ‘air-con bomb’


  1. Posted on August 18th, 2017 by Rob Marshall
  2. If you are experiencing unpleasant smells, moments after turning on your air conditioning, you may need to set-off a ‘bomb’. Put simply, these are aerosol cans that are activated within the car, which penetrate and disinfect the parts of the ventilation system through which the air flows. This includes, within the heater unit, the external […]

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Why an air-con re-gas may not work


  1. Posted on August 4th, 2015 by Rob Marshall
  2. Why an air conditioning re-gas may not work Several hot spells this summer have led many motorists to discover that their air conditioning is simply not up to the job. In most cases, the cause is down to refrigerant gas leaking from the system, through either a fault, or natural wastage. Unsurprisingly, one of the […]

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Curing air conditioning smells


  1. Posted on July 2nd, 2014 by Rob Marshall
  2. As June has bestowed fine weather across much of the UK, reported air conditioning faults have rocketed. If a stench, similar to that of a teenage boy’s socks, is fired through your dashboard vents, during the first thirty seconds of switching on the fan, consider taking action. The problem is caused by bacteria build-up on […]

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Your Guide to Servicing: Air Conditioning


  1. Posted on December 2nd, 2013 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. While many people see air con as invaluable, Rob Marshall argues that skimped maintenance could be at the detriment of not only the car’s health but also that of the car occupants. Once the preserve of luxury vehicles only, many of today’s models, even the most basic of a range, boast air conditioning, whether as […]

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