The Barns at Redcoats, Hitchin, Hertfordshire
The project was to fully restore the 18th Century barns across the courtyard from The Farmhouse at Redcoats. MJD were contracted by Anglian Country Inns & N & P to provide air conditioning and heating to 15 country style bedrooms, the lobby area and underfloor heating to the main function hall , cowshed bar and lounge areas.
Bedrooms & Lobby Areas
The bedrooms heating and cooling systems were provided by Mitsubishi’s latest Hybrid VRF Heat Recovery Technology (HVRF). The Hybrid VRF is a two pipe heat recovery system with water between the Hybrid Branch Controller (HBC) and all indoor bedroom units. This has provided the barns with a complete modern solution for their heating and cooling requirements. The system meets all future requirements with reduced refrigerant volume enabling compliance with F -Gas targets, with no refrigerant within the occupied areas (http://www.refcom.org.uk). The system provides high levels of comfort with quiet slimline ducted units installed within the bedroom bulkheads. The air is diffused from the bedroom systems via a slimline linear grille, providing optimum comfort to the room occupants. Each room has its own individual controller for fan speed and temperature adjustment, providing a comfortable all year round environment. The system also has an AE-200 centralised controller which enables the management team to monitor the room temperatures and manage the settings if the rooms are unoccupied.
Main function Hall, Cowshed Bar & Lounges
These areas were supplied by Mitsubishi Ecodan Monobloc standalone air source heat pumps. Two systems were used to provide heating to the above areas. The units are self-contained and only require water and electrical connections by the onsite engineers. The Ecodan systems were connected to an underfloor heating system providing 4 controlled zones. Each zone was supplied with a room sensor for tight temperature control. The Ecodan will provide heating down to temperatures as low as -25 °C. Other benefits include the following:
- No need for gas supplies, flues or ventilation
- Low maintenance and quiet in operation
- Energy monitoring function as standard
Following the completion of the project the system was commissioned by Mitsubishi Electric UK, which enabled MJD to offer a seven years parts and labour warranty on the entire installation. A six monthly service contract is now in place.
MJD receive a number of frequently asked questions about the services we offer. This FAQS section puts all of those questions into one place, providing the necessary air conditioning facts and figures. If you can’t find the answer you are looking for then please feel free to contact us.
- What is an air conditioning system used for?
An air conditioning system is designed to provide conditioned air throughout a room or building. Modern equipment uses return air filters to remove particulates from the air. Air conditioning systems will improve air quality and provide a comfortable environment for the occupants within the conditioned space.
- Do air conditioning units provide heating?
Modern heat pump units supplied by the leading manufacturer’s provide a very economical form of heating. Larger systems are also capable of providing simultaneous heating and cooling, giving a wide flexibility to any modern business or building.
- Why do MJD Air Conditioning Services supply products from different manufacturer’s?
MJD will only purchase equipment from leading manufacturer’s, this enables us to provide our customers with a wide and comprehensive choices for use across a wide range of air conditioning and heating applications. Our leading manufacturers will also provide us with warranties ranging from 3 years to 7 years. Factory visits have been made by MJD in the past to witness our suppliers manufacturing and piecing together air conditioning equipment that we will be purchasing and installing in the near future.
- Is air conditioning expensive to run?
Modern air conditioning systems are very economical to run. All systems are now fitted with variable speed inverter compressors, which will increase or decrease their speed and output according to the room or building demand. MJD can supply accurate running costs when we design a system for any room or building.
- Is it necessary to obtain planning permission before having air conditioning installed?
Before any air conditioning is installed MJD would advise that you contact your local authorities or planning department and discuss the proposals with the relevant department.
- Will MJD repair any air conditioning system?
MJD will maintain and repair any air conditioning systems manufactured by most leading suppliers. We would attend your site and access the system and provide a full report with our recommendations. If spares are available a quotation would be provided for the repair. If spares are unavailable we would offer you a competitive quotation to replace the system.
- Do you provide warranties on all equipment that you install?
Our planned maintenance contracts will satisfy the necessary requirements of all of our major manufacturer’s warranties. It is important to understand that manufacturers warranties are only valid if the equipment has been used and maintained in accordance with their specifications and recommendations.
- Which Areas do you cover?
MJD will cover Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, London and Nationwide when required.