Maintenance

An air conditioning system’s efficiency declines, on average, by 5% year on year – unless you keep it maintained through regular servicing.

An air conditioning system will perform at up to 95% of its original efficiency if it is serviced every year – the cost of which is easily offset against the soaring electricity bills and repair costs of inefficient systems.

Manufacturers recommend that you only use approved, registered companies such as JC Watson to service their products, and clients can be confident that any work carried out by our engineers will be to the very highest standards. We are regularly audited by our suppliers to make sure our technical expertise and engineering skills exceed the standard required to install, service and maintain their products.

Each maintenance contract is tailored to suit individual client needs in line with manufacturer’s recommendations.

Legislation

At JC Watson we take our environmental responsibilities and legal requirements seriously. The refrigeration and air conditioning industry is tightly regulated and we are bound by various obligations relating to:

F gases (fluorinated greenhouse gases) are greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming if released into the atmosphere. Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) are all types of F gas. HFCs are the most common type of F gases and are mainly used as the refrigerant in air conditioning and commercial refrigeration systems.

F gases form part of the Kyoto Protocol’s ‘basket’ of greenhouse gases. The EU has taken action to contain, prevent and reduce emissions of F gases as part of its obligations under the Kyoto Protocol, introducing its EU F Gas Regulation in 2006. The obligations in this regulation are fleshed out by a number of European Commission Regulations that provide extra detail and introduce minimum requirements which must be complied with. The EU framework has been fully implemented in Britain by the Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations 2009 (FGG Regulations 2009).

Under EC Regulations, users of air conditioning systems are now obliged to prevent emission of F gases. It is a legal requirement to have units containing 3kg, or more, of refrigerant gas inspected at regular intervals, depending on the quantity of gas in the system.

It is also illegal to sell or let a commercial building without a current air conditioning/refrigeration inspection report for systems with a duty of 12kW or more.

All our engineers are fully trained and 2079 certified and JCWR are able to undertake energy assessments on your behalf.

As a company we are both REFCOM (the register of companies competent to handle refrigerants in the UK) and REFCOM Elite certified to ensure all customers with whom we have a maintenance contract are represented in their legal obligations as the ‘operator’ of their air conditioning and refrigeration systems.

“In a ground-breaking arrangement, Circle now runs Hinchingbrooke Healthcare NHS Trust in Huntingdon. Circle Healthcare is the first independent company to manage an NHS hospital and JC Watson refrigeration were our FIRST choice to work with us on this unique project. Failure is not an option and that is why we chose JC Watson, because of their reliability and dedication to quality which mirrors our own philosophy and working practices. I couldnt think of any other company I would rather use for Maintenance, Service and Installation work.”

Peter – Group Facilities Manager, NHS / Circle Healthcare Partnership

Some of our clients

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  • Buying Solutions
  • Imperial College NHS Trust
  • NHS Property Services
  • BAE Systems
  • Met Police
  • St George's Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Thames Water
  • Gravetye Manor
  • Fuller Smith & Turner
  • Barbican Centre
  • HWM Aston Martin
  • Glaxo Smithkline
  • Sony DADC
  • Toni & Guy Hair Salons
  • Which? Trusted Trader
  • Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital
  • Avis Rent a Car
  • South Essex Partnership
  • Brentwood Community Hospital
  • Queens Club
  • Kingston Hospital
  • The Royal British Legion
  • Age Concern
  • St Andrews Healthcare
  • Burger King
  • Cancer Centre London
  • Royal Free Tavistock Centre
  • East Barnett School
  • Greene King
  • London Bioscience Innovation Centre
  • Mitie
  • Parkside Hospital
  • Royal Free & University Medical College
  • Cherwell District Council
  • Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability
  • Vitesse PLC
  • Crawley Hospital
  • Adams Environmental
  • Age Concern
  • Arkley Golf Club
  • Army and Navy Club
  • Ashford and St Peters Hospitals
  • Aspen Healthcare
  • Association of MBA's
  • Barbican Centre
  • Barnet & Chase Farm Hospital NHS Trust
  • Barts & The London Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Bat Conservation Trust
  • Beale and Co
  • Belushis
  • Bishop Thomas Grant School
  • Blake Hall Sports Club
  • BMI Healthcare
  • Boyce Hill Golf and Country Club
  • Brazilian Embassy
  • Brentford Lodge
  • Brentwood Community Hospital
  • Brighton College
  • Royal British Legion
  • Brook Street
  • Brookwood Club
  • Brymor Construction
  • BUPA Cromwell Hospital
  • Burger King
  • Camberwell College of Arts
  • Cambridge University Hospital
  • Canute Haulage
  • Cass Business School
  • Cassel Hospital
  • Caterequip
  • Central North West London NHS Trust
  • Chambers of Rock Tancey
  • Chelmsford Borough Council
  • Cherwell District Council
  • Chioce Designwear
  • City University School of Law
  • Cobra Insurance Brokers
  • Community Trust Housing
  • Crondon Park Golf & Country Club
  • Croydon and District Masonic Hall
  • Croydon Bowling Club
  • Cuddington Golf Club
  • Cuffe
  • Cumberland Construction
  • Dalys Wine bar
  • David Lloyd Centres
  • Ecolab Services
  • Enfield Arts
  • Enfield Golf Club
  • Epsom and St Hellier NHS Trust
  • Euromoney
  • Felixstowe Rugby Club
  • Finchley Manor
  • Fleet Leisure
  • Frimley Park Hospital NHS Trust
  • Greene King
  • Hammersmith Breast Screening
  • Harley Street Clinic
  • Hatfield Town Council
  • HCA International
  • Henry J Beans Restaurants
  • Highgate Hospital
  • Holly House Hospital
  • Honeywell
  • Hoshizaki
  • LB Hounslow
  • Imperial Cancer Research
  • Interpub
  • J&H Sales
  • QEII Hospital
  • McNicholas Construction
  • Salter McGuiness
  • Brighton Hosp
  • Rollo Whately
  • Southend University Hospital
  • Locum Group
  • Lloyds TSB
  • North Middlesex Univ Hosp
  • Hillingdon Hosp
  • Rodmersham Club
  • St Augustines Golf
  • TM Retail
  • Abbey Community Centre
  • Romford Rugby Club
  • NHS Camden
  • Moorfields Eye Hosp
  • Lakeside MHU
  • Kings College Hospital
  • St Christophers
  • Queen Mary university Hospital
  • Government Procurement Service
  • St Andrews Centre
  • Thames Water
  • St Lukes Hospice
  • London South Bank University
  • Mechelec Building SVCS
  • Upminster GC
  • Vitesse
  • UEL
  • Parkside Hosp
  • St Richards
  • LB Hounslow
  • Hospital for Neuro Disability
  • West Herts NHS Trust
  • WLMH
  • South Bank University
  • Regents College
  • Southend PCT
  • Newham University Hosp
  • Circle Healthcare
  • Lister Hosp
  • Marshall Aerospace
  • Thames Barrier
  • Thurrock Council
  • Osborne
  • Purley Hospital
  • Whittington
  • St Vincents Nursing Home
  • Overbury
  • Queen Mary university Hospital
  • London South Bank Students Union
  • Waymade
  • Whipps Cross
  • Winchester Hosp
  • Mitie
  • Spud U Like
  • NHS Southern Health
  • Royal Ear Nose and Throat
  • MK Fire
  • LB Lambeth
  • Seaford College
  • Property International
  • TBS
  • Royal Brompton Hosp
  • Ealing Hosp
  • RIBA
  • St Georges
  • St Andrews Healthcare
  • London Bio Science
  • Royal Free Hosp
  • Queens Club
  • Hinchingbrooke Hosp
  • Royal London Homeopathic
  • Sevens Dials
  • Queens Club
  • UCL
  • RVC
  • Pitney Bowes
  • Thomas Vale Construction
  • Kingston Hospital
  • Richmond Pharmacology
  • London Coll Fashion
  • LB Newham
  • St Francis Hospice
  • Mid Essex Community NHS Trust
  • Newland Construction
  • Upchurch River Valley GC
  • RNOH
  • Spire Healthcare
  • University of Arts London
  • City Lifting
  • Albany School
  • WDP Barnet
  • Berkshire Shared Services
  • North East London Foundation Trust
  • Worldwide Clinical Trials
  • Basildon Council
  • Wentworth Golf Club