How to Reset a Carrier AC Unit

A carrier air conditioning unit provides climate control for offices, homes and public spaces with their broad range of appliances.

If a carrier AC unit starts to malfunction or isn’t responding when you are inputting information via the remote or control panel, you will need to reset it.

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HVAC Troubleshooting: When Should Replace My HVAC Blower?

Your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system(s) are often the answer to your comfortable living.

In the colder months that are approaching, there is no doubt you are using your HVAC system for its ‘warm air’ setting. Thus you will want to remain warm throughout the winter, and to do so there is some troubleshooting that may need to be covered.

Many HVAC units are compact and have a simple design, these are regular designs that are found in houses and apartments. Larger buildings will have larger complex machines. Regular HVAC maintenance is required in order to ensure that the buildings in the unit do not break down and they are operating at maximum efficiency.

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Readying your AC unit for summer

Taking the steps to help your AC Unit function at their peak throughout the summer months can be done with our help.

Two of the steps that can be taken will be weatherstripping the windows and caulking air leaks – these will help keep the cool air inside the building.

Another step to do is turning back the thermostat from its original setting by seven to ten degrees for eight or so hours – this tactic can save up to 10% a year on heating and cooling costs.A fourth way of saving is through using a programmable thermostat.

A fourth way of saving is through using a programmable thermostat.

If you are hiring an air conditioning contractor, it may fair well to follow the below advice:

– Prior to doing anything, check the warranty on your current air conditioning unit to determine whether any repairs, replacements or tune-ups
– Arrange for annual maintenance on your AC Unit with a qualified technician. This will entail checking the airflow over the coil, testing for the correct fluid level, know as the refrigerant, reviewing the combustion process and ensuring proper airflow to each room
– Research the company you have hired, their work history and if there have been any complaints
– Similarly, check licensing by asking to see a copy of the contractor’s license and insurance before work stats
– Compare at least three estimates you have acquired before choosing a contractor

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The Benefits of Air Conditioning


Full benefits of Air Conditioning

When installing air conditioning into a residential house or into small business offices there are a few things that should be looked into, we’ve stated here some of the top benefits you can take into consideration.

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Energy bills account for heating and air conditioning, as well as ventilation

Top Benefits of Air Con

Here’s alittle list of the top benefits of air conditioning which we will benefit you as a user the most:

Reduction in Humidity 

Although air conditioning provides accurate temperature control it also has the ability to reduce the humidity within your building without over-cooling any room.

Controllable Comfort 

Today’s air conditioning systems allow you to set the perfect temperature for any room within the building meaning if you wanted your room to be fairly warm but the back room to be colder it can be set with ease.  As air conditioning provides a constant level of temperature you’re guaranteed to have maximum comfort.

Constantly Silent 

With newer technology air conditioning systems have become even more advanced today, this newer technology has enabled air conditioning systems to work in harmony with silent surroundings.

Reduction of energy bills

As air conditioning systems today are build for multi-purpose temperature settings this allows the air con to be able to be used for heating and cooling whilst running efficiently, in fact up to 80% more efficient!

Improve Air Quality

Residential air conditioning systems feature air purifying filtration systems which will help reduce dust, bacteria, fur, pollen and even mites meaning if you suffer from allergies then you wont have to worry any more!


So here’s a selection of what we feel are brilliant benefits when looking to get air conditioning systems.

Energy Assessments for your Business


Why are Energy Assessments needed for Businesses?

Due to the rapidly rising energy costs plus the revisions of the stricter EU environmental regulations businesses must now seek immediate energy reduction solutions.

Energy Assessments & the benefit

Today organisations and many building owners who control air conditioning systems have statutory obligations and duties to now revise the operation and maintenance of air conditioning systems to help most importantly save £££!

Today’s energy assessments will enable you to meet requirements of Energy Performance of buildings regulations of 2007. This means that regular inspections should be undertaken ensuring that outputs of 12kW of comfort cooling on any site is monitored and improved.

We offer a list of services dedicated to energy saving and assessments such as the few mentioned below:

  • Building and Energy Management Systems
  • Energy Efficient lighting
  • Metering Solutions
  • Power optimisation
  • Renewable Energy Services

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Yet more energy price increases for 2013.

It’s official – the UK’s major energy suppliers will raise prices, announcing an 8.2% increase in domestic bills, meaning the average annual dual fuel energy bill will rise by £106 to £1,380.

Citizens Advice is expecting an “avalanche” of increases but has called on the other energy firms to freeze prices.  “This price rise will be a blow for stretched budgets,” said the charity’s chief executive Gillian Guy.  Tell us something we didn’t know.

“I hope other energy firms show an understanding of their customers’ financial situation by not raising their prices this winter.  Many households are facing a daily battle try to make their frozen incomes cover mounting energy, food and travel costs. Further increases will push people into poverty.”  SSE’s price rises will affect about 4.4 million domestic electricity customers and 2.9 million domestic gas customers.  Roughly 11% of a customer’s bill goes towards government programmes to save energy, reduce emissions and tackle climate change, according to regulator Ofgem.

If you are a business and want to see how you could potentially save energy costs, speak to BMS Ltd – a UK Midlands based Air Conditioning Building and Maintenance company that has established itself as a key player in the Building Services market place, providing energy assessments. They can help with building effective energy solutions to mounting heating and gas services.  Contact BMS on 01455 552 209, email, or browse the website


What Energy Assessment means to you

An energy assessment is an inspection, survey and analysis of energy flows for energy conservation in a building aiming to reduce the amount of energy input into the system without negatively affecting the output.  When the object of study is an occupied building then reducing energy consumption while maintaining or improving human comfort, health and safety are of primary concern. Beyond simply identifying the sources of energy use, an energy assessment aims to prioritise the energy uses according to the greatest to least cost effective opportunities for energy savings.

The term energy assessment is most commonly used to describe a broad spectrum of energy studies ranging from a quick walk-through of a facility to identify major problem areas to a comprehensive analysis of the implications of alternative energy efficiency measures sufficient to satisfy the financial criteria of sophisticated investors. Audit is required to identify the most efficient and cost-effective Energy Conservation Opportunities (ECOs) or Measures (ECMs).

The main issues of an energy assessments are:

  • The analysis of building and utility data, including the installed equipment and analysis of energy bills;
  • The survey of the real operating conditions;
  • The understanding of the building behaviour and of the interactions with weather, occupancy and operating schedules;
  • The selection and the evaluation of energy conservation measures;
  • The estimation of energy saving potential;
  • The identification of customer concerns and needs.

For more information on energy assessments, talk to Building & Maintenance Services Limited (BMS Aircon) – a leading provider of extensive property services, installation and preventative maintenance for all types of air conditioning, refrigeration, ventilation, electrical and mechanical implementations. Call us on 01455 552 209 or email