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Legionnaires disease – late summer risk

Entering into late summer, typically a spike in Legionnaires disease cases occur. Surprisingly, the increase in cases are attributed to the dangers that lie in people’s homes, rather than foreign holiday resorts. The stagnant water in vacant homes during warm summer months provides a perfect breathing ground for legionella bacteria growth. As a result, misplaced […]



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Thermodial’s easy rider beats city traffic while lowering costs and environmental impact

Thermodial calls on more businesses to switch from vans to motorbikes to improve traffic congestion in cities and lower environmental impact. Addition of motorbike to maintenance fleet saves Thermodial time and 53% in operating costs over commercial vans. Thermodial (the leading Irish, commercial heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) maintenance company), is calling on businesses to […]



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Using a BEMS to control energy use

What is a BEMS? A BEMS (building energy management system) is a computer-based system that automatically monitors and controls building service plant, such as heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), electrical and water services. What does a BEMS do? The aim of a BEMS is to optimise energy efficiency and provide suitable conditions for building […]



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Clocks move forward this weekend

Clocks are moving forward by one hour this weekend – on Sunday 25 March 2018 at 01:00. Ensure manual timers are prepared at home and in your workplace, to avoid waste of energy. This will ensure comfort and continuity of supply in heating and hot water. Unfortunately, this means that an hour of sleep will […]



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Severe weather preparedness

Some advice from our engineers to help protect your business and your home in the severe cold weather. With the possibility of a status red weather warning and Storm Emma looming, we urge that you prepare for all eventualities.



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ISO 18001 – Thermodial health and safety certified

To the benefit of customers, Thermodial’s occupational health and safety management system has been independently awarded certification to ISO 18001 (occupational health and safety management system). This is in addition to the series of technical and corporate standards Thermodial are certified to. Recently, Thermodial’s environmental management system was independently awarded certification to ISO 14001 (environmental management system).



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Solutions to air conditioning error codes

Air conditioning is effective at providing welcome relief during periods of temperature fluctuation – providing heating and cooling. However, from time-to-time air conditioning error codes display which can cause interruption to your heating/cooling supply, if not dealt with swiftly. Effective air conditioning planned preventative maintenance (PPM) is essential in ensuring continuity of service and longevity of life […]



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Electric van displays Thermodial’s environmental credentials

Thermodial, a leader in the Irish building service engineering sector since 1987, has embarked on a 5 year programme to convert its 35-strong fleet to electric vehicles by 2022. The 45-strong SME, which celebrates 30 years in business this year, recently took delivery of its first ever electric vehicle (a zero emissions Nissan E-NV200 van) […]



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excellence over time – our 30th anniversary

It is our 30th year in business and we were celebrating by adding some new livery to our vehicle fleet this week. Keep an eye out for our 30th anniversary logo. Our message is a simple one – excellence over time. Excellence over time speaks of the experience and learnt knowledge we’ve accumulated over the past […]



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Clocks fall back to GMT

Don’t forget that Irish Standard Time (IST) ends this weekend, so clocks fall back by one hour. When Sunday 30 October 2016 Time 02:00 What Clocks move back by one hour – from IST to GMT Benefit one extra hour in bed Pitfalls   Wasting energy. Why have the heating/hot water come on an hour […]



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ISO 14001 – Thermodial environmentally certified

To the benefit of customers and the environment, Thermodial’s environmental management system has been independently awarded certification to ISO 14001 (environmental management system). This is in addition to the series of technical and corporate standards Thermodial are certified to.



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EU F-Gas phase down

Following on from the R22 F-Gas ban, between 2015 and 2030, the EU has set out the above timeline for phasing down the use of the most harmful F-Gases. The F-Gases being phased down are HFCs. Whilst HFCs don’t damage the ozone layer, they do contribute to global warming – a topical global news item after […]



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Another Thermodial training investment

Thermodial were announced as training leisurewear sponsor of Innisfails GAA as they celebrate an enduring legacy in 2016. Indeed, it is a milestone year for both teams, as Thermodial celebrate 30 years since their foundation, whilst Innisfails GAA are currently celebrating their 130th anniversary. As part of the sponsorship deal, Thermodial also unveiled a pitch-side […]



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Save 58% with HVAC upgrades

Upon a recent analysis of heat energy usage data at a commercial premises, it was found that performing a HVAC upgrade could result in a 58% annual saving on heating costs. The substantial savings could be made by switching from an existing non-condensing oil boiler to high efficiency natural gas boilers. Commercial premises example Accelerated […]



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Thermodial announce 2020 growth plans

The management team of Thermodial lead by Turlough Kinane has undertaken a management buyout of the company with the goal of increasing turnover by 40% to €10million by 2020. Based in Dublin with a national reach, the 29 year old company includes the OPW, St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Eir, Eason, Kildare County Council and Dublin […]



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Maintenance safety alerts

Unfortunately, both safety alerts that were released by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) this month, were both as a result of deaths in tragic circumstances. Please make yourself aware of both, which are detailed and linked below. Hazards of Electrically Powered Gates Electrical gates may appear slow, cumbersome and innocuous but they possess a […]



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Video: Why does hot water take so long to reach the tap?

This instructional how-to video displays a hot water issue encountered in a commercial building’s HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system. The video demonstrates why hot water may take a long time to reach the tap. Best viewed in full screen. Click [   ] in the bottom right corner of the video once playing.  



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Video: How to get hot water during the summer without using my boiler?

This instructional how-to video displays a heating issue encountered in a commercial building’s HVAC (heating, ventilation and conditioning system. The video displays the more cost and energy efficient way of generating hot water, in periods when heating is not required – typically during the summer months. Best viewed in full screen. Click [   ] […]



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Video: Radiators are on but not remaining hot. Why?

This instructional how-to video displays a heating/radiators issue encountered in a commercial building’s HVAC (heating, ventilation and conditioning system. The video demonstrates exactly what causes radiators not to heat up to full temperature, particularly during the summer months. Best viewed in full screen. Click [   ] in the bottom right corner of the video […]



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Accelerated Capital Allowances

The Accelerated Capital Allowances (ACAs) scheme has been extended for a further three years, to January 2018. The ACAs are a tax incentive scheme, not a grant. The scheme is designed to lower energy costs through the use of new equipment, while also producing a lower tax bill. It allows companies to purchase highly energy […]



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