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Four 19kW three-phase simultaneous multi systems from Fujitsu Air Conditioning (UK) have been installed at Woodhouse Grove School in West Yorkshire. The units were fitted in the Morton Hall – an old swimming pool building complete with glass Atrium, that now serves as a multi-use sports hall, exhibition space and examination room.

The new air conditioning system comprises four ARYG72LHTA indoor and four AOYG72LRLA outdoor units, which will be used to heat and cool the hall, which previously suffered from overheating in the summer and a lack of warmth in winter. The project was completed in 2018 by Bradford-based JDR Cooling & Energy.

Commenting on the project, James Craven, director at JDR Cooling & Energy, said: “The old and very inefficient gas boiler and fan system had totally failed. As a result, the school were using temporary heaters to warm the building – but they were simply not working. Plus, the system was also very noisy.”

He continued: “The School wanted to be able to cool and heat the space, as it goes from one extreme to the another, depending on the season. We opted to use Fujitsu as they are our preferred brand – plus, with an output of around 80kW required, their new big duct product fitted the bill perfectly. Fujitsu are also excellent in terms of back-up and technical support.”

It is anticipated the new system will result in the school saving money on its energy bills, due to the inefficiency of the old gas burner and fan system (which took air from outside and trying to heat it). In fact, the temporary heaters used previously had to be on for hours and they struggled to get the temp above 16°C.

James concluded: “Having previously only had heating in the building, Woodhouse Grove now benefits from the cooling capabilities of the Fujitsu air conditioning system. We have already been told that people participating in sports at Morton Hall during the summer think it’s brilliant!”

Fujitsu’s AOYG72LRLA units offer cooling and heating capacities of 19kW and 22.4kW (72K BTU) respectively, while they measure 1,428mm (H) x 1,080mm (W) x 480mm (D) and operate at 55dB(A). The units are compatible with Fujitsu’s range of cassette, duct and ceiling products, allowing systems to be fitted across a wide range of property types. Configurations are available to suit any space, floor layout or natural lighting conditions, ensuring an ideal and comfortable level of air flow distribution. Plus, the products are fully compatible with Fujitsu’s wired remote controller, which can control up to 16 indoor units across eight systems, for a total maximum capacity of 176kW.

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