Commercial & Industrial

All types of commercial air conditioning can be catered for, from a single unit to a multiple application VRV system, chilled water system or close control computer room.

Air Conditioning Associates can design a bespoke commercial system to meet any requirement be it a palace or pub. We pride ourselves in being able to offer diverse and cutting edge designs with energy efficiency and environmental impact a primary consideration.

Being completely independent allows our engineers to design and select the correct system and equipment manufacturer and model, to match your industrial, commercial or domestic requirements.

Enhanced Capital Allowance

Enhanced Capital Allowances (ECAs) are a straightforward way for a business to improve its cash flow through accelerated tax relief. The ECA scheme for energy-saving technologies encourages businesses to invest in energy-saving plant as specified on the Energy Technology List (ETL) which is managed by the Carbon Trust on behalf of Government.

The ECA scheme provides businesses with 100% first year tax relief on their qualifying capital expenditure.

Further details can be obtained from the ECA and Carbon Trust websites.

Annual Investment Allowance (AIA)

100% tax breaks (equal to ECA) are also available for most new equipment investments up to £50,000 a year and the purchases do not need to be based on the ETL.

The AIA is effectively a 100% first-year allowance for business expenditure on almost all plant and machinery (apart from cars) capped at £50,00 a year. It is available to businesses regardless of their size or legal form and applies to expenditure incurred on or after 1st April 2008 (for Capital tax) or 6th April 2008 (for income tax).

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Interest Free Energy-Efficiency Loans

The energy-efficiency loans from the Carbon Trust are a cost effective way to replace or upgrade your old wasteful existing equipment with a more energy efficient system.

The loan scheme is designed so that anticipated energy savings offset the repayments of the loan, which means the equipment should pay for itself and you should continue to make savings year on year.

Small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that meet the qualify criteria could borrow from £3,000 to £500,000 depending on the amount and type of energy saved. It is government funded, unsecured and interest free. Applying is straightforward - further details can be obtain from the Carbon Trust website.