STAC Climate Control was set up in 2002 by Stephen Brady and Anna Brennan who jointly have worked in the refrigeration and air conditioning trade for over 60 years.
Stephen has been in the industry for over 35 years starting in the early 80’s designing and manufacturing refrigeration units. From there he has held senior positions in national companies as technical engineer repairing systems and training new engineers.
Anna started life at Heatbusters (then the largest portable air conditioning supplier). She gained her experience from working in telesales, marketing, administration, customer service, technical support and even attending site herself to carry out installations.
In 2002 they decided to join forces and set up STAC which has been going from strength to strength ever since.
The Ozone Depleting Substances (Qualifications) Regulations 2006 which came into force on 10 July 2006 basically states that anybody working on Refrigeration or Air Conditioning Systems charged with ozone depleting Refrigerant must hold either a CITB Construction Skills Safe Handling of Refrigerant Qualification or City & Guilds 2078. The industry has until the 9 April 2007 to comply. Whereas STAC Climate Control have been complient from 2002.
Refrigerants are classified as hazardous substances under the Environmental Protection Act of 1990, which came into force in April 1992. Therefore, anyone found deliberately venting Refrigerants i.e. knowingly putting Refrigerant into a system that is leaking would be in contravention of section 33 and 34 and would be liable for prosecution thereunder with potential fines of up to £20,000 and /or 6 months in jail.
EC Regulation 2037/2000 which came into force on 1 October 2000 states that any Refrigeration or Air Conditioning System with a Refrigerant charge greater than 3kg must have an annual documented leak test thereby proving that the system is not leaking and is therefore working efficiently. These rules have now been altered to use the CO2 weight equivalent that the equipment contains. For more information: www.gov.uk/guidance/checking-f-gas-equipment-for-leaks
We are F-GAS, BESA, ACRIB and REFCOM registered for the safe handling of refrigerants and we keep all of our staff up to date with relevant qualifications and the current legislations.