Eco-Friendly Home & Office Air Conditioning Gibraltar

Air conditioners for both home & office use in Gibraltar. Including window air conditioner units, through-the-wall ACs, ductless portable air conditioners, mini split air conditioners, PTACs, VTACs, and multi zone air conditioners, all in varying sizes and BTU ratings.

At Sototechnic we are focused on providing the best home & office air conditioning in Gibraltar. We work with the best air conditioning equipment, as well as aerothermal technology.

Our professionals will gladly advise you on any of our air conditioner systems, and the best solutions relating quality and price most suitable for you.

Best solutions on energy savings, rest not only in choosing brand and model, but on to be advised in the selection of machines according to orientations, temperatures in the areas to be refrigerated, heated, or dehumidified.

At Sototechnic we take care of all the steps and procedures necessary to carry out your air conditioning project. We account more than 15 years of experience and hundreds of facilities support us.

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We keep on working day by day to improve, to move forward with technologies and new needs of our customers. Speed and efficiency are our objectives and, our professionalism guarantee of our values.

We are constantly looking for the latest technologies and alternatives in air conditioning systems. This, along with our multi-brand service, make us capable to offer each customer the option that best suits their needs.


How to Choose The Right Size Air Conditioner For Your Home Or Office

Buying the right size of air conditioner for your home or office in Gibraltar is in your best interest; only the right size of unit or system will efficiently and effectively keep you and your family comfortable. Air conditioners that are too big use more electricity and leave the air in your house with excess humidity. Air conditioners that are too small do not cool your home to a comfortable temperature. Choosing the right size air conditioner requires some basic math and just a few minutes of your time.

Measure the square footage of the room that you will air condition. Use a tape measure to measure the length and width of the room. Write these measurements on your paper. If the room is not square or rectangular, divide the room into sections composed of squares and triangles and take those measurements.

Calculate the square footage of the room. For a square or rectangular room, multiply the length by the width. If your room is some other shape, find the square footage of the triangular sections by multiplying 0.5 x length x width and sum each of the square and triangular sections to determine the total square footage of the room.

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Determine the square footage of each room of your home if you are purchasing a central air conditioning system. Reviewing your property tax statement or contacting your county auditor’s office is another way to find out the total square footage of your home. Do not include areas, like the basement, that will not be cooled.

Determine the cooling capacity needed for the room or your home. Cooling capacity for room air conditioners and central air conditioning systems is measured in British Thermal Units (BTUs) per hour.

The chart below is a great starting point for sizing your AC. These BTU calculations are based on a standard room with 8-foot ceilings, two windows and one door. If the room has more windows, doors, or higher ceilings, adjust the BTUs upward.

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Other factors in determining the BTU size would be the room’s purpose. Kitchens normally have more heat thanks to stoves and ovens, and rooms with computers and other electronics give off extra heat. Therefore, these rooms would require bumping the air conditioner size up.

Air conditioner equipment has great relevance and directly affects your comfort and well-being in the day-to-day life of your home or office, but also with energy efficiency, your economy and your health.

To ensure that the choice is most appropriate to your needs and circumstances, it is important to count on an air conditioning profesional.

An Improper installation will have negative consequences, which can lead to lost energy efficiency and consequently unnecessary consumption. If the systems do not fit spaces and locations, they need more energy and therefore the cost of using them will be higher.

And we will also be generating more CO2 emissions into the atmosphere producing more emissions and increasing pollution.

It is essential that we opt for ecological home & office air conditioning to protect Gibraltars environment.

An air conditioning facility with assembly errors and no regular maintenance can be cause of health problems, such as asthma, pharyngitis or pneumonia.

Bacteria and fungi can build up in the apparatus and spread through the air, affecting those who breathe them. Of course, this should be avoided by performing preventive maintenance performed by professionals.

Health, such as energy efficiency and savings, are our priorities when recommending, installing, and maintaining an air conditioning system correctly.

Guaranteeing our customers the highest level of comfort and well-being.

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How to choose the models that best suit your home & office needs.

As experts, at Sototechnic we have extensive experience in acclimating within our climatic and geographical conditions at Gibraltar (sun, humidity, wind) different alternatives of weathering systems.

Once you have decided to purchase an air conditioner, your choices will include everything from window units to central air conditioning, portable air conditioners, through-the-wall air conditioners, ductless split systems, package terminal air conditioners, swamp coolers and even geothermal cooling systems.

Split air conditioning:

There are several air conditioners types that can be described as ‘split’. Split air conditioners consist of an outer and inner component which are connected by an electric cable and two copper pipes along which the refrigerant flows to and from the internal and external components.  The noisiest and bulkiest part of the air conditioner which contains the compressor is outside whilst the internal component is much lighter and quieter and can be placed (depending in the design), in almost any part of the inside air space.

Modern split air conditioning systems are equipped with remote control, and usually are equipped with a heat pump facility for heating in the winter months. Ours also are provided with UV technology that eliminates viruses and Bacteria.

The combination of sophisticated controls and a heat pump means that the internal air spaces can effectively be ‘climate controlled’ by modern split air conditioning systems keeping the room temperature to within 1-2 degrees of the temperature setting. Most split air conditioning systems now have several control modes and timers so that the operation of the unit can be pre-programmed in considerable detail. Even the direction and swing operation of the discharge louvers can usually be set. On the indoor component there is always a coarse air filter to protect the coils from large particles and often there are also fine filters and air purification equipment built in to remove fine dust, tobacco smoke, plant pollen, odours, and chemical pollutants, etc.

Multisplit air conditionioner:

This air conditioning installation derives from the split system, but this time we have several indoor equipment connected to a high-power outdoor unit. The advantage we achieve is significant, as we can cool a larger number of rooms independently.

Typically, multi split systems can link between 2 and 4 internal units to a single external block. The obvious limitation of this air conditioning configuration is that if the outside block breaks down then all the internal blocks are rendered inoperative. For this reason, where external space allows, several standard split air conditioners are preferable to a multi split system. It is also the case that multi split air conditioners are seldom much more cost-effective than an equivalent configuration of standard splits. This is because the installation cost to the multi split air conditioning system is typically double that of the single splits and typically the maintenance costs are also higher.

Ceiling Cassette air conditioner

Commonplace in offices with suspended ceilings, the ceiling cassette air conditioner, sometimes known as a cartridge air conditioner, is usually designed to be fitted within a one or two ceiling tile spaces.

The bulk of the unit is unseen as it is above the ceiling line and the only visible part is the decorative lower facing with its central inlet grille and 4 edge outlet louvers.

 The main advantage of these units is aesthetics, but also that a centrally mounted unit can deliver an increased cooling (or heating) capacity across a wide area because of the air being distributed in 4 directions. Typically, a single ceiling cassette air conditioner can do the same job as 3 or 4 wall mounted units.

There is another type of ceiling air conditioner, which is an under-ceiling air conditioner These are used where there is no suspended ceiling to install a cassette and where there is sufficient ceiling height to suspend an under-ceiling unit. As these are designed to be entirely within a room, they are made to be reasonably aesthetic, however, the under-ceiling air conditioners do inevitably look like overly cumbersome items to hang from a ceiling.

Generally, they are designed to lift air vertically into the unit and discharge treated air horizontally along the ceiling avoiding direct discharge directly onto occupants, and some allow air discharge from four sides.



Duct mounted air conditioner

Where a building has a ducted air system, duct mounted air conditioning is usually the preferred option. As the ducting is usually hidden in the ceiling voids, then so too is the duct mounted air conditioning system. Sometimes known as channel or central air-conditioners they also have the advantage of being capable of delivering conditioned air to several rooms, depending on the air duct layout.

Because these air conditioners work within duct systems, they usually have the facility of cooling fresh air or a blend of fresh and recirculated air, depending on the layout and control of the air delivery system. This type of air conditioning is common in applications where there are several different rooms or zones or even separate premises to be cooled.

Portable or mobile air conditioners for homes & offices in Gibraltar

Portable air conditioners offer the possibility or higher cooling capacity that similar size monoblocs and rated capacities for this type of air conditioner can be as high as 16000 BTU.

The design typically has a plastic sheathed ‘umbilical cord’ containing the electrical line and the refrigerant pipes, one end of which will typically have a quick connect facility. This means that the connection between the two parts of the system can be broken to allow easy installation so that a pipe end rather than the complete external element can be passed through a window or hole in a wall to suit any home & office in Gibraltar.

Mobile air conditioners have the obvious advantage that they are easy to move and set up in a new room, although by putting the outside unit on mounting brackets and the umbilical cord through a drilled hole in the wall, these air conditioners can used for »semi-permanent’ installation.

Larger portable air conditioners are our speciality. Rather than have refrigerant lines the connection between the inside part and the outside is flow and return water lines. This means that although there is refrigerant in the outside bit, it is self-contained, and factory sealed. The inside end is little more than a coil and fan in a box, with controls. The largest capacity unit of this type is about 50000btu, 15kw. Larger capacities are possible, but the type of equipment goes on to modular chillers and air handling units.

Also, at SOTOTEHCNIC we have assumed that we all deserve to secure a healthy and clean air at your home or office.

So, we are determined to bring a little extra freshness into your live, and guarantee as much as possible comfort, safety and purging of viral agents and bacteria both at home and at work.

For this reason, we have incorporated a series of PURIFIERS GENERATORS in our catalogue of Air Conditioners, an ecological solution to answer problems that usually were solved using polluting, inefficient and patch elements.

If you already have an Air condition split, you must install in it our brand-new ION GENERATOR PLASMA.

So Small, So Powerful.

A little device installed in you split. It will generate Negative ions by its electrostatic ionizer purifier function. Producing:

  • A constant stream of harmless negative ions traps polluted air and contaminants releasing clean, assure healthy air.
  • Removes pollutants from the air including dust, fumes, fungus, pollen, odors, fibers, smoke, and other microscopic airborne particles.

Maintenance Air Conditioning for your homes or offices in Gibraltar

Preventive maintenance of air conditioning is the guarantee for its proper functioning. Following a proper and ongoing maintenance plan is the best way to ensure that the facilities or air conditioners do not fail.

At Sototechnic, we offer you a complete maintenance service and periodic air conditioning, to ensure its perfect operation, energy efficiency and environmental health.

Our company is enabled and has certified personnel for the handling of refrigeration equipment or air conditioning with fluorinated gases.

An air conditioner’s filters, coils, and fins require regular maintenance for the unit to function effectively and efficiently throughout its years of service. Neglecting necessary maintenance ensures a steady decline in air conditioning performance while energy use steadily increases.

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Air Conditioner Filters

The most important maintenance task that will ensure the efficiency of your air conditioner is to routinely replace or clean its filters. Clogged, dirty filters block normal airflow and reduce a system’s efficiency significantly. With normal airflow obstructed, air that bypasses the filter may carry dirt directly into the evaporator coil and impair the coil’s heat-absorbing capacity. Replacing a dirty, clogged filter with a clean one can lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption by 5% to 15%.

For central air conditioners, filters are generally located somewhere along the return duct’s length. Common filter locations are in walls, ceilings, furnaces, or in the air conditioner itself. Room air conditioners have a filter mounted in the grill that faces into the room.

Some types of filters are reusable; others must be replaced. They are available in a variety of types and efficiencies. Clean or replace your air conditioning system’s filter or filters every month or two during the cooling season. Filters may need more frequent attention if the air conditioner is in constant use, is subjected to dusty conditions, or you have fur-bearing pets in the house.

Condensate Drains

Occasionally pass a stiff wire through the unit’s drain channels. Clogged drain channels prevent a unit from reducing humidity, and the resulting excess moisture may discolour walls or carpet.

Window Seals for Room Air Conditioners

At the start of each cooling season, inspect the seal between the air conditioner and the window frame to ensure it contacts the unit’s metal case. Moisture can damage this seal, allowing cool air to escape from your house.

What we will check:

  • Check for correct amount of refrigerant.
  • Test for refrigerant leaks using a leak detector.
  • Capture any refrigerant that must be evacuated from the system, instead of illegally releasing it to the atmosphere.
  • Check for and seal duct leakage in central systems.
  • Measure airflow through the evaporator coil
  • Verify the correct electric control sequence and make sure that the heating system and cooling system cannot operate simultaneously.
  • Inspect electric terminals, clean and tighten connections, and apply a non-conductive coating if necessary.
  • Check the accuracy of the thermostat.

Air conditioning breakdowns Service for homes & offices in Gibraltar.

If Your air conditioner doesn’t cool down, Doesn’t turn on or make noise or…Does it turn off shortly after you turn it on? o Does it smell bad? Count on us to make a diagnosis and repair.

At Sototechnic we have a specialized technical service approved and formed by the best brands, which will be able to repair your air conditioners quickly and effectively.

We are experts in repairing breakdowns in industrial air conditioning, offices and homes.

We shorten the maximum of the action times and always advise you on the option that best solves the problem and that best suits your needs and your space.



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