Learn more about air conditioning, from units to manufacturers to installation processes. This is where we share our knowledge with you, and where you can find out more about need-to-know topics.

The importance of regular ventilation with air conditioning in the home

Ventilation is important in any home, even those fitted with air conditioning units that draw in fresh air from outside. Even with good maintenance to your air conditioning units, good ventilation is still important in any home, all year round. We look at why and for the signs that you need to ventilate your home…

The most popular types of air conditioning units

As recent weather has demonstrated, the summer is fast approaching and many will be looking forward to those warmer days and a pleasant summer. It’s a fine line between warm and pleasant, and heatwave hot, like we had last year, and you may be considering having air conditioning installed at home or in the office…

Smart homes and climate control

We’ve all been seeing the media adverts for a while now about controlling your heating from your mobile phone. While a relatively new technology, it is one that is picking up pace across our increasingly interconnected world. There are lots of reasons for this and all relate to the benefits smart homes can bring to…

Sizing your HVAC units

When it comes to heating and cooling for the home or for a commercial space getting the unit sizing right is critical. Underestimate and you will not be able to heat or cool your space sufficiently, overestimate and you could be wasting energy and paying higher bills than you need to. Your unit(s) could also…

How to spot a fault in your HVAC unit

In the depths of winter, the last thing you want to hear is that there is a problem with the HVAC system. Come to think of it, you don’t want to hear that in the middle of a heatwave either. Even with the best maintenance system in place, there is a small chance that there…

Can you please everyone with the temperature in the office?

In the summer it was too hot and now that winter is here it is too cold. If you work in an office environment, we can guarantee that there is at least one person who is either too hot or too cold at any given time. It may even be you, reading this! It’s a…

Switching between air conditioning and heating

Summer seems like a distant memory already, doesn’t it? With Halloween been and gone, we are galloping towards Christmas and the cold winter season. Most organisations are fully switching over their HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) systems from air conditioning to heating, if they haven’t already, and more than a few are still switching between…

All you ever wanted to know about domestic air conditioning

With the hottest summer most of us can remember this year, it would come as little surprise to hear that we have been receiving a high number of enquiries about domestic air conditioning installations. There is something about crazy weather or climate change in the news every week which has got a lot of people…

New R32 gas: what are the benefits?

For most people who have air conditioning systems this may not mean much. But do read on, you may be more interested than you initially think once you find out what we’re talking about! For those building managers and engineers, this may be something you already know something about but do read on too, you…

Can air conditioning actually improve work productivity?

The heatwave may have broken, but the summer isn’t over yet so there could well be more to come. Even without the extremely high temperatures we have witnessed this year, our summers are typically muggy affairs if not both hot and humid. While the Health and Safety Executive provides minimum temperature guidelines, it does stress…

Deep cleaning your units

Just as we suspected, that record-breaking hot spell in May was indeed a sign of things to come and we have been enjoying the summer heatwave. After all, with air conditioning systems that work well, why wouldn’t you? You can enjoy the cooling effects of a constant temperature indoors and make the most of the…

My HVAC has started to smell: what could it be?

With the warmer weather you will have turned the air conditioning on in your home or office to make your surroundings more comfortable. In some cases, particularly where the unit has not been operating over the winter months, you may notice a smell coming from it. While this is not unusual, it will need to…

Checks to your HVAC system before the summer season

With the hottest bank holiday on record this month, we are hoping it is a sign of a warm summer this year to balance out the harsh winter we have had. If you are in charge of a building’s HVAC system, or have one installed at home and it is time to get it prepped…

What to expect when your new HVAC system is being installed

You have done your homework and figured out what you need for your new HVAC system. You looked at our recent article to help you do this and are ready to take the next steps. Whether a replacement HVAC system or a whole new one from scratch where you haven’t had one before, the process…

How does the cold affect your HVAC system?

When it is cold outside we expect our HVAC systems to keep us warm indoors. But when it gets so exceptionally cold, as it did during the recent extreme weather conditions, even the best HVAC system may need a helping hand to stay running efficiently. With winter not quite over yet, this month we take…

What to consider when designing a new HVAC system

Whether you are redesigning your existing space or starting from scratch, getting your HVAC specifications right from the outset will not only ensure that you get the right system for your needs, but can also save you from potential issues later on. This month’s article offers a quick guide to the top things to keep…

Managing big temperature fluctuations

Managing your HVAC system to deal with external temperature fluctuations can be a tricky task to master at the best of times. When it comes to those times of the year when those fluctuations can be more extreme – such as during the winter months with sudden drops in temperature, or springtime when there are…

Heat pumps: the pros and cons

Ever heard of heat pumps? You may not have, as they are not quite as popular in the UK yet as they are in other parts of Europe. However, they are beginning to increase in popularity and becoming a more sustainable alternative to burning fossil fuels (such as gas and electricity) to heat and cool…

Keep your AC units in good condition over the winter

It’s safe to say that summer is now over. Even the Indian summer and wonderful warm spell we had in mid-October ended with an abrupt cold blast. As weather forecasts become more winter focused and wintry weather is on the way, if you haven’t already put your summer clothes away now is the time to…

What is the right temperature for the workplace?

If you have ever worked in an office, you will have had the discussion with colleagues about whether it is too hot or too cold. It’s a question that comes up on a daily basis in offices around the country and one that does not have a straight answer. If you’ve ever been part of…

Set up your HVAC system for a warm winter

Like it or not, winter is fast approaching. With the first autumn storm now behind us, it’s time to think about getting ready for the winter storms and colder weather that are sure to come over the coming months. If you are responsible for the HVAC system (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) for your office,…

Signs that your air conditioning has a fault

You may think that it is obvious that your air conditioning unit isn’t working properly, however, you may be surprised that many people do not notice that there is a problem. That, or they think there is an issue and there isn’t one. The last thing you will want is to get into the warmer…

Servicing your air conditioning system throughout the year

If you like to stay nice and cool in your home or office, you will know that a fully functioning air condition system is vital. Whilst the modern air conditioning systems offer everything that you need, as well as a variety of in built features, just like any other type of machinery, they need to…

The benefits of Air Conditioning in your home & office

Whilst many of us love the idea of lazing around in the sunshine, soaking up the rays, not everyone loves to be hot. Especially if that heat is inside your home, or your office. Imagine spending a few hours in a space that is uncomfortably warm, you are likely to feel agitated, annoyed and more…

Getting the best out of your HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system

HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) systems are common, in both commercial and industrial buildings, and often account for the vast majority of a company’s energy costs. Once installed, getting the best out of your HVAC system should be relatively straightforward, if your system has been set up by reliable and qualified HVAC engineers. So,…

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