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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…

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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

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 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

Advantages and disadvantages of heat pumps

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

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?

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

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,…