Posted on 17th July 2018 by Optional Maintenance
As humans continue to cross new boundaries, with their fantastic advancements across a number of globally-impactful industries, it is important not to ignore the globally-impactful consequences that unfortunately arise as a result. In this article, we will be covering what air pollution is, why it’s bad for us, and what we as a species can do about it. What Is Air Pollution? Although not easily visible, air pollution is all around us and… Continue ReadingThe Benefits of Good Indoor Air Quality
Posted on 9th June 2018 by Optional Maintenance
The average human being inhales and exhales 11,000 litres of air on average every day. It’s what gives you oxygen to fuel your cells and therefore allows you to live a happy healthy life. However, air isn’t 100% oxygen, as this would be lethal – it’s actually around 20% oxygen. What also lurks in the air – especially in the inner city – is pollutants, such as micro-carbons and particulates. These airborne nasties are detrimental… Continue ReadingWhat Temperature Should My Home Be?
Posted on 25th May 2018 by Optional Maintenance
The UK government recommend an internal domestic temperature of 21°C. This is odd because most homes and their occupiers are happy at a temperature far below that and the issue is subjective anyway. Younger people require a lower temperature and the elderly or ill naturally require a higher temperature. However, the internet has found a perfect temperature for each room in the home which we’ll share with you here. If you have air conditioning… Continue ReadingThe Future of Air Conditioning
Posted on 25th April 2018 by Optional Maintenance
Homes are getting smarter and so too are customers. As the hunger for futuristic features in the home increases, air conditioning and heating companies have been quick to respond to demand for clever air con to improve the home and lifestyles of its users. Driving forward new research has been key to delivering commercial and domestic air conditioning units for the 21st century. Here’s the latest. 3D Printing Prototypes New materials and methods means… Continue ReadingDoes Air Conditioning Make You Sick?
Posted on 19th March 2018 by Optional Maintenance
Air conditioning may be the best thing since sliced bread – and it can be found literally everywhere – but if you hang around a poorly maintained system for a long time, it may be causing that unseasonable summer cold you’ve been sniffling about. Don’t know what we’re talking about? Well, by the end of this article you’re sure to know exactly why air conditioning maintenance shouldn’t be quite so optional. What Does Science… Continue ReadingWhy Do Men and Women Feel Temperature Differently?
Posted on 28th February 2018 by Optional Maintenance
If you’re shedding layers of jumpers while others are turning up the thermostat, you’re right to wonder why we all feel temperature so differently. Many factors affect our sensitivity to cold and warmth including age, activity level, diet, psychological wellbeing and sleeping habits. However, there is also a general divide between the sexes with regards to temperature, too. Here’s why. How The Body Regulates Temperature The human body has evolved over millennia… Continue ReadingA World Without Air Conditioning
Posted on 9th January 2018 by Optional Maintenance
In a world without the genius of Dr John Gorrie, Willis Carrier and Charles Gates – where would we be? Without air conditioning, that’s where we’d be. And what would the world look like without a reliable, cheap and efficient means of providing a temperate indoor environment? That’s the question we’re here to answer. Read on for some surprising answers to the question we’ve all been asking ourselves: What would the world look like without air… Continue ReadingAir Conditioning Glossary
Posted on 14th December 2017 by Optional Maintenance
What is Air Conditioning? What is a Compressor? What is an Evaporator? How do I fix my air conditioning? Air conditioning is ubiquitous in modern life. Businesses, homes, schools and hospitals all benefit from perfectly temperate air thanks to the many different kinds of air conditioning available. Everyone knows what it does, but air conditioning is a complex topic once you look beneath its simple exterior. Here’s our glossary of terms related to air… Continue ReadingWall Mounted AC vs Window AC
Posted on 30th November 2017 by Optional Maintenance
Wall mounted air conditioners are fitted over on opening in a wall and require building works in order to install. Window mounted air conditioners are fitted in a window frame in place of a pane of glass. Both share common benefits such as, lower running costs and ease of maintenance when compared to central air conditioners. However, there are some key differences that you should consider when buying air conditioning for your home. Wall mounted… Continue ReadingThe History of Air Conditioning
Posted on 31st October 2017 by Optional Maintenance
The air conditioner shows no sign of stopping 115 years after Willis Carrier invented the first recognisable air compressing and cooling machine used to keep publishers’ paper and ink legible. Here’s the long and illustrious history of the humble air conditioner. 1758 Benjamin Franklin and John Hadley, a Cambridge University Professor, discover that evaporation of volatile liquids like alcohol (which evaporates faster than water) can cool an object and is enough to freeze water. 1820… Continue Reading