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What Is Wet Bulb Temperature & How Does It Affect Us?

The UK measured record temperatures in Cambridge last month, with a national high of 38.7℃. With every passing heatwave, we are reminded of the consequences that threaten our planet if we fail in our battle against climate change. This article aims to bring the rising climate to the forefront of industry discussion. We’ll be explaining wet-bulb temperature and its impact on the human body, and we’ll be analysing the pivotal role of air conditioners in… Continue Reading

How Did People Keep Cool Before Air Conditioning?

Keeping cool these days is easy. Just switch on your air conditioning unit, set the thermostat, and lie back as your house cools to the optimum temperature. It wasn’t always this way though. Air conditioning wasn’t invented until 1902 when a 25-year-old engineer named Willis Carrier invented a machine that sent air through water-cooled coils. Before this time, people had to turn to somewhat less convenient methods for staying cool in the hot summer months…. Continue Reading

Recommended Thermostat Settings Throughout The Year

Every year, homeowners ponder what the ideal temperature is for their home. Whether it be the height of summer or the midst of winter, it’s always a good idea to know what the perfect house temperature is. Not only will this save energy, but it will also save you money on gas bills.   Ideal Thermostat Settings for Summer   Daytime temperature (at home): 20°C – 25°C It would be completely ineffective to set the… Continue Reading

Why Is My Air Conditioning Leaking Water?

Often, a small amount of leakage from your air conditioning unit can be relatively normal. So if you notice a puddle of water close by, it isn’t always necessary to call out a specialist. However, there are some circumstances when it comes to AC water leakage, where a contractor will have to be called. Here’s everything you need to know.     Signs That Your Air Conditioning is Leaking Too Much As previously mentioned, a… Continue Reading

Does Car Air Con Use Up Fuel?

It’s difficult in the summertime to decide whether to simply open your car window or turn on the reliable air con system for that refreshing shot of cool air on a sunny day, but which is better for fuel consumption?   How Much Fuel Is Used By Air Con? This is determined by many factors. From the size of your engine to how recently your car has been serviced, could have an impact on the… Continue Reading

The 5 Most Common Air Conditioning Problems

Annoyingly, it’ll be the hottest day of the year when you realise that your air conditioning has stopped working. A poorly maintained system can cause it to perform poorly, making it inefficient and more expensive to run. Here are a few reasons why your AC may not be working correctly.   Common Air Conditioner Issues and How To Fix Them:   Dirty or Clogged Air Filter A dirty or clogged filter can restrict the airflow… Continue Reading

How Does Dry/Humid Air Affect Your Health?

We all know sticky-hot, humid air and sauna-like, dry air to be unpleasant and uncomfortable, but can they be dangerous? Research suggests that extremes of either humid or dry air can have serious consequences on our health. This article is going to explore this claim, looking at the various effects health effects of the two.   How Does Humid Air Affect Your Health? ‘Humid’ air refers to air containing an abundance of water vapour. If… Continue Reading

What Are The Best Air Conditioning Brands?

Air conditioners have quickly become a common feature of homes and businesses alike. Their popularity has, unsurprisingly, led to an abundance of different options available for the consumer. It can be difficult to know where to start — and that’s where we come in. FM Mechanical has extensive knowledge about the air conditioning industry. We know our Bekos from our Boschs and our Haiers from our Mideas. We know which brands are the coolest thing… Continue Reading

What Are The World’s Coldest Countries?

Cold this winter? The UK is certainly not known for its high temperatures or sunny spells, but nothing quite compares to the glacial conditions experienced yearly by certain countries up and down the globe. So grab your coats, boots and woolly hats, as we take a plunge into the coldest countries in the world.   Which Parts Of The World Are The Coldest?   8. Mongolia Winters in Mongolia are long and harsh. Temperatures sometimes… Continue Reading

How Expensive is Air Conditioning to Run?

Asking how expensive it is to run air conditioning in your home is like asking how long a piece of string is; it’s an impossible question to answer. With that being said, Neil Armstrong was told it would be impossible to go to the moon; Churchill was told it would be impossible to beat the Germans and Leicester were told it would be impossible to win the Premier League — and so we’re going to… Continue Reading

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