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Fans vs Air Conditioners – which is better?

Should you turn to a fan or an air conditioner to stay cool? Both options provide some form of relief from the heat, but how do the two compare?  Read on to find out which is the better option. Size Fans and air conditioners both come in various sizes, depending on make and model. However, many air conditioners are installed on the wall instead of the floor. This may be a more valuable asset, especially… Continue Reading

Common Air Conditioning Misconceptions Infographic

FM Mechanical has put together a helpful infographic about some of the common misconceptions associated with air conditioning.  

8 Fun Facts About Air Conditioning

Are you looking to learn more about air conditioning? FM Mechanical has put together an infographic with eight fun facts about air conditioning.  

How Do Air Conditioners Work?

An air conditioner works by drawing heat energy from the inside of your home and expelling it to the outside. As heat is removed, the cooler air is blown back into your home. This process is repeated until your home reaches your desired temperature as set on your thermostat. This is a simplified explanation. Air conditioners are complex systems that comprise various mechanisms and processes. But you don’t need to be an expert in thermodynamics… Continue Reading

Is It Better to Dehumidify or Humidify?

Humidification and dehumidification control the amount of moisture in the air and reduce health issues, but using either in the wrong circumstances can actually exacerbate these health problems. This article will highlight the differences between the two, citing the benefits of each and the different types available. What is a humidifier? A humidifier is a device that adds moisture into indoor air to make it humid. Humidifiers are needed when the air inside your home… Continue Reading

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

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